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Suggest Medication For Sore Throat

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: Hi,
Kid has sore throat , with cough. Please suggest a medicine for that.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Gurgling with lukewarm water should help

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Sore throat in children can be caused due to some viruses like Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (causes mono), or some bacteria like Streptococcus (causes Strep throat). Irrespective of the cause, all you need to do is to gurgle with lukewarm water and recovery will occur in a week or so. If bacterial infection is suspected, antibiotics might need to be given. In case of pain, paracetamol or acetaminophen might need to be given.

If cough or nasal discharge is present it is advisable to give some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily for next few days. If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If not, it would be a good idea to visit a doctor and to get the child evaluated.

Please be patient. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Gurgling with lukewarm water should help Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Sore throat in children can be caused due to some viruses like Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (causes mono), or some bacteria like Streptococcus (causes Strep throat). Irrespective of the cause, all you need to do is to gurgle with lukewarm water and recovery will occur in a week or so. If bacterial infection is suspected, antibiotics might need to be given. In case of pain, paracetamol or acetaminophen might need to be given. If cough or nasal discharge is present it is advisable to give some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily for next few days. If your child is otherwise active and playful, I would not be concerned. If not, it would be a good idea to visit a doctor and to get the child evaluated. Please be patient. Let me know if I could help further. Regards