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I have pneumonia and wonder does a stiff neck and headache

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I have pneumonia and wonder does a stiff neck and headache above the neck symptoms of the illness?
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: The headache and sore neck is all the time.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: doctor confirmed the pneumonia last Thurs, right lung.Also have a lot of coughing and unable to sleep.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 10 months ago.

I'll be glad to help.

Some of the headache and neck stiffness can be normal with constant coughing; however; you need to monitor your symptoms, at its worse, this can represent meningitis which needs urgent evaluation.

Monitor your temperature for any fevers, also see if you have any back pain if you were to lay flat on your back and raise either legs straight into the air - pain with this maneuver or fevers can indicate possible meningitis and you will need more evaluations to rule it out.

I wish you a speedy recovery,

Warm regards,

Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 10 months ago.

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