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My 9 year old son woke up this morning with a sore, red

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My 9 year old son woke up this morning with a sore, red throat and headache. His temp is now 103.3. He is drinking sprite, having some chicken noodle soup and not vomiting. Can I wait and watch before taking him to see a doctor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


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From his history, it can be due to a viral or bacterial infection.

103.3 is high temperature.

However, you can give him tylenol or motrin.

It would bring down the temperature.

Tylenol is good to control fever.

Ibuprofen can be given as well.

If it comes down, you can wait & watch & take him to doctor in the morning.

A swab test would be helpful to rule out bacterial infection.

Please give him plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.

Tepid sponging can be done.

Warm salt water gargling can be soothing if he can do it.

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Wish his healthy life.