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My 17 yr old daughter has had a fever for 6 days. Flu and

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Hi,I'm John .my 17 yr old daughter has b had a fever for b 6 days. Flu and strep test negative. What's next?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Does she have sore throat?

Cough? Running nose?

Do you know if she had burning sensation during urination?

Any other symptom?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Couugh, sore throat, runny nose. No burning during urination. No apatite, but drink plenty of fluids.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

Please wait for the answer.It may take upto 10 minutes.

Thank you.

Kind Regards


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thanks
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply & waiting online.

Although most of sore throats are caused by viral infections.But this can also be bacterial (other then strep infection).

Sore throat caused by a viral infection generally clears up on its own within one week with no complications.If the symptoms persists beyond 7 days,it is generally & usually due to bacterial infection.

As your daughter is having Cough, sore throat, runny nose,fever since last 6 days, I advise you to wait & watch the symptoms for another 1 day & if still the symptoms persists then she may need blood tests & throat swab to know the exact underlying causative organism & then antibiotics will be prescribed accordingly.

Till then she can take tab.sudafed(oral decongestant tablet).Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.

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