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Sore Throat

Sore throat could be a sign of a bacterial infection like "strep throat" or it could be a viral infection that will self-resolve. If your child has strep throat, it is important that they be treated with antibiotics.

Come to the doctor's office if…

  • Your child has a muffled voice.
  • Your child is refusing to eat or drink.
  • Your child has a sore throat without a cough. Sore throat without a cough is more likely to be strep throat.
  • Your child's neck is swollen or stiff.
  • Your baby or child is drooling excessively.
  • Your child is having difficulty swallowing, breathing, or opening their mouth.
  • Your child has a fever of 101° F or higher.