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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What can I give my 13 teen year old sore throat headache?

What can I give my 13 teen year old sore throat headache?

Treat symptoms: Nsaids (advil) or tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and fever (if present), chloroseptic for the throat pain. Warm salt water & listerine gargle also soothes sore throat. (s)he also needs to see the doc to be tested for group a strep, which causes "strep throat." if present, it needs to be treated promptly to prevent rheumatic fever, a rare but serious complication of untreated strep throat. ...Read more

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My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

Infection: Common viral & bacterial infections as well as some toxin exposures can cause Headaches/neck aches/sore throat.Treatment can be symptomatic - NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen (stay away from aspirin-still a risk for Reyes syndrome, even in adults). If it is severe or lasts more than a few days, definitely consult your doctor.Antibiotic/antiviral treatment may be in order. ...Read more

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My child has fever, headache, and sore throat today.?

My child has fever, headache, and sore throat today.?

? Step throat: The symptoms may be due to strep throat but if symptoms persist more than 24 hours, it would be best to see a physician and find out. There is no substitute for a face to face evaluation. In the meantime treat the symptoms with fluids, approved over the counter meds based on age and weight. Don't wait 24 hours if symptoms continue to worsen. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get a headache with neck pain , I get a sore throat ?

Sometimes when I get a headache with neck pain , I get a sore throat ?

Question confusing: Many processes that give you a sore throat will also cause headaches & neck pain. Most are viral although allergies & strep can too. I can't attribute a sore throat to a headache or neck pain. So i'm confused by your question. ...Read more

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Is having a sore throat, cough, achy body, and a headache signs of mrsa?

Is having a sore throat, cough, achy body, and a headache signs of mrsa?

Sores on Skin?: Your symptoms can be associated with many other conditions. With MRSA you would also have skin lesions: little painful bumps. ...Read more

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My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

Strep throat: needs to be ruled out with the rapid strep test. If negative then symptomatifc treatment for the viral pharyngitis. ...Read more

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There's lump under neck, sore throat and headache. What could be wrong with me?

There's lump under neck, sore throat and headache. What could be wrong with me?

May be viral: Infection or strep, etc. 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. ...Read more

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Sore throat inside and out. Out side tender. Headache on right side. Fever of 100.6?

Sore throat inside and out. Out side tender. Headache on right side. Fever of 100.6?

May be strep: A very sore throat and headache along with fever and few or no other symptoms is common with strep throat, which requires antibiotics for treatment. If you are having a stiff neck or difficulty touching your chin to your chest, go in now - even if you must go to the emergency room. Meningitis can appear this way. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Sore throat, headache, body ache, dry coughs for the past 2 days! what do you suggest?

Probably viral....: If there is no significant fever, your symptoms point to a viral syndrome. Unfortunately, these viral infections have to run their course since there is no medicine to cure them. The only treatment, besides plenty of fluids and rest, is treating the symptoms-example Acetaminophen for the aches/pains, throat lozenges/spray for the sore throat, etc. It will run its course in about 5-10 days. ...Read more

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I have a headache, sore throat and i'm finding it hard to breathe, I am also very hot.?

See a doctor: Any illness that manifests itself with shortness of breath as one of the symptoms should prompt rapid assessment by a professional. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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5yr/0 woke up with neck pain headache and sore throat. What can be wrong. And what can I do?

5yr/0 woke up with neck pain headache and sore throat. What can be wrong. And what can I do?

Infection: Acute onset of sore throat, neck pain and headache is serious. You have to take 5yr old to pediatrician or hospital er for thorough examination. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot move much, I have a headache, a sore throat, neck pain, what's wrong with me?

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

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Woke up this morning w/ sore throat and achy body. Still sore throat, achy body, headaches, and really tired, no energy or appetite. ?

Woke up this morning w/ sore throat and achy body. Still sore throat, achy body, headaches, and really tired, no energy or appetite. ?

Probably Viral Infec: Most of these sore throats associated with headache and body ache are caused by the viruses.And they are self limiting with symptomatic treatment if needed with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen.Rest and fluids. But if you have fever and sore throat is really bad,then I will suggest that you have it checked by your Family Doctor to rule out Strep Infection,because that requires treatment with Antibiotics ...Read more

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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