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Pee Often When I Have A Cold
I have a cold. I took citrus alka-seltzer. After two days when I pee I have some blood when I finish. Same
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I have a cold and I feel chest tightness short of breath. I just went to pee and my pee was very yellow should I go to quickcare to get checked?
Sounds: Like you may be slightly dehydrated...Bulk up on your fluids. ...Read more
My mucus is salty. I drink plenty of water I hydrated my urine is clear. I don't have a cold. But my mucus just comes up salty, what's the problem?
Symptoms: The symptoms and signs of the common cold include nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, throat irritation or laryngitis, fever and cough. If you have these symptoms you probably have a cold, but I suggest an exam at a clinic to rule out any other possible conditions which are more serious such as pneumonia or another infectious disease. Best of luck with your health! ...Read more
Common cold: Most colds are viruses that have to run their course. If you are blowing colorful secretions, yellow or brown, or very whitish and are running a fever, you may have a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics drink plenty of fluids and take over the counter cold remedies for the nasal congestion and or headache you may have. Take it easy until you are feeling better so your body can heal. ...Read more
No treatment: If you had one, you'd never have to work another day in your life! Colds are caused by viruses (antibiotics are useless!) and run their course in 3-5 days. Cold meds prolong it by blocking symptoms. Nsaids, decongestants and nasal lavage (neilmed) are great palliative measures, as are old-fashioned folk remedies like chicken soup and tea! Better yet: get plenty of test and drink lots of water. ...Read more
Prolonged: Viral upper respiratory tract infections like the common cold usually clear in a week or so. When symptoms persist beyond 10 days a bacterial infection such as SInusitis or bronchitis is suspected and often antibiotics are prescribed to expedite the clearing of these infections. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Colds: 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
Helps symptoms only: 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
Cold: Are sure it's viral cold or nasal irritation from pollution, pollens molds where not allergic but irritating to nasal mucosa (mixed allergy, non allergy, vasomotor rhinitis. Pregnant- avoid meds unless dr. Says ok. So- safe is nasal saline and sinus wash. Neil med sinus rinse, saline spray to clear back nose, ayr nasal or generic saline all safe. Ginger root- make tea, sip t/o day, soothing, for. ...Read more
See below.: Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference! If there's a fever, it's not allergies. Itchy nose or throat points more to allergies. The mucus membranes in your nose tend to get pale and pretty boggy with allergies, but that's something you'd have to have your doctor look at for you with a scope. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?: You might try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in a small amount to 1) dry up the mucus and 2) make you feel drowsy. Use a neti pot to rinse your sinuses to clear the mucus, if this feels comfortable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also relax some people. If you manage to relax and to fall asleep, your recovery time will be helped. ...Read more
Better to wait: It's better for everyone if you can wait. Real emergency - you should go and inform the staff. ...Read more
Cold w cough: 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
A cold is a runny nose caused by a virus. Sinusitis is a little more serious but starts almost always with a cold.
Rhino-sinusitis has usually the following symptoms. Yellow-green mucus drainage, fullness and pain and pressure in the mask of the face, severe post-nasal drainage, pain between the eyes and above the eyes or on top of the head. Usually you are sicker with a sinus infection. ...Read more
Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed, Robitussin DM or Mucinex DM as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day.
If not hypertensive OK to use a 12-hour nasal decongestant spray, followed by nasal saline spray, warm water gargles or neti pot. Carefully monitor temperature every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: There is no treatment that will make a cold go away so you just need to treat the symptoms. For runny nose use an antihistamine like loratadine. For cough use robitussin DM or cough drops. For stuffy nose use a decongestant or nasal saline. For low grade fevers use tylenol. ...Read more
Few ways to tell:
Symptoms suggestive of a cold (viral infection): fever greater than 100.4 F, sick contacts, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, winter time (more viral infections and less pollen in the air), lack of itching
Symptoms suggestive of allergies: Itchy nose, itchy eyes, lack of fever, spring/fall, response to antihistamines, history of asthma/eczema ...Read more
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