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My wife has a temp of 101.1. What should I do?

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my wife has a temp of 101.1. What should I do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.David replied 7 years ago.
Is there cough, sneezing ?
Sore throat, running nose?
Any other symptom?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Sore throat and right ear feels plugged
Expert:  Dr.David replied 7 years ago.
Although most of sore throats are caused by viral infections.But this can also be bacterial like strep throat.It is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat.It is caused group A Streptococcus bacteria.
Strep can not be accurately diagnosed by looking at the throat alone. It requires a laboratory test.A throat swab or a rapid test is required to rule out/diagnose strep infection.Sore throat caused by a viral infection generally clears up on its own within one week with no complications.So I advice you to consult your doctor as she may require prescription medications like antibiotics. Till then give her tablet acetaminophen to relieve the fever. It is available as over the counter without prescription.Continue with cold sponging(wet clothing).
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