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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Sore Neck And Shoulders

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I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes including RA and sle. A rheumatologist through an evaluation and lab studies would be able to tell you the specific cause. ...Read more

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3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP, and having an assessment to rule out meningitis, encephalitis. Is it difficulty for him to touch his chin to his chest? The soreness may be secondary to inflammation and flu like symptoms. Has he had a flu vaccination this season? In either case, I would suggest monitoring his fever and reporting these findings to your physician. ...Read more

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First time getting massage sore neck after dull neck pains on an off it's day 3? Help?

First time getting massage sore neck after dull neck pains on an off it's day 3? Help?

Muscle spasms?: I am not sure what your question is, however if you've been having some neck pains and have no numbness or weakness in the upper extremities then it's likely a muscle spasm. Massage should help. You can also do some gentle exercises. Try ibuprofen. ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasnt there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isnt something serious ...Read more

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Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Skin protects you: Even if you used your bare hands, your skin is your largest organ, and the sole purpose is to protect you from the surrounding environment. Just as a reminder, be sure to wash your hands throughout the day before and after eating, using the bathroom, or doing work. your neck pain and flu symptoms are most likely a coincidence. However, if you don't get better, you should see your Family Doctor. ...Read more