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Sore Throat 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
Sore throat, hurts when i swallow. Upper throat and left jaw pain. Bit of fever and headache. Achy tightness in chest, slight coughing. Any ideas?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sharp pain in my head & ears, coldscore, white spots on throat and feel weak neck pain stumuk pain sore throat?
Need evaluation ASAP: Needs evaluation asap for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.
?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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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