Synopsis by Alice Day
Respiratory infections occur frequently among young children, and two of the most common ailments are pharyngitis (sore throat) and sinusitis. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and seldom need more than home care. If the discomfort is caused by bacteria, as in strep throat, the child needs to be seen by a doctor and placed on medication. Sinusitis can follow a cold, and causes headache, fever, cough, a runny nose, and facial pain. In Sinusitis and Pharyngitis: More Than Just a Cold, several medical authorities discuss the causes of this illness and outline the best methods of treatment.
diagnosis, disease, infection, medical-treatment