If you have assessed the child as having a throat problem, you should tell the mother that she must return with the child for follow-up in five days if there is no improvement. When she returns, you should reassess the throat problem using the guidelines in the Assess and Classify chart booklet and described in this study session. You will need to measure the child's temperature and if you assess fever you should give the child paracetamol. If there has been no improvement in the sore throat you should refer the child to hospital.

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