Sore throat in children in most cases cause a Staphylococcus or Streptococcus, and adeno-viruses. Where do they come from? Perhaps bacteria “sleep” on the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and intensified when the child froze for a walk.
They can also get into the body of the child from the outside, for example, from the adults who will be with him in the house or on the street.
Symptoms sore throat in a child
Sore throat in a child usually begins suddenly. Temperature increases and can reach 39-41°C. Increase cervical and submandibular lymph nodes – you can verify this by touch. The kid is naughty, it was painful for him to swallow, so he refuses to eat. The tonsils are enlarged, visible in them white or yellowish tinge.
Treatment of sore throat in children
With the appearance of the first symptoms of angina, call a physician. If the temperature rose above 38.5°C, a sick child to a doctor can only give antipyretic drug paracetamol or its derivatives (Panadol, Efferalgan, Kalpol), preferably in the form of syrup or suppositories (suppositories give faster antipyretic effect . Other medicines should be prescribed by a specialist. For example, in introducing the plaque does not avoid treating sore throat with antibiotics.
Gradually encourage the child warm drink: tea with lemon, honey or raspberry (if not allergic to these products , compote of dried fruits. In the absence of temperature let the baby at night, warm milk with honey (if not allergic) and a piece of butter. This drink is a very good tool in the fight against sore throat in children.