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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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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 ?

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
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Culture done?: Was an actual throat culture done? If so and the zpac is not effective than they need to change to a different antibiotic. If no culture, you might have a viral infection which will not be affected by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

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

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Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can strep throat cause a stiff sore neck?

Can strep throat cause a stiff sore neck?

Lymph nodes: Usually not. But tender, swollen lymph nodes could make the neck sore. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: though it is not likely, if you present to the ER, you might get a lumbar puncture to find out if you have meningitis. Since you have had this stiffness for 7 days and you don't have headache, fever, or change in your mental state, I doubt it's something to worry about. ...Read more

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Went to ER yesterday thought tetnus due to cut, diagnosed with strep this morning stiff jaw/neck is this due to the strep throat?

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 more

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Is it normal for strep throat pain to spread to neck and head. I am on cephalexin for three days but this pain has not still gone away. ?

Check dosage/diagnos: You may be getting suboptimal dose of cephalexin or you may have another problem, as infectious mononucleosis, a viral pharyngitis, can co-exist. Yes pharyngitis pain can spread, but usually abates with the start of treatment after one or two days, goodluck ...Read more

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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...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