Tonsillitis and pharyngitis both mean painful sore throat due to an infection. In most cases the infant or toddler will have a viral cause and rest and time is all that is needed. Bacterial throat infections are usually caused by streptococcus, and generally occur in children over 4 years.
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Dr Scott Parsons
The author, has worked as a general practitioner with a special interest in paediatrics for the last 20 years. He has developed this website in order to help parents with the task of raising children. His is available for consultation at Albert Road General Practice in South Melbourne
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