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    coxsackievirus in 2 1/2 year old
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    An_221796 posted:
    My son was first diagnosed with strep throat. But later found out it was coxsackie virus. It first started with a high fever on wednesday. We took him to the doctor on friday and he has a red throat with a sore. The doctor thought it was strep so we put him on an antibiotic. The next day we noticed his gums looked red and swollen. His gums kept getting worse and then a couple sores on his tongue popped up. Took him back to the doctor and found out it was coxsackie virus. The antibiotic was probably irritating the virus. So, he's off the antibiotic and taking acetaminophen/codeine, ibuprofen, benadryl, and the magic mouthwash stuff. My tip with the magic mouthwash is: If you have a small child not old enough to "swish" this around in his mouth: Freeze the mixture into popsicle form and give it to him. It not only soothes by being cold, but helps to coat the mouth better than just swallowing it.
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