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How Long Does Nausea Associated With Viral Uri Last
I have a viral URI. I keep getting spells where I feel hot, feverish, and clammy, but when I check my temp it's normal. What could cause this?
Mgt: A typical viral upper respiratory illness lasts about 10 days. I would suggest checking your temperature and noting the reading, keep well hydrated and rest. If the symptoms persist, please see your PCP. ...Read more
Viral URI= cold: Viral upper respiratory infection, which includes nose, throat, eustachian tubes, sinuses. Over 200 viruses can cause cold symptoms, but most common are rhinovirus, corona virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, enterovirus, & respiratory syncytial virus. Tx is symptomatic; antibiotics do not work. ...Read more
Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.
Maybe: Without an exam, I can only give general information, but classically after an inflammatory process in the upper respiratory area, the body is more susceptible to secondary infection with whatever germs are there. Strep and mouth germs are the most common causes and these often require antibiotics. ...Read more
I get 'common cold' symptoms for a day after I swim in a pool the last 4-5 times. Sore throat, sinus, sneezing. Could it be a chlorine allergy?
How long is someone contagious for when they have the common cold, flu, or bacterial / viral bronchitis?
Contagious periods: The contagious period differs for each type of infection, even among different viruses! There is a range of values based on different infections ranging from common cold to influenza. These vary from 24 hours to up to 2 weeks! You should ask your physician what infection you have and for how long you will be contagious. Common sense dictates that respiratory viruses travel by cough or sneeze. ...Read more
Cold: If you have cold symptoms which have lasted more than a month, you should see a doctor and be evaluated. It may be nothing much but maybe it is something more than a cold or series of colds dragging on. ...Read more
Common cold symptoms for 2 days already, then all of a sudden severe abdominal cramping & slight nausea, loose stool. (doubled over in pain) any ideas?
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. Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. > ...Read more
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
I went to the doctors, I have acute bronchitis, why antibiotics for that, and not the common cold?
My husband and I are alternating symptoms of headaches nausea body chills with no fever. What could be causing it? Common cold?
Viral illness: Likely a non-specific viral illness which is self limited ...Read more
I would like to know the main differences between flu and common cold, Symptoms, Medications, and Procedures? Thanks
Fever, body aches,: A true influenza has sudden onset, true fever (over 38.5 C), severe muscle/body aches, headache, nausea and cough. It also may be accompanied by diarrhea. Usually you feel awful and not able to function. Because the flu weakens you so much, it is common to have a pneumonia soon after the flu in many cases. A cold will rarely have a true fever over 38.5 degrees c. ...Read more
I had cold air condition air blowing at my face for few hours in a big gathering. Same night I started to have Common cold symptoms. Is it linked?
Exhusband gave 3 year old (34 lbs)childrens Robitussin (guaifenesin) for common cold symptoms. She has never had it before and he didn't speak to doc. Concerns??
Not a problem...: It is one of the few meds I would use in such kids & has a five + decade track record of safety when used in proper doses. ...Read more
Is it ok to get liver MRI with contrast done done when you have common cold symptoms (little cough, runny nose etc)?
Depends on what: The answer depends on what the liver MRI is meant to detect. You have to weigh the risks & benefits of ALL scans with the severity of the illness you are attempting to diagnose. I doubt the MRI is meant to help you with cold symptoms. Consider that MRI contrast DEPOSITS IN YOUR BRAIN for the rest of your life after inject & its long-term effects are unknown. If you have liver cancer, that's worse. ...Read more
I have common cold symptoms, but I also have pain in the left back of my neck, and the lower left jaw hinge, and my left ear feels clogged. What's wrong?
Ear infection?: Common cold and other causes of sore throat may block the eustachian tube that goes from the throat to the middle ear. It may happen with or without infection going to the middle ear. Try warm gargles and/or steam inhalation. If you do not get better in couple of days or if there is discharge from the ear, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Common colds are always viral.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it Possible for a healthy 21 year old Male to get Sepsis from Viral Gastroinenteritis or from Common Cold?
Yes: You can get septic from all kinds of infectious agents, everything depends on your immune function ...Read more
Fatigue for the last 24 hours, weakness in legs, nausea, not pregnant, no fever or cold symptoms.?
Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include heart palpitations, nausea, weakness in legs, tingling, insomnia, dry mouth, speech impairment, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options. ...Read more
On average how long from the start of viral gastroenteritis symptoms to get to the point of the severe nausea/vomiting stage?
Symptom duration: Well there are quite a number of variables here-such as 'what virus', 'you' the patient, your condition 'before you got sick' etc. So it's hard to give a precise answer. Most of the times, it's just a day or two. If it's longer than that, then it may not be 'so simple' after all and would need professional evaluation. Dehydration, kidney damage, 'passing out', falls, muscle damage etc could result ...Read more
Colds arn't cured:
The average common cold last 10 days
measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifier can help make you more comfortable. If the symptoms really interfere with eating sleeping normal activity saline washes or otc decongestant sprays/tabs/or syrups can provide short term relief. ...Read more
How long do stuffy nose from a common cold last? I cannot take this blocked nose anymore so could you please tell me how long it lasts?
7-10 days: Cold symptoms usually 7-10 days. Use OTC decongestant tablets for relief. THere may be an underlying anatomical obstruction exacerbating blockage. See ENT doc for examination if desired. ...Read more
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