23 Dec 2022 | 3 min Read
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Sore throat in kids is common and two of the most likely causes of a child’s sore throat are viral and bacterial infections. The cold winter season is a time when most children suffer from sore throats. In most cases, there is no need to worry about a child’s sore throat if you take care of your child’s sore throat during winter months correctly.
It can be difficult to determine the cause of sore throat based on symptoms alone so doing a laboratory test and examination is advisable.
Some of the most common causes of a child’s sore throat during winter are
The treatment of sore throat depends on the cause of the infection. If a child’s sore throat during winter is caused by viral infections, your doctor is most likely to prescribe some pain relief medicines. But if the cause of the sore throat like strep throat which is caused by a bacterial infection then your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic.
You can also help your child by:
As they say, prevention is better than cure, you can prevent your child from getting a sore throat during winter by following a few simple tips.
All children experience sore throats at one point in their young lives as it is one of the most common childhood issues, what’s important is to try and keep them safe from the infection getting worse.
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