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I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may have a yeast infection called thrush. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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I woke up with pain in the back of my neck, not painful to move around, and it does radiate a little into my shoulder. Sore throat as well, any ideas?

I woke up with pain in the back of my neck, not painful to move around, and it does radiate a little into my shoulder. Sore throat as well, any ideas?

See a doctor: You may simply have slept in a position causing muscle spasm. The best way, however, to assess this is to be seen and examined by a good pcp. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have sore throat pain in my chest and shoulder blades?

I have sore throat pain in my chest and shoulder blades?

Might by heartburn: Sometimes acid reflux from the stomach can present like this. However, it can also be a sign of a more serious condition. I would either see your doctor or try a short course (1-2 weeks) of antacid therapy and if no better than see your doctor. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more