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Mucus in the back of throat, sore throat, stiff neck, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, joint and muscle pain, sweats and chills. Diagnosis ?

Looking for a possible diagnoses based on these symptoms: mucus in the back of the throat, sore throat where mucus is in the back of throat, stiff neck , really painful headache, nausea, loss of appetite, joint pain, slight muscle pain, exhaustion, sweats and chills. Started out with full sore throat, sore neck and headache. Nasal passages have been clear. Mucus build up has only been in the back of throat.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of Upper RespiratoryTract Infection.
Bodyache with sweats and chills can be due to associated fever.

You should get yourself clinically examined and get the following investigations done to confirm the diagnosis :-
1. Throat swab culture.
2. Complete Blood Count(CBC).
3. Liver Function Test(LFT).
4. Sputum examination.
5. Urine examination.

You should check for your temperature. You can take Paracetamol 500 mg for bodyache and fever.
Antihistaminic along with decongestant can be added if clinical examination shows congestion in the throat. Antibiotic, if needed, can be started according to the reports of your investigations.
Any medicine to be taken under medical supervision only.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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