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Acute Face Symptoms
Bacteria vs. viral: Acute sinusitis is characterized by pus in the nose, significant post nasal drainage, pain and pressure in the face and pain between the eyes. You must differentiate this group of symptoms from a viral rhinitis (cold). Relief of symptoms are increased fluids, vitamin c, pain meds. But as always, you need a specific diagnosis. Patients use the term sinusitis very loosely. Get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic urticaria, frequent severe nose bleeds, petechiae, flushing chest and face, cold intolerance, mild ibs, could these be relate?
See allergist: This sounds like an autoimmune process with several disease conditions going on. You may need the help of an allergist as well as a rheumatologist. ...Read more
42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?
Neck pain radiating to back of head, persistent dull headache, with neurological symptoms similar to brain injury worsened by substances .. Causes?
How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?
None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more
Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic lethargy. Contract frequent infections/ailments (cellulitis, bronchitis, hives, headaches, panic attacks, and so on). Chronic malaise. Severity of fatigue makes me listless. Please help me. ?
See doc: Truthfully, sounds like you have a multitude of symptoms affecting many different organ systems. May need a series of blood tests, good physical exam etc to pin down cause. Certainly may have root in autoimmune disorder of some kind, versus various infections such as tick bites for example which can have widespread issues, or something as simple as allergy. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?
Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water ( not brine!) gargles, hot broth,boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon( bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication ( ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing. ...Read more
Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more
neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction. sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more
SLE test negative Ms test negative. Severe fatigue, JOINT swelling, red flush over skin/arms, dizziness, constant with episodes of worsening symptoms.
Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?
Yes: Swollen eyes, sometimes called "allergic shiners" can occur from allergies. The conjunctival membrane that essentially "covers" the white part of the eye and eyelid can get inflammed from allergies. The blood vessels that surround the eye can get dilated from the inflammation and cause swelling as well. This leads to the "bluish" discoloration around the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this New?: If this is a new onset of headaches, you need immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more
Help.Lupus-like condition.Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job.Neg neuro work-up.Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve.Lupus cerebritis still likely?
Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
Time: Almost all bacterial sinus infections occur following a viral upper respiratory infection. In the first several days following a cold the sinuses inflame due to the viral illness. About 15 to 20% of the time a viral illness becomes bacterial. 7 to 10 days after illness if symptoms persist or worsen with cough, headache, congestion, bacterial is now a likelyhood. ...Read more
No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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