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Kids child with painful neck mass

A 7 -year-old boy is brought to your office with a mild fever and neck swelling. His mother says that the boy has been complaining of neck pain for a couple of days and she noticed a tender neck lump yesterday. All of his vaccinations are up-to-date. He has no known allergies. Physical examination reveals a tender and fluctuant anterior cervical mass.
Which of the following is the best medication for this patient?

A. Penicillin
B. Amoxicillin
C. Ocloxacillin
D. Erythromycin
E. Acyclovir
F. Prednisone
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most of the neck masses in children which r tender r caused by Staph followed by group A streptococcus.........so I think C ......
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I think answer is B
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C. Ocloxacillin (assuming that this is a typo)

www.bcm.edu/medpeds/powerpoints/PediatricNeckMasses.pps

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its C. cover for staph !
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