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How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergies and a common cold?

How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergies and a common cold?

Look for fever: Fever, chills, and colored drainage are more typical of common cold symptoms. They generally last for 3-5 days. Mountain cedar allergy is commmon in the spring of the year. Depending on pollen counts, people can have lots of clear drainage, runny nose, and sneezing. Fever and chills are not seen, and symptoms can last for weeks. ...Read more

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I have pretty severe hayfever. I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US. I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy

I have pretty severe hayfever.  I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US.  I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy

Very common as it's: high pollen count make many people feel sick there. Make sure you have a HEPA filter at home, and change your filter in your car too if you drive a lot. Take shower when you get home, and wash hair, put clothes in sealed hamper (basically decontaminate when you get in), leave jacket, shoes at door to keep your indoor environment clean and restful. May need to take OTC allergy pills to help too. ...Read more

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Would you get more bitamin d on mountain peak?

Would you get more bitamin d on mountain peak?

Possibly: Vitamin d is formed by the action of uv sunlight on the precursor in the skin. The intensity of that light is greater at higher elevations however most mountain tops are rather chilly and you would probably be wearing warm clothing which would shield your skin from the light. ...Read more

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Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

12 ounce: No. 32 Ounce maybe but won't have any effect on drug metabolites if you are hoping to cover your tracks about use, ...Read more

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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What health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

What health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

Lots of caffeine !: This is for sodas in general: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in ...Read more

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What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

Mountains?: I'm not certain I understand your question. I think you may be asking if going to the mountains can help manage stress. For many people, that would be true. For some people, I can imagine mountains as being stressful. ...Read more

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My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

Urine color: Certain foods and vitamins can change the color of the urine. You can get a bright yellow or orange color with vit C. Has the baby had a fever or is the urine cloudy? Make sure he is drinking water and hold back on the juices if you're giving them. F/U with the doctor to run a urine test to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What damage can drinking several mountain dews a day cause to your health?

Agree w Dr. Brand: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. Please note BMD ...Read more

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I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

It depends: On how narrow the mountain top is! :( you wouldn't wanna feel closed in, with no ability to escape... That can happen in hiking, in certain landscapes... ...Read more

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Can riding a bike(mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile?Cuz my bro.Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

Can riding a bike(mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile?Cuz my bro.Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

A possibility: Cycling long distances may decrease sperm output or cause damaged/unhealthy sperm. Bouncing around on typical bike saddle can damage scrotum & testes, halting normal sperm production. Tight cycling pants & friction between body & saddle can overheat testes, which need to stay cool to keep producing sperm. Padded cycling pants & breaks 4 cooling down may help but damage may be permanent in some. ...Read more

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I have drank seven to nine cans of Mountain Dew a day for the last 15 years. Internally what health risks are there?

I have drank seven to nine cans of Mountain Dew a day for the last 15 years. Internally what health risks are there?

Bad idea: There is nothing specific that any soda can cause, but it certainly contains a great deal of caffeine, sugar, and citric acids. You should severely cut back, or even stop. Likewise, there are a lot of calories in drinks like that. ...Read more

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Went to the mountains the other day and my face swelled up very badly. Relieved when we came down. What could that be??

Went to the mountains the other day and my face swelled up very badly. Relieved when we came down. What could that be??

Mountain Sickness: You may have had altitude sickness, which can cause swelling of the hands, eyes, and feet at altitude. You can also develop swelling in the brain, lungs, shortness of breath, and other problems. Please consult a physician and discuss your symptoms, and tell your friends about altitude sickness since you live in very mountainous area.
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000133.htm ...Read more

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My family and i just moved from sea level to the top of arizona mountain. Every morning my family and i wake up with major stuffy noises.

My family and i just moved from sea level to the top of arizona mountain. Every morning my family and i wake up with major stuffy noises.

Dry air: Basically you have moved from a high humidity area to a dry one. I would recommend to try to put a humidifier in the room where you sleep and you will a difference. ...Read more

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Hello Dr..may i know how i can recovery my back spine.i ever felt down from mountain til makes my spine abnormal.10cm from the original spine.tq?

Hello Dr..may i know how i can recovery my back spine.i ever felt down from mountain til makes my spine abnormal.10cm from the original spine.tq?

Be seen: You would likely be well served to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis regarding the nature of your injury and your best treatment iptions. ...Read more

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Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?

Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?

Sadly no: Or we should all buy stock in Coca Cola. Once your bones have reached maturity (the ends fuse) at about 16-18 years of age, you will not grow taller. Only wider. ...Read more

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Hello, I am sorry, I just realized I put in the wrong pharmacy for pick up. Could you send it to the Target pharmacy on showers drive in Mountain View, CA?

Not here!: The Q/A portion of Health Tap doesn't link up to our Virtual Consults platform. You need to call or e-mail customer support @ healthtap and give them this information so that your prescription can be re-routed. Include your name, the date & time of the consult &, if you know it, the name of the doctor with whom you consulted. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof moderate acute mountain sickness?

What are the symptomsof moderate acute mountain sickness?

Altitude sickness: Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms: fatigue, headache, dizziness, insomnia, shortness of breath during exertion, nausea, decreased appetite, swelling of extremities. Altitude sickness develops when the rate of ascent into higher altitudes outpaces the body's ability to adjust to those altitudes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mountain sickness?

What is the definition or description of: Mountain sickness?

Mountain sickness: Mountain sickness (Altitude sickness) is caused by exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitudes. Possible symptoms include headache. nausea/vomiting. dizziness,fatigue, decreased appetite. upset stomach & unsteadiness. ...Read more

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In december I am going on a mountain trek. How can I build my fitness for it?

In december I am going on a mountain trek. How can I build my fitness for it?

Time Crunch: There is not enough time now to "build" your fitness level. If you are currently active, stay with your routine. If not currently exercising, i would not expect too much from the mountain trek as you may not be adequately conditioned. Either way, be smart. Start low and go slow ; go with "one hour / one day" rule; this means that if you're sore one hour later or the next day, you did too much. ...Read more

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Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Caffeine: in Mountain Dew can increase risk of developing ulcers. There is valve between the stomach and esophagus called the gastroesophageal (GE) sphincter. Normally, this valve closes very tightly to keep stomach contents from going back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all lower the pressure that keeps the GE sphincter closed. Reflux can lead to development of ulcers. ...Read more

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What are cedar allergy symptoms?

What are cedar allergy symptoms?

Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees.A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more

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How is mountain sickness self-diagnosed?

How is mountain sickness self-diagnosed?

Mountain sickness: Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Initially, there may be dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, and shortness of breath w/exertion. Later there can be chest tightness, blue skin discoloration (cyanosis), confusion, cough, coughing up blood, withdrawal from social interaction, and shortness of breath @ rest. Worst stage is coma and death. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent (mountain) altitude sickness?

Be Cautious: Climb slowly: let your body acclimate
climb high, sleep low—sleeping at lower altitude then you have spent the day hiking lets body adjust
hydrate
if ill with headache, nausea, irritable, feeling hung over—go back down. Altitude can be fatal.
Consider Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude sickness—talk to travel/ wilderness provider. It does not make you bullet proof ; still respect signs of sickness. ...Read more

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Rocky mountain spotted fever only in the rocky mountains?

Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa.
60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read more

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How effective is acetozolamide in preventing acute mountain sickness?

How effective is acetozolamide in preventing acute mountain sickness?

Effective: Good choice but can also cause side effects: try vigorous hydration and slow ascending. ...Read more