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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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What is the symptoms of food poisoning vs symptoms of flu ?

What is the symptoms of food poisoning vs symptoms of flu ?

Cramps vs cough: Food poisoning is mostly cramping and diarrhea. Flu is a severe upper respiratory illness with a cough. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

Location...: Bronchitis is infection in the airways whereas pneumonia is infection of the lung itself. Usually, symptoms of bronchitis include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, body aches, etc. The symptoms of pneumonia can be very similar but your doctor can tell the difference via physical exam and test results. ...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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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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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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What symptoms of the flu differ from those of a common cold?

What symptoms of the flu differ from those of a common cold?

Flu: Generally has fever (102-103), sore throat, and achiness all over or in joints. Common cold is milder with fewer symptoms and does not have the achiness all over. May have mild sore throat and usually low grade temp if any. ...Read more

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Cold sore outbreak. What is the recommended dose of valrex?

Cold sore outbreak. What is the recommended dose of valrex?

2g twice a day: The usual dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) isa 2 grams twice a day for one ...Read more

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What's the probability of getting pneumonia or bronchitis from a seasonal flu ?

What's the probability of getting pneumonia or bronchitis from a seasonal flu ?

It's possible: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining the airways, allowing for a stapylococcal (classically) or other bacteria to infect the lungs. These can be fairly severe processes and may require hospitalization or even ICU care. However this is fairly uncommon. ...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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What is the treatment for respiratory syncytial virus?

What is the treatment for respiratory syncytial virus?

Supportive: Supportive care means close monitoring of the infant for any signs of breathing problems or shortness of breath (rapid breathing more than 60 times a minute, labored breathing etc.). The doctor may decide to hospitalize the infant and administer oxygen. Other treatments may include nasal suction and nebulized albuterol. Inhaled steroids and antibiotics are not effective. ...Read more

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

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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What are signs and symptoms of the flu versus the common cold?

What are signs and symptoms of the flu versus the common cold?

Overlap but severity: Most people have frequent "cold" which are usually caused by rhinovirus, adenoviruses and others small viruses - the body usually confines these to the upper respiratory tract and usually fights them off in 2-5 days. Over 5-10 days the flu can spread down into the lungs, causes high fevers, muscle pain, joint pain and more rarely lead to severe pneumonia requiring ventilator support and death. ...Read more

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Symptoms of croup vs. Pneumonia in a preschooler; what are the differences?

Symptoms of croup vs. Pneumonia in a preschooler; what are the differences?

Sveral: Croup is an infectious (usually viral) narrowing of the upper airway. Usually sounds like a dog barking. Pneumonia is an infection of the actual lung tissue. Usually presents with fever, persistant cough, chest pain; rapid, short breaths; vomiting- especially as a result of vomiting can also occur. ...Read more

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What is the influenza type of virus?

What is the influenza type of virus?

Orthomyxoviridae: Influenza family of viruses (3 major ones- a, b, c) belong in the orthomyxoviridae family of single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Influenza a infects humans, birds, and certain mammals. It causes all flu pandemics. Influenza b virus is less common than influenza a, though it can infect seals. Influenza c virus infects humans and pigs, but is much less common, causing milder disease. ...Read more

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Difference between flu and fever vs. Meningitits?

Difference between flu and fever vs. Meningitits?

Influenza: Like night v day. Meningitis produces headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, alteration in consciousness and cognition along with possible neuropathy, and if bacterial and untreated can be fatal. Influenza is a viral illness that affects multiple organs but is seldom fatal by itself (except for primary flu pneumonia). It can alter immune function and make one open to secondary infections. ...Read more

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What is swine flu and what syptoms , treatment and etc..

What is swine flu and what syptoms , treatment and etc..

Swine flu: The disease originally was nicknamed swine flu because the virus that causes the disease jumped to humans from the live pigs in which it evolved. The virus is an h1n1 mix of genes from swine, bird, and human flu viruses. The symptoms are the same as any other form of influenza and treatment as well. ...Read more

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How are the common cold and the flu distinguished from each other?

Different viruses: Flu usually causes more severe symptoms such as fever, chills muscle aches and may lead to pneumonia. Common cold usually causes just causes a runny nose and headache. ...Read more