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Feeling hot and then cold are symptoms of what?

Feeling hot and then cold are symptoms of what?

Non specific symptom: Non specific symptoms of illness, fever and chills, or sometimes feeling hot can be signs of premenopause ...Read more

Dr. Norma jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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My baby has rsv, but I have been feeling sick as well. What can I take for my cold symptoms?

My baby has rsv, but I have been feeling sick as well.  What can I take for my cold symptoms?

Cold meds: You can take over the counter cold meds such as delsym or Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for cough. Are you breastfeeding? If so you may still take the over the counter meds. Just be sure to drink plenty of fluids. There is no antibiotic that will help rsv. ...Read more

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My hands and feet getting a tingling and numbness feeling and get cold. Symptoms come about at any given time?

My hands and feet getting a tingling and numbness feeling and get cold.  Symptoms come about at any given time?

Many causes: You should see a neurologist for some help since this may signal the onset of a neuropathy which may have a detectable cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Very Dizzy feeling when standing, as if floor is uneven/tilted. Occurs sitting too. No new meds altho on antidepressants. No cold symptoms. Not preggo?

Very Dizzy feeling when standing, as if floor is uneven/tilted. Occurs sitting too. No new meds altho on antidepressants. No cold symptoms. Not preggo?

Dizziness: Your medication list shows Timolol which can cause lowering of blood pressures and can cause dizziness. Other common causes include dehydration, viral infection etc. Pregnancy can also be a reason. You can safely use a pregnancy kit or see your doctor to further evaluate. Please do make sure you drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Had cold symptoms 6 days they have gone now just feeling dizzy and my chest feels tight/itchy with cough no mucus?

Had cold symptoms 6 days they have gone now just feeling dizzy and my chest feels tight/itchy with cough no mucus?

Hydration: You may be partly dehydrated. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and do this on a regular basis. It will also help with the dry cough.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Past few days I've had a dry throat, almost feels like something is stuck on my uvula. Been coughing to help with the itchy feeling. No cold symptoms?

Past few days I've had a dry throat, almost feels like something is stuck on my uvula. Been coughing to help with the itchy feeling. No cold symptoms?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges for a couple of days may lessen throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Dizzy!: Please go to the nearest Emergency facility where they should be able to get you better quite quickly.
If that does not work out you are likely to be referred to a primary doctor.

Hope things work out! ...Read more

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My daughter is 4. I found a hard knot/lump on the left of the base of her skull near the hairline. Not red or hot to touch. Says it hurts when I mess with. Found while drying her hair. No real cold symptoms lately. I'm a peds nurse so i overly worry. Advic

My daughter is 4. I found a hard knot/lump on the left of the base of her skull near the hairline. Not red or hot to touch. Says it hurts when I mess with. Found while drying her hair. No real cold symptoms lately. I'm a peds nurse so i overly worry. Advic

Mastoid process?: The normal skull has a hard spike like projection located behind & at the level of the middle of the ear called the mastoid process. Multiple muscles dealing with the jaw attach to this projection. Other possibilities include lymph nodes located under the skin around the ear that vary in size from that of a pea to peanut. These are part of the bodies germ fighting crew & may enlarge when they are. ...Read more

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How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

Cold remedies: 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 netti 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Need help treating cold symptoms?

Tips: 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

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym.
For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat — all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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What can I do to mitigate cold symptoms?

Vitamin c Ecchinacea: I am a believer in vitamin c and its ability to reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Zinc also has been demonstrated be beneficial as well. Ecchinacea is a herbal supplement that boosts the body's immune system. Transmucosal absorption of these things is helpful to strengthen soft tissue (often the spot of invasion by the virus) so a throat lozenge with all 3 ingredients is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the personal remedies for cold symptoms?

Common Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

Cold remedies: 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 netti 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How come I get cold symptoms even when I'm not 'cold'?

How come I get cold symptoms even when I'm not 'cold'?

Cold symptoms: One does not catch an infection from being "cold". Colds are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Why can I continue coughing even though my other cold symptoms are gone?

Why can I continue coughing even though my other cold symptoms are gone?

Bronchospasm...: Sometimes, after the other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection resolve, bronchospasm from the infection can occur. This can result in a persistent cough. Treatment includes a bronchodilator as well as a steroid inhaler so see your doctor so this treatment can be given. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What do you do if your cold symptoms are lasting for like a couple weeks?

Cold symptoms 2weeks: Yes if cold symptoms persist for two weeks, that means it is not common cold, it may be allergy or sinus infection or bronchitis, depending on symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause cold symptoms as I wake up, but then for them to subside during the day?

What could cause cold symptoms as I wake up, but then for them to subside during the day?

Indoor allergens: This is very typical for people allergic to indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds, and either pets or cockroaches that may be present in the home. See an allergist to help sort this out and figure out how best to treat these symptoms. ...Read more

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I recovered from a cold about 5 days ago but now I feel like I'm getting another one. I have all the cold symptoms! What should I do? This is too often…

Another cold: 21 F: notes: I recovered from a cold about 5 days ago but now I feel like I'm getting another one. I have all the cold symptoms! What should I do? This is too often… ANS: Wait a few more days and see. Not sure what you mean by too often? Welcome to life. It happens. ...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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I have cold symptoms --what can treat them?

I have cold symptoms --what can treat them?

Mainly symptomatic: Decongestionants, mucolytics & cough suppressants
rest, fluids will depend on symptoms. ...Read more

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Feel cold like symptoms but it never ends in a cold. Just weak cold symptoms?

Feel cold like symptoms but it never ends in a cold. Just weak cold symptoms?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and have an evaluation, for among other things, to exclude hypothyroidism.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

Flu vs. Cold: Both caused by viruses and symptoms can be almost indistinguishable. Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches and pains are common. Infants with flu tend to have higher fevers, febrile seizures, GI issues (vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite) with less prominent respiratory findings. Both usually resolve with symptomatic management but flu can sometimes require hospitalization. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

More vulnerable: High stress can impair your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral illness (colds, coughs, flu, etc). For instance, some research showed that students' immunity went down every year under the simple stress of a three-day exam period. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells, which fight tumors and viral infections. They produced much less immunity-boosting gamma interferon too. ...Read more

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Can you get cold symptoms during. Ovulation?

Can you get cold symptoms during. Ovulation?

Yes, but: Only if you have a cold or flu. Ovulation is not associated with 'cold-like' symptoms. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What tea do you suggest to relieve cold symptoms?

What tea do you suggest to relieve cold symptoms?

Any warm liquid: There's nothing magical about tea or even soups. They are warm liquids that serve as an effective expectorant. The cold otherwise will take its course. Rest, eat when you can, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I've had cold symptoms for several months. What could it be?

I've had cold symptoms for several months. What could it be?

See below: Just clear drainage? Sneezing? Itchy, watery eyes? May be seasonal allergies rather than cold. Otc benadryl/claritin/zyrtec may help symptoms. Saline nasal spray can flush allergens out. If no improvement, see fp for exam. ...Read more