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Lump on left side of neck for 2 weeks 3 new lumps on the right side of my neck night sweats low grade fever sore throat very tired. Drs opinion?

Lump on left side of neck for 2 weeks 3 new lumps on the right side of my neck night sweats low grade fever sore throat very tired. Drs opinion?

Viral infection: It is likely you are reacting to a viral infection, which is almost endemic this time of year. It is "good" that the lymph swelling is bilateral, it tells that you are reacting systemically to the virus, and the same with the low grade fever. The lymph glands take quite a while to reduce. If worsens, see md. ...Read more

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My left eye and nostril is literally dripping like a faucet I have a sore throat and very tired, cold, allergies, or something else?

My left eye and nostril is literally dripping like a faucet I have a sore throat and very tired,  cold, allergies,  or something else?

Sinus infection: It could be allergies, but the fact that the symptoms are unilateral (one sided) could indicate a sinus infection on that side. See your doctor for a proper exam and treatment as indicated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and feeling very tired. I is worse at night. I am taking erythromycin but it is not helping. What would you recommend .?

I have a sore throat and feeling very tired. I is worse at night. I am taking erythromycin but it is not helping. What would you recommend .?

Rest: You probably have a viral infection, and antibiotics will not be effective. You may have mono, which is caused by the epstein-barr virus. This can be tested by blood tests. Your body's immune system will clear the viral infection on its own. The best thing to help your immune system is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious food. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and I'm very tired. I have been taking meds but it seems that they're not working.

I have sore throat and I'm very tired. I have been taking meds but it seems that they're not working.

Sore throat & tired: Check back with the doctor who prescribed the meds. He/She knows your medical history and has examined you.
If you are self-medicating, make an appointment to see your doctor.
It is flu season and you should not wait. ...Read more

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Sore throat immediately after sex. Very tired. Chills and fever pain. Coincidence or should I be concerned?

Sore throat immediately after sex. Very tired. Chills and fever pain. 
Coincidence or should I be concerned?

Coincidence: This sounds like a standard respiratory virus (maybe influenza?); no STD is a likely cause. In any case, no infection can cause symptoms immediately after exposure. It always takes at least 24 hours, usually 2-3 days. So you could not have acquired whatever is causing your symptoms during that sexual exposure. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node on l side of my kneck, sore throat, i also feel very tired, my eyes are slightly itchy but mainly feel uncomfortable & warm.?

I have swollen lymph node on l side of my kneck, sore throat, i also feel very tired, my eyes are slightly itchy but mainly feel uncomfortable & warm.?

Unilateral symptoms: This can be as simple as strep or staph infection in the throat or snus. It can also represent tooth abcess or adenovirus infection of the eye. ...Read more

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Headache . Stuffed nose. Sore throat and ears hurting. Very tired. Congested. And stomach problems feel weak and I am experiencing these symptoms?

Headache . Stuffed nose. Sore throat and ears hurting. Very tired. Congested. And stomach problems feel weak and I am experiencing these symptoms?

Headache and sore throat: This could be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. The abdominal pain is often present in those with streptococcal tonsillitis. You should see your physician as your physical exam is very important in making the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with an illness that has lasted more than 2weeks?Started with tender throat,body aches,tiredness,then severe painful sore throat

Should I be concerned with an illness that has lasted more than 2weeks?Started with tender throat,body aches,tiredness,then severe painful sore throat

Yes: Fbever ? See your MD or urgent care ASAP to figure this out and begin treatment. Meantime -- keep hydrated, take ibuprofen or alleve, and gargle with warm salt water (1tsp salt/8-10 oz water). Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have suffered from a a feaver , sore throat , tiredness and feeling dizzy and sick for over two weeks now. Can you advise ?

I have suffered from a a feaver , sore throat , tiredness and feeling dizzy and sick for over two weeks now. Can you advise ?

Need testing: If you've had a sore throat for over 2 weeks then, you'll need throat cultures for both bacterial as well as viral agents which may be infecting. If you don't get a clear cut diagnosis and definitive treatment you may develop other problems that could be of lifelong importance so I advise immediate attention. Make sure you're keeping your hydration status up and try something for fever. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the back of my throat and i've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness. What might be wrong?

I have red spots on the back of my throat and i've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness.  What might be wrong?

