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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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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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My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

Strep throat: needs to be ruled out with the rapid strep test. If negative then symptomatifc treatment for the viral pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Headache,stiff neck: Any time you have a stiff neck and headache, you need to be seen immediately to rule out meningitis. It may be that you are coming down with a cold or other viral infection. Please be seen right away by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Is a cold or flu?Aches, headaches, fatigue, very bad sore throat, congestion and cough, fever

Upper rep.infection: You probabely have a viral upper respiratory infection, which may be flu. You need to check with your doctor if you need any meds etc. ...Read more

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High fever and sore throat?

High fever and sore throat?

Could be strep: If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment. Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen. ...Read more

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Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Throat pain, itching with cough and headache, fever and body ache?

Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see MD. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever( 101 or higher with hard chills/sweats),body/muscle pain,respiratory symptoms(cough,runny nose).Easy to test for rapidly.Important to diagnose and treat within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.Anti-viral flu medicine works best if started within this 48 hour window. ...Read more

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Sudden sore throat and stuffy/runny nose and a slight fever.?

Sudden sore throat and stuffy/runny nose and a slight fever.?

Common cold: Allergy is not associated with fever, unless you develop a complication, such as an ear infection. Your symptoms suggest a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). You should rinse your nose with a saline spray, an otc decongestant spray (oxymetazoline=afrin) for 4-5 days, a lozenge such as cepacol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil). No better in 5 days - see a physician. ...Read more

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Sudden extremely sore throat, and headache.

Sudden extremely sore throat, and headache.

Sore throat: Sounds like you are coming down with a cold, drink plenty fluids and rest. ...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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Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?

Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever.  A cold or more?

Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, sinus pressure and headache, nasal congestion, sore teeth, no fever, fatigue, and sore neck. What is going on?

I have a sore throat, sinus pressure and headache, nasal congestion, sore teeth, no fever, fatigue, and sore neck.  What is going on?

Infection v allergy: If this is acute, then most likely it's a viral infection. If you have a history of allergy, then it could be cause. If antihistamines don't help, it's probably a virus. Your doctor can tell you with more certainty with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Bad cold sore throat congested head and nausea sign of pregancy?

Bad cold sore throat congested head and nausea sign of pregancy?

No: Although early morning and sometimes later in day nausea may be associated with pregnancy the other manifestations suggest you have a viral illness. ...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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Started with mild throat tingle. Now mucus in chest, sneezing, runny nose, headache, body fatigue/ aches. Coughing to clear throat. Sore throat also.

Started with mild throat tingle. Now mucus in chest, sneezing, runny nose, headache, body fatigue/ aches. Coughing to clear throat. Sore throat also.

Influenza: This sounds like a viral illness, possibly influenza. If you have just begun this see your doctor and be treated, but must be within the first day of two of symptoms. ...Read more

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Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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2 separate problems : These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you already have, gum disease or dental abscess. See your dentist. 2. Headache, sinus aches, coughing- seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. ...Read more

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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


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more