One of the most common health problems, especially in children, is a sore throat. Sore throats can be temperamental and fleeting, or sometimes, they can be symptoms of something more serious. This can make it difficult for us to identify if our children are just experiencing something benign such as allergies or a cold, or something worse.
Below is a list of additional symptoms, that if your child is experiencing, alongside a sore throat, should be taken seriously and treated by a doctor:
Running A Fever: If your child has a sore throat and are also running a fever, they need to see a doctor. Often times, in bacterial and viral infections you will see both of these symptoms together. This can be especially dangerous for those who are vulnerable such as with children and the elderly. Untreated fevers can lead to many complications and in some rare cases, even death. A fever paired with a sore throat can be a sign of the flu, strep throat and other serious conditions.
Swollen Neck/Tongue: Swelling of the neck is often caused by inflammation of the body’s lymph nodes. Your child’s lymph nodes will swell as a result of infection within the body. This swelling can be due to a sinus infection, tonsillitis, fever, and more.
Whenever you experience tongue swelling, it too, is often associated with an infection. If your tongue continues to swell it can restrict your ability to breath, so this symptom should be taken seriously.
Skin Rash: Whenever your child has a sore throat and a skin rash, this is often a sign of a childhood illness such as, the chickenpox, measles, and rubella. These are serious conditions, that can be very severe and even result in death. If your child has a skin rash and sore throat, seek immediate medical attention.
Drooling: If your child is drooling, this may be a sign that they are struggling to breathe or swallow, and should be taken seriously. If your child is struggling to swallow they may become dehydrated, or experience other complications.
Wellspire Medical Group
Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338