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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi. i had chest pain 2 days ago, my neck feels swollen at the back. iv a sore throat and eyes and headache at the back of my head. what could this be?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Infection: You describe a acute pharyngitis - swollen lymph gland (nodes) in your neck, with an element of systemic toxicity (headache and eyes) - i would want to rule out strep infection although a viral illness could mimic this. You need a throat swab today! strep must be treated with penicillin to avoid serious complications like abscess and rheumatic fever.
Last updated Feb 5, 2016

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