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Common Cold/Viral Uri
Many: Epstein barr virus (mononucleosis), cocksakie a & b, adenovirus, . ...Read more
Usually viral: Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses, typically the same viruses that cause colds and influenza. The most common cause of chronic bronchitis is smoking cigarettes. Air pollution and dust or toxic gases in the environment or workplace also can contribute to the condition. Antibiotics as a whole are overprescribed in bronchitis, though sometimes it is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?
Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more
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Yes: They are caused by different germs that can infect a person at the same time. ...Read more
Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing
See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies, cold, bacterial infection? I sometimes do get seasonal allergies. congestion, sore throat, dry cough. Some yellow mucus.
Question?: What would you like to know? If you have a lot of nasal congestion and sinus infections, you should consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more
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Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 days cold, cough, congestion, runny nose. No fever, headache or facial pain/pressure. Cold or sinus infection?
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