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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu.  Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor.com ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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I have a 100.8 temperature & the chills. I feel tired, but otherwise ok, no coughing, etc. Is it ok to take 2 aspirin? Could this be cold/flu?

I have a 100.8 temperature & the chills.  I feel tired, but otherwise ok, no coughing, etc.  Is it ok to take 2 aspirin?  Could this be cold/flu?

Could be flu: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is preferred for fever, but can use whatever you would ordinarily use. Lots of fluids, rest, otc meds to keep symptoms under control. Try not to share it w/others (cover cough / wash hands / etc.). See urgent care / er if frequent vomiting. ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrom affect the brain and liver and is fatal 20% of the time. It is very rare now as Aspirin use in children has decreased. ...Read more

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If i take daily aspirin (81mg) to prevent blood clots can I get flu shot (afraid of associated reye syndrome) I am 38.

Get Ur flu shot: In the peak period of reye syndrome during the 70's it was found associated with growing kids, generally in mid childhood.When we quit giving Aspirin to kids (birth to 16) the process all but disappeared.You are not in a risk group at 38.I believe in the flu shot.I sent a newborn home with a grandparent in 2009 when her pregnant daughter died of flu at 39 weeks. It would have made a difference. ...Read more

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Does Pheniramine Maleate contains Aspirin or NSAIDS? Got this tea for flu and sore throat I want to make sure I'm not allergic before I take it.

No it doesn't: It is an antihistaminic, first generation, has got more of anticholinergic effects as well and can cause sedation. If you're in doubt, haven't taken this medicine before, don't take it, use an alternative that you know, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of  aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Should be none: There are no specific problems with the flu vaccine in this setting. Obviously a shot in anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) may cause a bit of a bruise at the injection site. ...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


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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more