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cold sores on back of neck symptoms

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a sc ... Read More

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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Viral illness.: Most cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. Especially the first time you get the infection there will be other symptoms besides the sore ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Viral throat infecti: Here’s the deal: you should see an ear nose and throat doctor and ask them to do cultures of the blisters when they occur; that way you will know mor ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See allergist/immuno: It appears that you may have an immune problem and recommend that you consult an allergist/immunologist. One of the conditions to be ruled out would b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
headache: It is highly possible your have cervical nerve root irritated, especially at c3-4 level.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Get checked out: Without seeing your throat, I recommend you to see an ENT doctor for further evaluation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: The symptoms of acute HIV infection may include these, but they are so non-specific that to attribute them to HIV without definitive testing would not ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Many things can: Get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteri ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam.
A female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience in General Surgery
Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See below.: Pain in the neck is generally not a symptom of meningitis.The symptoms of meningitis are stiff (not painful) neck, fever, headache, achy, sometimes vo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Then see a doctor or just take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and drink lots of fluids. You have a virus.
A female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your MD: You need to be sure it is not strep throat. See your MD a rapid test can be done to rule it out and if needed antibiotics can be prescribed at the sam ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cold exposure: Your symptoms are most likely due to vasomotor reactions to cold exposure with intermittent dilatation of skin capillaries as the body tries to shunt ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
22 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Could be: The outbreak of herpes typically is described as a fire-like pain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exam: See an exam by an oral surgeon or ENT doc to make sure no local pathology.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: Please call your primary care doctor to help you figure out what's causing your symptoms. Good luck!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Need more info: This constellation of symptoms could be unrelated and appear rather non-specific. A thorough history and physical examination should be performed by ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Could be weather rel: Sometimes when the relative humidity is low, people have itching on their back, or on their shins, or thighs, because it's too dry. This is also true ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Get checked!: It sounds like you might have strep throat, which must be treated to prevent serious complications, and to make you feel better quicker. Get seen soo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Herpes simplex virus: It is very common virus everybody is expossed once upon the time in life. Outbreak may happen for variety of reasons ( fever, exhaustion, period in wo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience in Dentistry
Very likely: The chance that the bacteria that are in your sinuses will run down the back of your tongue and give you sores is very likely. You really could have d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It is possible: First HSV infection may be inside the mouth, but cold sores generally appear outside the mouth on the lips.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O PHARYNGITIS : PHARYNGITIS = Inflammation of throat. It can be viral or bacterial. Rest push fluids gargle with salt water/zinc 100mg/Vit c 5gm. If symptoms persist ... Read More

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