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How common is the cold?

How common is the cold?

Over 1000 viruses: Very very very common. It is now known that there over 1000 different viruses which cause the common cold. A child in day-care/school is estimated to be "sick" about 60 days/year--yes, 60 days. This means 1 out of 6 days--vast majority of these sick days are from common colds. As we get older, we build up immunity and the frequency lessens. If u have recurrent colds, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the climateric?

What is the climateric?

Male life change: This is the series of symptoms associated with diminishing sexual and athletic function in males. It commonly occurs later than menopause, happens more gradually and is generally more of a psychological problem than a physical problem. I may include hot flashes and changes in mood. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get headaches in the cold?

How typical is it to get headaches in the cold?

Quite Common: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired & watery eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to cure the common cold?

What is the best thing to cure the common cold?

No cure: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline 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 is the cause of summer chilblains and what is the cure or treatment?

What is the cause of summer chilblains and what is the cure or treatment?

See below: Chillblains are due to the dilatation of very small blood vessels when warming from cold exposure, especially in areas with high humidity.. Risk is higher in women, being very thin, having circulation problems as in diabetes or Raynaud's disease. Symptoms are relieved by cortisone lotion. If you have diabetes or Raynauds or blistering, see MD, as you may need a vasodilating drug or an antibioti ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of gout when it is in affect?

What is the best way to take care of gout when it is in affect?

Gout: There are many medications for gout during an episode one causes major GI problems but works well. Dicuss with your dr asap as gout is extremely painful. ...Read more

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How long is the allergy season?

How long is the allergy season?

Weeks to months: It depends on the pollen you are sensitized to and your location. In southern california, the mild weather allows much longer pollenating seasons than in the northeast. The exact season depends on which pollen, with grasses generally in the late spring, trees in late winter and early spring, and weeds in summer and early fall. Weather and local conditions can make this vary, though. ...Read more

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What is the difference is brochitis and pnuenumunia, & how hard can it change for one to the other?

What is the difference is brochitis and pnuenumunia, & how hard can it change for one to the other?

Anatomy: Bronchitis is infection/inflammation of your bronchus, which is the tube that is connected to your throat, which is center of your chest. Pneumonia is when the infection/inflammation reaches into the small sacs of your lung, which is much further down. With pneumonia, most likely you will need antibiotics. You can wait and see on bronchitis, depending on how severe your symtoms are. ...Read more

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What is dry drowning and how common is it in children?

What is dry drowning and how common is it in children?

See below: Dry drowning or delayed drowning occurs when a small amount of water goes into the lungs. How it ocurrs is not completely understood but it is thought that water can cause the breathing tube to tighten (laryngospasm) or cause pulmonary swelling. It can happen up to 24 hours after the water gets into the lungs. There are no reports that say how many drownings are this type. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between allergies and a cold when your nose is running all the time.

How can you tell the difference between allergies and a cold when your nose is running all the time.

Good question: Some time it is hard to tell. In general, when you have a cold, someone else in the family or office often has one. A cold is often associated with a low-grade fever but allergy is not. You may also notice fatigue as well as joint or muscle ache with a cold but not with allergy. Hay fever may respond to antihistamine but a cold does not. If your nose runs all the time it is not from a cold. ...Read more

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What is vasoconstriction? What is the real cause of it and how to avoid from getting it?

What is  vasoconstriction? What is the real cause of it and how to avoid from getting it?

Blood vessel narrowi: Vasoconstriction refers to periodic narrowing of arteries. This is most commonly precipitated by cold weather, dehydration, certain medications, caffeine and some disease conditions. It is generally a reflexive response of arteries to cold weather etc. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get over the common cold?

What is the fastest way to get over the common cold?

Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline 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 is the best way to get over the cold?

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What is the best way to get over the cold?

Cold: Stay warm, plenty of fluids, plenty of rest. ...Read more

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What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? How is it usually broken? What is the main reason for a broken arm?

What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? How is it usually broken? What is the main reason for a broken arm?

@ Ur age, no bone is: easily broken, but each bone has the ability 2 B fractured if the stress is significant enough. The causes of fractures R many, from stress Fx's 2 major trauma. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to fight the flu and what is the remedy?

What is the best thing to do to fight the flu and what is the remedy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a cold?

What is the best way to treat a cold?

TLC: Lots of tender loving care: rest, fluids, chicken soup, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches (no Aspirin for kids). Taking zinc lozenges or vitamin c may shorten your cold (some disagree). Antibiotics don't help because viruses are too smart for us. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment. ...Read more