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Common Cold Nausea
My husband and I are alternating symptoms of headaches nausea body chills with no fever. What could be causing it? Common cold?
Common cold symptoms for 2 days already, then all of a sudden severe abdominal cramping & slight nausea, loose stool.(doubled over in pain) any ideas?
Cold vs Flu?: Cold sx may include: cough, congestion, sneezing, mild fever (or no fever), sore throat, runny nose, minor headaches or bodily aches ; slight fatigue. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. ...Read more
A few methods: here are some common remedies by symptom. I am not a fan of vitamins or herbal remedies in general, and would not recommend vitamin c, zinc, Airborne, or echinacea sore throat: honey- about 1 teaspoon, either in tea or plain. salt water gargles 1 tsp salt in 8 oz water nausea:candied ginger stuffy nose: saline irrigation (ie Neil med bottle) cough- honey sleep and chicken soup are good for all! ...Read more
Yes: Technically, it does - a recent review of zinc has shown it to be effective in shortening the common cold, but its use was limited by intolerable side effects. Given the common cold will resolve in a few days no matter what you do, trying zinc and risking the side effects might just not be worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu: The flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can cause nasal congestion, runny nose, fever, nausea, emesis and diarrhea. The common cold can be caused by a variety of different viruses, but the symptoms are usually in the upper airways and don't necessarily cause nausea or emesis or diarrhea. We also have vaccines for the flu. There is no such treatment for common cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know the main differences between flu and common cold , Symptoms , Medications , and Procedures ? Thanks
Fever, body aches,: a true influenza has sudden onset, true fever (over 38.5 C), severe muscle/body aches, headache, nausea and cough. It also may be accompanied by diarrhea. Usually you feel awful and not able to function. Because the flu weakens you so much, it is common to have a pneumonia soon after the flu in many cases. A cold will rarely have a true fever over 38.5 degrees c. ...Read more
Stuffy nose: Multiple reasons for lack of appetite when you have a cold, partially because your nose is stuffy and your sense of smell and taste are dampened, but also certain inflammation mediators released by the body with the illness can suppress the appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a pregnancy sx: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
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