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Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

A few practical item: Handwashing is the best method. Avoid ill contacts. Don't put your hand in your mouth or eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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I have COPD and am suffering from a bad head cold & have no insurance. What can I do to prevent this from becoming worse?

I have COPD and am suffering from a bad head cold & have no insurance.  What can I do to prevent this from becoming worse?

Inhalers, rest: You still may be able to get some medical care without insurance and you should see this out. COPD is not something that you can take care of yourself. If you are short of breath would seek treatment in an er , in general the therapy for a flare up of COPD includes use of inhaled medicine, possibly an anti-inflammatory medicine ( steroids) and possibly antibiotic. No smoking. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a head cold that's starting to make you feel ill and dizzy?

How do you prevent a head cold that's starting to make you feel ill and dizzy?

You can't: You can't PREVENT a head cold and "prevent" is the wrong word because you already have the cold. All you can do is treat the symptoms. If you can't find anything over the counter that works, see a doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have continuous blocked nose and head cold symptoms every month any advice on how to prevent them comin?

I have continuous blocked nose and head cold symptoms every month any advice on how to prevent them comin?

Probable allergy: Colds or viral infections are intermittent and last 5 to 7 days. Almost always continous blockage is due to allergy and treatment is more likely nasal sprays or antihistamines,,, a one sided blockage is more likely a deviated nasal septum ...Read more

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Is it ok to have endoscopy and colonoscopy procedure with a common cold, blocked nose sore throat slight cough.. If under sedation ?

Is it ok to have endoscopy and colonoscopy procedure with a common cold, blocked nose sore throat slight cough.. If under sedation ?

Wait until resolved: Unless there is an urgency to do these tests, the patient should wait until resolution of the upper respiratory infection before having the upper endoscopy and colonoscopy completed. Even with sedation, there is diminished reflexes such that increased secretions may pose a slight increased risk. ...Read more

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How can I prevent puking during a colonoscopy prep?

Anesthesiologist: Inform your anesthesiologist that you get nauseated after procedures. They can give you something during the procedure to reduce your post-procedure nausea. ...Read more

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I have a small rectum that prevents either a colonoscopy or digital examination. What options do I have.

Unlikely: You could either do virtual colonoscopy which is a ct scan or they can use a pediatric colonoscope which is a smaller scope for the colonoscopy. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more