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Myocarditis And Cold
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
Sore Throat: You certainly can take cold medicines, but they are usually used to treat symptoms for which you are really not complaining. The common cold medicines are used to treat nasal stuffiness and congestion and runny nose. If you are not having those symptoms, it doesn't make sense to take a drug for a symptom you are not suffering. For sore throat, increase fluids, gargle and take tylenol (acetaminophen). See dr. ...Read more
Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more
What can cause severe tiredness, cold hands and feet that alternate between clammy and sweaty to cold as ice?
Hypothyroidism: Possible but acrocyanosis likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Out in cold most of night and day and been sneezing and coughing with a little chest pain, sore throat, headache, nausea. Cold or bronchitis?
UpperRespiratoryInfx: Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection, which are mainly caused by viruses, which don't respond to antibiotics, whether you call it a cold or bronchitis. Technically speaking, chronic bronchitis (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bronchitis/basics/definition/con-20014956) is diagnosed after productive cough for 3mo in each of last 2yrs. See Family Doc if persists ...Read more
Cold symptoms since 2/11/14. Still congested, sore throat, chills and aches. Can the flu or cold last this long? Any idea what this can be? Thanks!
Can costocondritus cause a cold shivery feeling every so often in chest? Tender And sore and worried! Clear ecg and bloods, Thankyou
Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more
Hot and cold sweats, no fever. Nasal congestion and swollen glands green snot and chest mucus also green. Is this the flu or a cold? Or virus?
Temperate Best: For a healthy person there is no difference, for a heart patient a temperate climate is best to avoid excessive 'strain' to the heart in extremes of temperature. Periods of unusually cold weather are associated with increased frequency of heart attacks in areas where this results in unaccustomed exertion from shoveling snow. ...Read more
Viral Cold: Sounds like this is a viral infection that you caught. Generally it will run its full course of about 7-10 days. Supportive treatment measures like plenty of fluids to drink, cough meds, nsaids like advil etc if tolerated, tylenol, (acetaminophen) allergy meds if any allergic symptoms also manifest are generally enough to help one in dealing with it. If no better in 7-10 days or get worse--see your doctor. ...Read more
YES: If you have anxiety , yes. Hot flashes as well as chills are physical manifestations of anxiety. Other symptoms include dry mouth, shortness of breath, tingling, blurring of vision, chest tightness, cramps, diarrhea... You don't have to have all of them, can have any combination of the physical symptoms. ...Read more