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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. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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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