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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

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No fever, severe headaches, sore throat, mild cough, mild runny nose, severe neck pain and nausea. Went away for one day yet came back. 3 days strong

No fever, severe headaches, sore throat, mild cough, mild runny nose, severe neck pain and nausea. Went away for one day yet came back. 3 days strong

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. You also have seasonal flu. ...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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Neck pain following cough and sore throat. Severe headache following ontop of spinal cord.?

No it isn't: Leave your spinal cord out of it. Brain and spinal cord are completely devoid of sensory apparatus in their own tissue. Pain sends a message to the brain of actual or potential tissue damage; the CNS gets such messages from everywhere but itself. Your neck is packed tightly with among other things bone, connective tissue & muscle. They are the most common sources of pain, NOT your spinal cord. ...Read more

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How long for a viral syndrome to go away? Severe tension headache, fever, tiredness, restlessness, sore throat severe, congestion, minor body aches

How long for a viral syndrome to go away? Severe tension headache, fever, tiredness, restlessness, sore throat severe, congestion, minor body aches

Sounds awful: Everyone is different, and these nonspecific viral syndromes vary a lot. If it's just a pharyngitis (sore throat) those usually improve within 3-5 days, but mono would be a situation where a sore throat lasts a lot longer. If it evolves into a cough or something more flu-like, that can hang on for weeks (though the fever/achy stuff passes after the first few days). Sinus stuff hangs on too. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can do? Low grade fevers, headache, severe sore throat have white patch (not strep) right side swollen glands, now ear ache?

Is there anything that I can do? Low grade fevers, headache, severe sore throat have white patch (not strep) right side swollen glands, now ear ache?

See your doctor: Either see your doctor or call a telemedicine physician for a detailed discussion or evaluation. You may have an infection requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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For about 2 weeks now I've expierenced a sore throat, severe headaches ear pain and itching, watery stools, and loss of appetite, heartburn and fatigue?

For about 2 weeks now I've expierenced a sore throat, severe headaches ear pain and itching, watery stools, and loss of appetite, heartburn and fatigue?

See your doctor: Please see your primary doctor for throat and stool culture. Ear pain is usually associated with sore throat and it is called referred pain. A young person with your symptoms could be infectious mono or other viral infection! ...Read more

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What medication to take for severe headache and throat pain. Feel like having water clogged in the head and having severe throat pain.

If not allergic....: I suggest trying Aleve (naproxen) OR Advil for relief of pain. Additionally, zinc lozenges (Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey along with warm water gargles and 8-10 glasses of fluid daily. ...Read more

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I wake up everyday to severe headache, soar throat, body aches, back pain, always groggy, angry and it takes hours to wake up? About 1yr. Please help!

I wake up everyday to severe headache, soar throat, body aches, back pain, always groggy, angry and it takes hours to wake up? About 1yr. Please help!

See dr: You might have some sort of sleep disorder that can benefit from help, maybe even sleep apnea. See your pratt first who will take your full history and figure out where to start. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more

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I'm having a severe sore throat, pain right under my cheekbones, and headaches. What could this be?

Sinus: Hello. Your symptoms sound like you may be developing a sinusitis. Facial pain, headaches, and post nasal drainage causing throat plain are commonly seen in sinusitis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, cough (worsened by: lying down, at night), headache (side: all sides) (severity: severe) (time frame: sudden) (qua...

I am experiencing sore throat, cough (worsened by: lying down, at night), headache (side: all sides) (severity: severe) (time frame: sudden) (qua...

See MD: See MD for a full exam. Know all your meds medical history, any recent antibiotic treatment, allergies, etc. Did you have the seasonal influenza vaccine? Influenza virus very common right now. See MD and until then try symptomatic relief with OTC dextromethorphan / guaifenesin and ibuprofen 800 3 times a day. Stay hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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After having a sore throat, I started having severe night chills with headache, followed by colds, but no have fever, what could this be?

After having a sore throat, I started having severe night chills with headache, followed by colds, but no have fever, what could this be?

Strep throat?: You should get seen by your doctor and make sure you get ruled out for strep throat. If untreated, it can infect the heart valve and cause significant problems. Safe option is to see your doctor to rule out the more serious stuff prior to assuming it is just a simple cold. ...Read more

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Low fever for a few days with a bad headache (in the temples); no other severe symptoms. Tickle in my throat but not a sore throat. A little coughing.?

Low fever for a few days with a bad headache (in the temples); no other severe symptoms. Tickle in my throat but not a sore throat. A little coughing.?

Symptomatic: In all likelihood this is a viral infection. Symptomatic treatment with losenges (zinc fortified if you believe), fluids, Acetaminophen (less than 12x325mg tablets per day) and conservative activity is all you probably need for about 7-10 days. Seek medical treatment for worsening symptoms such as a higher fever, productive cough, increasingly severe headache, etc, . ...Read more

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I have pretty severe hayfever. I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US. I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy

I have pretty severe hayfever. I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US. I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy

Very common as it's: High pollen count make many people feel sick there. Make sure you have a HEPA filter at home, and change your filter in your car too if you drive a lot. Take shower when you get home, and wash hair, put clothes in sealed hamper (basically decontaminate when you get in), leave jacket, shoes at door to keep your indoor environment clean and restful. May need to take OTC allergy pills to help too. ...Read more

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I'm having severe sore throat that has been lingering for weeks, clogged ear on one side and a massive headache. Sore throat stays swelled with white?

I'm having severe sore throat that has been lingering for weeks, clogged ear on one side and a massive headache. Sore throat stays swelled with white?

Yuck!: Sounds like a nasty sore throat and most likely a viral infection. These can last a long time. It would be a good idea to be examined if you haven't been- it is hard to know without seeing it and feeling the lymph nodes. There are many helpful remedies for some of the symptoms- see this for example- http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/sore-throat/basics/definition/CON-20027360 ...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