Last Friday morning dd started having a fever, it progressed to 103 degrees. Through the weekend it got up to 105 at one point. But hovered around 103 and 104. She hardly slept, said her tummy hurt, had some periods of saying there was icky stuff in her mouth and spitting it out but not vomiting (she hasn't vomited since she was 3 and she's now 6). She said her neck hurt. She had a slight cough, but not consistent and said her throat kinda hurt but not much. She also had slight congestion but not much. She was layed out and could not leave the couch.
I gave her some tylenol on saturday night when the fever was 105 and I really didn't know what to do, and I never give her tylenol. It brought the fever down a bit but didn't really seem to help all that much.
Monday morning I brought her to the pedi office and saw another dr. since ours has mondays off. She did a quick strep test and it was positive. She said before the test came back that she probably has strep since her fever was so high, along with stomach pain and swollen glands. We started her on antibiotics (1st time EVER). Monday night and last night she has had really bad congestion. And now has been sleeping HORRIBLY bc of that. Although yesterday her fever was gone.
When reading online I saw that Strep doesn't have cold type symptoms (ie congestion, cough). So now I am doubting that she has strep. What do you mamas think?
Thanks for any advice.