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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

Also called an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), this is a condition where the nose or throat is infected by a virus, causing redness and inflammation, runny nose, ...Read more


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What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

Virus: Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex i & most people have this virus living in the nerves of the mouth. Some rarely have outbreaks while others have them more frequently - usually when under stress. Your md or dentist can prescribe medication to help them resolve faster & reduce the outbreaks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

What are the causes of a fever blister or cold sore?

Skin contact: Herpes simplex or fever blisters are a viral infection transmitted by skin to skin contact with someone who has been infected with the herpes virus. Herpes can be transmitted by someone that does not have an active lesion at the time of contact so active lesions are not necessary to transmit the virus to someone else. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a cold sore or herpes?

What are the signs and symptoms of a cold sore or herpes?

Sxs: What are the symptoms? Cold sores can cause pain of lip/ mouth with blisters. They may be accompanied by fever, swollen glands & sore throat. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

Pain/pressure: Colds usually are not painful. A cold wiil give nasal cogestion and discharge, and youmay have fever, cough, and malaise. Sinus infection will give you sll the above symptoms but may also include pain snd pressure in the affected sinus. ...Read more

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Having Flu & headache. Weather is changing towards cold. Most of the people having sore throat or flu may be due to viral. Need prescription.

Having Flu & headache. Weather is changing towards cold.  Most of the people having sore throat or flu may be due to viral.  Need prescription.

Hmm: I always like to examine my patients with "Flu" or sore throat. More often I find myself finding they have strep throat, ear infection and more on exam. I would unfortunately suggest a real exam in person to provide you the best diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of cold medicine is the best and safest for a head cold or flu?

What type of cold medicine is the best and safest for a head cold or flu?

Low dose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ,Claritin or Zyrtec. Force fluids. Zinc lozenges (Cold-Eze) Advil or Ale e. Tea and honey. Grandma's chicken soup. Rest and sleep, ...Read more

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How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

How are swine flu or influenza and normal flu or influenza distinguished from each other?

They are all type A: Flu viruses, whether designated as swine or avian depends on where the virus primarily originated. All type a influenza viruses can interchange parts of their RNA with other type a flus. ...Read more

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Does the flu start as a head cold no fever or cough?

Does the flu start as a head cold no fever or cough?

Sounds like a Cold: I typically find that the actual "flu" - the disease caused by the Influenza Virus - starts as a rapid onset of fever and chills, often with a dry, non-productive cough, and usually accompanied by chills, body aches, and fatigue. What you are describing sounds more like a viral cold, or perhaps even an allergy to something, considering the lack of fever. ...Read more

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Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold is mildler: Last few day with fever les then 102f flu on the other hand lasts longer with temp up to 103-104, lasts longer and gives more complications. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of either the flue or hep. Vaccine?

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Is vomiting a symptom of either the flue or hep. Vaccine?

Unlikely: `vomiting is not a common reaction to flu or hepatitis vaccination. ...Read more

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How to know if swollen or inflammation lips are one of the flu and cold symptoms?

May have congested : Nose. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. Swelling of lips isn't usually anticipated. But if lips turn purple of blue - please seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Multiple: Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom: -pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen) -congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine) -drainage (antihistamines) i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. ...Read more

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Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

See dr if needed: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Possibly: Shaky hands could be the manifestation of a large number of conditions. You may be extremely agitated or worried over something, you might be dehydrated from fever and lack of fluid intake, you might have low blood pressure for a variety of reasons. It is so non-specific that it is difficult to categorize, but if it is disturbing, or persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bronchitis vs cold?

What are the signs and symptoms of bronchitis vs cold?

Wheezing: Wheezing and chest symptoms ....... Deep cough , phlem, feeling sicker. ...Read more

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Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and oranges. One is the causative agent of infection and the others are the anatomic sites and symptoms which may occur. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

Cough asthma inhaler: Wheezing may indicate that you have asthma. An inhaler such as albuterol may be prescribed by your doctor. For nasal congestion, nasal rinses and clearing the nasal passages helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough. I hope this helps. ...Read more