Pharyngitis in children
Pharyngitis in children – symptoms, treatment and prevention. What is pharyngitis?
Pharyngitis is an inflammation (swelling) or infection of tissues and structures in the child’s throat. Symptoms of pharyngitis in children can be either weakly expressed or strongly pronounced. Your child may have pharyngitis several times a year.
Viral pharyngitis: The pharyngitis in children most often causes infection with a virus, such as, for example, ARVI or the influenza virus. Pharyngitis in adolescents is usually found due to infection with the ideopathic glandular fever caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
Bacterial pharyngitis: The development of pharyngitis also causes the effect of bacterial infection. To the most widespread bacteria which cause a pharyngitis, carry streptococcuses of group And (an acute pharyngitis at children). Adolescents who exhibit sexual activity may develop pharyngitis due to infection with gonorrhea or another bacterial infection transmitted sexually.
Infection is transmitted by airborne droplets, when the infected person coughs or sneezes, and also when using shared dishes. The carrier of the virus or bacteria can also transmit pharyngitis to other people. A carrier of a virus or bacteria is an infected person who does not have symptoms of the disease. Microbes are most often transmitted in places of large concentrations of children, namely in schools, kindergartens, polyclinics and at home. Some types of bacteria are transmitted to each other by sexually active adolescents.