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There are 24 possible causes of headache, sore throat

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Possible Causes - Listed in order from the most common to the least.

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Common Cold Overview

The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!

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Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

A sinus infection causes the sinuses and nasal passages to become inflamed. Facial swelling is a common sign of this type of infection.

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Cold and Flu Overview

Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, also known as "hay fever," refers to symptoms that occur after exposure to a certain allergen, such as pollen. Swollen eyes or face may accompany allergic rhinitis.

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Swine Flu

Swine flu, also known as H1N1, is a highly contagious virus with symptoms similar to common influenza types. It spreads quickly from person to person, and can linger on tables and surface areas.

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Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx (the back of the throat). This can cause soreness, scratchiness, and difficulty swallowing. Most cases occur during colder months when the humidity is low.

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Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or "mono," is a group of symptoms caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. One potential symptom is a pink rash that looks like the measles.

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils (the lymph tissue in your throat) become infected. Symptoms include sore throat, fever, and swollen tonsils. Fortunately, it's normally easily diagnosed and treated.

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Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. It's especially common in children. Look out for sudden fever, a red throat with white patches, headache, and chills.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious condition that usually affects young children. It presents as a rash on the hands and feet along with blisters in the mouth.

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CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by intense fatigue that cannot be cured with sleep. Mental and physical activities may cause your symptoms to worsen. When your fatigue cannot b...

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Mumps

Mumps is caused by a virus that is passed from one person to another through saliva, nasal secretions, and close personal contact. The condition primarily affects the parotid glands. Parotid glands –also calle...

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Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is caused by a virus that often results in a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks. For this reason, it is also known as "slapped cheek disease." It is fairly common and mild in most children, but it ca...

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by a parasite. This parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, can be found in cat feces and in undercooked meat, especially venison, lamb, and pork. Toxoplasmosis can be deadly fo...

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Weils Disease

Weil's disease is a severe form of a bacterial infection known as leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria from the genus Leptospira. In severe cases, such as in Weil's disease, it can lead to organ failur...

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Acute HIV Infection

Acute HIV infection is also known as primary HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome. This condition occurs within the first two to four weeks after someone is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. It i...

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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection that sometimes occurs after a patient has had strep throat. It is caused by the same family of bacteria that causes strep throat (an infection that makes the throat red, swollen, and sore)...

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Peritonsillar Abscess

A peritonsillar abscess is a relatively common bacterial infection that usually begins as a complication to untreated strep throat or tonsillitis and produces a collection of pus. Use of antibiotics in the treatment o...

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West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)

A mosquito bite can turn into something much more severe if you are infected with West Nile virus. Mosquitoes transmit this virus after they bite an infected bird and then bite a person. While not all people wit...

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis wer...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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