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Doctor insights on: Getting A Cold An Early Sign Of Pregnancy

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I feel like i'm getting a cold how can I get rid of it before it comes?

I feel like i'm getting a cold how can I get rid of it before it comes?

Can't stop it.: 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. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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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I have a sick family member (a cold)in my house and i really don't want to get sick near the holidays. How can I pervent getting a cold?

I have a sick family member (a cold)in my house and i really don't want to get sick near the holidays. How can I pervent getting a cold?

Hard to do: If your breathing the same air (living in same space) it's hard to avoid. Try wearing a mask until they are no longer contagious. Clean all environmental surfaces (faucets, drawer handles, door handles, toilet handles) with lysol. Keep them somewhat isolated, if possible. ...Read more

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Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

If your body is: Stressed enough from a viral infection - if could impact your period. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a cold sore as an adult if you never get them?

What are the chances of getting a cold sore as an adult if you never get them?

Depends on exposure: If you are exposed to herpes you can catch it, at any age. Once you've had a cold sore (herpes outbreak), you can't say you never get cold sores any more. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm getting a cold sore what do I do to get it gone before tomorrow morning?

Not that fast.: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...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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I had sharp pains in my left shoulder and under rib cage and 4 times to my heart. Went 2 the er, they said I'm getting a cold. Im 17,i don't get that.

Consider pleuritis: Considering your age, It is probably not your heart if you are otherwise healthy and robust. Pleuritis is ususally a viral infection that will go away with time. If you are having difficulty breathing other than from pain you should be re-checked. Please consider the accuracy of my answer from the perspective that I am an Orthopedic surgeon and this is out of my usual field of expertise. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a sore throat and temperature a sign that i'm getting a cold?

Is waking up with a sore throat and temperature  a sign that i'm getting a cold?

Maybe: Often a viral infection starts by invading the back of the throat behind your nose (nasopharynx). ...Read more

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Why after doing a couple of night shifts do i get a sore throat or feel like I'm getting a cold?

Why after doing a couple of night shifts do i get a sore throat or feel like I'm getting a cold?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen can decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache and horse voice and a doc just told me i may be getting a cold but i never get ear aches that last 3 day?

I have an ear ache and horse voice and  a doc just told me i may be getting a cold but i never get ear aches that last 3 day?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle ear to the back of the throat, if obstructed by swelling due to inflammation will produce ear pain. You may want to try a decongestant or a saline irrigation of the nares with a neti-pot. Try these and if still in pain go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a sore throat from the vaginal liquid or is it just possible i'm getting a cold?

Is it possible to get a sore throat from the vaginal liquid or is it just possible i'm getting a cold?

Probably a cold: I have not heard of getting a sore throat from ingesting vaginal fluid. If there is an infection in the vagina the smell will be quite different than a normal (clean) vagina. You are probably just coming down with a cold. ...Read more

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I actually have two issues. Yesterday I feel on my arm now when ever I move it, it hurts pretty bad. Feels like a get a Charlie horse in my arm when ever I move it. The 2nd issue is I think I'm getting a cold. I have a sore throat and stuffy sinus ?

I actually have two issues. Yesterday I feel on my arm now when ever I move it, it hurts pretty bad. Feels like a get a Charlie horse in my arm when ever I move it. The 2nd issue is I think I'm getting a cold.  I have a sore throat and stuffy sinus ?

Arm sling, vitamin C: If you can move your arm, chances are that it is not fractured. So, most likely a soft tissue injury. Take some over the counter advil or aleve (naproxen) (if you are not allergic) and wear a sling to keep your arm still. If the pain continues or gets worse, get evaluated by a physician and get xray. For your cold symptoms, take 4 grams of vitamin C and an antihistamine (if not allergic). See MD if necessary ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting a cold?

What can I do to prevent getting a cold?

Not much: The things you're supposed to do are to avoid crowds curing cold season and to wash your hands frequently, but frankly most people get a couple colds a year no matter what they do. Some people swear by echinacea taken at the first onset of symptoms, but the data aren't very convincing. My approach is to accept the inevitable, and just hope it happens at a convenient time. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

It's hard to prevent: You obviously should keep the child from other people with colds and clean things other babies have played with before letting your baby play with it. However, our immune system needs to fight infections to become stronger and you really can't stop it. So prevent what you can but realize that it's going to happen at some point. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to prevent getting a cold?

What is the best thing to do to prevent getting a cold?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. Get your influenza vaccine to prevent the flu. ...Read more

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What to do if a sick person just coughed on me. How to prevent from getting a cold?

What to do if a sick person just coughed on me. How to prevent from getting a cold?

Prevention: 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. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting a cold (the common cold)?

How can I prevent getting a cold (the common cold)?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more