News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: 8 yr old with strep throat, persistant cough, swollen chest

 jdweaver - Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:25 am

My eight year old was diagnosed with strep throat and now has swollen area in the strenum area. She said it is not sore. It feels like a swollen muscle. Should she seek immediate attention?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
Strep infection requires treatment which I assume she is getting since you have the diagnosis. I would watch the other symptom to see if it subsides. I suspect it could be some swollen lymph nodes present because she is fighting infection. If it persists, see her pediatrician.

Best wishes.


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.