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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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How can I tell if I am at the beginning stages of a cold sore?

How can I tell if I am at the beginning stages of a cold sore?

I don't know.: There is not enough information to try to venture even a guess. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). ...Read more

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Is it possible to imagine symptoms if i look at the symptoms of a disease on the internet i develop them the next day (stomach cancer)?

Is it possible to imagine symptoms if i look at the symptoms of a disease on the internet i develop them the next day (stomach cancer)?

Very common: We are all very suggestible when we are overly concerned about health issues the internet is a major culprit and many times has much misinformation. Gi symptoms are very nonspecific for many diseases. Stomach cancer is almost unheard of in a 28 yo. Symptoms need to be put in the context of a total evaluation. Your symptoms are more likely heartburn or irritable bowel sx relaxxxxxx! ...Read more

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I'm at the start of the 11th week of pregrancy . Is it possible not to feel any symptomes at all at this stage?

I'm at the start of the 11th week of pregrancy . Is it possible not to feel any symptomes at all at this stage?

Yes: Every woman experiences each pregnancy differently. Some are horribly nauseated, some overwhelmingly fatigued, and yet others just fine. Enjoy for now - always good that you are feeling well! good luck. ...Read more

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During when do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome show up. And how does the condition progress?

During when do the first symptoms of prader-willi syndrome show up. And how does the condition progress?

Newborns with P-W: May be small for gestational age ; have difficulty feeding because of low muscle tone, moreso in neck muscles. Infants may present with " failure to thrive", short length, low muscle tone, almond-shaped eyes ; small hands ; feet. Males may have a small penis ; "hidden" tested. Hyperphagia (abnormally increased appetite) usually begins between 18 mos.-5 yrs. See http://www.Pwsausa.Org/syndrome/. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of pregnancy in the first week? If so, what are they? Can you get morning sickness this early?

Can you get symptoms of pregnancy in the first week? If so, what are they? Can you get morning sickness this early?

Yes: You can have pregnancy associated symptoms days before you miss a period! common findings are swollen or tender breasts, fatigue and nausea. If you have a question, you can always take a home pregnancy test for very accurate results. ...Read more

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How fast can the symptoms of a pregnancy show or one begin to feel pregnant?

How fast can the symptoms of a pregnancy show or one begin to feel pregnant?

True Pregnancy: True pregnancy has no symptoms till about fourteen or so days after conception. The baby must be big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body before the body can know it is pregnant. Any symptoms before a baby is this big are not pregnancy related symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the timeline of herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?

What is the timeline of herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?

Herpesvirus: There are several strains of herpesvirus affecting different body parts, presenting different ways, and different in the recurrent phase. It really needs to be checked out if you have been exposed but scrapings from the blisters or open ulcers is most reliable. ...Read more

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When can the early stages of ALS get you? How do you know if you ever have it?

When can the early stages of ALS get you? How do you know if you ever have it?

Neurology condition: ALS is a disease of upper middle age with an average age of onset between 55 and 65 years of age. See your primary care physician if you are concerned. If necessary, you would be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.html ...Read more

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When do you start to feel the onset of cfs?

When do you start to feel the onset of cfs?

CFS onset: Cfs affects more women than men (or may be under reported in men), and is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. Symptoms can begin in people younger than 30 too. Cfs is not well understood and difficult to diagnose since there are no specific tests for it. A complete medical work up and inventory of symptoms is needed for diagnosis. I hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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How early do symptoms of pregnancy start to develop?

How early do symptoms of pregnancy start to develop?

Varies: Some women have symptoms like tingling of the breasts even before a missed period. Others may have no symptoms other than missed period. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am in the beginning stages of having a dry socket?

How to tell if I am in the beginning stages of having a dry socket?

Pain: Throbbing pain is the usual clue to a dry socket. Check with the doctor who removed the tooth for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early pregnancy before your missed period? How can you tell you are pregnant? And when is the right time to take a test?

What are the symptoms of early pregnancy before your missed period? How can you tell you are pregnant? And when is the right time to take a test?

At the time of mense: A home urine pregnancy test is an accurate predictor of pregnancy and can be taken at the time of expected menses. There are no definitive symptoms to assure pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a child get a fever when the symptoms of diabetes begin to show?

Can a child get a fever when the symptoms of diabetes begin to show?

Not necessarily: If a child is at the point of emerging as a new diabetic, any fever producing illness could speed up the process. Fever by itself would not be a common presenting feature, but a low grade fever is often present if the child is dehydrated to a significant degree.(which is often seen in new diabetics). ...Read more

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Tell me when do the early signs of pregnancy start?

Missed period: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. A home pregnancy test is the most accurate way to tell if pregnant. ...Read more

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Are most cases of acute sinusitis viral? How long before symptoms lessen and you start to feel better? At what point should you visit the Dr?

Are most cases of acute sinusitis viral? How long before symptoms lessen and you start to feel better? At what point should you visit the Dr?

Most viral: Yes, most cases of sinusitis are viral. Typical symptoms lat 5-7 days before slowly resolving. Indications that you may have a bacterial infection are fevers >100, severe sinus pain, symptoms longer than 10 days or initial improvement before worsening of your symptoms. Obviously, see your doctor if you believe you have bacterial infection, but they can also help with meds for viral symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent the flu in the early stages of symptoms? Recommendations to prevent full blown flu?!

What can I do to prevent the flu in  the early stages of symptoms?  Recommendations to prevent full blown flu?!

Flu shot: Best prevention against catching the flu is getting a flu shot yearly and during flu season make sure you wash your hands frequently if you are around other people and avoid people who may be coughing or sneezing toward you. ...Read more