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How can I tell if it's a flu or meningitis severe sore throat sleepless nights fever don't know how high stiff neck extremely tired?

How can I tell if it's a flu or meningitis severe sore throat sleepless nights fever don't know how high stiff neck extremely tired?

See a doctor : You should go see your doctor . Meningitis is a critical diagnosis and can not be advise what to do in a webpage. Please go and see a doctor . ...Read more

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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


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I have severe sore throat! no fever, and I do not have strep.?

I have severe sore throat! no fever, and I do not have strep.?

Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain. ...Read more

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Had severe sore throat and fever(100.4 on aspirin) Test for strep was borderline pos. given atb and order for mono test if symptoms didnt improve,fever broke, but still have sore throat. Get test?

Had severe sore throat and fever(100.4 on aspirin) Test for strep was borderline pos. given atb and order for mono test if symptoms didnt improve,fever broke, but still have sore throat. Get test?

Wait a day or two: I'd wait a couple more days. The antibiotics are now in your system and beginning to do their thing. Fever gone. Throat pain is not going to resolve instantly - the irritation and inflammation has to heal, and that is going to take days, not hours. Rest a lot, drink lots of fluids, gargle with salt water to reduce inflammation and give it a few days. ...Read more

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5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today i find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?

5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today i find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?

Epidemiology : When early lyme is suspected, the diagnosis is based on clinical grounds. Taking a picture of the rash & having a doctor examine it before it disappear is advisable. Other things can cause a bulls eye rash such as a fixed drug eruption, southern tick-associated rash illness, etc. Early recognition is very important. Its too early for an antibody blood test. Epidemiology will help your doc answer. ...Read more

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My wife has a severe sore throat with phlegm. Been more than 5 days. No fever. Negative strep. Not getting better though. Any recommendations?

My wife has a severe sore throat with phlegm. Been more than 5 days. No fever. Negative strep. Not getting better though. Any recommendations?

Pharyngitis: Since you are coughing up phlegm, your upper airway (pharynx)and bronchial tubes are inflamed. Please see you primary care doc for medications. Lots of fluids too. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old has a severe sore throat and can hardly talk. She has no fever and had her tonsils removed when ahe was 6. Could ahe still have strep?

My 9 yr old has a severe sore throat and can hardly talk. She has no fever and had her tonsils removed when ahe was 6. Could ahe still have strep?

Yes: Removal of the palatine tonsils removes only a common site for strep to infect. Lymphoid and other tissues still remain in the throat that can become infected. Strep, mono, adenoviruses, and others can all be involved in some nasty throats. The only way to know is to have her tested. ...Read more

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White spots at back of throat post nasal drip and really sore throat with no fever? What could it be?

White spots at back of throat post nasal drip and really sore throat with no fever? What could it be?

Nasal drip: Together with the sore throat you MUST have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. That doctor will take good care of you! ...Read more

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What is the best day & nighttime medicine to give to a 15yr old girl? She has a stuffy, runny nose, achy body, very slight sore throat with no fever.

What is the best day & nighttime medicine to give to a 15yr old girl? She has a stuffy, runny nose, achy body, very slight sore throat with no fever.

Allergies: Sounds like she has nasal allergies that are affecting her sleep, she needs a prescription nasal spray, ask her pediatrician or let her be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit. ?

I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit. ?

Sore throat: This is often viral, although sore throat may be due to post nasal discharge from sinuses or to acid reflux or other condition. The only way to accurately diagnose this is to be seen and examined by your doctor. Go soon and wish you better. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat but no fever. What can I take?

I have a sore throat but no fever. What can I take?

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

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I've been coughing for weeks no fever no sore throat?

I've been coughing for weeks no fever no sore throat?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies for your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these factors. All of these have different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment, especially if the cough is no better after 3 weeks. If you smoke, you need to quit today and your doctor can help with this, too. ...Read more

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No fever but achy and sore throat. Should i go to work?

No fever but achy and sore throat. Should i go to work?

Probably not: You do not want to infect your coworkers. You may be in the very early stages of influenza, in which case you should be checked by a doctor and if positive for flu there is medication, which if taken in first several days of illness can be quite effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Fever (Definition)

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