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Sore Throat in Children

Get emergency care now! Your child may have a serious infection in the throat that can make it difficult to breathe.

Two of the possible conditions that can cause these symptoms are peritonsillar abscess and epiglottitis.

Click here for information on epiglottitis.

Click here for information on peritonsillar abscess.

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