Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nel | 2007/04/25

Q.

Glandular fever

I've just been diagnosed with glandular fever...I had my boy (3yr old) at his ped last Friday because of some swollen glands in his neck and he had a fever of 39 degrees the previous night. He never had a fever after that again. Ped said he had a bad Rhenitis and sore throat, and gave antibiotic nasal drops...His still on his allergy meds daily...His eating well, running and looking fine, except the rhenitis...I phoned the Ped today, he said I don't need to be concerned, because, even if my son cotract the virus from me, there is no cure anyway, just symptomatic relief...Do I need to be anymore concerned re my boy?

Thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You do need to make a diagnosis here so your son needs to have the tests done for glandular fever. He does not need antibiotics of any kind if this is a viral infection such as glandular fever.

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