Checking your child's sore throat

Checking your child's sore throat

There are lots of places you can get a sore throat checked.

There are lots of places you can get a sore throat checked:

  • you can go to your normal doctor or nurse - it's free for your child under 13 
  • your child's school may have a free sore throat checking clinic - contact the school to find out
  • you can call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice (all calls are free, even from a cell phone if you are in New Zealand)

If your child has to take antibiotics it's important that they take the full 10-day course to stop them from developing rheumatic fever.

This page last reviewed 05 September 2017.
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