In CPD modules
A mother brings her 12 year-old daughter into your pharmacy and asks you if you can recommend something for her sore throat. She says that the girlâ€™s voice has been hoarse for the past few days. She has been taking her temperature regularly and sometimes it has been slightly raised above normal. She says that she doesnâ€™t think itâ€™s serious enough to bother the GP with, and in any case thereâ€™s a two week wait for an appointment. In answer to your questions the daughter says that her throat hurts but she doesnâ€™t have a runny nose, a headache or pain around the eyes. You ask to look in the girlâ€™s mouth and when she opens it you can see that her throat is inflamed. You ask the mother about the girlâ€™s general health; she tells you that she gets hay fever in the autumn, for which she takes loratidine, but is otherwise healthy.