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Is There A Cold Virus Going Around
Deep tightness in chest an throat losing voice off an on. An nasal an neck swelling an headache. Is this part of the cold virus going around?
Could be: If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath as well I would suggest seeing a doctor for a flu test (even if you had the vaccine this year). We're starting to see a good bit of influenza now and since you have underlying lung problems, you should be checked sooner rather than later! ...Read more
There's a cold type virus going around massachusetts. How long does it last? Will antibiotics help? Should I see my physician?
Flu: Yes, you need to see your physician to make right diagnoses and offer appropriate treatment. Self treatment can lead to complications. ...Read more
Flu Season: It is still the flu and cold season. ...Read more
My 88yr old Mom just caught an awful respiratory cold, virus? Its been going around & I'm really worried about her onset of weekness & nasty cough. Sh
Colds usually colds last 5-7 days. If you know it is a cold and not the flu, staying at home drinking fluids, resting and using saline nasal spray or tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) for help with fever or aches. If you have the flu or had the flu vaccine, you should check with your doctor because some additional meds may be helpful.
Feel better. ...Read more
Sure: Many different viruses can cause upper respiratory infections. A person might not have any noticeable symptoms. ...Read more
It: It interferes with their replication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: Upper respiratory viral infections or colds are the most common respiratory viral illnesses causing hundreds of millions of infections per year. They are caused by a variety of viruses the rhinovirus (over 100 types) being the most common. Coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses, respiratory syncytial viruses, adenoviruses, metapneumoviruses, enteroviruses and bocoviruses are the other causes. ...Read more
There has been little research on this issue but there is no evidence that you will recover faster if you exercise, but it appears safe as long as you don't overdo it and you may feel a bit better- see http://www. Nytimes. Com/2008/12/25/health/nutrition/25best. Html
The best treatment for a cold is the herb Pelargonium sidoides, widely sold as Umcka- see http://bit. Ly/1f6rJci ...Read more
Unlikely: I have never seen or read of this association but anything is possible. ...Read more
Your immune: System my not be functioning as effectively as it should be or could be. Do you have any other health concerns? ...Read more
I seem to pick up a "cold" type virus, every other week. What might this say about my general health? Thanks!
Cold: It depends on other chronic medical problems. Allergies could also pay a role and may cause very similar symptoms. ...Read more
How long does a cold type virus last in your system before it dies? Does it phase out on its on or does it have to be killed?
Depends on virus: Most " colds" are caused by viruses and can last from a few days to weeks depending on which virus is the culprit. Most have no treatment to kill the virus and you just have to wait for it to run its course. Some viral infections like the flu have a specific treatment called tamifllu but it has to be taken within the first two days to help. Antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. ...Read more
If a person have a virus, cold temperature etc. &another was still in the car with him but didn't touched can he still catch the virus?
I was achy yesterday and very cold. Body temp was to 97.8. I feel fine today. Now, my wife feels very cold. Temp is 96.7. Is this likely a virus?
Are colds caused by viruses? .Can anyone give me a cold? . I have always believed you catch a cold when, for example, it is cold and you don't wrap up.
Yes: Colds are cause by viruses. The most common cause is the rhinovirus which accounts for up to 40 percent of all causes. They can spread from person to person, by touching contaminated surface such as door knob, telephone etc as well as by respiratory droplets from infected people (when they sneeze or cold). Always use wash your hands sanitizers to prevent the spread ...Read more
Hi, no matter what I do every winter I get a cold in my back that lasts for weeks and makes me feel terrible, it usually ends up in a cold or virus.?
Not uncommon: Many of us get a viral or mycoplasmal infection about once a year. Depends upon whether you are frequently in close contact and thereby exposed to large numbers of persons with such infections, resulting in your getting them. Your doctor is often exposed by seeing lots of patients with these illnesses. ...Read more
Spelling: Dictionary definitions. A cough is a noun and is the name for a symptom for the rapid expulsion of air and mucus from the lungs. There are many possible reasons that one can have a cough. One of them is an infection with any of a number of viruses. We have no meds to cure viral infections, just symptomatic relief. The old standby Jewish penicillin, chicken soup, works as well as any antibiotic 4 c ...Read more
Fighting multi-wars: Anything that competes for or depletes your body's resources can leave you less able to withstand another attack or demand. So, you are more vulnerable. Also - your experience of the symptoms may be worse. This is a good reason to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety and live a healthy life style. CBT can teach useful skills. Best! ...Read more
I have had 4 colds now since Jan 1. Is something wrong with me? It seems so unusual to catch this many viruses in such a short time span.
Sorry to hear you have been suffering from so many illnesses. If you have been otherwise healthy for your entire life, it's unlikely that you've suddenly developed an immune system deficiency. There are hundreds of different viruses that cause colds and colds can be extremely contagious, especially in the winter months. You can strengthen your immune system with simple lifestyle changes. ...Read more
It is unlikely that: You will catch your cat's cold.Get a more detailed answer ›
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