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What causes a cough?

What causes a cough?

Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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What causes a persistent cold flu?

What causes a persistent cold flu?

Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue , allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cough?

What causes rid of a cough?

Coughing: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What causes a headache?

What causes a headache?

Many things: Depending on symptoms, headaches can be caused by different things, as benign as stress, cold, low blood sugar to as dangerous as tumors, brain infections or bleeding in a head. ...Read more

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What causes a fever? Bacteria or virus? I know its a germ that causes sickness but what causes a fever, bacteria or virus? .

What causes a fever? Bacteria or virus? I know its a germ that causes sickness but what causes a fever, bacteria or virus? 

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Both: Bacterial and viral infections can cause fevers, in fact they are hallmark symptoms. Viral fevers tend to be lower grade as a rule, and bacterial higher. It is one way the body fights back, by basically "cooking" the pathogen in an attempt to kill it off. The mechanisms are too lengthy to describe here, but the answer is both. ...Read more

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What causes a rash and cough after a flu?

What causes a rash and cough after a flu?

Many conditions: There are many viral infections with flu like symptoms which can cause a rash. A prolonged cough may be indicative of bronchitis, pneumonia or a sinus infection. There are immune reactions to a virus which can also cause a rash. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a fever? And what does a fever cause?

Symptoms of a fever? And what does a fever cause?

Fever: This is a manifestation of an inflammatory process. Patients may feel warmer than normally, may chill as temp is going up and sweat as it is going down. Pulse may go up about 7% per degree above 100 f. Fever above 104 may cause seizures in small children, but otherwise simply causes people to feel hot, and above 105 f can cause damage to brain tissue. ...Read more

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What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

Often cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

What kind of pain does a stomach virus cause?

Cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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What causes a concussion?

What causes a concussion?

Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cold sore?

What causes rid of a cold sore?

Some options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Why is nausea a symptom of a heart attack? What exactly causes the nausea?

Why is nausea a symptom of a heart attack? What exactly causes the nausea?

Variable: Nausea is not a major one, but with right coronary, abdominal pain and nausea may occur. Similarly with low blood pressure or pulse nausea can occur.Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What causes rid of a persistant cough?

What causes rid of a persistant cough?

Identify trigger: Rather than suppress a cough, it's best to identify the trigger of the cough so specific treatment can be given. The most common reasons for persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infections and acid reflux. There are many other less common causes. Typical evaluation for chronic cough includes chest x-ray, pulmonary function tests after a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a headache?

What causes rid of a headache?

Depend on the type: If migraine, go to a cool, dark, quiet room where you can lie down and rest. Also, try otc (over the counter medications) and write down what seems to trigger your headaches and avoid those triggers. If none of these work, visit your doctor. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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What causes a rash?

What causes a rash?

Many possibilities: Rashes can be caused from a very wide range of possibilities. These can include infections, contact rashes, irritant rashes, just to name a few. Within these categories the list is extensive and much more than the characters allow. In a very brief statement, a rash is your body's response to a given irritant or infection. This can be from something external in the environment or internal within the body. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache vs what causes a migraine?

Who knows: The causes for headaches are too numerous to list, as are the causes for migraines. Some are the same for both, some are not. Generally, migraines are thought to result from altered blood flow in the brain, but what causes that altered flow is unclear. Headaches are often due to muscle tension in the head and neck, but again what causes that tension varies from case to case. ...Read more

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What causes a heart illness?

What causes a heart illness?

Heart disease: many causes, metabolic, inherited, infectious, degenerative, inflammatory, atherosclerotic, toxic, and others ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cold sore?

What sort of disease is a cold sore?

Oral herpes virus: Cold sores are caused by a very common type of herpes virus that causes infection around the mouth. Many people have been exposed to this virus by oral secretions from another individual (sharing cups or kissing are common modes of transmission). The virus may cause recurrent symptoms in some people. There is no current cure, but some treatments for this who expeience frequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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What causes a nosebleed?

What causes a nosebleed?

Possible causes: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cold sore fast?

What causes rid of a cold sore fast?

Cold sore tx: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more