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Ask about sore throats

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, June 05, 2014

SPECIFICALLY ask health workers about strep throats — this is the advice CWM Hospital head of pediatric and consultant Dr Joseph Kado is giving to parents and guardians when they take children to medical centres for a sore throat.

Dr Kado said all clinics around the country, whether run by nurses or doctors are able to confirm whether sore throats are strep throats.

"What we want parents and guardians to do is specifically ask about a strep throat," Dr Kado said.

"So the question is, do I or my child have a strep throat? And the doctor or nurse will respond accordingly."

He said parents should also teach their children, especially toddlers, where their throat is on their body.

"One of the most difficult things is that culturally we do not teach our children where their throat is.

"We need to teach our children where their throat is and if they don't feel like eating, ask a specific question if their throat is sore.

"If they say yes or nod, are not able to feed or have gone off their feeds, take them to a health provider."








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