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Sensitivity To Screen When I Have A Cold
When do I know that I need to see a doctor when I feel sick when it's most likely just a cold a flu or a virus?
Good question!: First, if there is a condition that has to be fixed. Viral infections are by far the most common causes of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea but if you're dehydrated/can't keep anything down, doesn't matter, needs ER. Likewise respiratory or other symptom that needs fixing. Severity, duration, intrusiveness of symptoms. Gunk is mostly bacterial, mostly needs addressing. ...Read more
I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat and cold and it also seems to hurt when i bite a certain way. What could cause this?
I have the flu and I've been very sensitive to sound and feel a pressure in my ear like when you yawn or try to sing high notes, what can it be?
Sometimes when I want to take a deep breath of air I find myself getting only a half load.I am exposed to dust at work so is it a dust allergy?Or did I develop asthma (never had it)?Also when I drink coffee or exercise it seems to worsen
Airways problem : Can it be asthma, possibly, see your doctor or an asthma specialist, you may benefit by using bronchodilator inhalers (needs prescription) for now as needed or before exercising till fully evaluated. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist (asthma specialist) in your area, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have a preliminary cold sore, a tingling small bump. I have been trying to fight it. Will snorkeling in the ocean tomorrow make it worse?
I got cold chills and a sore throat today does that mean I will have a full blown cold or can I quickly take something to cut it out???
Your Immunity: Cold chills and a sore throat signify that your body is fight off something but how well it will succeed depends on your own immunity and the virulence of the infection. Viruses may hit hard and fast but then usually begin to get better in 3-4 days with resolution in 7-14 days. If you get sick again after this it is usually bacterial. You may just fight it off if u r in good health. ...Read more
I used to drink 2 cups of coffee a day. Now i get dizzy light sensitive and my eyes cross when I have even a little. What could cause this suddenly?
I have been exposed to mono and want to get a head start to fighting it. What should I take, when and how often?
Live life: Most people have mono as kids when it is often indistinguishable from other viruses.It is also not very involved but confers lifetime immunity.Once exposed as an adult, it may be 3-6 weeks before you develop symptoms, if you are susceptible. There is no drug/supplement to take to ward it off. Just live life.Eat well, get proper rest and exercise and see what happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just curious because it can be a 102 degrees outside an for some reason i will be cold and have to wear 3 different sweaters why do I stay cold?
Sensitive : Try avoiding extreme changes of temperatureGet a more detailed answer ›
What to do if i could feel a cold starting cause I have a sniffly nose and a sore throat when i swallow. How can I stop it developing into a full cold?
You usually can't: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see >. ...Read more
What if i get a cold after my rhinoplasty? I am a teacher and exposed to a lot of germ. What happens if i get a cold after my rhinoplasty and have to blow my nose?
Nose blowing: Nose blowing (gently) after a rhinoplasty is ok. Use lots of saline spray to make every thing loose and this will facilitate any secretions coming out. You can also sniff into the throat any nasal secretions and then spit it out. Although it sounds gross, it is gentler to the nose. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cold: If you feel up to it then go for it. Be sure you stay well hydrated! good luck! ...Read more
When i go out to eat and I have a cold drink like iced tea i start to shiver, is it only due to the cold weather this is something new for me?
Shivering: This is one of the body's ways of raising your temperature when there is a perceived difference between the ambient temps and your body temp. It is generally quite normal, but if accompanied by true fever or other symptoms then it might be beneficial to be seen and examined professionally. ...Read more
What to do if I had a cold for a week, but I also felt some pressure on my ears sort of like aerotitis. is it possible to get it from a cold and if so why?
I had a naturopath do a good sensitivity test on me, and I was sensitive to a lot, do eat those food still, will I have future issues?
Careful! What does: sensitivity actually mean? How defined? How quantitatively measured by what clear methodology? Answer: There are none. Why? Because human issues & relevant mechanisms are far too complex, poorly understood & have no standardized methodology which have demonstrated reliability/relevance at a clinical level. These issues remain mostly theory & marketing: illusion of sophistication to the naive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A person does not have the power or the force within him to use "thinking" to change the thermometer's reading. ...Read more
Can you have an allergic reaction to a bridge.? I had a bridge put in 4weeks ago, and since then I have sores(kankars) that cause a burning when i eat anything, and when i brush, I have a lot of bleeding.
Allergies : Allergies are rare to dental materials, but I have come across a couple. One is to nickel and the other to an acrylic temporary material. Nickel is a metal used in crown and partial denture alloys. About 1 in 5 people are allergic to nickel. Have you ever had an outbreak before like this? If so, this may be your answer: aphthous or herpetic ulcers. Trauma can cause an onset. For the immediate short-term, ask your dentist for magic mouthwash. Next, get to your dentist to have the situation evaluated. If he/she can't give you the answer you need, you will have to go to an allergist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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