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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Headache. Sore throat. Swollen glands. Aches in joints. Lethargy. No fever. Help?

Headache. Sore throat. Swollen glands. Aches in joints. Lethargy. No fever. Help?

Just started?: If this just started then I would suspect a viral infection. See an Urgent Care or your Family Doctor for evaluation. If you have had this for weeks or months then it is a little more difficult to say. I would suggest seeing your Family Doctor or a Rheumatologist for evaluation and blood work. Possibilities include arthritis, lyme disease, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndrome. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Could be bacterial: Or viral. For significant sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr ; 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x /day. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Possible infection: If this happened within a short time period, you may have an infection such as a peritonsillar abscess. You should see your doctor as soon as possible in order to obtain optimum treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Internet?: Hi. Girl, I'm sold! Something may be wrong beyond a "cold"! Will you PLEASE go see a doctor in person for a good evaluation and diagnostic tests? We in internetville cannot do the diagnostics. I hope it's nothing serious, but I've seen conditions present like that, that ARE serious. An in-person physician is what you need with real in-person blood tests, and who knows what else for diagnostics. ...Read more

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Headache neck pain swollen neck sore throat?

Headache neck pain swollen neck sore throat?

Viral infection: It sounds like the common cold which is likely a viral infection. Drink plenty of fluid and get some rest. ...Read more

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Symptoms: swollen eyes every morning, sore throat with white spots, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue...No fever ?

Symptoms: swollen eyes every morning, sore throat with white spots, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue...No fever ?

Many possibilities..: These symptoms are non-specific. They can be due to many causes. Examples of these causes is infectious mononucleosis, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (kidney disease that occur after strept infection), blood cancer, etc. I think mono is the most likely in your case but you should get evaluated soon.. ...Read more

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Sore throat, chills, headache but no fever?

Sore throat, chills, headache but no fever?

Possibly virus: 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

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Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?

Duration?: If these problems have been present for just a few days, you may just have a cold. On the other hand, if this has been a recurrent problem for weeks or more, then you need a thorough evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...Read more

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Sore throat congestion chills body ache?

Sore throat congestion chills body ache?

Cold: Hi, it seems you have a cold, rest, drink plenty of fluid, hot tea and soup, also you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. if you develop high fever and don't get better in a day and 2 please see a provider. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Sore thriat: Can be associated with allergies or infection most commonly. Your doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. No congestion. Flu or strep?

3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller.  No congestion.  Flu or strep?

Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache ?

Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache ?

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

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Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Sore throat, cough, no fever, ears hurting?

Possibilities...: This could be related to a seasonal allergy, with bronchospasm as the etiology for the cough. If this is the case, prescription inhalers could be helpful so see your doctor. Another possibility is an infection, especially viral. An ear or throat infection could cause your symptoms, with some post-nasal drip or throat irritation leading to the cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat x5days, tender neck nodes, pain swallowing, headache, red streaks on uvula, sweating/chills, nausea. Bad cold? Flu? There is no fever.

Sore throat x5days, tender neck nodes, pain swallowing, headache, red streaks on uvula, sweating/chills, nausea. Bad cold? Flu? There is no fever.

Pharyngitis+/- sinus: This isn't the cold or flu. This could be bacterial or viral pharyngitis. It could also be sinusitis (you said you had a headache). The neck nodes are anterior cervical chain lymphadenopathy..it goes along with this. Most infections of this type begin to resolve around this time. If it doesn't get any better in the next 48-72 hours..call your PCP. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more