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Throat diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Sore throat | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a sore throat? Sore throats are a very common illness in infants and children

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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 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: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Most of us know what a sore throat feels like -pain or irritation in your throat thats often worse when you swallow. Treatments inclulde home remedies, pain relief and sometimes antibioti

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Coughs, colds & sore throats

Antibiotics arent likely to help coughs, colds or sore throats. Download a factsheet about treating respiratory infections here.

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Pneumococcal disease in Australia

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (also known as pneumococcus). These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) nose, throat & lungs

Learn what you can do about respiratory tract infections (RTIs) - from colds, flu and sore throat to pneumonia.

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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, its wise to take your child to the GP. A sore throat is sometimes called pharyngitis.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Tonsillitis symptoms and treatment

Tonsillitis is a bacterial infection which causes sore throat, swollen tonsils and white pus on the tonsils. Antibiotics may be prescribed as treatment.

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