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Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Lump: Likely a lymph node or a cyst. If persists without other symptoms for over a week, see an MD. If feeling ill, see a doctor sooner. ...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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My son just had influ a 2 weeks ago and now says his back and lower sides hurt along with his throat hurting and his head. He has a temp of 100.9.

My son just had influ a 2 weeks ago and now says his back and lower sides hurt along with his throat hurting and his head. He has a temp of 100.9.

Pediatrician: Have your son seen by a doctor. The internet is not the place for diagnosis of an acute illness with fever in an 8 year old. If you do not have a pediatrician your family doctor should be fine. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

I have a sore throat and the back of my neck hurts. It hurts to tilt my head back and, I'm cold. What could be wrong?

Pharyngitis: You can have a pharyngitis, either viral or bacterial. If you are having chills take your temperature. A trip to your primary care doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have a really bad head temp sore throat nausea and my body is hurting can't get my head of the pillow as it hurts too much?

I have a really bad head temp sore throat nausea and my body is hurting can't get my head of the pillow as it hurts too much?

Dr. Can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be used for influenza), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. A person might see a doctor if the sore throat is very painful or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat and influenza). Influenza (the flu) can cause a big headache, which the Dr. Can check. ...Read more

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My tonsils keep swellin up every few months. This time no sore throat just hurts to move to look up or different angles with my head. What do I do?

My tonsils keep swellin up every few months. This time no sore throat just hurts to move to look up or different angles with my head. What do I do?

Doctors can check: One's primary doctor can check to see if antibiotics are needed again, presuming there has been prior treatment already. Also, the primary care doctor can check for overall health, such as ruling out other illnesses that might make tonsillitis occur more often. An ENT specialist can give an opinion on whether or not surgery might help (removing tonsils). ...Read more

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Severe headache for a over a week. Especially when I wake up. Entire head hurts with a sore throat. Only massaging head relieves pain for a little bit?

Severe headache for a over a week. Especially when I wake up. Entire head hurts with a sore throat. Only massaging head relieves pain for a little bit?

Severe headache.: Please get in touch with your primary doctor. More than likely your doctor will ask you to go to her/his facility.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a sever head cold what can I take to help I have presure and bad congestion sore throat and my whole face hurts?

I have a sever head cold what can I take to help I have presure and bad congestion sore throat and my whole face hurts?

Sinus infection?: Your symptoms suggest a possible sinus infection which may need an antibiotic. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side. Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Sore throat on right side. Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Right is Not Right: You have many symptoms on your right but they may all be related. Go to your doctor or an urgent care center to make sure you haven't developed lower respiratory tract which originated from your sore throat and traveled downward. ...Read more

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Throat hurts (not sore throat). slightly push the Adams apple area (but I'm female) I get pain in the back of my neck. Presure when holding head down?

Throat hurts (not sore throat). slightly push the Adams apple area (but I'm female) I get pain in the back of my neck. Presure when holding head down?

Orthopedic: This sounds like something affecting your cervical spine. Recommend an orthopedic consult (someone with special interest on the spine). ...Read more

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Son fell 2 to 3 days ago & bumped his head lightly-today he woke up, jump out of bed & said his head hurt a little, a little dizzy & had a sore throat?

Son fell 2 to 3 days ago & bumped his head lightly-today he woke up, jump out of bed & said his head hurt a little, a little dizzy & had a sore throat?

Not related: Concussion symptoms usually start within 12 hours after a head injury. Headaches often accompany illness, especially strep throat. So depending with how sick he seems, you should get his sore throat checked out. ...Read more

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Sore throat everyone I cough it hurts my chest. Head hurts. And I keep getting sharp pains in my body. Losing my voice.

Sore throat everyone I cough it hurts my chest. Head hurts. And I keep getting sharp pains in my body. Losing my voice.

Feeling sick: It sounds like you are sounding pretty miserable. You are most likely suffering from a viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infection. Its best to be seen in person so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Pass 2 days I have been having a sore throat, ears hurt and head hurts. Body hurts. What can this be? What meds can I take?

Pass 2 days I have been having a sore throat, ears hurt and head hurts. Body hurts. What can this be? What meds can I take?

