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- If the sore throat persists longer than a week.
- If there are problems swallowing or breathing.
- If there's excessive drooling among younger children.
- If there's a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If there are patches of pus on the back of the throat.
- If a skin rash develops.
- If there is blood in the phlegm or saliva.
- If there are symptoms of dehydration, including fatigue, dry mouth, infrequent urination or no tears.
- If there has been exposure to someone with strep throat.
-- Diana Kohnle
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