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Acute Rheumatic Fever Sore Throat in Children
- Avoid citrus juice.
- Avoid hot and spicy foods.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Numb the throat pain with throat spray or lozenges.
- Perform warm salt water gargles several times a day. Mix 1/2 teaspoon (92.5 ml) salt per cup (240 cc) of water.
- Place a vaporizer or nebulizer in the bedroom at night.
- Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.
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PubMed Acute Rheumatic Fever References
- Carapetis JR, McDonald M, Wilson NJ. Acute rheumatic fever. Lancet. 2005 Jul 9-15;366(9480):155-68. 
- Cilliers AM, Manyemba J, Saloojee H. Anti-inflammatory treatment for carditis in acute rheumatic fever. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(2):CD003176. 
- Lennon D. Acute rheumatic fever in children: recognition and treatment. Paediatr Drugs. 2004;6(6):363-73. 
- Manyemba J, Mayosi BM. Penicillin for secondary prevention of rheumatic fever. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(3):CD002227. 
- Roodpeyma S, Kamali Z, Zare R. Rheumatic fever: the relationship between clinical manifestations and laboratory tests. J Paediatr Child Health. 2005 Mar;41(3):97-100.