Agree w Dr. Raff.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, backache from my scapula down to the end of my back, my head hurts badly, I shivered for like 15 secs and cried without a reason?

I have a sore throat, backache from my scapula down to the end of my back, my head hurts badly, I shivered for like 15 secs and cried without a reason?

Get into an ER now-: -you need 2 B checked for meningitis ASAP. Even if you can't remember any exposure or if you have received the meningitis immunization. This only has a temp lifetime if I recall correctly from may days in the USN when we were exposed. ...Read more

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Sore throat for few days. Throat is not swollen, but is red and hurts to swallow, touch neck, and turn head. Should I see a doctor?

Sore throat for few days. Throat is not swollen, but is red and hurts to swallow, touch neck, and turn head. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: If it hurts to swallow, touch your neck, or turn your head, this sounds more serious than a standard pharyngitis; you should see a doctor for evaluation to see if it could have progressed to something worse, like an abscess. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat productive cough when I cough it hurts my head and back to the point of tears. I have trouble sleeping. I am extremely weak.

I have a sore throat productive cough when I cough it hurts my head and back to the point of tears. I have trouble sleeping. I am extremely weak.

See a doctor: This sounds potentially quite serious and in need of extensive history and physical and possibly some imaging studies. Do not wait, go and get seen and diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat on right side. Hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit. Got flu shot Wed. In extreme pain.

Extreme sore throat on right side. Hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit. Got flu shot Wed. In extreme pain.

Go to ER: It is possible that you are developing an abscess on or behind your tonsil. You need to see a doctor ASAP. Not related to the flu shot. ...Read more

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High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

Sounds a lot: Like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST!

If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for advice and possibly a hands on examination!
Good Luck BE WELL!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have sore throat with congestion and have been blowing out green mucus. Head also hurts an ears pain little bit. Is this viral or bacterial? Pls hlp

I have sore throat with congestion and have been blowing out green mucus. Head also hurts an ears pain little bit. Is this viral or bacterial? Pls hlp

Green mucus headache: It is difficult to say, majority of patients with symptoms like yours are self limiting and caused by viruses, I will wait and if don't feel better and have fever will go to the doctor. You can use saline nose spray and some decongestant like sudafed. ...Read more

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I had a high fever for 2 days, a sore throat, body & head ache the fever went down & I saw a lump on my neck and it hurts a lot when touch it help me?

I had a high fever for 2 days, a sore throat, body & head ache the fever went down & I saw a lump on my neck and it hurts a lot when touch it help me?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. The lump in the neck is a lymph node reacting to the viral infection. It is normal for it to be tender. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the tenderness in the lymph mode. Apply heat to the area. If the lymph node does not improve in a month, see an ent. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, and may not progress beyond just that sore throat. You may cough, but would tend to not be too congested. If this lasts beyond one week, you should see a doctor for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and fever could be strep throat which might need antibiotic treatment. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluids but if symptoms persist or severe get seen by a provider in order to get a formal exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my jaw hurts and my head hurts. I also had a bad toothache a week ago. Do I need a dentist or doctor?

I have a sore throat and my jaw hurts and my head hurts. I also had a bad toothache a week ago. Do I need a dentist or doctor?

Perhaps both?: There is no way to know for sure without actually examining you. My guess is that you have both a dental and a medical problem, although it is possible that the two are related. If you still have a toothache start with a dentist, otherwise start with a physician but also see a dentist as soon as possible as the cause of the toothache will probably resurface as pain soon! ...Read more

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Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when I cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.

Acute bronchitis: If symptoms are acute, most certainly viral. Stay hydrated. Things should improve. If things get worse (high fevers, chest pain, difficulty breathing) see doc soon. If other underlying illness, err on the safe side and call your doc to let him know. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have 3 round red mouth sores on the roof of my mouth, none have white heads on. I do have sore throat / flu what could it be. They don't hurt?

I have 3 round red mouth sores on the roof of my mouth, none have white heads on. I do have sore throat / flu what could it be. They don't hurt?

Sores, roof of mouth: This is most likely a manifestation of the presence of a virus. Other less likely possibilities would be Streptococcal infection, or thrush. Evaluation by a physician will lead to a rapid accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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