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Is it safe to get rhinoplasty when you have a cold?

Is it safe to get rhinoplasty when you have a cold?

Wait for the OR: As a surgeon the first rule is minimize risk. Having a cold means that you are not in perfect health. The cold can affect your breathing, irritate your lungs and airway. You should not have anesthesia when you are sick. It may be inconvenient but it is much safer. ...Read more

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When you have a cold can you get low energy and why?

When you have a cold can you get low energy and why?

Immunity Uses Energy: "Cold" is a term for upper respiratory infection & is caused by viruses. Infections trigger our immune system into action which causes the release of molecules involved in activating the body's defenses. Much of the body's energy is directed at fighting the virus which is why you are left feeling tired, fatigued. Additionally stress, lack of sleep, & more can make you more susceptible to infection ...Read more

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How do you get your taste buds back when you have a cold?

Taste buds: Things should go back to normal in time after you recover from a cold. The amount of time varies. If necessary, consult with a dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Can you still get a colonoscopy if you have a cold? Or should you re-schedule it?

Can you still get a colonoscopy if you have a cold? Or should you re-schedule it?

Depends on severity: Depends on severity: if very bad with hacking cough or fever, reschedule. If at end of cold or minimal symptoms, it is ok to proceed: check with MD's office if still not sure. ...Read more

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Can you get a flu shot if you have a cold?

Can you get a flu shot if you have a cold?

Yes: But we usually delay if associated with substantial fever. Hope your cold is better. ...Read more

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Do nose rings piercings get infected when you have a cold?

Do nose rings piercings get infected when you have a cold?

Not usually: Once they have healed successfully it is very rare to see these get infected although minor irritation or inflammation may occur from frequent drainage and rubbing. ...Read more

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What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.

What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.

Cytokines: Most systemic symptoms of infection -- fever, achiness, loss of appetite, sleepiness, and others -- are the result of chemicals called cytokines, which are released by white blood cells as they fight infection. Almost any infection can do it, not only influenza. Particular symptoms (achiness, fever, etc) are vary widely between individuals and from one kind of infection to another. ...Read more

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I heard that if you have a cold sore and touch it and then touch an open wound that the wound will get infected. Is this true?

Yes: You may spread the virus into open skin areas by touching the cold sore. Please wash your hands and wear gloves if caring for someone with a cold sore as well. ...Read more

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Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Mucous: The odd taste is probably from the post nasal mucous drip. It can all be caused by the virus and there could be a sinus infection and the taste may be from the bacterial discharge you are swallowing. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck. It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck. It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

Gland? See a doctor.: Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your regular physician to get a diagnosis. A doctor will need to examine your neck in order to get to the bottom of this. It could be minor, but it could be a viral infection (with swollen glands), it could be irritation of the throat (laryngopharyngitis) from stuck food / fish bones, acid reflux, a thyroid problem, or any number of things. Get help soon, & good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a shot if I have a cold?

What is the specific: Shot that you are referring to? . A general rule is that it is best to wait until you are not ill before getting shots (but there are some exceptions depending on which shot it is). ...Read more

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I have a cold right now, and someone at work with a cold sneezed by me, can I get sick while I'm sick?

I have a cold right now, and someone at work with a cold sneezed by me, can I get sick while I'm sick?

You could but. . .: Chances are, the two of you in the same workplace have the same virus which means that it is much more likely that he caught his cold from you since he's still in the sneezing phase. Colds are passed around mostly by touch - you rub your nose, then touch a door handle or money that someone else then touches. They rub their nose and its in. It's rare to have two different virus infections at once. ...Read more

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I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too

I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too

Zinc deficiency: A pediatrican at cleveland clinic reported that administration of supplementary zinc was helpful in treating colds in children. It is also well known that loss of taste is related to zinc deficiency. It should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin. ...Read more

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Can you get sick with the same thing more than once? If I have a cold and then a few days later my boyfriend catches it, can he reinfect me once I'm better?

Can you get sick with the same thing more than once? If I have a cold and then a few days later my boyfriend catches it, can he reinfect me once I'm better?

You: You can catch the cold again, however then odds are not very high. The reason being is that your body has made antibodies to the virus you likely had, and those antibodies may protect you when you are exposed to the same illness. It is a good idea to avoid close contact while dealing with an illness or right after, and maintain good hygiene; handwashing is key.
Take care. ...Read more

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I have a cold and when I get coughing really hard I have passed out. I have a cold and when I get coughing really hard I have passed out. Today I started coughing, blacked out, and when I came to I was make a weird noise kind of like a groaning noise and

I have a cold and when I get coughing really hard I have passed out. I have a cold and when I get coughing really hard I have passed out. Today I started coughing, blacked out, and when I came to I was make a weird noise kind of like a groaning noise and

If: If you have paroxsyms of coughing this hard, it is important to get medical attention. You may not only have lost consciousness from your paroxsym of coughing, but also might have hit your head on the way down and sustained a head injury. Your doctor should be able to evaluate you for a possible brain injury from your fall as well as helping to suppress the cough some. ...Read more

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I have a cold, is it possible to get a z-pack prescribed?

I have a cold, is it possible to get a z-pack prescribed?

Appointment: You must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. No- we don't use antibiotics to treat common colds. I suggest making an appointment with one of our physicians. ...Read more

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Have a cold but need to do exercise! Is it still safe?

Have a cold but need to do exercise! Is it still safe?

Yes: It is ok to exercise when you have a cold, unless you have a serious underlying cardiac or respiratory illness. It still may be ok but extra caution should be used and you should consult with your doctor if you have serious underlying cardio or respiratory conditions. ...Read more

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I have a cold and have to give a speech tomorrow. How do I get better asap?

I have a cold and have to give a speech tomorrow. How do I get better asap?

Symptom relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have a cold and need to get rid of it. What do you recommend?

I have a cold and need to get rid of it. What do you recommend?

Just treats symptoms: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I have a cold, and I really want to get rid of it. How can I cure it fast?

I have a cold, and I really want to get rid of it. How can I cure it fast?

Cures with time.: Colds are caused by viruses. There is no cure. Have to wait them out. But there are good medications that treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a cold atm. Some people say to rest other say get outside into fresh air. So confused. Who is right, ?

I have a cold atm. Some people say to rest other say get outside into fresh air. So confused. Who is right, ?

Both: If by atm you mean "at the moment, " then resting does surely help you recover. A bit of fresh air does also make many patients feel better. They describe it as "a breath of fresh air." :-)
they are not mutually exclusive. Many people manage to both rest and get fresh air.
Hope you fell better soon! ...Read more