Pharyngitis is a painful inflammation of the pharynx, and is colloquially referred to as a sore throat. Infection of the tonsils, tonsillitis (American English: tonsilitis) may occur simultaneously.

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Pharyngitis Symptoms

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When to seek medical advice
... Although uncomfortable, most sore throats aren''t harmful and go away on their own in five to seven days. But sometimes they can signal a more serious condition. See your doctor if you or a child has ...
Source: MayoClinic

Screening and diagnosis
... Most often, your doctor or your child''s pediatrician will diagnose the cause of a sore throat on the basis of a physical exam and a throat culture. During the exam, your doctor is likely to check you...
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Pharyngitis Prevention

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Prevention
... The single best way to prevent illness is also one of the simplest: hand washing. Teach your children to wash their hands often — before eating and after using the bathroom, spending time in a c...
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Pharyngitis Treatment

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Complications
... Although most bacterial throat infections aren''t dangerous, they can lead to serious complications. Strep throat, in particular, can cause other infections, such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear infect...
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Treatment
... Most sore throats go away without treatment, often within a week or so. That''s a good thing, because no medical therapy exists for sore throats caused by viral infections. But increasing your fluid i...
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Pharyngitis Treatment

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Childhood Sore Throat
... There are 2 kinds of sore throats: Bacterial sore throats usually bring a high fever, headaches, or swollen neck glands. But some-times children with bacterial sore throats have no other problems. Str...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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