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Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

Sore throat and pain in the back of my neck and head with headaches and random bouts of nausea?

See MD: If present for more than a week, see MD for exam. Otherwise may be URI which is self limited to about a week. OTC meds. ...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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Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist ...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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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

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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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Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye.Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders ?

Pain in left side of my throat ear red  achy eye.Pain in the back of  my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders ?

Many issues: A good physical examination by a doctor will be needed. These symptoms are more global and the causes could be many. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), i would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more

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Headache on right side, pain in the right ear, and a lump in throat with a terrible sore throat?

Headache on right side, pain in the right ear, and a lump in throat with a terrible sore throat?

Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection (antibiotics would be needed to treat strep). Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the ear and the throat to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest and pain when swallowing?

I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest  and pain when swallowing?

Looks like a problem: A primary care doctor, and ENT specialist, and a G.I. Specialist can help figure out what is causing swallowing problems. Possible causes include nerve problems, tumors (including cancers), infections, damage from acid reflux, esophagus malfunctions or spasms, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc... Normal swallowing is an automatic, smooth, painless event; so anything other than that should be examined. ...Read more

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Cold pain in back of head?

Hmm...: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and.... You might know this. Cold/hot/electric/tingling are often descriptions when an injured nerve is the cause of the pain. The top nerve coming out of the spine goes up the back of the head and can give that symptom in degenerative cervical spine disease. or,Migraine, other degenerative spine..etc. ...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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Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?

Several different: Things with your symptoms. See your doctor for an evaluation to sort out all of the various symptoms to come up with diagnoses and a treatment plan. ...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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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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