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Can I Have Anesthesia If I Have A Cold
I have a cold on that day of wisdom teeth extraction and Immediately feel nausea, vomited after waking up from anesthesia. How long gut muscles heal?
Going in for surgery on sep 27. I have a cold can I still have anesthisia? Went to doctors just a cold nothing more. Really don't want to cancel.
Probably: A "cold" will resolve by 9/27. If, however, symptoms persist or worsen (a productive cough, fever, muscle aches) let your care team know. Elective surgery would then have to wait; "reactive" airways due to irritated mucosal linings would add a small, but significant, risk to anesthesia. Prudence, then, dictates waiting until that "cold" is on the downswing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common cold: Most colds are viruses that have to run their course. If you are blowing colorful secretions, yellow or brown , or very whitish and are running a fever, you may have a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics drink plenty of fluids and take over the counter cold remedies for the nasal congestion and or headache you may have. Take it easy until you are feeling better so your body can heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold symptoms: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). Symptoms cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. ...Read more
Symptoms: There is no specific cure for a cold and thus one can only treat the symptoms. If you have nasal congestion, a topical nasal decongestant may help but must not be used for more than 5 days else you end up with worse problems. Rest and chicken soup may help. I find inhaling warm steam for a few minutes 2x daily soothing. Don't go to work and infect your co-workers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Management of a cold: It's best to 'listen to your body' when you are sick - so in your case most likely you need SLEEP, avoidance of stress (exams?), avoidance of tobacco/alcohol, and plenty of fluids and good nutrition to optimize your body's function. SLEEP is vital - you may actually have a sleep deficit which may have allowed the virus to take hold. If fevers or troublesome symptoms develop, best to see a doctor. ...Read more
Usually nothing much: Colds are usually very mild and self-limited, and do not need specific treatment. Symptomatic care for nasal stuffiness, cough, sneezing, aching is reasonable and can be with over the counter meds if you get much worse, or have serious symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, high fever, or stay sick for more than 4-5 days, maybe get seen.Wash your hands and cover your mouth to avoid spreading! ...Read more
No treatment : If you had one, you'd never have to work another day in your life! colds are caused by viruses (antibiotics are useless!) and run their course in 3-5 days. Cold meds prolong it by blocking symptoms. Nsaids, decongestants and nasal lavage (neilmed) are great palliative measures, as are old-fashioned folk remedies like chicken soup and tea! better yet: get plenty of test and drink lots of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URI: Depends on symptoms. If there is nasal congestion, runny nose and sinus congestion, decongestants and antihistamines can help. If there is pain in the sinuses or throat a, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or throat lozenges can help. For a cough, guaifenesin can help. If you need to suppress the cough use dextromethorphan. As always, eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. ...Read more
Prolonged: Viral upper respiratory tract infections like the common cold usually clear in a week or so. When symptoms persist beyond 10 days a bacterial infection such as SInusitis or bronchitis is suspected and often antibiotics are prescribed to expedite the clearing of these infections. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
No meds required: 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
Outside of what?: People used to think that diseases were caused by miasmas that traveled through the air, but that was 150 years ago. Isn't it getting chilly in Colorado this time of year? It's not like arithmetic. If you go outside with a cold in warm weather, the warm doesn't cancel out the cold. Also, if you go outside with a cold in cold weather, 2 colds don't make a warm. ...Read more
What to eat: Eating homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus ; has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small amount of lemon to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey ; sip. Try thyme tea. Although some recommend hot toddies for colds – use of alcohol is discouraged by others. ...Read more
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