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Sore throats and fevers are keeping doctors at Ingham Regional Medical Center's emergency department busy this week.

Symptoms include: a sore, red throat; fever of 102 to 103 degrees; and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. The tonsils may be coated with white.

A telltale sign among children is that they aren't eating well.

To treat a sore throat, drink plenty of fluids.

Don't worry so much about a child not eating. His or her appetite will return as symptoms lessen, but make sure your child doesn't get dehydrated by not drinking enough fluids.

Tylenol or Motrin can help with fever.

If a sore throat turns into strep throat,,, you should see a doctor immediately.

The most common symptoms of strep throat are: a sudden, severe sore throat; pain when you swallow; high fever, and white or yellow spots on the back of a bright red throat.


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