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Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache ?

Sore throat, headache, fever and back ache ?

Poss. Strep throat: Strep throat can be diagnosed easily and treated with an antibiotic at your doctor's office or a nearby urgent care center. If the test is negative you probably have a virus like EBV, commonly known as Mono, fir which no specific treatment is required besides monitoring and symptomatic relief with ITC meds fir fever and pain. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Really bad sore throat, sore back of neck and shoulders. Also blocked nose and head ache?

Really bad sore throat, sore back of neck and shoulders. Also blocked nose and head ache?

Sounds like head col: sore throat with blocked nose and head ache along with muscle aches and pains sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. If things don't improve soon see your doc. Chicken soup works as good as anything in the medical pharmacopia! ...Read more

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Mono ? Neck and back pain. Tightness in throat, headaches and really tired. Throat and glands feel swollen.

Mono ? Neck and back pain. Tightness in throat, headaches and really tired. Throat and glands feel swollen.

Mononucleosis et al.: There are MANY potential causes for the symptoms you have described, most of them being viral in nature. Mononucleosis is a viral infection that can cause extreme fatigue, sore throat, cough, abdominal pains, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. Most primary care offices can do a screening test for Mono with a simple finger prick test. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Sore throat and stiff neck and headache?

Headache,stiff neck: Any time you have a stiff neck and headache, you need to be seen immediately to rule out meningitis. It may be that you are coming down with a cold or other viral infection. Please be seen right away by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in my throat but not sore throat?

Tobacco irritation: Your sore throat may be due to your smoking but in view of the fact you are a smoker you should be checked out for a possible malignancy or other pathology. ...Read more

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Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

URI: The blood in throat is unusual, but everything else sounds like a bad case of pharyngitis, URI, mono, flu, etc. Perhaps tonsils are so enflamed and swollen that coughing violently caused them to bleed? I recommend going to urgent care for exam. ...Read more

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Ear pain/pressure, sore neck & jaw, and back of throat feels swollen, also headaches?

Ear pain/pressure, sore neck  &  jaw, and back of throat feels swollen, also headaches?

Infection: The symptoms you are describing sound like a viral infection. A strep infection is always a possibility. Treat your symptoms and see your doctor for confirmation. All the best and thanks for using Health Tap. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I have a ear ache, sore throat and my body aches.

I have a ear ache, sore throat and my body aches.

Virus?: This is usually caused by catching a virus. The immune response to infection causes throat pain and swelling. This swelling blocks the tubes that normally drain the middle ear leading to fullness/ache in one or both ears. Body aches are collateral damage from the immune response. Normal recovery is 7-10 days with good hydration and rest. ...Read more

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Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

Myalgias: Various infections: strep, flu, mono to name a few, cause a lot of inflammation and release of cytokines (inflammatory chemicals) that can cause our bodies/muscles to feel achy while we are sick. The aches are just part of the symptoms. If your neck is hurting so much that you can't move your head without extreme pain then it could be something worse and would require a visit to the docs ASAP. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Headache right across forehead, fatigue, body aching and sore throat.

Headache right across forehead, fatigue, body aching and sore throat.

?Influenza?: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Sore throat, running nose, headache, and pain under tounge?

Under tongue=see doc: In the setting of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, pain/swelling in the floor of the mouth under the tongue can be a sign of an abscess that needs immediate attention, and warrants getting urgent medical care. Other symptoms in that case generally include fever and muffled voice. If, on the other hand, the pain is on the underside of the tongue itself, not as worrying. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more