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Is It Safe To Get Rhinoplasty When You Have A Cold
Is the h1n1 shot safe I have a cold my nose is running dr said it was nomal I have a cold no fever was it safe to get the h1n1 shot?
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
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
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
Is it safe to masturbate when you have a cold? I'm asking because I've heard that blood pressure can be affected when you are sick.
A simple common cold: Would likely not cause any significant problems in someone who masturbated. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why do we have a horse or low screechy sounding voice when we get sick? I have a cold and have a funny voice.
Vocal Cords: Your vocal cords are inflamed, swollen or covered in mucous. ...Read more
I have a cold atm. Some people say to rest other say get outside into fresh air. So confused. Who is right, ?
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
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