In children, pharyngitis is known as disease that occurs as a result of inflammation in the pharynx. In children, beta streptococcal pharyngitis is quite common especially for the children aged between 2 and 12 years and it is seen usually in winter season. The reason that the disease is not very common among babies is the lack of receptors in babies that can cause beta-microbes. However, it does not mean babies will never have the disease and so pharyngitis in babies can be seen.
Beta pharmacology, responsible for 10 percent of sore throats, is infectious and spreads rapidly when it is seen amongst students. If the disease is not detected quickly and the precautive methods are not applied, the children can have chronic pharyngitis.
Pharyngitis Symptoms in Children
Usually the symptoms are seen as fatigue, sore throat and high fever. Vomiting and abdominal pain may also be seen. In some cases, vomiting and abdominal pain can be indicated when there is no sore throat. Headache is also a common symptom for pharyngitis in children. A child with beta-pharyngitis generally has redness and swelling in his throat and tonsils.
Pharyngitis Treatment in Children
The most important treatment method of the pharyngitis treatment in children is the penicillin group antibiotics. However, children with penicillin allergy should use antibiotics from other groups. Early treatment not only decreases symptoms but it also prevent the disease turn into chronical. Some of the resistance is also reduced to children with lower abdominal discomfort, so early illness is prevented. If someone around is diagnosed with beta streptococcal pharyngitis, parents should be very careful.