A sore throat is usually a symptom of an illness. Learn possible causes, how long it lasts, and how to take care of your child. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause it to be sore. If the tonsils are primarily involved, it is called tonsillitis and if the throat is primarily involved it is called pharyngitis.
Patients are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing in our waiting rooms and offices. To learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe during in-office appointments, click here. View image. When your throat hurts it is often a symptom of an illness, such as a cold. When someone looks at the throat with a light, it will be bright red. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and are part of a cold.
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Symptoms of strep throat, which is very common among kids and teens, include fever , stomach pain, and red, swollen tonsils. Strep throat usually requires treatment with antibiotics. With the proper medical care — along with plenty of rest and fluids — a child should be back to school and play within a few days.