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Dr. Mary Engrav
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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

After : 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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It's end of week 1 with recurrent shingles on gluteal cleft. Now have a sore neck and back both on same side as my shingles.Can it be related?

It's end of week 1 with recurrent shingles on gluteal cleft. Now have a sore neck and back both on same side as my shingles.Can it be related?

Not likely: Shingles is usually not recurrent and affects the area supplied by only one spinal nerve root. Therefore the gluteal lesions and neck are not related. Please consult and infectious disease specialist for proper diagnosis and care. You may wish to get consultation with a pain specialist as well to forestall the chronic that can some times result form shingles. ...Read more

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Dr. Zach Patrick
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
7 years in practice
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What does it mean when both sides of the neck and under chin are sore after night of drinking?

What does it mean when both sides of the neck and under chin are sore after night of drinking?

It depends: Alcohol causes dehydration. It also causes lowered inhibitions. Depending on what actions you performed while out drinking you could have strained your neck, you could also be feeling the effects of light dehydration. If the feeling persists, or if you develop a fever or increased pain, see a doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Robert Stachler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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I have a cold. My right lymph node is swollen. It's gone down, but now both sides of my neck hurt. Feels like a sore muscle. Is it related?

I have a cold.  My right lymph node is swollen.  It's gone down, but now both sides of my neck hurt. Feels like a sore muscle.  Is it related?

Lymph nodes: Do you have any other lymph nodes? If so it could be the cold. Check for other lymph nodes. If the cold is getting better try Motrin or tylenol and warm compresses for the sore muscles and this problem should resolve itself. If you have persistent fevers or chills you may need an antibiotic. See your doctor in that case. You should have a family doctor to do your check ups anyway at 30 yrs old. ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Pharyngitis: The fact that you're losing your voice indicates a something is irritating your vocal chords (either false or true chords). It may be postnasal drip coming from her sinuses or other bacterial infection. The lumps your feeling on the side of your neck are lymph nodes in your cervical chains or jugulodigastric under the sharp angles of your jawbone. ...Read more

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Dr. Taraneh Azar
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Both sides of neck are sore to touch. No sore throat. I do feel flushed and tired.?

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

Sore neck: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
22 years in practice
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
46 years in practice
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