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Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Mucous: The odd taste is probably from the post nasal mucous drip. It can all be caused by the virus and there could be a sinus infection and the taste may be from the bacterial discharge you are swallowing. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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Can you get a strange taste in your mouth after having the flu shot?

Can you get a strange taste in your mouth after having the flu shot?

Maybe: Depends on the composition of the flu shot, whether or not it contains an active preservative that might be metallic, like mercury. Less so if there is no preservative. Ask the doctor or health personnel who gave you the shot. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure rise if you have a cold or flu?

Does blood pressure rise if you have a cold or flu?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure can rise or fall during cold or flu. If patient is dehydrated it can fall, if patient is fully hydrated and very anxious because of feeling crummy it could rise. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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My chest feels tight but dont have a cold or flu like symthoms ?

My chest feels tight but dont have a cold or flu like symthoms
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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

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Is it safe to exercise if u have a cold or flu?

Is it safe to exercise if u have a cold or flu?

Don't exercise if : You have the flu - you need to rest. Only exercise with a cold if you feel up to it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold or flu? How can I tell if i got the common cold, influenze or pneumonia?

How do I know if I have a cold or flu? How can I tell if i got the common cold, influenze or pneumonia?

Flu worse than cold: A "cold" is an upper respiratory infection. It is usually associated with a stuffy nose and sometimes other symptoms related to that (post-nasal drip leading to cough, headache due to sinus congestion, etc.) a flu has an associated fever (increased body temperature), muscle aches, feeling bad all over. Pneumonia means you have a bacterial or viral infection in the lung. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more