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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have been on antibotic for four days and there is no relief on my abcessed tooth. My throat and ears hurt really badand I have headaches. I have no money for dentist. Whatshould I do?

I have been on antibotic for four days and there is no relief on my abcessed tooth. My throat and ears hurt really badand I have headaches. I have no money for dentist. Whatshould I do?

Need to be seen ASAP: If you have been on antibiotics for 4 days for an abscessed tooth with pain and possible swelling of the throat or difficulty swallowing, you need to be treated by someone asap. An abscess involving the throat can be serious. Your choices for treatment could include a dental school if one is nearby, a dental office willing to treat you with some type of financial arrangement, or go to the er. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and everytime I eat and drink it hurts and I have been having headaches for a past week tomorrow can you tell me what it is?

I have a sore throat and everytime I eat and drink it hurts and I have been having headaches for a past week tomorrow can you tell me what it is?

Need more info: Medicine cannot be practiced effectively without a full history and physical exam. This could be one of many possibilities. Please see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Symptoms : my body feels hot, inside and outside, I cough literally after 1 second, I tremble, my throat hurts me, my eyes burn and I have a headache?

Symptoms : my body feels hot, inside and outside, I cough literally after 1 second, I tremble, my throat hurts me, my eyes burn and I have a headache?

Flu: Sounds like e start of the flu or a bad viral cold, causing a viral pharyngitis. Try lozenges, warm slat water gargle and spit, and drink warm beverages. If it gets worse or if you have trouble breathing, go to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache, my nose is runny & stuffy. I keep sneezing and coughing, & my throat hurts. What over-the-counter meds should I get?

I have a headache, my nose is runny & stuffy. I keep sneezing and coughing, & my throat hurts. What over-the-counter meds should I get?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Get medical eval: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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I have a headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, burning eyes, runny nose, and my cheek bones hurt really bad?

I have a headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, burning eyes, runny nose, and my cheek bones hurt really bad?

Fever?: Agree with all answers because at this point cannot determine if it a dental or medical cause. But if it the weekend, pain is severe, swelling develops and you are running a fever, I would suggest a visit to an urgent care center or even an er. Some may have a panoramic xray machine that could begin the diagnosis and make proper referral. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and when I get up I get headaches. What's wrong with me?

My throat hurts and when I get up I get headaches. What's wrong with me?

Viral/bacterial: Go to your md and find out so you can be treated asap and not allow your condition to worsen. ...Read more

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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

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I have serious headaches and backaches, temperature and my throat hurts too, what can it be?

I have serious headaches and backaches, temperature and my throat hurts too, what can it be?

Flu: Sounds like the flu. Rest, drink fluids and take Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If not better in 2-3 days. Please see your primary provider to investigate. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow, I keep gettin really hot, and I have headaches. Whta are these symptoms of?

My throat hurts when I swallow, I keep gettin really hot, and I have headaches. Whta are these symptoms of?

Possibly Strep or a: Virus. 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. ...Read more

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I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

Throat infection: It means you have an infection and it may be viral or bacterial and needs to be checked and treated appropriately. If it is due to strep infection you may need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Car fire, stand 25-50 feet from fire on front end. 24 hours later throat hurts/dry feeling. No sinus issue, yes headache from stress. Help?

Car fire, stand 25-50 feet from fire on front end. 24 hours later throat hurts/dry feeling. No sinus issue, yes headache from stress. Help?

Stressful: Symptoms of smoke inhalation usually occur immediately. And would be minor for someone standing that far away from the fire outside. If you were yelling, that could cause the throat symptoms. Another possibility is that you are coming down with an illness. We are currently seeing a lot of viral infections of the throat and upper respiratory tract. All of these should improve over a few days. ...Read more

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7yro throat hurts, Had a 101.1 fever yesterday but it's normal today. Complains of neck and headache. Not acting any different, Should I be concerned?

7yro throat hurts, Had a 101.1 fever yesterday but it's normal today. Complains of neck and headache. Not acting any different, Should I be concerned?

Doctor can examine: Fever and throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used, but Tamiflu can help flu), or sometimes from other causes. Usually a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome, coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case), recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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Hello. I have been ill since Monday but I feel the worst today as I was being sick for all morning and also my throat hurts and ears and headaches?

Hello. I have been ill since Monday but I feel the worst today as I was being sick for all morning and also my throat hurts and ears and headaches?

Being ill for: Several days and symptoms increasing means you need to see your doc. Please catch this thing before it gets worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daughter throat hurts whenever she speaks and sings also she keep losing her voice. No fever. She keeps having headaches and coughs.

My daughter throat hurts whenever she speaks and sings also she keep losing her voice. No fever. She keeps having headaches and coughs.

Viral illness: And thick mucus draining in the back of your daughter's throat can cause her to lose her voice. Dry and tight cough can cause sore throat and headaches. Regardless, she needs to be seen for a better feel of what is going on with her and get treated soon. Also, want to make sure the headache is not something more serious ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 and she is running a fever of 102.5 and her throat hurts really bad, and a headache, what should I do and what could it be?

My daughter is 6 and she is running a fever of 102.5 and her throat hurts really bad, and a headache, what should I do and what could it be?

See her doctor.: These are classic symptoms for a strep throat, but they also could be from an infection with a virus. The only way to tell is for her to be examined by her doctor and tested with a throat swab. They may be able to get the results within a few minutes and then if the test is positive, will treat her with an antibiotic. Sometimes, it is too early and a swab will be sent for an overnight culture. ...Read more

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Severe headache for a over a week. Especially when I wake up. Entire head hurts with a sore throat. Only massaging head relieves pain for a little bit?

Severe headache for a over a week. Especially when I wake up. Entire head hurts with a sore throat. Only massaging head relieves pain for a little bit?

Severe headache.: Please get in touch with your primary doctor. More than likely your doctor will ask you to go to her/his facility.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I'm sure I got what my son has but not sure what we have. I have a sore throat that hurts to swallow, tired, & getting a headache. What is it?

I'm sure I got what my son has but not sure what we have. I have a sore throat that hurts to swallow, tired, & getting a headache. What is it?

Several possibilits: The majority of these fall into a group of upper airway viruses including adenovirus, rhinovirus and others that can self heal. It can also be mono or strep. An evaluation and testing is the way to sort it out and avoid complications that may occur with untreated issues. ...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. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

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