9 doctors weighed in:

Sore throat to the point where its painful to swallow, ear ache in both ears but mainly the left, a stiff neck and headaches on off Had for 7 days?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raynald Im
Urgent Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sore throat

Your symptoms sound like you are having a more serious throat infection than a virus.
The stiff neck could indicate a more serious infection occurring. Please be evaluated by your primary care physician or urgent care/ER as soon as possible.

In brief: Sore throat

Your symptoms sound like you are having a more serious throat infection than a virus.
The stiff neck could indicate a more serious infection occurring. Please be evaluated by your primary care physician or urgent care/ER as soon as possible.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. James Long
Agree. Get a culture and a test for mono in addition to a good exam and some blood work.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sounds like

You need to be seen.
You could have a bad strep throat that requires antibiotics or even develop an abscess in the back of your throat. What's also really concerning is your reported stiff neck. As an infection of the head and neck can spread towards the brain(very rare) but a stiff neck isn't quite typical. You'd be best served by an inperson evaluation and sooner rather than later.

In brief: Sounds like

You need to be seen.
You could have a bad strep throat that requires antibiotics or even develop an abscess in the back of your throat. What's also really concerning is your reported stiff neck. As an infection of the head and neck can spread towards the brain(very rare) but a stiff neck isn't quite typical. You'd be best served by an inperson evaluation and sooner rather than later.
Thank
Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine

In brief: See doc

Please be seen in either an urgent care clinic or ED today.
You may have strep pharyngitis, and ear infection, and there is a remote possibility of meningitis. Most likely it is a viral upper respiratory infection,but it is best to rule out a more serious illness.

In brief: See doc

Please be seen in either an urgent care clinic or ED today.
You may have strep pharyngitis, and ear infection, and there is a remote possibility of meningitis. Most likely it is a viral upper respiratory infection,but it is best to rule out a more serious illness.
Thank

In brief: Get this evaluated

Would certainly ponder a strep throat, but also, a sinusitis.
Why have you delayed for one week? See your doctor, and get an answer and treatment. If you have strep, there are definite risks to heart and or kidney. Do NOT delay.

In brief: Get this evaluated

Would certainly ponder a strep throat, but also, a sinusitis.
Why have you delayed for one week? See your doctor, and get an answer and treatment. If you have strep, there are definite risks to heart and or kidney. Do NOT delay.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available