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A 32-year-old member asked:

I just had a cold with a runny nose, sneezing, minor headaches and a sore neck. could i have meningitis?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: Meningitis usually makes you VERY sick - severe neck and head pain along with fever and malaise. Mild neck pain can occur with any viral infection or low-grade fever. If you have severe neck pain and cannot put your chin down to your chest then you should see a doctor.

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Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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