What is the management of pharyngitis?

  1. Make sure that the child has an adequate fluid intake.
  2. Paracetamol syrup for pain and fever.
  3. Antibiotics are not indicated unless there is severe pharyngitis (very sore throat) without signs of a common cold. Oral penicillin, amoxycillin or erythromycin for 5 days is usually preferred.

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