What causes headache, swelling under chin, pain behind neck and nausea?

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Headache, swelling under chin, pain at back of neck, nausea
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably throat Inflamatory process.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

Most probably those symptoms are caused by throat Inflamatory process. But more information needed such fever? neck pain related to movement or not? symptoms duration? any others related medical condition?

Awaiting your response....

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 26 minutes later
No sore throat, pain in neck constantly not just on movement. No fever. Headache all week, sore neck since thursady.
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
NSAID drugs could help improve symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

In this case, another possibility as cause of your symptoms should be considered, such upper neck ( cervical ) degenative disease, probably cervical arthritis.

This condition may cause pain in neck and head ( especially back head ) by compression of nerves.

In my opinion, heat procedures on back of the neck, together with NSAID drugs (Ibuprofen 3x400 mg/daily eg. ) for 3 to 4 days, should improve your symptoms, if not, then you should consult your primary care Doctor and discuss your concerns, as well as to have an throat and ears evaluation as a possible cause of your symptoms too, besides arthritis.

Hope this helps. If you have further questions and clarifications, feel free to ask, if not, you can close the conversation and rate the answer.
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