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Back Ache And Sore Throat
5 yr old vomiting, headache, back ache, neck ache, sore throat, with no fever? Stopped vomiting 78 hours then started vomiting again.
Non-specific: These symptoms can be the result of a wide spectrum of illnesses. You don't say whether or not you have fever, where and how severe and whether relieved by otc meds the headache is, and there are many other questions that need answers. This sounds like a viral infection, but best to go to the doctor, get seen and examined thoroughly. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
98.7 not a fever: Temperatures of 99.5 F or 38.3 C or more would be considered a fever. "Normal" body temperature is generally considered to be 98.6 F or 37 C oral. Aches, back pain and slight sore throat may be due to a viral or bacterial illness, which may or may not include elevated temperatures (ie a fever) ...Read more
Poss. Strep throat: Strep throat can be diagnosed easily and treated with an antibiotic at your doctor's office or a nearby urgent care center. If the test is negative you probably have a virus like EBV, commonly known as Mono, fir which no specific treatment is required besides monitoring and symptomatic relief with ITC meds fir fever and pain. ...Read more
I woke up really sore yesterday with a bad headache and had a sore throat, today it's a little sore along w/ neck and I have bad back pain, I mean bad?
This could be: From a number of things, including a viral illness. If the symptoms continue or worsen, I would recommend seeing a physician. Especially with neck stiffness, which if it gets severe, can be a sign of early meningitis. While it is more likely a self limiting viral illness, have a low threshold to see your physician, keep very hydrated. ...Read more
Strep throat: Can be associated with kidney disease, though it usually happens after the throat infection is over. It could just be a coincidence. If you have any blood in your urine or it looks darker than normal, or if you have fever, chills, or any urinary symptoms, you should be evaluated and treated by a clinic, probably with antibiotics. ...Read more
Should I take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.
Yes: If you feel your friend needs to see a doctor they probably should. Try to avoid the er unless the symptoms are a lot worse than you seem to suggest. Your friend will certainly not feel better if they have to wait for hours to be seen while more urgent problems are being dealt with. ...Read more
Exam: You need to be evaluated by physician. ...Read more
Lower and upper back pain, but mostly lower, very slight sore throat and fatigue. What could this be?
Coincidence?: An MRI will detect any local vertebral and ligament problems. There are some bacterial or viral diseases that come also with lower back pain and fatigue. They will show up the mark on CBC. It is important to treat the cause and not the symptom of the disease. If the disease is in the back the treatment is different than of the e.g. multiple myeloma (very bad disease). A physician is needed ...Read more
I've woke up with a sore throat and a cough but no other symptoms other than upper and middle back pain around my rear rib cage. What could this be?
Woke up with sore throat (gone now), headache, & feeling weak and tired. Back pain as usual. Headache & fatigue persisted all day. What's wrong w/ me?
Flu or cold: Sounds like you are coming down with a "bug". Watch the symptoms carefully, drink lots of liquids and get proper rest. ...Read more
Back pain, neck pain, extremely sore throat, fevers and funny nose sometimes not all the time. My bf had this worse a week ago. What do I do?
On and off fever (hot flashes), cough which passed (now only occasional), now sore throat, yesterday neck pain, today back pain. Is this serious?
Beginnings of virus: You may have the beginnings of an infection (possibly viral). The sore throat and stiff neck are things I always recommend be evaluated by physicians since you never know what exactly is up and what testing you may need. Take your temperature with a thermometer to document how much (if any) of a fever you have, start drinking plenty of fluids. Make sure your nutritional status is good ; get seen. ...Read more
Such as an acute viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms do not worsen, wait 5-7 days, rest, eat well and drink water adequately.
If your symptoms significantly worsen or last beyond 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
See MD: See phycisian. It will help to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
Sore throat, hurts to swallow, not really eating much, neck pain, back pain and also fever!! What could it be?
See a doctor:
Likely an infection causing it, need to be seen and treated.
the treatment depends on the finding. ...Read more