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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

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...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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Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Viral URI: Most likely early symptoms of viral infection or Upper respiratory Infection. These can manifest in many different ways, including runny nose, increased mucous production, sore throat and/or ear pain. Treat symptoms with OTC throat lozenges. Should run usual course in 5-6 days. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 7 to 10 days, see your doctor. ...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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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. 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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Help! could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Help! could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Glands swollen: If the glands in you neck are swollen with your sore throat they can irritate the neck muscles and the back of your neck can hurt. If it continues for more than a few days see your dr. ...Read more

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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps . May be indolent infection/ sinusitis like mycoplasma for whihc you need antibiotics .Since it is 3 weeks would get it checked out by urgent care/ doctor this week. ...Read more

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My arm and neck and throat pain?

Gp to the E.R.: Often times these symptoms can be signs of more serious cardiac issues. See your doctor or go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The flu typically lasts 3-7 days. Make sure someone is around to help take care of you, until you feel well. If you do not start to improve in the next few days, I would certainly suggest going to see your Doctor. Hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Read more

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Tired, sore throat, soar and stiff neck, lump in back of neck on the right side, pain in mid upper back and mid stomach for 3 days now ... ?

Tired, sore throat, soar and stiff neck, lump in back of neck on the right side, pain in mid upper back and mid stomach for 3 days now ... ?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Get checked out: Without seeing your throat, I recommend you to see an ENT doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Help I have a sore throat and sharp neck pains in the side of my neck?

Help I have a sore throat and sharp neck pains in the side of my neck?

Apply Ice: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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