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Caring for Kids With a Sore Throat

Sore throats are a common ailment throughout childhood, and are never any fun. Child health expert Crystal Morgan shares tips to recognize and prevent your child’s sore throat and how to identify when further treatment is needed.

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Introduction

About

Sore throats are one of the most common illnesses in children typically caused by a virus or bacteria. While most often they are associated with a common cold and are not much to worry about, it is still concerning to see your child sick and feeling pain. Despite being a typical illness, there are other causes that may be more serious that may require medical interventions, such as strep throat.

With this activity, learn about sore throats and how to recognize when a doctor is needed. You’ll also learn prevention and treatment strategies to aid your child when they are feeling sick. Learn more here.

Who It's For

Parents and caregivers of young children wanting to learn sore throat prevention and treatment strategies.

Why It Empowers

This activity empowers parents wanting to keep their children healthy and minimize any discomfort they feel when sick. Parents will gain the confidence that they are doing what’s best for their kids.

What's Needed

  • Over the counter medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (under the direction of your healthcare provider)
  • Warm fluids (ex. soup broth, teas)
  • Cold or frozen foods (popsicles, ice cream, or pudding)
  • Antibiotics, if prescribed by health care provider
  • Digital thermometer
  • Hard candy or throat lozenges
  • 1 cup of warm water with 1 tsp table salt dissolved
  • 15 minutes of time
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    Meet The Expert


    Crystal Morgan

    Crystal is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 18 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Newborn Nursery. She is passionate about all things related to women’s health and maternal child including breastfeeding education and support, and health and wellness promotion. Learn more and contact her at: toughtittylactation.com