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What Does A Stiff Neck And A Sore Throat Mean
See Below: Most of the time those symptoms are an indication of a tonsil infection. Which can be viral or bacterial. However the neck is normally sore not stiff. ...Read more
If stiff neck means-: -just sore 2 move it around, not so stiff U can't turn it & is extremely painful. Probably a symptom of flu, but if also running a fever & chills, I would B check out by Ur PCP. If have a severely painful neck, fever, chills, more important 2 B Cn now, I always fear meningitis. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: Sounds like some type of probably viral illness, but without seeing you and examining you it is impossible to say more. If you feel poorly or this continues, see your pcp. ...Read more
On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?
I have a sore throat, stiff neck, lots of congestion and a cough. I leave for camp tonight and I'm wondering if I shouldn't go and get this checked out?
See the doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Perhaps you had a virus (cold) before the symptoms started. You may have "strep-throat". Perhaps you have a more serious problem affecting your lymph glands in your neck.
You need answers from a medical examination and blood tests to be sure you are taking care of yourself.
Tylenol (acetominiphorin) for body aches is helpful until you see your physician. ...Read more
Sore throat, voice loss, coughing, congestion (mostly chest), sore and stiff neck/back. No appetite?
Upper Respiratory tract Infection either by Virus or Bacteria can give you sore throat, hoarse voice, cough and fever.
Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/Aleve. Vit C.
If not improved in next 24 hours get examined by your doctor to make sure of No Tonsilitis. You may need antibiotic. ANd please stop smoking which prolongs sickness ...Read more
I have had a sore throat, stiff neck, headache and fatigue for several days. What could it possibly be?
See below: May be common cold (viral), influenza (usually w/ fever & body aches), bacterial pharyngitis, sinus infection, or mononucleosis (ebstein-barr virus—usually extreme fatigue). Can try symptomatic treatment (nsaid for pain/fever/aches; fluids; rest) or see pcp for exam, possible tests, treatment. ...Read more
Sore throat, body aches stiff neck. We went to the dr and the strep throat and mono came back negative, a little worried please help thank you?
Body aches: Your symptoms may represent a viral respiratory infection which can last 7-10 days. As a result symptomatic care is the course of action necessary ...Read more
It is flu season: It is likely a viral infection. It is flu season, so that would be my best guess. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm really worried lately about my health. Sore throat, glands up, extreme tiredness, night sweats, stiff neck?
I have a stiff neck, sore throat, rash on the back of my neck, and nausea. Do I have meningitis? How do I know?
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
Headache, sore throat, stiff neck, feel warm, general discomfort...these are my symptoms...could I have strep or just a virus?
Can be either...: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually 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 quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A stiff neck should be checked out to see if there is something serious. ...Read more
I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?
Headache worse lying down, woke with stiff neck, sore throat and my muscles are aching. Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?
I have a slight fever, I'm very shivery, and have a runny, backed up nose and a stiff neck. I also have a very, very sore throat. Do I go to school?
No. Get checked out.: I am worried about that stiff neck. While unlikely - and you have probably been immunized against bacterial meningitis - it's worth checking out. Your very sore throat could be strep or mono, though most people don't get the runny nose with these - unless unlucky to have an upper respiratory tract infection at the same time. You should be medically cleared before going to school. ...Read more
Clivus chordoma patient having flu Stiff neck and sore throat Her body is paining due to fever What will be best medicine to take away this flu?
Neurologist this am: The treatment for flu is symptomatic Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. The stiff neck means you need to contact the treating neurologist this morning. Viral infections can sometimes cause meningitis. That could cause a stiff neck (rather than the chordoma). If you can't reach him/her she needs to go to an urgent care center or ER ...Read more
Med eval: It would be beneficial to have this evaluated to ensure that you don't have streph throat (which requires antibiotic treatment). 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
I have a sore stiff neck which feels like its hard to hold my head up and slight sore throat and ear ache. What is this?
? infection: Sore throat and ear ache raises questions of early presentation of infection, even a strep throat, or perhaps a dental infection. The neck stiffness could be associated with a low grade fever (meningismus). But hard for me to clarify fully in this fashion. Please contact your regular physician and have him clarify all of this. ...Read more
Crazy headache, sore/stiff-neck, sore throat, midgrade fever, unintentional weightloss, night sweats?
How can I tell if it's a flu or meningitis severe sore throat sleepless nights fever don't know how high stiff neck extremely tired?
Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?
URI: This sounds like an acute viral URI (common cold) possibly complicated by bronchitis, but without seeing you and examining you it is really very difficult to predict. Hope you get better soon and don't have to see anyone, but if you get worse or do not get progressively better you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a stiff neck, feel drowsy, sore throat and a slight headache my eyes feel sleepy and sensitive to light. My body also feels slightly achy.
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