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Dr. Nicholas Kanaan
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Cold Related Illness (Overview)

Cold-related illness is a condition caused by exposure to the cold and can include frostbite, which is skin damage, and hypothermia, which can include shivering, organ dysfunction, and death.


Dr. Nicholas Kanaan
14 doctors shared insights

Cold Related Illness (Overview)

Cold-related illness is a condition caused by exposure to the cold and can include frostbite, which is skin damage, and hypothermia, which can include shivering, organ dysfunction, and death.


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I had a cold sore on my breast and i don't know why... Where did i get it or is this a symptom of a serious illness?

I had a cold sore on  my breast and i don't know why... Where did i get it or is this a symptom of a serious illness?

See a doctor: Have somebody with professional training get a look at this. Cold sores on the breast do not generally happen, and am afraid this may be something more severe. Get it looked at, by a dermatologist if possible. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
Daily
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What are potential illnesses of these symptoms, hot and cold flushes and coughing fits?

What are potential illnesses of these symptoms, hot and cold flushes and coughing fits?

Several: Hot and cold flashes could be from thyroid problems or other hormonal imbalances. Cough could be asthma, bronchitis, copd, pneumonia or even reflux. Patient who have both are often suffering a lung infection like bronchitis or pneumonia. You should get this checked so that a proper diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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If a person has a cold (respiratory symptoms) and a flu (vomiting) simultaneously is that a sign of HIV or another immunocompromising illness?

If a person has a cold (respiratory symptoms) and a flu (vomiting) simultaneously is that a sign of HIV or another immunocompromising illness?

Respiratory and GI : No, definitely not. It is not at all uncommon to have both respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms simultaneously with a flu-like or other viral infection. This in no way suggests an immune compromised condition. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
Once
Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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Have generalized anxiety disorder and experiencing cold hands and feet. Thyroid checkd tsh=0.848 and all heart test came back fine. Is this anxiety?

Have generalized anxiety disorder and experiencing cold hands and feet. Thyroid checkd tsh=0.848 and all heart test came back fine. Is this anxiety?

Low Iron low thyroid: Causes include perno, raynaud's, cryoglonulinemia, wearing gloves and wool socks and stay indoors where it's warm.Don't smoke. It impairs circulation.Avoid caffeine. It constricts blood vessels avoid handling cold objects. Use ice tongs to pick up ice cubes. .Review:cold hands and feet at www.Emedicinehealth.Com see you family doctor for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Does having cold hands and feet necessarily mean I have raynaud disease?

Does having cold hands and feet necessarily mean I have raynaud disease?

It may: A non-invasive test can give you a more definitive answer, although many times a clinical diagnosis can be made. The test performed is called a cold immersion study and evaluated for vasospasm of the small arteries. ...Read more

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Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read more

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