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Can You Get Hives When You Are Sick
Fear nausea/vomiting: Feeling sick to your stomach and having nausea and or vomiting is not uncommon. If you know you are going to be doing something or going someplace that you are afraid of taking an anti-nausea medication or a mild calming medicine first would be helpful. You should discuss this with your doctor. If possible, try to see someone to help you resolve the fear that you have. This is the best solution. ...Read more
Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not particularly: True asthma has a genetic component and will emerge over time.Most males that will have a significant form will be symptomatic by a year of age, and a respiratory infection may trigger a flare up. Croup as a common infectious syndrome can bring out asthma, but does not cause it. There are lots of wheezy asthma like problems in childhood that disappear as kids get older. ...Read more
Yes: There are medications known as anti-emetics, which are very good at preventing vomiting. The key here is to figure out why you are sick and treat that. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for initial evaluation. Depending on what he finds, he may send you to a gastroenterologist. Regardless, they may be able to prescribe medicines for your vomiting. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you have sore throat and too much gas if you are infected by H.Pylori,and how do you know you are infected ,what are the symptoms ?
Symptoms of ulcer?: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more
Sometimes...: You are thinking of bronchoprovocation testing. During this test, you inhale very small amounts of a chemical that induces bronchospasm in susceptible patients. You then have a pulmonary function test and are tested for airway obstruction. If present, the obstruction is immediately reversed with a bronchodilator inhaler. Most people will have obstruction prior to any symptoms. It is very safe. ...Read more
Stay clean: If they sneezed in your face, not much you can do other than say "God Bless YOU, and I appreciate you covering your mouth!" If the sneezed around you, simply avoid the spittle, practice good hygiene by washing your hands often. Having antibacterial wipes can help too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever, blood infect: Shaking chills mostly go with blood infection called sepsis and are associated with high fever and white blood cell count. Allergic reactions and certain drug reactions can also cause this. Of course it is possible to just get very cold while sick. Then the chills might have to do with that but don't take any chances. Sepsis can be life threatening, get checked out if you reach that state. ...Read more
Yes.: Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is not unusual and can occur for the first time during pregnancy. I has been called "atopic eruption of pregnancy". It can be triggered by environmental irritants; stress makes it worse; tends to run in families. Consult a dermatologist before using any remedies, as even medications and over the counter preparations applied to the skin may affect your unborn baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fine tune your diet: Almost all pregnant women need to get more protein, more of certain vitamins and minerals such as Folic Acid and iron, and more calories (for energy). Skip sushi, soft cheeses and alcohol. Start taking a prenatal vitamin. Gain weight gradually and eat frequent, smaller meals if you like. Keep a healthy diet and in good communication with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Not always easy: A "cold" without fever that lasts longer than 2 weeks may well be allergy rather than a clod. Allergies by then selves do not cause fever. Typical allergy symptoms are itchy , teary eyes, clear nasal discharge associated with itching, itchy palate, itchy eras, sneezing, mildly sore throat, even fatigue. Not sure - see a physician. ...Read more
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