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Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems
Briefly discusses symptoms of sore throat caused by virus and bacteria infections and irritants. Covers common cold, mononucleosis (mono), strep throat, and flu. Covers symptoms such as swollen glands and pain. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

Strep Throat
Discusses strep throat, an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by bacteria. Covers symptoms like sore throat and fever. Includes info on rapid strep test and throat culture. Covers treatment with medicines and surgery (tonsillectomy). Includes info on possible complications.

Throat Culture
Discusses test used to find cause of a sore throat. Covers conditions caused by fungal or bacterial infection. Covers how test is done. Looks at what results might mean.

Ear, Nose, and Throat
Provides links to info on sore throats, ear infections, and sinusitis. Also has info on mononucleosis tests and decision aids for sleep apnea and allergies.

Tonsillectomy
Explains surgery to take out tonsils because of strep throat infections or tonsillitis. Gives info on what to expect after surgery, such as sore throat. Explains how child may feel and act after surgery. Also includes info on risks.

Tonsillitis
Discusses tonsillitis. Covers symptoms like sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. Includes causes like the bacteria that cause strep throat. Discusses home treatment, nonprescription pain medicines, surgery to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy).

Mononucleosis (Mono)
Discusses mononucleosis (also called mono or the kissing disease) caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Covers symptoms including high fever, severe sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes (swollen glands), tonsils, and spleen. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.

Rapid Strep Test for Strep Throat
Explains rapid strep test to test for bacteria that cause strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis). Explains when test is done and what results mean.

Strep Throat Complications
Complications of strep throat are rare but can occur, especially if strep throat is not properly treated with antibiotics. Complications can be related either to the strep infection or to the body's immune response to the infection. Complications related to the strep infection Although rare, complications can result...

Benzocaine/Menthol Oral Lozenge (BENZOCAINE/MENTHOL LOZENGE - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (ORAL))
This medicine is used for the following purposes: mouth pain, sore throat, mouth ulcers. Brand Name(s): Angidol, Cepacol Sore Throat Pain Relief, Chloraseptic Sore Throat. Generic Name: Benzocaine/Menthol.

Phenol Mucosal Spray
This medicine is used for the following purposes: local anesthesia, mouth pain, suppress gag reflex. Brand Name(s): Chloraseptic Spray, Mycinette Sore Throat Spray, Ora Relief. Generic Name: Phenol.

Menthol Oral Lozenge (MENTHOL LOZENGE - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (ORAL))
This medicine is used for the following purposes: local anesthesia, mouth pain, suppress gag reflex. Brand Name(s): Cepacol Sore Throat from Post Nasal Drip, Halls, Jakemans, Koldets Cough Drop, N'ICE, Ricola, Thoracol. Generic Name: Menthol.