sore neck on both sides

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Dr. Mary B. Engrav answered:

I have a sore neck on both sides and can hardly turn my head. Nothing else hurts and I had no trauma. Should I be worried? It started with the typical "inside the back of my throat" pain. When that went away after about 4 days I thought it was over. Then

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After a throat infection, some patients get enlargement of their lymph nodes, causing a sore neck (lymphadenopathy). Advil or Tylenol and plenty of fluids, and possibly a warm pack, often help. if a patient had headache, fever, feels sick, or has a rash then they should have a medical evaluation, but otherwise the lymphadenopathy usually subsides on its own.
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Dr. Andras Koser answered:

One side of my neck is sore and swolen. What is the problem.

Need to examine

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A physician must examine you to determine the cause. It can be an infected tooth or a swollen lymph node or many other conditions. Do not delay the visit to your doctor.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well
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Soreness behind ear and lump in neck on the same side, what's wrong?

Start with dental

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visit a dentist for Xrays to eliminate wisdom teeth problems and go from there
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Help I have a sore throat and sharp neck pains in the side of my neck?

Apply Ice

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Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider
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Help please? I've got a large lump on the side of my neck & sore throat!

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For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day.
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Why do some sore throats hurt badly when I press on the side of the neck?

Possible lymph node

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Throat infections often cause nodes in the neck to become inflamed which are then tender to touch. There may also be inflammation or cellulitis in the tissues in the throat around the infected area so outside pressure can stretch them which is also painful.
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Can a side effect of laser surgery on the neck be a persistent sore throat?

Extremely unlikely

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Laser surgery on the skin of the neck should not cause a sore throat. You should see your primary care physician to help determine what might be causing this.
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Dr. Taraneh Azar answered:

Both sides of neck are sore to touch. No sore throat. I do feel flushed and tired.?

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There are a number of possibilities. I would need more history and to be able to do an exam to give a diagnosis. The two most likely etiologies are swollen lymph nodes (from a virus) or thyroiditis. A simple blood test can help sort out the difference. If your symptoms persist, you should make an appoint to see a health care provider.
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