Sore throats are common at any age and can be one of the first signs of another
illness, like a cold, the flu,
or mononucleosis (mono). They
also can be caused by a strep
throat infection, although this is rare in children younger than 2 years old.
Here are some ways kids can relieve sore throat pain:
As with most common illnesses, preventing a sore throat starts with regular hand washing. Kids also can
avoid sore throats by: