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Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Symptomatic care: Antibiotic therapy is most beneficial for hastening resolution of symptoms if instituted within the first two days of illness if you have a + strep test.. If your symptoms are persisting you may need to return for reevalution. Also consider testing for mono. If you want some relief from the pain of sore throat, you can take pain medicine that you can get without a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away ? And what could be causing this ?

Is it normal to have lower head soreness and neck soreness for 1 month that won't go away ? And what could be causing this ?

Many things : Many things cause this, most common are poor posture or sitting position while using a computer or smartphone. See your doctor for an full exam. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Lymphadenopathy: There is a host of reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge. If you have widespread noticeable enlarged nodes it is important that you be evaluated. There are benign causes,but there are also serious causes that warrant early evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son woke Up not feeling well. I measured his temperature and mouth reading is 38.3 and armpit is 38.2. He says he’s head is sore and his neck is sore. Am scared it may be covid-19?

My 5 year old son woke Up not feeling well. I measured his temperature and mouth reading is 38.3 and armpit is 38.2. He says he’s head is sore and his neck is sore. Am scared it may be covid-19?

Arrange testing: Stay home, provide fluids and ibuprofen after checking his temperature. If he does not look well to you, please arrange a virtual or in person appointment with your pediatrician.
Avoid contact with others, use good hand washing and consider testing for Influenza and Coronavirus. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate tests can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more

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I have done intense sport for the past few days. I have felt fine until after my last sport I felt feverish. My legs,arms,head and neck r aching.

I have done intense sport for the past few days. I have felt fine until after my last sport  I felt feverish. My legs,arms,head and neck r aching.

Lactic acidosis and : rhabdomyolysis or muscle destruction. It gives you fever and fatigue like the flu. If gets worse can lead to renal failure. Would recommend checking blood levels of cpk and your BUN and Creatinine levels to make sure kidneys are ok. Also you should drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What can I take for a terrible head and neck ache?

What can I take for a terrible head and neck ache?

Start with OTC: If you have no allergies, consider trying Ibuprofen to reduce head and neck pain. If it is associated with more concerning symptoms or is not going away, consider consultation with neurologist and pain specialist/spine surgeon to determine further testing/treatment options. ...Read more

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Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

No: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause pressure/pain in the face and over or between the eyes. But usually sinusitis doesn't cause occipital headaches or pain in the neck. ...Read more

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If a 6 days SEVERE head and neck ache was caused by meningitis, wouldn't other symptoms have occurred by now?

If a 6 days SEVERE head and neck ache was caused by meningitis, wouldn't other symptoms have occurred by now?

Head & neck pain: severe head & neck pain alone without other symptoms of meningitis is very unlikely to be meningitis. You can't ignore these symptoms, something wrong is going on, You must see your doctor or a neurologist or go to ER ASAP. Feel better. ...Read more

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. for their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I still get referred head and neck ache/pain a week or so after 2 wisdom teeth extracted they were badly decayed 1 hour on each to get them out?

Can I still get referred head and neck ache/pain a week or so after 2 wisdom teeth extracted they were badly decayed 1 hour on each to get them out?

Reevaluate: by a week post-surgery you should be feeling better. If not, return to the Surgeon who treated you for reevaluation. You may have dry socket (clot wash-out resulting in bone infection). ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more