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: