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Pharyngitis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan

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First steps to consider

  • Most viral sore throats will get better on their own with home care.
  • Treat with pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and soothing throat lozenges and sprays.
2

When you may need a provider

  • You have fever, white spots or streaks on the back of your throat, or swollen lymph glands.
  • Your child is not eating or drinking, losing weight, or their sore throat lasts more than a few days.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • Swelling at the back of your throat

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