Refers to infection involving the throat. It is caused by viruses, group A and B streptococcus,mycosoplasma.
A gradual onset of fever , anorexia , moderate throat pain , malaise , rhinitis ,
hoarseness of voice.
peritonsillar abscess,sinusitis,otitis media, meningitis.
Treatment and responsibility of the nurse:
1- Bed rest.
2- warm saline gargle if old enough.
3- Hot steam inhalation .
4- Isolation precaution for children having streptococcal pharyngitis.
5- Penicillin is given orally for 10 days for streptococcal infection or erythromycin for allergic patients.