Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


PHARYNGITIS

Most sore throats are part of a cold and caused by viruses or bacteria. A throat culture is the only way to distinguish viral and bacterial sore throats. Viral sore throats usually last 3-4 days and go away on their own. Strep throats respond nicely to antibiotics. Please remember to allow 48 hours for antibiotics to work.

HOME CARE

  • Older children can gargle with warm salt water (1 tsp./glass) regularly
  • Older children can suck on hard candy (butterscotch, peppermints and lemon seem to be favorites) as often as needed
  • Provide soft, cool foods until relief is evident
  • Use a straw to drink fluids with calories
  • Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen in appropriate dosages to relieve pain or fever

CALL YOUR DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:

  • The sore throat has been present over 24 hours
  • Any swollen or tender lymph glands in the neck
  • Associated abdominal pain is present
  • Your child has had recent contact with someone with strep throat or impetigo
  • A sunburned-looking rash appears
  • Yellow or white spots on the tonsils appear while looking at them with a light

CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF:

  • Drooling or great difficulty swallowing occurs
  • Your child can't fully open his mouth
  • Breathing is difficult and not due to a stuffy nose
  • Your child is acting very sick
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2000 Regency Court
Suite 103
Toledo, Ohio 43623
419-475-5433
www.franklinparkpediatrics.com
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