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Is It Normal To Have Some Trouble Catching My Breath With A Head Cold
U take my breath awa: Depending if its an upper respiratory infection or worse yes - you may also have inflammation of the lining of the lungs - pleurisy that is manifested with the head cold. A good anti inflammatory may be of help. Also - a stuffy nose will limit how much you can breathe through your nose giving the sensation of trouble catching your breath. Usually humidification will help with that sensation. ...Read more
I have a cough from a head cold and am starting to feel some vibration when I breath in. Should I be worried?
Is it serious to have increased heart palps ( feel like hiccups) with the resp flu? Feel jittery. Havent taken anything. No high fever. Just cough and short of breath and head cold.
Palpitations: If you are feeling palpitations then need to investigate it through ekg, holter or event monitor to rule out maliganant arrythmias. From your symptoms it appears that you have concomitant respiratory tract infection. When you have cough ity could cause diaphragmatic/phrenic nerve irritation. It could cause hiccouphs. As you are c/o cough and shortness of breath, head congestion seek medical help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have the flu or a common cold? My symptoms are : cough, sneezing, chills, vomiting, hurting stomach, hard to breath without coughing, headache, had a fever, runny nose
I have a bad head cold but I feel like i'm breathing heavy and my heart feels like its beating faster then normal is this ok?
My immune system has been down, I've been battling bronchitis & then a head cold for almost 2 months. I'm feeling better. Got an outbreak, started valtrex 5 days ago..now I have another outbreak! Is this normal? In 20 years this has never happened. I'm ta
Outbreak of what?: Your question wasn't clear and got truncated, but if you're taking valtrex (valacyclovir) for suppression of herpes of any sort, it needs several months on the right dose to achieve a good result, moreover you need to test your blood count while on the medicine for protracted periods, confer with the doctor who prescribed you the medicine or get a virtual consult on HealthTap, wish you wellness ...Read more
I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?
Reactive Lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are a part of our immune system.When we get ill, they rev up and can increase in size and sometimes be a little tender. The lymph nodes closest to the area of infection tend to be most affected. In small kids (especially if they are really lean), even when they are healthy it is often easy to feel their lymph nodes in their neck area. This is OK. If in doubt consult her pediatrician. ...Read more
Had head cold now and then i get phlegmy but i feel normal. today my ear feels clogged when i move my head certainway it feels worse.why?
Im 26w preg. Is it normal for my right vagina lip to be swollen? It seems like its all the way up to my right gland too. I have a head cold.
No, it is not.: You have an infection. Please go to see gyn or a primary care physician to sort it out asap. It also could be an internal blood lot... Good luck! ...Read more
I have a head cold that causes my throat to itch so severely that I have gagged to the point of vomiting. Is this normal for a cold , what can I do?
May be allergies: Allergies can cause congestion, post nasal drip, and throat itching....And look like a cold. You may want tontry Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief. I would also consider homeopathic apis mellifica for your symptom as well. Zyrtexc is another possibility. If it is continuing see your doctor for more options. ...Read more
I have a head cold & I have massive sinus drip that makes me clear my throat often. Is it normal with a cold. Its driving me nuts?
I was wondering if it was normal to feel extremely weak from having a head cold and an extreme sore throat for two days and counting?
Yes, expected: Kindly see your doctor, you may Rx medications, meanwhile, rest, fluids, painkillers, salt water gargles, get well soon ...Read more
My son has strep throat, he is now showing symptoms of a head cold He said his head hurts when he shakes it and hurts most of the time,is this normal?
I have a head cold I think, sneezing runny nose VERY tired it's been 4 days but now have diarriah? Is this normal, no fever? When to c a doctor?
Yes, normal: It is very common for viral illnesses, even some nasty ones, to not have fever as a symptom. Sounds like a pretty typical course of upper respiratory symptoms that now have progressed to involve the GI tract as well. I'd wait a week before I'd see a doctor unless symptoms such a shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, significant pain (like a bad earache), or high fever >104 develop. Rest ALOT! ...Read more
Help! so i started out with the normal cold symptoms cough sneeze runny nose sore throat but now i feel like a bricks on my chest and can't breath wel?
Time to be seen: Although the symptoms initially were suggestive of a common cold, the significant chest/lung symptoms could be related to pneumonia (viral) or a secondary bacterial infection. Less likely possibilities are heart complications. Either way, time to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?
Hi am an asthmatic and have just gotten over a common cold but I have now developed a wheeze and shortness of breath that isn't relieved by inhaler.
See your doctor: you might need revision of your controller therapy or prescription medications, good luck ...Read more
Here's the list:: (A head cold is a viral upper respiratory infection not be helped by antibiotics. So ....) Rest; stay hydrated (water, juice, warm lemon water with honey); soothe sore throat (salt water gargle:1/4-1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water); combat stuffiness (OTC saline nose drops/sprays); relieve pain (acetaminophen/ibuprofen); sip warm liquids (chicken soup, tea); add moisture to air; OTC cold/cough meds ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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