my son is 12 years old and has swlloen glands on his neck,horrible breath,headache and really swollen gums but no fever. the doctor said he does not have streap throat;that it is probably a virus. that was 3 days ago and he still isn't feeling any better....... any ideas
I would phone the doctor and ask for the doctor's opinion on this. But, if your intuition is telling you that your son has a real problem, ask that the doctor look at your son again.
When my son has that really bad breath, it usually means my son has a sinus infection. But, your son may have something else. Sinus infections can be bacterial or viral. So, antibiotics are not always appropriate.
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