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Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Ear infection: Head pain on swallowing is usually secondary to having an otitis media ear infection. Your other signs all could be from this. See your family md. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I had flu about 2 weeks ago - stuffy nose, muscle aches and pains, fatigue. I have not got a cold with a sore throat. Is this normal?

I had flu about 2 weeks ago - stuffy nose, muscle aches and pains, fatigue. I have not got a cold with a sore throat. Is this normal?

Yes: Often with the viral infection - the stuffy nose, fatigue, etc your immune system is weakened and another viral or bacterial infection can occur. If high fevers, white patches on the throat, coughing significantly or chest burning, or it persists then you need to see your health care provider to see if viral or bacterial ...Read more

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What do I have if I have a sore throat, coughing and muscle aches?

What do I have if I have a sore throat, coughing and muscle aches?

See below: Did symptoms hit you suddenly? Fever? Feel like you've been run over by a truck a few times. Weak, no energy? May be influenza, which usually resolves in 7-10 days. If not, see doc because bacterial infections can occur on top of flu. Otc theraflu helps with many symptoms. Gargle with warm salt water. Rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Get flu shot this fall (unless allergic to them). ...Read more

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I'm getting muscle aches and sore throat but no fever? What should I do?

I'm getting muscle aches and sore throat but no fever? What should I do?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Could painful muscles, clicking, grating shoulder, sore throat and fatigue be anything to do with impending menses. How to stop it?

Could painful muscles, clicking, grating shoulder, sore throat and fatigue be anything to do with impending menses. How to stop it?

Doubtful: This does not sound like anything associated with your menstrual cycle. This is more likely viral and musculoskeletal (your shoulder problem). See your primary care provider for an exam and diagnosis to find out how to feel better fast. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wife has nasal congestion, muscle ache, and sore throat but no fever, any com I can give her?

My wife has nasal congestion, muscle ache, and sore throat but no fever, any com I can give her?

Yes: It is the viral season, and the symptoms you describe are classic viral ones. Likely there is or will be a low grade fever accompanying these. Com? If you mean medications, treatment at this stage is purely palliative (comforting) advil, (ibuprofen) salt water rinses, decongestant or antihistamines if an allergic component is present. Good luck! ...Read more

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Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Itchy rash: While itchy rashes can be from allergies, muscle aches, sore throat and pain are not commonly seen with allergies. Since diagnosing rashes is challenging without a picture, if a person takes a photo to show their doctor, it can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had severe mycoplasma 4 months ago, but for 3 weeks now I have yellow & clear phlegm, chest pain, vomiting twice, sore throat and muscle ache?

I had severe mycoplasma 4 months ago, but for 3 weeks now I have yellow & clear phlegm, chest pain, vomiting twice, sore throat and muscle ache?

M.D. Visit: These may be symptoms related to pneumonia from a number of possible causes. A chest radiograph is indicated most likely and may be ordered by your physician. In the meantime, drinking fluids, checking your temperature and taking ibuprofen as needed/tolerated will help to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should I see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

I am having cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should I see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

Depends on: How long you have been having symptoms, and whether or not the otc medications are working for you. We are still in flu season and if the symptoms have been present for less than 48hrs you may benefit from the use of a medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir). Beyond that we usually encourage supportive therapy with the otc medications. Hope you fell better soon. ...Read more

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Reacurring migranes, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, muscle aches. 3 days now and now daughter coughing 2. Doc is booked no room, trip to the er?

Reacurring migranes, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, muscle aches. 3 days now and now daughter coughing 2. Doc is booked no room, trip to the er?

Not an emergency: Emergency rooms or departments are for emergencies and what you are describing doesn't seem to be an emergency. Do you have any walk in centers where you live for an evaluation? That would be far more cost effective. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

OTC meds for URI: Avoid antihistamines like loratadine, zyrtec and Benadryl. Try using pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. Protect your stomach if you choose Advil by eating or taking antacids. Sudafed and Afrin can help open your nose and ears; use with caution if you have high blood pressure. Ear and throat infections can be serious. Look for a free clinic or low cost community health center if you get worse. ...Read more

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I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

Is it a cold?: Colds can last for a few days to a few weeks. But, some of you symptoms could be an indication of allergies. ...Read more

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Sore throat 3 days and fatigue. What causes it?

Sore throat 3 days and fatigue. What causes it?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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