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Suggest remedies for sore throat and stiff neck

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016
Question: I have a sore throat and stiff neck
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be a viral/ bacterial infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Sore throats are usually following an infection either viral or bacterial. There can be enlargement of the lymph glands in the neck which can cause pain and restriction of neck movements. The neck stiffness may also occur in other conditions like cervical spondylosis.
If you don't have fever and are not very ill, you may take an antiseptic gargle and antiseptic lozenges which often helps relieve symptoms.
If persistent, it would be better to see a doctor, have yourself examined and tested.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (3 hours later)
Thank you for your response.
The sore throat is not really a big deal, but the stiffness on my neck is really bothersome.
I do not have a fever but feel restricted with not being able to move my neck normally.
I will wait a few days to see how it goes.
Again, many thanks
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You would find some relief with the use of muscle relaxants in addition to ibuprofen. Also sleep on a firm bed with no pillow or a very thin pillow. You could also use a balm locally.
You are welcome to get back to me if you have any query in the future.
Wish you a quick recovery.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (2 minutes later)
thank you
Will do
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the opportunity to interact with you.
Shall be happy to be of help in the future if you need it.
Wish you good health and a great day
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedies for sore throat and stiff neck

Brief Answer: Likely to be a viral/ bacterial infection Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. Sore throats are usually following an infection either viral or bacterial. There can be enlargement of the lymph glands in the neck which can cause pain and restriction of neck movements. The neck stiffness may also occur in other conditions like cervical spondylosis. If you don't have fever and are not very ill, you may take an antiseptic gargle and antiseptic lozenges which often helps relieve symptoms. If persistent, it would be better to see a doctor, have yourself examined and tested. Do get back to me if you have further queries.