Sore Throats In Children
Sore throats in children are commonly caused by infections such as viruses or bacteria, like strep.
Signs that your child with a sore throat should be seen by a medical professional
- Signs of strep throat: sore throat, fever, stomach pain, or headache. In younger children, strep may present more like a cold with cough and snot
- Neck pain or decreased ability to move the neck
- Any noisy breathing or troubled breathing
- Sore throat with fever lasting more than 72 hours
- Not drinking well or concern for dehydration
- You're concerned about your child
Rapid Testing Service
At Pacific Crest Children's Urgent Care, we have rapid tests for strep as well as mononucleosis (causes sore throat, tiredness, and enlargement of the spleen, typically in teens). Our team of experts is ready to quickly and accurately diagnose the cause of your child's sore throat. Click above to schedule, call, or just walk in.