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how did I get a cold

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Davidson
50 years experience Periodontics
Herpes is common: Herpes virus that causes cold sores is very common in the population, being found in 40% to 80% of the population depending on the study. It is conta ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Do you smoke?: Smoking does that. Certain types of bacteria also cause pneumonia without symptoms of runny nose or high fevers.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
It's part of the col: It's not unusual to develop a cough at the tail end of a cold. People tend to call it bronchitis when they think they need antibiotics, even though s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Smoker?: Do have a history of smoking, if that's the case smoking keep defending system occupied and unable to perform regular duties: antiinfective. Also do y ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cold: Unfortunately viral illnesses that cause cold tend to fatigue us. The best therapy is fluids and rest. Overexertion will only prolong the symptoms.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure.: Don't see any prohibition against this.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Listen to your body: This means that alcohol is negatively impacting your body/.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Your immune: system my not be functioning as effectively as it should be or could be. Do you have any other health concerns?
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vocal cords: Your vocal cords appear to be sensitive to changes in swelling when there is infection or when there are changes in hydration. By itself this may not ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not uncommon: Many of us get a viral or mycoplasmal infection about once a year. Depends upon whether you are frequently in close contact and thereby exposed to la ... Read More

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