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Question: Is it a throat infection?


 Andrea359 - Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:18 pm

I have had a cough and a sore throat for about a week and now i have painful lumps behind my ears and my tonsils look swollen and red. Do you think it is a throat infection or something else? I don't know if this has anything to do with it but for a couple of weeks i have had really bad back and neck pains.

Thanx
 DeLWolcott - Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:06 pm

'Tis the season for allergies, colds, flu, etc... Most of the problems you list sound like they could all be associated with post-nasal drip. PND can lead to infection, or sinus blockage. Any combination of these can cause the neck pain, which can/will radiate into the back.

If you feel any hint of fever, please see your physician as this could be a sign of an infection. Could be ears, sinuses, throat or chest. Ask about a possible decongestant to help alleviate the post-nasal drip, and also ask if these symptoms could be caused by seasonal allergies.

Nothing too serious sounding right now, but if you let it progress without any treatment, it can become serious. Take care of yourself!

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