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Why Do You Get A Strange Taste In Your Mouth When You Have A Cold Or Flu
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have a cold or flu I'm coughing n sinus congestion I looked in my throat my uvula is like stringy hanging down touching my tongue is this something l souls be concerned about? I think it's making me cough more Is there anything I can take for it to shri
Swollen uvula you describe is extremely uncomfortable and does cause coughing and chocking sensation.
a. no hot drinks. Cool or cold drinks
b no gargling
c. Clear. Ease lozenges are papain/bromelain that reduce this type of swelling.
If it remains long and bothersome, removal can be done in the office. ...Read more
I have a cold or the flu the noises in my chest are drivimg me crazy I only get relief for a few minutes when I cough and spit out?
No.: Flu is contagious for up to 5 days, colds about the same. ...Read more
Enquiry don't have a cold or flu but keep burning up even of a night when I go to bed is there something wrong?
Sounds like night: Sweats. This can be a sign of a more concerning inflammatory condition. Sounds like you should review this with your PCP. Best of luck. ...Read more
Chest tightness: Various causes of this symptom include muscular tension, asthma or other lung disease, heart disease, or even gas entrapment or esophageal inflammation, hiatal hernia. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to reach a diagnosis. ...Read more
How do I know if I have a cold or flu? How can I tell if I got the common cold, influenze or pneumonia?
Probably not: Common things are common. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
My back recently started hurting. The pain is almost unbearable. I do not have a cold or flu like symptoms. I tried ice and heat nothing works.
Back eval: The causes are multiple and you have given virtually no history This could be from work, exercise or some type of martial arts workout. It is unclear but if related only to the back it should pass with some time. Heat and/or ice will occasinoally some relief but not if severe. See the doc to get recommendation of the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
Myalgia: Cold or flu can cause musculoskeletal pains called myalgia. Many other things can cause leg pains as well. How are the pulses in your legs? Do you have numbness in your legs? Answers to these questions let us know if you have a blood circulation problem or nerve conduction problem respectively.... Most likely, though, it myalgia from the virus. ...Read more
Timing and symptoms: Timing is important. Flu (influenza) tends to occur during a specific time of year: usually in the winter months in the northern hemisphere. If you get sick in the summer, it's not flu. Flu also tends to cause more severe symptoms than a cold: higher fever, more muscle and joint aches. ...Read more
Do I have a cold or flu or something else? I've never had something like this I have a scratchy throat & mild fever of 99.5and a little burning in nose
I continually have phlegm in my throat as if I have a cold/ flu or something, and it builds up if I do not bring it up and spit it out. What can I do to reduce the phlegm, I drink tons of water daily, ?
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites, grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. ...Read more
Sinus, ear, jaw, lower teeth pain, headache, sore throat, face pain, no fever. No cough n cold, no flu. Can get sinusitis without cold or flu?
Varied sizes of orange/fleshy coloured lumps/bumps back wall of throat. No cold or flu symptoms. Orangey tint mouth. Present for a couple of months.?
Need to see doctor: More info needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes achiness when you have a cold? I always thought achiness was a flu symptom, but I get it when I have a cold.
Cytokines: Most systemic symptoms of infection -- fever, achiness, loss of appetite, sleepiness, and others -- are the result of chemicals called cytokines, which are released by white blood cells as they fight infection. Almost any infection can do it, not only influenza. Particular symptoms (achiness, fever, etc) are vary widely between individuals and from one kind of infection to another. ...Read more
Head pressure, body ache, soar throat, ear ache, fever/temp is 100.8 and still feel cold even under a blanket. Could it be a cold or flu etc?
Possibly: But there is no way to accurately diagnose you over the internet. Please go and see your doctor. ...Read more
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