What is included in treatment of pharyngitis (sore throat) in the emergency department (ED)?

Updated: May 06, 2020
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Emergency measures may include the following:

  • Assess and secure the airway, if necessary

  • Assess the patient for signs of toxicity, epiglottitis, or oropharyngeal abscess

  • Evaluate hydration status, and rehydrate as necessary

  • Assess for GAS infection if clinically suspected


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