Since Christmas night (so nearly 5 days) my partner has been really ill. He's had flu like symptoms including blocked nose, coughing, aches, pain and temperature fluctuations. The most concerning thing is that he has had terrible neck pain. To the point it's debilitating. He says the pain is on the bottom of his neck more on the left side and it's like a continuous shooting pain.
He's taken paracetamol and ibuprofen and neither are making a difference. He's tried hot and cold compress and having a hot shower. He seems to be getting worse. He won't let me ring NHS direct. He was saying he'll try get in the gp tomorrow but I just don't think he'll be able to get an appointment.
I was sick this morning at 9am and have not felt great either but I've never seen him like this before and I'm worried it could be something more serious like an infection. How possible is this? What can I do to help?
Thanks in advance.