A A 4-year-old girl presents to the GP with sore throat, drooling, and refusal to take food or liquids orally. This occurred rapidly overnight. The child has a temperature of 39 degree Celsius. Breathing is shallow and is accompanied by grunting. There is no history of cough and the child was previously well.
Which of the following is the best next step in the management of this patient?
- A) Send to hospital immediately
- B) Home with reassurance
- C) Home with antibiotics (metronidazole)
- D) Home with antibiotics (phenoxymethylpenicillin)
- E) Routine referral to ENT