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Left side of neck sore to touch sharp pain on left side like razor when swallowing tonsils ok no fever pain travels to ear what could this be?

Left side of neck sore to touch sharp pain on left side like razor when swallowing tonsils ok no fever pain travels to ear what could this be?

Infection: You could have an infection, for example a pharyngitis (throat infection) and the infection could be migrating into your eustacion tube which connects the roof of your mouth (posterior pharyngeal area) to your inner ear, which could be affecting your ear. All a guess without examining you. If persisits, see a dr. For the definative answer. Good luck, hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep ?

Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep ?

Sore throat: 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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Swollen lymphnodes all down front left side of neck/ear and sore throat at night for several weeks. Fatigue and some achiness follows. What is it?

Swollen lymphnodes all down front left side of neck/ear and sore throat at night for several weeks. Fatigue and some achiness follows. What is it?

Lymph nodes : generally means inflammation or some chronic infection like virus or atypical bacterial infection, but more serious conditions such as lymphoma need to be ruled out if persist for more than 8 weeks. You should see a doctor, perhaps infectious disease specialist for routine blood tests. May also need a lymph node biopsy. Don't delay evaluation ...Read more

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I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

I have no insurance and not able to go to the hospital swollen lymph nodes along left side of neck fever 99-101 sore throat worse when swallowing?

See a doctor: You need to be seen by a doctor as you may have a viral or bacterial infection. If the latter is the case you may need antibiotics. Urgent care centers or hospitals will treat you and help set you up with insurance. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph modes for about a month now off and on. It has gotten so bad that its starting to make the whole left side of my neck sore?

Lymphadenopathy: You need to see your physician, swollen lymph nodes may be a reaction to infection in the body. You can also get serious diseases related to the lymph nodes themselves. ...Read more

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I woke up with the left side of my neck sore and I don't think I pulled a muscle I feel the little bumps in my muscle almost like a little knots?

I woke up with the left side of my neck sore and I don't think I pulled a muscle I feel the little bumps in my muscle almost like a little knots?

Traps: A strain can happen without you noticing. Several hours later or overnight you wake up with symptoms. Ice, gentle stretching. If no better and or other non muscular symptoms, please get seen. ...Read more

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