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I have had the flu my daughter tested positive for influnza a now my neck is stiff and I am having neck pains with the flu I was vomiting coughing and had a sore throat

Influenza . Influenza is really peaking all across this country right now, and I am sorry that you are both having to go through this. Neck pain can be caused by muscular pain and sore throat. Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or even warm packs, will usually help. Of course with neck pain there is always the concern of meningitis. Patients with meningitis may also have headache, vomiting, fever, and rash, and if those symptoms existed then the patient should contact their physician. Read more...
See doctor. It may be just flu, however, your symptoms warrant medical evaluation. Unless your symptoms are abating, you should go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. Drink plenty of water or juice to stay hydrated, you may take acetaminophen if you have fever. Read more...

Started with sore throat, headache, muscle aches and sensitivity to touch. Took DayQuil but does not relieve sore throat. Do I have strep or the flu?

Need exam/swab. If you go to the doc, s/he can obtain a good ENT exam, including a tonsilar swab for a rapid Strep test. An acute EBV tonsillitis looks very similar with fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, lymphadenopathy & white plaques on the tonsils. EBV can even cause right upper belly pain (acute viral hepatitis). Antibiotics will help a strep but not viral infection. Consider sugarless lozenges. Read more...

Got the flu 3days ago&have had mostly fever&mild congestion. Now getting a sore throat. Always cold&weak. Starting to worry, feeling worse, visit er?

Virus. It appears that your virus is working its way down to the throat and later the trachea(windpipe). This is not unusual for the flu and you're still in the viral stage. I would sit tight for now with tylenol (acetaminophen) unless there is worsening fever, shaking chills and heavy cough which could indicate a bacterial infection and probable need for an exam and antibiotics. Read more...