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Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy

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Last updated:31st Mar 2010

The guideline provides recommendations on: presentation and diagnosis in primary care; pain relief for adults and children; antibiotics for acute and recurrent sore throat; surgery for recurrent tonsillitis; referral criteria for tonsillectomy; postoperative pain and prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting; and provision of information. Specific surgical techniques, anaesthetic techniques and organisation of care are not covered.

This guideline will be of particular interest to general practitioners, nurses, paediatricians, pharmacists, otolaryngologists, anaesthetists, public health specialists, patients with recurrent sore throat and their carers.


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