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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

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 (acetaminophen) 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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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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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasnt there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isnt something serious ...Read more

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First time getting massage sore neck after dull neck pains on an off it's day 3? Help?

First time getting massage sore neck after dull neck pains on an off it's day 3? Help?

Muscle spasms?: I am not sure what your question is, however if you've been having some neck pains and have no numbness or weakness in the upper extremities then it's likely a muscle spasm. Massage should help. You can also do some gentle exercises. Try ibuprofen. ...Read more

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3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP, and having an assessment to rule out meningitis, encephalitis. Is it difficulty for him to touch his chin to his chest? The soreness may be secondary to inflammation and flu like symptoms. Has he had a flu vaccination this season? In either case, I would suggest monitoring his fever and reporting these findings to your physician. ...Read more

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Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Skin protects you: Even if you used your bare hands, your skin is your largest organ, and the sole purpose is to protect you from the surrounding environment. Just as a reminder, be sure to wash your hands throughout the day before and after eating, using the bathroom, or doing work. your neck pain and flu symptoms are most likely a coincidence. However, if you don't get better, you should see your Family Doctor. ...Read more