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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How do you stop symptoms when at the early stages of a cold?

How do you stop symptoms when at the early stages of a cold?

You don't!: Sorry, but you can't really affect the duration of your cold which depends upon how many viruses you were exposed to as well as your baseline immune function/status. With that said, there are some small studies suggesting that taking zinc might help cut off half a day to one day from the average duration. Typical otc meds can minimize symptoms but doubt can stop them. ...Read more

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Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Cold sx: pregnancy ?: Pregnancy in general produces more active growth in the lining of sinuses, and other mucus membranes. This can cause obstruction in breathing, and lead to a "runny nose" and sinus headaches. Ask your obstetric provider for advice in reduction of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Got first cold sore 6 months ago after planning a stressful event. I still have them now (early and late symptoms). How can I make it go away?

Got first cold sore 6 months ago after planning a stressful event. I still have them now (early and late symptoms). How can I make it go away?

Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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How come cold like symptoms is listed as an early pregnancy symptom online?

How come cold like symptoms is listed as an early pregnancy symptom online?

Congestion : some women early in pregnancy develop nasal congestion similar to a cold. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I don't know if i'm getting a cold or strep. What are some symptoms of strep throat in the early stages?

I don't know if i'm getting a cold or strep. What are some symptoms of strep throat in the early stages?

See below: Strep throats usually start with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus or exudate on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaw. A cold or viral URI usually doesn't cause fever, pus or enlarged painful lymph nodes. Its not easy for even an experienced doctor to always know the difference so when in doubt we check a rapid strep test. ...Read more

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How can a differentiate a cold (cough, runny nose) and pinkeye in a 6mo from early measles symptoms? Baby doesn't have pinkeye anymore. I'm scared.

How can a differentiate a cold (cough, runny nose) and pinkeye in a 6mo from early measles symptoms? Baby doesn't have pinkeye anymore. I'm scared.

Measles: Yes measles is spreading but the cold/conjunctivitis is way more common than measles and likely just that. Be on the lookout for fever or new rashes. The pediatrician might or might not be able to see Kopliks spots in the inside of the mouth if possible measles. ...Read more

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I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar.I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man.How can you tell the difference?

I read flu and early HIV symptoms are similar.I had a cold/flu about 2 weeks after sharing a cigarette with a gay man.How can you tell the difference?

Early HIV symptoms: You can't tell difference between influenza (flu) & early HIV symptoms so prevention is best bet. With that said, you can't get HIV by sharing a cigarette so don't sweat it. On the other hand, if you've engaged in other practices (such as unprotected sex) that increase your risk for HIV & other stds, go see your family doc (or planned parenthood or county std clinic) for testing. ...Read more

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