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Neck Pain And Strep Throat
Diagnosed with strep on wed. Started zpac. Now fri. Throat still very sore, white bumps showing up under tongue, headache and neck ache when i sleep
Myalgias: Various infections: strep, flu, mono to name a few, cause a lot of inflammation and release of cytokines (inflammatory chemicals) that can cause our bodies/muscles to feel achy while we are sick. The aches are just part of the symptoms. If your neck is hurting so much that you can't move your head without extreme pain then it could be something worse and would require a visit to the docs ASAP. ...Read more
Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?
Likely a lymph node: The lymph nodes are part of your body defense system that helps clean up body serum contaminated by infections.There are many located throughout the head and neck & a strep throat will generally trigger swelling in those at the junction of your neck and jaw on one or both sides. ...Read more
6yold w/ soft small nodes neck, us=reactive.After sinus infec in oct new one showed up.Now w/strep throat, other 2 appeared.All 1.2cm or less. Normal?
Common issue: The lymph nodes of the head & neck are often noticed due to their exposed location, not deep in the tissues like other nodes.When stimulated they grow from <1cm to >2cm in size & shrink back down after 2-3 wks. It is not uncommon for a child with recurrent uri, s or bug bites to have noticed nodes come & go .A size > 2cm for > 3-4 wks deserves a visit & eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hi, I have strep throat ( 7 days). My neck and lower part of my head has been stiff the whole time. I have not had a fever at all. menengitis?
Went to ER yesterday thought tetnus due to cut, diagnosed with strep this morning stiff jaw/neck is this due to the strep throat?
Probably so...: Tetanus is a state of prolonged, severe muscle contraction caused by a neurotoxin produced by bacterium clostridium tetani--it is not that common. Since you were diagnosed with strep, it is likely that this condition is causing some sensation of stiffness to neck/saw. Many people do feel achy, chills, some headache with this infection. Motrin/tylenol may help. If worsen, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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