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First Aid - Sore Throat

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Sore throats are common at any age and can be one of the first signs of another illness, like a cold, the flu, or mononucleosis. They also can be caused by a strep throat infection, although this is rare in children younger than 2 years old.   Signs and Symptoms
  • painful throat
  • fever
  • swollen glands in the neck
  • bad breath
  • scratchiness in the throat
  • redness in the back of the mouth
What to Do
Here are some ways kids can relieve sore throat pain:
  • sip warm liquids
  • eat cold or frozen liquids (such as ice pops)
  • gargle with saltwater
  • suck on hard candy or throat lozenges (for kids age 4 or older)
  • take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as needed
Seek Medical Care
If Your Child:
  • has difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • is drooling (in a young child)
  • tires easily
  • has pus in the back of the throat
  • has a sore throat that lasts longer than a week
Think Prevention!
As with most common illnesses, preventing a sore throat starts with regular hand washing. Kids also can avoid sore throats by:  
  • not sharing food utensils and glasses with others
  • avoiding contact with people who have sore throats
 
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