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TONSILLOPHARYNGITIS - ACUTE (PEDIATRIC)
Tonsillopharyngitis is the inflammation of the tonsils and pharynx.
Etiologies include bacterial and viral pathogens.
Sore throat is the most common presenting symptom in older children.

Supportive Therapy

General Measures
  • Adequate fluid intake
  • Warm saline gargle (1/4 tsp of salt per 8 oz glass of water)
  • Elimination of close contact with family members or visitors if patient has been confirmed to have group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS)
  • Remain at home until 24 hours of antibiotic therapy has been received
Alternative Therapy
  • There are not enough studies to support use of acupunture & herbal treatments for tonsillopharyngitis
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