REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Sore Throat

Take Home Points

  • Look for the red flags – fever, drooling, neck stiffness, toxic ingestion, uvula deviation, voice changes
  • Steroids help with swelling
  • Obtain CT soft tissue neck for concerning presentations
  • Don’t be a cowboy/cowgirl – get consultants involved early – ENT/Anes/OMFS
  • Make sure you repeat vital signs prior to discharge – if patient remains tachycardic, think about myocarditis

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Sore Throat

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Katrina D’Amore, DO MPH
NYC H+H/Coney Island
Brooklyn, NY

Post Peer Reviewed By: Anand Swaminathan, MD (Twitter: @EMSwami)

Cite this article as: Ellsworth Wright, "REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Sore Throat", REBEL EM blog, June 1, 2022. Available at:
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Ellsworth Wright

Emergency Physician at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

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