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What is the symthoms to the cold that is going around right now?

What is the symthoms to the cold that is going around right now?

Cough/cold 2012: The symptoms of the 2012 upper respiratory infection going around include nasal and sinus congestion and discharge, sore throat, cought. The viruses this year are very tough, causing symptoms more than 3-4 weeks of symptoms. You probably don't require antibiotics, as your body can usually heal it with lengthy of sleep, water, rest. See your doctor if you start having any severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Usually don't feel the cold. But feel cold now all the time?

Feeling cold: This could be one of the signs of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is important to see your physician to check for that. ...Read more

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Had a cold now for 5 weeks what do u suggest.

Had a cold now for 5 weeks what do u suggest.

Antibiotics may help: As a rule, viral infection last a few days.
If your colds linger and is accompanied by colored nasal discharge and phlegm, suggest to your dr to give you antibiotics.
Take lots of vitamin c, veggies and fruits in the meantime.
Take care! ...Read more

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I have had a cold that has lasted for well over a month now?

I have had a cold that has lasted for well over a month now?

Not likely: A "cold " is a constellation of symptoms, triggered by a viral infection. A healthy immune system and a"typical" virus will clear your symptoms within a few days. You have likely developed some inflammation, non infectious. ...Read more

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I had a cold and now surrounded by a cold can I get a relapse?

I had a cold and now surrounded by a cold can I get a relapse?

Sure possible: All depends on which virus you have had a misfortune to be infected with; if its variety is same as that of the rest of your surrounding "sickies" - no chance u will get sick; if a different variety present- u may get sick again. Best thing is protect yourself with good hand hygiene and wearing a mask when feasible.
stay healthy! ...Read more

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V has had what seems like a cold and now his hips hurt. Why?

V has had what seems like a cold and now his hips hurt. Why?

Synovitis: The symptoms you describe suggest a condition called transient synovitis. You should see your doctor to make sure. This is condition which causes hip pain and difficulty walking. A viral infection may be the cause. Symptoms last 3- 4 days. Blood tests and X-rays are usually done. Treatment is rest and anti- inflammatory medications. Pain that lasts more than that requires further evaluation ...Read more

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I have a cold - sniffling and feeling weak. It's been going on for a few days now.

I have a cold - sniffling and feeling weak. It's been going on for a few days now.

Simple hints:: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed, Robitussin DM or Mucinex DM as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day.
If not hypertensive OK to use a 12-hour nasal decongestant spray, followed by nasal saline spray, warm water gargles or neti pot. Carefully monitor temperature every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more

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My back is in constant pain and now its going to my neck I've tried hot and cold staying active an almost every painpill but nothing helps?

My back is in constant pain and now its going to my neck I've tried hot and cold staying active an almost every painpill but nothing helps?

Seek treatment: Masking the problem with pills is not the answer. You have proven that becasue they have not helped. Pain management doctors can help you determine the root cause fo the problem, but again do not accept only medications as the treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a cold/ congestion for over 3 weeks now. Not as severe as it was in the beginning but it just won't go away. Should I be concerned?

I've had a cold/ congestion for over 3 weeks now. Not as severe as it was in the beginning but it just won't go away. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: A viral upper respiratory infection (common cold) can last for several weeks. As long as symptoms are not worsening at this point, then probably don't need to worry. Sometimes a cold can be complicated by a bacterial infection, but usually symptoms worsen when that happens. If there is severe pain, fever over 101, bloody nasal drainage, or shortness of breath, then seek care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in my upper back everytime I eat something. If it's something hot or cold I can feel the temp while it's going down. This is not normal for me. Any ideas what might be wrong? This has been going on for 3-4 days now.

I'm having a pain in my upper back everytime I eat something. If it's something hot or cold I can feel the temp while it's going down. This is not normal for me. Any ideas what might be wrong? This has been going on for 3-4 days now.

Doesn't sound normal: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see why such symptoms are occuring, and my refer to a G.I. Specialist to further check the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, etc... Sounds like the throat, esophagus, and stomach are extra sensitive lately. If there are other swallowing or throat symptoms, an ENT specialist might also evaluate. ...Read more

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Suffering from cold for 20 days now, vat to do? Plz rply asap

What symptoms?: A "cold" can mean many things. What are your symptoms? Generally, any problem that has been going on for 20 days warrants a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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I loved mcdonalds but now it is small and cold servings of stuff. Is it me or the food?

I loved mcdonalds but now it is small and cold servings of stuff. Is it me or the food?

IT DEPENDS: If you are not satisfied with the cold food, then ask for a hot food. If the portion is small, you can buy more. ...Read more

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I have a cold my whole life now. What can I do to finallystop it?

I have a cold my whole life now. What can I do to finallystop it?

No you do not: There is likely to be an explanation for your symptoms, and a lifetime cold is not one of them. ...Read more

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I had a cold that came about three months ago and now its back should I worry?

Be curious.: It's not concerning necessarily that you're feeling sick again, but you should visit with your doctor very soon so see if this is a recurrence or something new. ...Read more

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Had a crown put on 3 weeks ago, I now have pain from hot or cold and chewing. Why?

Had a crown put on 3 weeks ago, I now have pain from hot or cold and chewing. Why?

See your Dentist: There can be multiple causes for this unfortunate occurrence. The bite may be "high" = you hit this tooth sooner/harder than the rest and the ligament is bruised. This affects the nerve in the tooth. The nerve may be dying from the additive trauma over years- decay, fillings, the crown. The solution is often having the nerve removed = root canal treatment. See the specialist (Endodontist) for this ...Read more

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While in Texas cold temperatures bother my MS. Should it change now that I'm in Las Vegas?

While in Texas cold temperatures bother my MS. Should it change now that I'm in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas gets cold: Sorry--don't know about the difference in locales--but wanted to make some recommendations for your MS. Here's what I've found to help: Vitamin B12 injections once or twice/week, Adenosine Monophosphate injections, 50 mg/week. Calcium Ethanolamine Phosphate (CaAEP) 3 times per day. Low dose Naltrexone (LDN) 1-4.5 mg each morning. High dose B complex--B1 & Niacinamide 500 mg each 3 times/day. ...Read more

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Just got over a cold about a month ago that lasted 3 weeks now got a cold again which is very unusual for me?

Just got over a cold about a month ago that lasted 3 weeks now got a cold again which is very unusual for me?

CHECK LABS!: Repeated infection can be sign of weakened immune system. Get labs checked CBC/CMP/TFTS/B12Folate/ANA/RF/LYME. If they are normal and infection persists check IGG LEVELS. While waiting for exam and labs I recommend Gluten free diet (WholeApproach. Com and gutbliss. Com. Also my vitamin. Regime I rejuvenationscience. Com ...Read more

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Stopped Lithium cold turkey for a month now. Starting to get everything together. How much longer should it take?

For?: Discontinuing lithium like this is not advisable. .. Best to discuss with your psychiatrist to come up with a better plan for the goals you have and ways you'd like to accomplish them. Wish I had a better answer. .. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have been having what I thought was a cold for about 2 weeks now, it is not getting any better or worse. Please help!

I have been having what I thought was a cold for about 2 weeks now, it is not getting any better or worse. Please help!

Depends on symptoms: People with mild cold symptoms, with or without mild fever, usually go to their neighborhood drug store and buy some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin/Advil for fever and aches. But sometimes, a person has strep throat or influenza, and not just a cold. With strep, antibiotics are needed. With influenza, Tamiflu can be used if diagnosed early. Two weeks is long, so a doctor should evaluate (may be sinusitis). ...Read more