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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.

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