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Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep ?

Left side of neck is so sore, can't move it, severe headache and sore throat. Neck and head throbb when I lay down. Can't sleep ?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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 a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?

You need to be seen.: The symptoms you describe make me want you to be seen in person. Better safe than sorry. You might have a virus, but it could be more serious. Please go to your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic right away. ...Read more

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What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

What is wrong if I have chest pains, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat and white tongue with red spots?

Infection: Surely sounds like an acute pharyngitis infection - can be strep, mono, neisseria, but a viral infection is the most common cause. A throat culture (or strep screen) is indicated since untreated, that brand can lead to serious complications, including rheumatic fever and abscess. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?

I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?

Meningitis/Abscess: This is urgent! You have symptoms of serious infection. If you also have fever, this could be an abscess in your neck. The headache and stiffness are signs of inflammation in your spinal cord coverings so, get to an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Strep? Moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. Cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. No fever.Yellow patches on tonsils.

Strep? Moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. Cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. No fever.Yellow patches on tonsils.

Could be: It is easy to get a strep test and important to rule out as strep is an illness needing antibiotics. Flu cn also have similar symptoms...And it is not uncommon to have both flu and strep together. Yes- go and get a strep test. Strep can present with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, nausea, and stomach ache.. ...Read more

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Cause of severe headache, ear ache, sore throat, chest pain and tightness, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting?

Cause of severe headache, ear ache, sore throat, chest pain and tightness, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting?

Multi symptoms : You have too many symptoms, you should see your doctor right away or go to ER, you can't ignore chest pain & tightness . Please take care of yourself. Feel better. ...Read more

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Severe headache for a.week sore throat neck pain and stiffness, Going on 7dys bad neck and upper back pain. CT and xray clear? Meds work semi briefly

Severe headache for a.week sore throat neck pain and stiffness, Going on 7dys bad neck and upper back pain. CT and xray clear? Meds work semi briefly

Is there a fever?: You will do best with a specific diagnosis This sounds like a viral illness but the persistent headache needs. clarification. You need to ask you physician to have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Headache (Worst Ever) (Definition)

Severe headache is a symptom in which a person has great pain in his head. Severe headache is usually an emergency. Causes include meningitis, bleeding in the brain, trauma, brain tumors, etc. ...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