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Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis. No fever.

Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis.  No fever.

Needs evaluation: prior antibiotic use doesn't preclude infection in another area, you may need another type of antibiotic, or other measures as per doctor's judgement, best wishes ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: and strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

Bronchitis Symptoms: Probably bronchitis. Many are viral and will resolve in 7-10 days. If cough becomes productive or fever above 100, i recommend a visit to your doctor to evaluate for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

No: First you need a diagnosis. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are working to contain an infection or a tumor, but this is not always responsive to antibiotics, particularly if due to a virus. See a doctor and have this examined. You could probably wait to see if this went down and became less tender with time before going to an er. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Viral: There are a number of viruses that can be causing this. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is possible. You should be checked for monomucleosis also. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.

Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't  feel like asthma.

Mgt/workup: Since you have had a bacterial or flu like illness, the cough may be a result of bronchitis, pneumonia or inflammation of the lung/lining of the lung. I would suggest a pulmonary function test if it does not improve within three weeks. ...Read more

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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...Read more

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4 days: severe body and headache. Scalp hurts to touch, swollen infected throat/tongue. Nausea, weakness, fatigue, post nasal drip. No strep. Help?

4 days: severe body and headache. Scalp hurts to touch, swollen infected throat/tongue. Nausea, weakness, fatigue, post nasal drip. No strep. Help?

Virus: Viral infections can affect multiple organ symptoms - body aches, nausea / vomiting, fatigue, sinus, sore throat. If that's the case then it takes up to 14 days to resolve. You can take dayquil / nyquil and ibuprofen to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in armpt, back of neck. And head bumps. Had infection, treated with antibiotics. Symptoms worse, eye pain as well. ?

Swollen lymph nodes in armpt, back of neck. And head bumps. Had infection, treated with antibiotics. Symptoms worse, eye pain as well. ?

Infectious diseases: You should be seen by an expert in infectious diseases and probably by an ophthalmologist as well. This could be infection the causative organism of cat-scratch disease or some other nasty pathogen. Go now, do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...Read more

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Swollen painful neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. ?

Swollen painful  neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. 
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Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics without delay. Sounds like it's time for a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one ... First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!

Viral infection: Good morning, sore mouth, itchy throat, and dry cough suggest a viral infection involving the lining mucus membrane of respiratory system - upper and lower airway. Swelling of lymph glands of the area is associated with the process of our immune system trying to fight the virus. Symptom relief can be achieved by gargling with warm salt water, and ibuprofen. See doctor for antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell?having sore throat,runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days.node is tender and painful.

Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell?having sore throat,runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days.node is tender and painful.

Yes: Respiratory infections can be associated with lymph node swelling. It is usually along the anterior neck and both sides. Lymph node swelling that is more posterior may be associated with mono. Lymph nodes themselves may become infected so if 1 or 2 are larger, red or very tender, this is a possibility. All the best and be examined for any concerns. ...Read more

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My neck and back are sore to the touch after steroid treatment for bronchitis. Why could this be?

My neck and back are sore to the touch after steroid treatment for bronchitis. Why could this be?

Depends : You were probably coughing really hard, short of breath maybe wheezing. At any rate you were pretty sick i bet. We're you laying around too?! all of these things can make your neck and back sore. ...Read more

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Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

It's not an allergy: Redness and facial flushing are known side effects of the steroid medications. It is not an allergy. In fact, steroids are often used to treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck? Steroids? Pain meds?

What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck?  Steroids?  Pain meds?

Usually Steroids: Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?

Short term use fine: A single injection is generally not considered a contraindication for BF . Steroids are stress hormones we make naturally & are sometimes given to infants. No delay is required. This is a long acting product that will remain in effect over several days. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...Read more

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I wast-boned 8 months ago. After pt and mt, my neck/back are very sore. Md won't refer treatment and says that it should be healed by now. Could the diagnosis of whiplash be an error?

I wast-boned 8 months ago. After pt and mt, my neck/back are very sore. Md won't refer treatment and says that it should be healed by now. Could the diagnosis of whiplash be an error?

