Diagnose for Faringitis is based on symptoms and physical examination results. If a sore throat is suspected, the examination can be done to check sample mucus from throat.
To reduce the painful throat given sedative (analgetik) or rinse with warm saline solution. Aspirin should not be given to children and teenagers aged under 18 years because it can cause Reye syndrome.
If the suspected cause is bacterial, antibiotics are given. To overcome the infection and prevent complications (such as fever, rheumatism), if it streptokokus, given penicillin tablets.
If the patient has allergy to penicillin can be replaced with erythromycin or other antibiotics.