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Swollen lymph node in left neck, sore throat, flu, sore on the scrotum which heals overnight and has occurred 3 times in the week. What could it be?

Swollen lymph node in left neck, sore throat, flu, sore on the scrotum which heals overnight and has occurred  3 times in the week. What could it be?

Doctor can evaluate: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, along with a sore throat and flu symptoms, can be strep throat. The doctor can test a throat swab for a result in 5 minutes. The doctor can look at the scrotum to see if it is some pimple or other skin problem. It is unusual for a sore to be able to heal overnight. ...Read more

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Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more

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Stomach is upset, have a 99.6 temperature, and a sore neck and head. Is this signs of the flu? What can I do to help my side effects.

Stomach is upset, have a 99.6 temperature, and a sore neck and head. Is this signs of the flu? What can I do to help my side effects.

Viral illness: You do not have fever. If you are concerned that this may be early onset of influenza go and get tested and treated if positive. Otherwise, get into bed, rest, keep yourself well hydrated and use an anti-inflammatory to manage some of the symptoms (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Got flu shot a week ago. Every day I've had a headache along with stiff neck. My arm is also bruised and super sore. ?

Got flu shot a week ago. Every day I've had a headache along with stiff neck. My arm is also bruised and super sore. ?

Flu shot: You should be seen by a doctor and assessed to be sure that you have not developed secondary infection at the vaccination site. It is not unusual to develop a day or two of mild symptoms of achiness, possibly headache. A week is too long and the arm should not be "super sore". Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a bad case of Stomach flu. now neck is so stiff and sore and have shooting pain down right arm and can barely move it. Is this serious?

Had a bad case of Stomach flu. now neck is so stiff and sore and have shooting pain down right arm and can barely move it. Is this serious?

ER or Urgent Care: I would advise an ER or Urgent Care evaluation ASAP. While your symptoms may be from a pinched nerve in the neck, there is a chance this could be from meningitis. If you had vomiting and diarrhea, this is likely stomach flu, and your vomiting strained the muscles in your neck - you still could benefit from medical care. If you have had vomiting only, go to the ER for further testing ASAP. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of the flu. However, i also have numbness in my arms, and neck and I have muscle soreness in my neck and back. Should i see a doctor?

I have symptoms of the flu. However, i also have numbness in my arms, and neck and I have muscle soreness in my neck and back. Should i see a doctor?

Yes: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Clivus chordoma patient having flu Stiff neck and sore throat Her body is paining due to fever What will be best medicine to take away this flu ?

Neurologist this am: The treatment for flu is symptomatic Tylenol and ibuprofen. The stiff neck means you need to contact the treating neurologist this morning. Viral infections can sometimes cause meningitis. That could cause a stiff neck (rather than the chordoma). If you can't reach him/her she needs to go to an urgent care center or ER ...Read more

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I have had the flu my daughter tested positive for influnza a now my neck is stiff and I am having neck pains with the flu i was vomiting coughing and had a sore throat

Influenza : Influenza is really peaking all across this country right now, and I am sorry that you are both having to go through this. Neck pain can be caused by muscular pain and sore throat. Advil or tylenol, or even warm packs, will usually help. Of course with neck pain there is always the concern of meningitis. Patients with meningitis may also have headache, vomiting, fever, and rash, and if those symptoms existed then the patient should contact their physician. ...Read more

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