Neck/back pain: If you're still in pain 8 months after an mva, you will need further evaluation unless it's been done already. This may include neck/back xrays and mris. If you've had those done and they were normal, then you will need to approach is conservatively such as home exercise, proper mattress, pt or massage therapy, medication, etc. If abnormal, then your doc needs to refer you accordingly. ...Read more

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Can my neck get sore from bronchitis?

Can my neck get sore from bronchitis?

Not directly but: You don't normally get sore neck from the bronchitis but it be caused by 1 coughing a lot 2 as a direct consequence of the virus or bacterial infection which is the cause of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Sinuses are very sore. Face&jaw hurts. Ear ache all the way down neck for 1month. Antibiotic&steroids didn't help. I dont feel congested.What do I do?

Sinuses are very sore. Face&jaw hurts. Ear ache all the way down neck for 1month. Antibiotic&steroids didn't help. I dont feel congested.What do I do?

Physician: What did your physician feel your problem was? If the meds your physician prescribed did not help you, then your physician should refer you to a specialist that may be better prepared to determine what the problem might be. All the best.. ...Read more

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Xsmoker(dec9th), 6mo r. Ear feels blckd, neck feels swollen(gp can't feel anything), ENT 5/22, freq. Clear throat. Cancer? Other ideas?Started after severe sore throat w/white spots & bronchitis.

Xsmoker(dec9th), 6mo r. Ear feels blckd, neck feels swollen(gp can't feel anything), ENT 5/22, freq. Clear throat. Cancer? Other ideas?Started after severe sore throat w/white spots & bronchitis.

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent. ...Read more

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My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

Your management --: includes a proper Dx first, before any treatment could be initiated for you. With a proper Hx, exam and investigations, your Doc can Dx and hopefully start the appropriate treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed a topical steroid for my neck, she said it might be eczema. I used it for 5 days now my neck has these sore tiny red boils?

See details: Stop using the cream and call the dermatologist. Newer information concerning the cause of eczema may cause her to change the treatment. ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis. Took zpack&better. But have had a sore throat on and off for 2 weeks. And one neck lymphnode feels swollen. What could it be? No spots

Had bronchitis. Took zpack&better. But have had a sore throat on and off for 2 weeks. And one neck lymphnode feels swollen. What could it be? No spots

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sore throat, headaches, sharp pain on back of neck & persistent pain (3/10) at base of left ear only. Recently treated 4 bronchitis. Causes?

Sore throat, headaches, sharp pain on back of neck & persistent pain (3/10) at base of left ear only. Recently treated 4 bronchitis. Causes?

New infection: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection. An infection of the throat by a virus can cause pain to radiate up into the ear and vise versa. Try taking some ibuprofen, drink lots of fluids and rest. if you develop shortness of breath or high fever then you should see your doctor again. If your throat is red, swollen and has white patches on it, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had bronchitis twice in less than a month. I had a breathing treatment. But the past 3 months I have had this aching cough that sounds horrific.

I had bronchitis twice in less than a month. I had a breathing treatment. But the past 3 months I have had this aching cough that sounds horrific.

Mgt : I would suggest being evaluated by a Pulmonary specialist. Some considerations include asthma, pleuritis and bronchiolitis.
I would also suggest a TB screening test and possible chest imaging and PFTs. ...Read more

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Xray- no bronchitis. chronic asthma, severe congest., had a scratchy throat, burn in chest. steroids & nebulizer- little relief.

Xray- no bronchitis. chronic asthma, severe congest., had a scratchy throat, burn in chest. steroids & nebulizer- little relief.

Itchy throat: Your symptoms of itchy troay and difficulty brething may be due to gastroesophogeal reflux. Try using an antacid for relief ...Read more

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Throat really sore swnallowing left side couple months now. otherwise well. causes and treatment please?

Throat really sore swnallowing left side couple months now. otherwise well. causes and treatment please?

Get medical check up: Sore throat usually means infection of the Tonsils/throat, upper airway, often caused by viruses. Sometimes it is more serious due to a bacteria called Strept throat and may require antibiotics before it will go away as most viral infections do go away in 2-3 weeks.
It is best to show your throat to a physician or ENT specialist so that further evaluation/ diagnosis be done, and treatment offered. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

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