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I m trying to find info about viral vs bacterial

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I m trying to find info about viral vs bacterial pharingitys

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My son has symptoms of bacterial pharyngitis but the pediatrician said what he has its viral because of the strep test came back negative

Doctor's Assistant: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?

6 days fever now nausea vomiting stomach pain and head pain throat pain not eating.. fever is 105

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok

How old is your son?

Is he eating or drinking still? Has his throat pain gotten worse? Does he have a history of strep throat?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
this is his first pharyngitis. he s 3 years old. hes not eating but hes dfrinking
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
this is his first pharyngitis. he s 3 years old. hes not eating but hes drinking
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
this is his first pharyngitis. he s 3 years old. hes not eating but hes drinking. his fever keeps coming back

Yes, it sounds like it might be bacterial now. Viral infections do not usually cause such high fevers. In addition, just because his strep came back negative does not mean that another bacteria may be causing his pharyngitis. When did you see your pediatrician?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2 days ago but she refuses to belive is bacterian because of the strep test and culture came back negative
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2 days ago but she refuses to believe is bacterian because of the strep test and culture came back negative

OK, perhaps see another physician or use telemedicine like Teladoc. Or go to urgent care. He may need antibiotics. Hope that is helpful.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thank you I will do that. Thank you so much!
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