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Doctor insights on: Worst Frostbite Symptom

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and which is graded just like a burn, from first (least serious) to ...Read more


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High fever 38-39 degrees, chills, hot flashes, severe body ache. No other symptom. What could it be?

High fever 38-39 degrees, chills, hot flashes, severe body ache. No other symptom. What could it be?

More info needed: There are 100 or more causes for fever, chills, and the other symptoms you have. Impossible to even guess; likely causes depend on other symptoms, risk factors, etc. Cough? Headache? Urinary or other genital symptoms? Abdominal pain? Skin pain or irritation anywhere? Exposure to people with illness? If you are light headed or dizzy, or if temperature goes above 39, get care immediately. ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Mild weird feeling that lasts 1-2 seconds almost like mild dyspnea. Can mild dyspnea last 1-2 seconds? I have severe anxiety disorder. Is anxiety?

Mild weird feeling that lasts 1-2 seconds almost like mild dyspnea. Can mild dyspnea last 1-2 seconds? I have severe anxiety disorder. Is anxiety?

MAYBE CHECK FURTHER: At your age physical causes of dyspnea are possible, but most likely it is part of the anxiety disorder. However, to be sure do have your internist do a complete workup. If you are not getting therapy and meds for anxiety disorder it is time. ...Read more

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Is sour breath a symptom of something serious ?

Is sour breath a symptom of something serious ?

Breath: Interestingly, foul breath or "sour" breath can signify other disease processes. Obviously, dental hygiene would be considered, but also sinus infections, throat infections, liver disease, kidney disease, and even diabetic issues can cause changes in breath. If you have other symptoms i.e. Fever, fatigue, diminished urine output or yellow tinge to your skin or whites of your eyes, see your docto. ...Read more

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neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction. sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction.  sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very sedating -- more so depending on increased dose. It can also cause "cognitive impairment." I have no idea from here what you were like before the medication, but it sounds like you need a thorough medical evaluation. A psychiatrist may need to also be involved in your care -- and you need to tell whoever is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine) about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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-shortness of breath -sensation burt stuck -flatuenses everything worst after eating deep fried -anxiety diagnosed -morning nausea is it gerd?

-shortness of breath
-sensation burt stuck
-flatuenses
everything worst after eating deep fried
-anxiety diagnosed 
-morning nausea
is it gerd?

Maybe: Firstly, it is normal to have so e reflux, and i consider it a disease when there is organ damage (esophagus, throat or lungs), or significant lifestyle impact which is only determined by the patient. Don't worry though, gerd is not life threatening, and can be made worse with anxiety. You'll be ok. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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Bp 120/135. Shortnes of breath. Complete numbnes of left arm. Tingling in my extremities. Dreaming sensation. Disoriented. But all symptoms lasted ?

Bp 120/135. Shortnes of breath. Complete numbnes of left arm. Tingling in my extremities. Dreaming sensation. Disoriented. But all symptoms lasted

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120/??: Not sure what your BP is since 120/135 is impossible. Tingling, dreamy feeling disorientation suggests hyperventilation but a toxic drug exposure could do it too. