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My 6 year old has a sore throat. It's been over a week. What do I need to do?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: See the doctor
A sore throat is just a symptom, it does not tell you what the cause is.
Sore throats can be due to strep, viruses, post-nasal drainage, etc. If it has been going on for over a week, i would suggest having him see the doctor to try and determine the cause. That way they can help determine the appropriate treatment.

In brief: See the doctor
A sore throat is just a symptom, it does not tell you what the cause is.
Sore throats can be due to strep, viruses, post-nasal drainage, etc. If it has been going on for over a week, i would suggest having him see the doctor to try and determine the cause. That way they can help determine the appropriate treatment.
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