Would treatment help these palatal petechiae?

Sophie, aged 11, presents with 24 hours of fever, sore throat and lethargy. She has little appetite but is drinking freely.

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Dr Kate Kelso is a GP and medical editor at Australian Doctor.

  1. RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines. Sore Throat, May 2019