Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
Pharyngitis is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and is common with a cold or flu. Here's how to care for a sore throat.
Links to artciles about throat diseases.
Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by bacteria called Streptococci. Learn more about what it is, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
A high temperature is a normal response to infection and can be a common sign of a cold or flu. Learn about how to take a temperature reading and self-care advice.
Group A streptococcal disease
Group A streptococcal disease is a bacterial infection generally treated with antibiotics. Symptoms include a sore throat and skin sores. Learn more here.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about its symptoms and treatments.
Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection that usually affects primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms as well as treatments and preventions.
Adenoidectomy is the removal of the adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose in children. The adenoids can cause problems if they get infected.
School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at daycare or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.
Coughs and colds in children
Most coughs and colds in children are caused by viruses. Find out how to treat your child and to help prevent them from developing and spreading a cold.