Colds Accompanied By Pain In The Neck?
Hello, A week ago I was rained off in the rain, finally I caught a cold. Today it’s better, but from yesterday my right neck hurts when touched, then even when touched, my right nose and head immediately became hot and sore. Is there any connection? Then how to treat a sore neck and right shoulder?
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First of all, I want to confirm first, what do you mean by pain when touched is your skin that feels pain (the pain feels superficial in your skin area only)? Are there certain rashes on your skin that hurt? Or do you mean by pain is pain in the muscles of your neck and shoulders?
Basically a viral infection of the respiratory tract (which most often causes flu symptoms) can cause other prodromal symptoms such as pain in muscles, joint pain, dizziness, headaches, body weakness, and not infrequently also causes pain in the skin when touched. If what you mean is pain in your skin, then a very important thing to pay attention to is whether there is a particular rash on your skin. If you see a rash on your skin that hurts, immediately check with a doctor to identify the cause of the rash. If caused by a disease such as shingles, the doctor can provide treatment with antivirals as soon as possible so that the disease course becomes shorter and the risk of complications also becomes smaller.
If what you mean is muscle pain, in addition to being caused by an airway infection that you are experiencing, muscle pain can also be caused by other things, for example due to incorrect sleeping position, work position or lifting items that are not ergonomic, injuries during sports, and so forth. You can try to compress the affected area with a warm compress, and do gentle massage on the affected area (not in a rough order). You can also take pain medications such as paracetamol if the pain is very annoying and uncomfortable.
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