Sore Throat

Sore throats can be painful and irritating. Symptoms include pain when swallowing, scratchy throat, itchy throat, or more. Learn the cause of your child's sore throat and how to treat it.

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Can Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?
Seasonal allergies come with a runny nose and sneezing, but can they also cause a sore throat? Here, experts discuss the link between postnasal drip and throat irritation.
5 Signs Your Child's Tonsils Are Ready to Come Out
The telltale signs a child may need his tonsils out are pretty common. How many does yours have?
Learn about the symptoms of epiglottis, like high fever and difficulty swallowing, and what to do if you think your child might have this disease.
Strep Throat Signs Every Mom Should Know
There are common signs of strep throat, but strep bacteria can also cause some very strange symptoms that affect other parts of the body, says Joy Ziegler, MD, a pediatrician in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Learn both here.
Removing Tonsils Could Treat Behavior Problems
A surprising number of health and behavior problems -- from ADHD to sleep apnea -- can be treated by removing a child's tonsils.
Best Treatments for Strep Throat
Although studies have shown other classes of antibiotics to be effective strep throat cures, pediatricians still favor the antibiotics penicillin and amoxicillin.