A new complaint of a sore throat is often a sign of infection from a virus or bacteria. Allergies, sinus infections or acid reflux can also cause sore throats. Pain from an infection is usually worse than discomfort from nasal or reflux problems. Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat offers insight into different causes and care for your child's sore throat needs.
Contact a physician if a sore throat is severe or lasts longer than the usual 5-7 days due to a cold or flu illness. Consult our Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat clinic locations to talk to an otolaryngologist specialist.