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I have a sore throat, headache, my neck also hurts. What's wrong with me?

I have a sore throat, headache, my neck also hurts. What's wrong with me?

Pharyngitis: It sounds as if you may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by viruses but they can also be caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus. Not only do they cause pain in the throat, but they can cause other symptoms as well, such as fever, chills, headaches, generalized bodyaches (including back pain), cough, runny nose.

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What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside. I'm confusedto swallow. What could this be?

What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside. I'm confusedto swallow. What could this be?

Get checked.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps.

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I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

Pharyngitis: You can have a pharyngitis, either viral or bacterial. If you are having chills take your temperature. A trip to your primary care doctor can help.

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I have a sore throat earache stiff neck my gums hurt and a sinus headache. I am prone to sinus infections and that's what I thought it was but now I h?

I have a sore throat earache stiff neck my gums hurt and a sinus headache. I am prone to sinus infections and that's what I thought it was but now I h?

Well or Worse: After this length of time, you are probably either better, have seen a doctor, well, or worse. The only thing I would be able to offer you at this time if you are still ill is that of an antibiotic for ear and sinus infection. If you wish to do one of the Virtual Consults: healthtap. Com/DrJones YACZAZ Sorry for the delay, Dr. Jones

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Hello I have a sore throat and neck what I can do I use iboprufen but steel hurt?

Hello I have a sore throat and neck what I can do I use iboprufen but steel hurt?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen)throat loren: Most sore throats are not serious and you can try home remedies like tylenol oe Ibuprofen for pain warm saline gargles throat lozences warm bath and hot tea mix 1tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of ginger juice and touch of turmeric powder, mix it and drink it, it is old ayurvedic remedy marshmellow.

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I have this lymph node on the back of my neck and I keep touching it my ears do hurt and I have a sore throat how do you get rid of them?

I have this lymph node on the back of my neck and I keep touching it my ears do hurt and I have a sore throat how do you get rid of them?

May be strep, etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-3 days, it's more likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics. Strep throat does cause enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.

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Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.

Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.

Could be either: Symptoms of flu and routine viral respiratory disease overlap. If it is within the first couple days then get viral cultures for flu and start tamiflu (oseltamivir) if positive to shorten and decrease illness. Otherwise treat symptoms.

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I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis? pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics.

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Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Glands swollen: If the glands in you neck are swollen with your sore throat they can irritate the neck muscles and the back of your neck can hurt. If it continues for more than a few days see your dr.

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Sore throat, loosing voice, neck hurts to push on. What can I do?

Sore throat, loosing voice, neck hurts to push on. What can I do?

Med evaluation: 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.

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I have a bump inside my neck & it doesn't hurt it feels like a sore throat what is it & is it harmful?

I have a bump inside my neck & it doesn't hurt it feels like a sore throat what is it & is it harmful?

Without examining: You, you are asking a lot. At your age if you can feel the "bump"through the skin of your neck and have a sore throat then it is likely a small lymph node but there is no way to be certain without a physician examining you which is what you should have done in a day or two if there is no improvement, .

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Had my endoscopy last Thursday and I'm still experiencing sore throat with earache. My neck sometimes hurt too due to the pain. Is this normal?

Had my endoscopy last Thursday and I'm still experiencing sore throat with earache. My neck sometimes hurt too due to the pain. Is this normal?

Upper endoscopy: It is not normal to have pain for days after an upper endoscopy. Not sure what was done during the procedure, but I would recommend calling the Doctor Who did the endoscopy to discuss it. If the pain is severe or if you are febrile, just go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck.

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I've got a sore throat that I think has made the back of my neck hurt plus I'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

I've got a sore throat that I think has made the back of my neck hurt plus I'm having sharp deep like pains at top of chest closer to my shoulder.

See a doctor ASAP: There is a potential for this to be extremely severe. It may involve the potential spaces between muscle groups in your neck and can obstruct your breathing. Go and get seen and hope this turns out to be benign.

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Could this be a sore throat or what? Yesterday my throat started out itchy, no pain or anything. During the night as I slept I woke and found my throat was really sore and my neck hurts and lil mucus came out my throat too. And now I have this bubble lik

Please: Please schedule a a visit with your primary care provider. You are likely dealing with a throat infection (pharyngitis) which could be bacterial or viral. There are tests that can be done in order to rule out a bacterial cause (strep) in which case you will need antibiotics. Also you may have allergies with resultant post nasal drip that is causing your symptoms, and/or an ear infection. In the meantime take Ibuprofen for pain, warm salt gargles, and a daily anti-histamine. I hope you find answers and relief soon.

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I have a bad sore throat neck hurts feels really warm my neck to touch and bad headache really bad pain can you tell me what this may be?

I have a bad sore throat neck hurts feels really warm my neck to touch and bad headache really bad pain can you tell me what this may be?

Possible strep: The clinical findings for strep throat include severe sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever and pus on the back of the throat. The more of these you have the more likely it is strep and would need antibiotics for treatment. If you have headache and fever to need to see a doctor immediately to make sure you do not have meningitis which can be life threatening. Please see a doctor today.

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Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Lymph nodes: A sore throat or other infection above the neck often causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. At times these swollen lymph nodes are tender. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that your body is fighting an infection and are not cause for concern.

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