Palm City, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:
5th day of the flu, coughing up mucus, ears full of pressure, stuffy nose. will a hot shower releave the pressure on my ears, and help with the mucus?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Flu: Warm steam will decongest the nasal mucosa and help relieve the ear and face pressure; however, the effect is temporary. You can try OTC decongestants and cough suppressants etc. after you check with your doctor regarding the safety of such medications given your pregnancy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I have natural aloe pants, can they relieve inflammation and mild rashes as well as a hydrocortisone?
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Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: There are several concentrations/strengths of cortisone cream. It is doubtful that aloe plants will have the same anti-inflammatory effect as the usual dosages of Hydrocortisone recommended by doctors.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Naproxen: The best medication for pain relief after a car accident is naproxen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic. It may give temporary relief but it is not a long term answer for this type of pain. It can cause dependence and long-term studies do not show any long-term benefit to the use of hydrocodone. When weighing the risks, Naproxen is a better choice.
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I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose and sore muscles, do I have a cold or the flu? It is cold outside
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Family Medicine 26 years experience
Very similar symptom: "colds" and "flu"s are both viral infections that have very similar symptoms as you described - both cause stuffy nose and sore throat and muscles and even fevers. Both should also resolve in 2-5 days. The "flu" that the flu shot prevents is "influenza a or b" - which is much more aggressive - causing sudden onset of very high fevers and muscle aches to the point of unable to get out of bed...
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I have the following symptoms head hurts fever of 99 throat n chest on fire ears hurt too:?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: You have an illness...Probably viral (because most illnesses are). Strep throat can also produce those symptoms. It is always a good choice to be seen when you feel so awful...If ears hurt too it could be an ear infection and having treatment choices is very helpful. Make an appointment to be seen.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
1st stage breast cancer was removed in march, had radiation therapy(30day), now taking tamoxifen, but coughing phlegm now, can it be a transfer to lungs?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
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Last updated Mar 18, 2016
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