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Doctor insights on: Common Cold Listlessness

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause runny nose/congestion in child. No other symptoms?

Can cold weather cause runny nose/congestion in child. No other symptoms?

Sure: We have all experienced a runny nose when the it starts to get cold out. Fall also is a classic season for :"Fall Allergies" which will cause congestion and the Rhinitis and runny nose syndromes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

Go to doctor now...: If I am interpreting your question correctly, a 13 month old child with these symptoms should immediately be evaluated by a doctor. It could be the sign of something very serious. ...Read more

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Burning productive cough, yellow mucus, diZziness, fatigue, slight fever. What are the most common possibilities?

Burning productive cough, yellow mucus, diZziness, fatigue, slight fever. What are the most common possibilities?

Respiratory infectio: Fever with productive cough and with burning sensation is an indication of infection in the respiratory tract may be upper or lower tract. It could be spectrum of sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis with or without pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are common cold symptoms?

What are common cold symptoms?

Many: I break colds into flavors: there are chest colds, nose colds and throat colds, although all common colds can cause all symptoms. Stuffy nose and cough are the most common symptoms, but feeling tired, sore, sick, having sinus pressure or earaches all come with the territory. Many colds start with a sore throat before progressing to stuffy nose and/or cough, but some only involve sore throat. ...Read more

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Common cold symptoms and prevention?

Common cold symptoms and prevention?

Common cold: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently & thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. > ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever( 101 or higher with hard chills/sweats),body/muscle pain,respiratory symptoms(cough,runny nose).Easy to test for rapidly.Important to diagnose and treat within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.Anti-viral flu medicine works best if started within this 48 hour window. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more

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Whats the diff. between flu or common cold virus. i have dry throat, hoarse voice, an dizziness, fatigue, an slight headache, . weakness, ect. ?

Whats the diff. between flu or common cold virus.     i have dry throat, hoarse voice, an dizziness, fatigue, an slight headache, . weakness, ect. ?

Fever: is higher with influenza than it is with the common cold. Other symptoms of flu include muscle aches and pains, shaking chills, cough, sometimes nausea, and a longer course than the common cold. Most people can go about their daily activities with a common cold. The flu usually knocks you down for at least a few days. ...Read more

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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Is this Cold or Flu? Sore throat, Chills/ now heated, fever 100.9, mild headache, fatigue, stuffy nose, sneezes.Im 21 & very scared of illnesses.HELP!

Is this Cold or Flu? Sore throat, Chills/ now heated, fever 100.9, mild headache, fatigue, stuffy nose, sneezes.Im 21 & very scared of illnesses.HELP!

See a doctor: it sound like a flue. see a doctor. hydrate very well rest and treat the symptoms with OTC medication, specially Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, and Ibuprofen for body ache. eat soups ,take vitamin C and Zinc. the mean things is rest and hydration. good luck. ...Read more

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Alternating insomnia and over-sleeping. Hot flashes. Poor appetite. Lacking energy. No obvious signs of cold. Started 2 months ago. Is it a virus?

Alternating insomnia and over-sleeping. Hot flashes. Poor appetite. Lacking energy. No obvious signs of cold. Started 2 months ago. Is it a virus?

No: Need to know more of your past medical history. Do you have fevers, have you taken your temperature? Please discuss these symptoms with your health care provider, get screened for depression. Take care ...Read more

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Is sweating hot or cold a symptom of anxiety?

Is sweating hot or cold a symptom of anxiety?

Could be...: Anxiety manifests in many ways. Sweating is one way, but also anti anxiety medications of ssri type can increase sweating. The accelerated pulse, increased heart rate, fast thinking are elements of the noradrenergic stimulation in anxiety events. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, unwell feeling, lethargic, sneezing, and a temperature of 99.6. Are these symptoms the onset of a cold?

Scratchy throat, unwell feeling, lethargic, sneezing, and a temperature of 99.6. Are these symptoms the onset of a cold?

It's quite possible.: 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 neti 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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more