The streptococcus bacteria can be such a nuisance. This is especially so in the event that it attacks your child. One thing that we have to understand about kids is the fact that they are not yet fully developed in their communicative senses which means that in most cases when they are hurting you will never really be able to tell as soon as it starts, unless things get out of hand. When it gets to that point, in most cases the only alternative that remains is to take them to the hospital. However, this should not always be the case. When you come to think of it, you can take care of your child in the best way by monitoring them when they come home from playing or from school. When they start complaining of some pain in the throat, you should immediately consider a sore throat infection. In most cases tonsillitis is usually the problem. In such a case there are a number of alternatives that you can consider, which include but are not limited to giving them a mixture of warm water and salt to gargle. This way you will get to easily clear their throat of the infectious bacteria and save them from a lot of pain.