strep

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my 3 year old son has strep in his throat and is on penicillin, what else can i do to help him? he si so miserable

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Brandi - posted on 04/17/2009

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I was just there with my 6 yr old. You can also give him some motrin for the pain and fever. Those cool pops ice cream milk shakes pedyalite work if he is not eating solids because of the soar throat. you can also try gargulling warm salt water.

Sara - posted on 04/17/2009

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If you can get him to gargle with warm salt water (about a teaspoon to 6 ounces of water) that always helps but I know its hard to get some kids to do that. Motrin has always been my lifesaver with any kind of inflamation which strep obviously is. It's important to keep him on it around the clock though. Talk to your doctor about dosing first of course. The pain will go away within 3 days as long as you keep him going on the penicillin and with your doctor's ok, do Motrin...also have him rotate between popsicles and something warm like hot chocolate. It really soothes the throat. I hope this is helpful.

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