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Doctor insights on: A Common Cold Linked To Penis Irritation

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Define "trigger": T1DM is a process that emerges after a period of time when the body looses its ability to make insulin.The apparent mechanism involves destruction of insulin producing cells by auto-immune antibodies. The source of those antibodies is illusive but thought to include enteroviral infections.The disease often presents after a triggering illness, but could be diagnosed earlier by specific tests. ...Read more

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Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.

Urethritis: We often never find the cause; even eating those little hot peppers can cause this. Chlamydia can do this in ever sex. It's not really HIV-related but it's wise to be checked for HIV yearly in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

May be: If whole perineum with vagina and anus area invoke than this is serious infection leads to fasciitis , fournier gangrene, needs to be seen by surgeon ...Read more

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What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

See an ENT doctor: Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of the throat. Generally they shrink with age, but can become infected and require removal. Occasionally, they can reappear, but one would never see tonsils grow on a tongue. Any growth should be checked out and probably be removed by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse. Is there any help?

I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse.  Is there any help?

I'm guessing...: ...That you're referring to lichen sclerosus (formerly known as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus). If so, yes, there are treatments, but they're all prescription strength, so you'll need to see a dermatologist. Don't wait too long, because it gets harder to treat the longer it's there. ...Read more

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Can something like wearing a hat all the time cause a neuralgia in the forehead or irritation that would cause a numb sensation?

Can something like wearing a hat all the time cause a neuralgia in the forehead or irritation that would cause a numb sensation?

Low likelihood: While theoretically it is possible that very tight hat over forehead may compress sensory nerves of forehead and cause numbness but in reality it will be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause or contribute to a lump in the throat sensation?

Can cold weather cause or contribute to a lump in the throat sensation?

Cold weather: Usually cold does not cause a lump sensation in the throat. The lumps are usually causes by reflux and can be managed be a lower acid diet and antireflux medications like Prilosec two Times a day before meals. It will take a few months to get rid of this. Follow the diet and you will get better , ...Read more

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Could dry humping as a form of masturbation cause a UTI?

Could dry humping as a form of masturbation cause a UTI?

Here are some...: The related effect from dry humping may induce its physical aftereffects, which may simulate the symptoms of UTI but should resolve in 1-5 days. If urinary Sx persists and lasts not as usually expected, still seek evaluation & counseling timely, instead of continuing speculation with uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. ...Read more

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Red rash around vaginal area from pad during period is this normal or can it be due to some type of disease?

Red rash around vaginal area from pad during period is this normal or can it be due to some type of disease?

Friction/allergy: This sound like a friction burn to the area from the pad or an allergic reaction to any adhesive on the pad. Consider tampons, changing brands, explore other alternatives. See gyn or dermatologist if this continues or can be resolved. ...Read more

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What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

BMS tongue : In patients with BMS, the most prevalent site with burning sensations was the tongue, especially on the tip. The syndrome mostly affects women after age 40. ...Read more

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In the years that I take an annual flu-shot, I don't get common cold too. Is there a link ?

In the years that I take an annual flu-shot, I don't get common cold too. Is there a link ?

No: The influenza vaccine is specific for the influenza virus and its strains. The common cold is usually due to rhinovirus, and often other viruses. If one contracts the influenza virus, s/he will be much more ill than with the common cold. ...Read more

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How can I cure common cold?

How can I cure common cold?

You can't, symptom: Relief only. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Best tablet for common cold?

Best tablet for common cold?

Varies: I usually recommend breaking up the different ingredients of cold medicines to pick the one for the main, worst symptom. Stuffy noses respond to Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) phenylephrine (sudafed pe), oxymetazoline (afrin- 3 days max!). Coughs do better with Guaifenesin and detromethorphan (mucinex dm). Achiness and pain and sore throats with Ibuprofen (motrin) or tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen.). ...Read more

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How to deal with common cold?

How to deal with common cold?

Cold Tips: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How can I fight a common cold?

Rest warm & humid: The common cold is self-limited, and is effectively dealt with by your own immune system, and it usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. In order for your immune system to work efficiently, you will need adequate rest and sleep. Cold viruses thrive in low humidity and cold temperatures. They can't survive at high temp and high humidity. You should keep warm, drink plenty of fluids, and try a humidifier. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose common cold?

How do you diagnose common cold?

Clinically diagnosed: Your doctor will make the diagnosis of a common cold based on your signs and symptoms by performing a history taking and a physical exam. The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, or headache. ...Read more

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How can you fight a common cold?

How can you fight a common cold?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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How can you treat the common cold?

How can you treat the common cold?

Some cold basics: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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How effective are common cold pills?

How effective are common cold pills?

Don't know which: medications you are referring to. Medications may help to ease some cold symptoms but they do not cure the common cold. Take care. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a common cold?

What sort of disease is a common cold?

Usually self limited: Usually viral and self limited, but contagious. ...Read more

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Are hot toddies bad for the common cold?

It can be bad: American lung association recommends avoiding treating cold with alcoholic beverages as it can cause dehydration. ...Read more

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How can I avoide getting the common cold?

How can I avoide getting the common cold?

Colds: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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Which medicine to get for the common cold?

Which medicine to get for the common cold?

No meds needed: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Which medicine should I take for common cold?

Don't necessarily : Need meds. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more