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What could cause a teenagers throat to hurt when she

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What could cause a teenagers throat to hurt when she swallows with pain at the back of the head and temples?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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a cold or flu or viral infection or strep throat infection can cause a teenage's throat to hurt and pain in the head and temples.

does the child have a fever?

any pus on the tonsils

you should bring them to the ER or urgent care center to get a throat swab to check for strep throat to see if they need a course of antibiotics.

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