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This is Dr. David
I am sorry your son has been diagnosed with a viral infection.
I'm glad he had a negative throat strep test.
you should be giving him tylenol to help him decrease his throat pain and to treat any fever he may have.
he can eat ice cream and popcicles to help his throat pain.
he can also gargle with salt water which can help kill virus and bacteria in his throat
he will get better in a few days.
he can try to eat chicken soup and drink plenty of fluids
does he have a fever?
let me know if you have questions.