35.3.2 Referral of children with pharyngitis for treatment
If you identify children with pharyngitis, you should refer them to the nearest health centre or hospital for specialised assessment and treatment.
Educate mothers and other caregivers about the symptoms of acute otitis media and pharyngitis, and advise them to bring their child to you, or go to a health centre, if they suspect either of these conditions. Early diagnosis and correct treatment greatly improve the outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Pharyngitis due to Group A Streptococci should be treated by doctors using a drug called Benzathine penicillin. This drug is given in the form of an injection, which is not authorised for use at Health Post level.