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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: ..But only by lab tests for sure. It is possible to be very suspicious however.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Rsv: Yes, he can get RSV again. Usually the body builds immunity (a natural protection against re-infection). However, your baby's immune system is not ful ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Moist not cold: The age old treatment of croup includes sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair while the infant breathes the moist night air. This moisture is m ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
RSV test: Rsv begins with cold symptoms and RSV usually causes wheezing. To settle the argument take to the doctor or er and have him tested for rsv.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pneumonia=lungs: A cild is any systemic illness whereas pneumonia specifically involves the lungs.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
None...: The vast majority of colds, upper respiratory infections, are caused by viral infection. So, there is really no difference. The other possibility is a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria vs virus: Strep throat targets the glandular structures of the throat including tonsils, adenoids, and palate.It is caused by a specific strain of strep bacteri ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
.???: I don't know what that means.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Yes if you allergic reactions is for Asthma ,productive cough is possible.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
None.: Honey is a better cough medicine than any packaged cough medicine.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection of bronchi: No, it's an infection of the bronchi: the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus infection/cold: Head cold gives you congestion in nose and feeling of sore throat and low grade fever with and without headache and usually gets better without treatm ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Few days: Usually you are contagious a day or two before symptoms start and then up to a week after.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Definition: It simply means what it says. An abrupt or very recent onset of a medical disease characterized by fever. It could represent any form of inflammator ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
They are different: A warm mist humidifier is a device that heats water into steam and a cold mist vaporizer uses a device to spin and genrate tiny droplets of cool mist ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Both Herpes simplex Type I. Can treat with over-the-counter Abreva or Denavir (penciclovir).
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Respiratory and GI : No, definitely not. It is not at all uncommon to have both respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms simultaneously with a flu-like or other viral in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good question: Some time it is hard to tell. In general, when you have a cold, someone else in the family or office often has one. A cold is often associated with ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What are you asking?: There is a saying "feed a cold and starve a fever", but this has little scientific meaning or benefit.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: The common cold is caused by viruses.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Either: Humidity is moisture in the air. It doesn't matter how it gets there. The main differences in the cool mist vs steam is the noise and the cost. Be su ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose vs. throat: A cold is viral. It is due to infection by a virus called rhinovirus. It results in nasal congestion, throat irritation, and generalized weakness. Tre ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: It may be due to herpes, but more commonly, if it is on the inside of the cheek or on the gums it may be an aphthous ulcer. The cause is not known, b ... Read More
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