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Sore Throat And Neck Pain
I have a headache, sore throat, and neck pain/a stiff neck. I don't have a fever. What do I have? Also, can I go to school
On and off fever (hot flashes), cough which passed (now only occasional), now sore throat, yesterday neck pain, today back pain. Is this serious?
Beginnings of virus: You may have the beginnings of an infection (possibly viral). The sore throat and stiff neck are things i always recommend be evaluated by physicians since you never know what exactly is up and what testing you may need. Take your temperature with a thermometer to document how much (if any) of a fever you have, start drinking plenty of fluids. Make sure your nutritional status is good ; get seen. ...Read more
Sore throat, posterior neck pain (sudden in onset)& headache x2wks. Last night woke up w/stabbing throat pain- still hurts, but less. No fevers. Ddx?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case) recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
Sore throat,HA,neck pain/stiffness,malaise,&fatigue x1 wk. Dr. at Urgent Care said it's encephalitis based on symptoms&low WBC count.What should I do?
Viral? Cause?: What is the cause of encephalitis? Is there any viruses going around where you live? It seems as if the symptoms are mild enough that you're at home typing on your computer. If you develop seizures, numbness, tremors, &c, then you need to go back to the ER for more treatment. In the mean while, TTYD & drink plenty of fluids if it's viral. Meds causing encephalitis need to be eval by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My children have pink eye and I've had a very bad sore throat with neck pain and swollen glands for 3 days but no fever. Could they be connected?
Sore throat, headache, neck pain, malaise, & fatigue x15 days. Neg. strep test, no fever. Taking amoxicillin w/no help. Possible causes?
Needs work-up: For symptoms that are ongoing like that- I think of several possibilities. One would be mono- and that's an easy one (mono-spot test). Not sure if you have risk factors for HIV but I would test you for that too. Other viruses such as enterovirus or adenovirus could cause these symptoms, but usually not this long. REST may help you. Would check back with doc prescribing Amoxicillin-probably stop it ...Read more
Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I wait before going to my doctor?
Many issued: Your primary care can guide you with all your medical concerns. ...Read more
What to do if i cannot move much, I have a headache, a sore throat, neck pain, what's wrong with me?
See a Doctor: There are many possibilities her but it could be serious and you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?
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