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How do you know if your baby has a sore throat?

Posted by admin on January 20, 2011

baby sneezing

How do you know if your baby has a sore throat?
I have a sore throat for the second day now. My 9 month old put my spoon (after I was done eating oatmeal) in his mouth. I wonder if my cold/sore throat will be passed to him b/c of this. If so, how will I know if he has a sore throat?
So far I have HA, lethargy, sneezing, sore throat, etc. He has yellow mucous from sneezing and a mild cough. He is breastfed.

Answer by QWERTY
You would know because he would be cranky and not want to swallow. You could look into his throat and see if it’s red. Just keep and eye on him and if he starts acting ill call the doctor.

Answer by Lucy
It would probably be unusually red or he might even try to grab at it. I know they grab their ears when they hurt. I’m glad to hear you’re breastfeeding. I’m a firm believer in the benefits of mother’s milk.

baby sneezing: How do you know if your baby has a sore throat?

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