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Having severe pain in neck. Diagnosed with pharyngitis. Looking for second opinion

I have neck pain from past many years. Most of my doctor diagnosed it as Phyrangitis but my pain is very serious lasting for a few second only but it is excessive and I am not sure where it aches. Every year and mostly in winter, I will have pain for two to three weeks. After this pain vanished. Advise me what I have to do. Please note during pain, the pain is so severe that I can t explain. Something like a sharp needle penetrated into some parts of my neck. But I can t figure out the exact location except it is in right side of my neck. Pain became sevre when I work continiously in the computer or watching Tv
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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The majority of time treatment is symptomatic. Specific treatments are effective for bacterial, fungal, and herpes simplex infections.
•     Analgesics such as NSAIDs and acetaminophen can help reduce the pain associated with a sore throat. (Note: Don't use salicylates, like aspirin, for influenza: Increased risk ofReye's syndrome)
•     Steroids (such as dexamethasone) have been found to be useful for severe pharyngitis.
•     Viscous lidocaine relieves pain by numbing the mucus membranes
•     Antibiotics are useful if a bacterial infection is the cause of the sore throat. For viral infections, antibiotics have no effect.
•     Oral analgesic solutions, the active ingredient usually being Phenol, but also less commonly Benzocaine, Cetylpyridinium chloride and/or Menthol. Chloraseptic and Cēpacolare two examples of brands of these kinds of analgesics.
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