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Throat diseases

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Last reviewed: April 2020


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Tonsillitis - MyDr.com.au

Regardless of whether tonsillitis is caused by a virus or bacteria, the symptoms may include sore throat, pain with swallowing, and fever etc.

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Tonsillitis: children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Tonsillitis is when the tonsils get inflamed. Symptoms include a sore throat. If you think your child has tonsillitis, you should take your child to a GP.

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Streptococcal sore throat | SA Health

Streptococcal sore throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils caused by Streptococcus pyogenes.

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Sore throat: symptoms & treatment for kids | Raising Children Network

Children often get sore throats. If your child has a sore throat, it’s wise to take your child to the GP. A sore throat is sometimes called pharyngitis.

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Tonsillitis - Better Health Channel

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Tonsillectomy | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What are tonsils and adenoids?   The tonsils are pieces of soft fleshy tissue on each side of the back of the throat

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Sore throat - MyDr.com.au

Sore throats: symptoms, causes, tests and when you should seek medical advice.

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Sore throat: what you need to know - MyDr.com.au

Most of us know what a sore throat feels like - pain or irritation in your throat that’s often worse when you swallow.

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Sore throat treatments - MyDr.com.au

Find out about sore throat treatments including self-help measures, painkillers, lozenges, and when antibiotics are needed.

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Sore throat: self-care - MyDr.com.au

A sore throat makes swallowing difficult and painful. Sore throat is common because it is associated with the common cold. Find out what products are available for sore throat.

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