Sore throat

Sore throat


Pain or soreness in the throat especially on swallowing, hoarse voice, feeling unwell, tired with a mild fever. 

Viral infections are the cause of most sore throats so antibiotics will have no effect in most cases. Simple painkillers, such as children’s liquid paracetamol can be an effective way of alleviating any pain or discomfort. You could also try cold drinks or ice cream which are often soothing. If the sore throat continues for more than four days, there is a high temperature or your child has difficulty swallowing 

liquids, together with neck pain, call NHS 111 or see your GP.

Find out more at the NHS website

Last modified: 

10 Sep 2018