Pharyngitis: *most likely scenarios
1.Strep pharyngitis
2.Mononucleosis
3.Candida pharyngitis
*there are other less common infections which might be of some concern if you are sexually active or if you're immune compromised.
*some noninfectious conditions might also be present. But these are less common.
You should see your pcp for a complete history and physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a very sore throat, hot and cold, tiredness and brown phlegm for 2 days. The phlegm is not being coughed up, but from the back of my throat.

I've had a very sore throat, hot and cold, tiredness and brown phlegm for 2 days. The phlegm is not being coughed up, but from the back of my throat.

What to do:: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What could cause joint and body pain, sore throat, and extreme tiredness for 5 weeks?

What could cause joint and body pain, sore throat, and extreme tiredness for 5 weeks?

Many possibilities : There are a lot of possibilities that could cause your symptoms including: viral illness like mono syndromes (ebv and cmv), possibly mosquito-borne illnesses like west nile, etc., collagen-vascular diseases, valley fever (cocci), histoplasmosis, leukemia or other cancers. Get yourself checked out asap. ...Read more

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Hello, not sure if you can help. Ive had a sore throat, cough, tiredness and constipation for a few days along with a feeling sick,What could this be?

Hello, not sure if you can help. Ive had a sore throat, cough, tiredness and constipation for a few days along with a feeling sick,What could this be?

Bacteria vs Virus: We can start with a possible diagnosis of an underlying infection such as a bacteria or a virus. There can be otehr issues and it would be best to see your physician and get testing. ...Read more

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I'm really worried lately about my health. Sore throat, glands up, extreme tiredness, night sweats, stiff neck?

I'm really worried lately about my health. Sore throat, glands up, extreme tiredness, night sweats, stiff neck?

Lots of things: Could be stress, an infection, other things--why worry about them? See your dr for a physical & ask about your concerns to get them evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a heavy cold last week, no fever or real cough. Worst gone. Now have sore throat, producing brown/red phlegm, slight tiredness, shivers, no cough.

Had a heavy cold last week, no fever or real cough. Worst gone. Now have sore throat, producing brown/red phlegm, slight tiredness, shivers, no cough.

See your doctor: It is common to develop a bacterial infection like pneumonia after a viral respiratory tract infection. (I.e. A cold) This usually occurs shortly after the viral illness begins to improve and requires antibiotics. Symptoms vary but include fever, chills, chest pain, productive cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, tiredness, loss of appetite, etc... You need to have a doctor examine you. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

Dr. can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

I have cold, running nose, sore throat, slight fever, severe body pain, tiredness, fatigue , head ache, sneezing and cough.

Flu?: It could be influenza, but could also be another viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms are not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling tired?

Sore throat, feeling tired?

Sore throat: You could be coming down with a viral infection like flu. See your pcp hot water saline gargles should help temporarily while waiting for your appointment. ...Read more

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Sore throat 3 days and fatigue..what causes it?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat tired what's my chances of myocarditis really scared?

Bad sore throat tired what's my chances of myocarditis really scared?

Probably low: The symptoms you describe are fairly common and might occur simply with the common cold. Myocarditis often has many signs and symptoms seen in heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and irregular heart rhythm, etc.), as well as chest pain, fever, muscle aches, and sometimes sore throat and diarrhea. See your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I've been sick since monday sore throat, headache, tired what could it be?

I've been sick since monday sore throat, headache,  tired what could it be?

Infection: You likely have a bacterial or viral infection of upper respiratory tract such as sinusitis, tonsillitis or viral flu-like syndrome. If OTC symptom relief, rest and hydration have not resolved or significantly improved your symptoms, you may need prescriptive treatment such as antibiotics, but since we don't know anything about your medical history, I would recommend consulting your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Past 2 weeks felt very tired and sore throat with diarrhoea. What should I do?

Past 2 weeks felt very tired and sore throat with diarrhoea. What should I do?

Fatigue and diarrhea: Symptoms for this long while not uncommon should be evaluated. Many infectious diseases require careful screening, including good history (insect bites, recent travel, exposure to ill individuals, and underlying medical conditions) along with a good physical exam. Some blood disorders manifest early on with similar complaints. Screening blood tests may help guide further care and support. ...Read more

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