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I have a cold. I took citrus alka-seltzer. After two days when I pee I have some blood when I finish. Same

I have a cold. I took citrus alka-seltzer. After two days when I pee I have some blood when I finish. Same

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose the reason that you have blood in your urine. Blood in the urine is called hematuria. If you are a male, recommend that this be evaluated. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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How do I know I have a cold?

How do I know I have a cold?

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

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I have a cold. What can I do?

I have a cold. What can I do?

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

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I have a cold, what can I do for it?

I have a cold, what can I do for it?

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

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I have a cold what can I take for it?

I have a cold what can I take for it?

Tips: Try hydrating well. Netti pot for congestion. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Try chamomille tea with tea and lemon added. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a cold since 2 week. Is it normal?

I have a cold since 2 week. Is it normal?

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

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What to do if I have a cold, what do you recommend I do?

What to do if I have a cold, what do you recommend I do?

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

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Can I have a colonoscopy if I have a cold?

Can I have a colonoscopy if I have a cold?

Yes - usually: Unless severe symptoms. But you may wish to defer as drinking the prep when you already feel unwell might be extra hard... ...Read more

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I have a cold please help me I want rid of it!?

I have a cold please help me I want rid of it!?

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

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I have a cold and am 7 mouths?

I have a cold and am 7 mouths?

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

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Should I breastfeed if I have a cold?

Should I breastfeed if I have a cold?

Yes: There are very few reasons to stop breastfeeding. The common cold is not one of them.
Even though you may have a cold, you are still providing your infant with precious immunity via your breast milk. I. ...Read more

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Why am I so hungry when I have a cold?

Why am I so hungry when I have a cold?

Hungry: When you have a cold do you have a fever?
That could make you hungry as the fever burns up calories. ...Read more

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Should I take methotrexate if I have a cold?

Should I take methotrexate if I have a cold?

See details: When in doubt it is always prudent to skip a week. This question is best directed to the doctor who is prescribing it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a cold or allergies?

How can I tell if I have a cold or allergies?

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

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How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a cold?

How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a cold?

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

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Is there a way to know if I have a cold or allergies?

Is there a way to know if I have a cold or allergies?

Cold or allergies: Colds are commonly associated with fever and body aches, allergies do not have systemic symptoms except for fatigue. Nasal congestion usually is associated with sneezing and water itchy eyes. Allergies last longer than 3-5 days, the typical duration of a cold. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold, can I go to the dentist?

Better to wait: It's better for everyone if you can wait. Real emergency - you should go and inform the staff. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have a cold and nagging cough?

What do you advise if I have a cold and nagging cough?

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

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How to figure out if I have a cold or a sinus problem?

How to figure out if I have a cold or a sinus problem?

Not Difficult: 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

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How do I know if I have a cold or an allergic reaction?

How do I know if I have a cold or an allergic reaction?

Can be hard: There is significant overlap in symptoms. Fever can distinguish cold or allergies. Colds tend to resolve in a couple of days. Others may be sick as well. ...Read more

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I have a cold and I feel tired and I breathing heavily?

I have a cold and I feel tired and I breathing heavily?

Breathing: If you also have a fever, and breathing difficulty then you maybe having pneumonia, best to go to a doctor without delay. ...Read more

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What meds should I take when I have a cold/flu symptoms?

What meds should I take when I have a cold/flu symptoms?

Not much:: 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

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I have a cold what would be the best treatment for it.?

I have a cold what would be the best treatment for it.?

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

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What to do if I cannot tell if I have a cold or allergies?

What to do if I cannot tell if I have a cold or allergies?

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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I'm pregnant with a temp of 96.6 I have a cold, is this okay?

I'm pregnant with a temp of 96.6 I have a cold, is this okay?

Sure: You won't have damage due to a 96.6 degree temp! It's not a fever. The cold is a drag but happens all the time pregnant or not, won't affect pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it true if I have a cold I can't breastfeed my 1month old?

Is it true if I have a cold I can't breastfeed my 1month old?

No: By the time you realize you have a cold the kid has been exposed enough to catch it. Antibodies in your breast milk have some ability to reduce this risk. Stopping now would not change the risk of passing it to baby much but would make feeding later that much harder. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more