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i have had a sore throat and ear aches on and off for the last week. today my neck started aching in the back. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat: People can get neck pain when ill. If the pain is of a nature that it hurts to move your neck and you need to keep it still that in concerning. You have had a week of sore throat, probably time to get checked.
Answered on Aug 22, 2014
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: You need an assessment to look for infection. Often ear and throat infections are associated with neck pain. You sound alert so this is unlikely meningitis but it can't be diagnosed without an assessment and testing. Be seen at the urgent care.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Aching neck: You may have swollen lymph glands as a response to your sore throat and earache
Answered on Aug 22, 2014

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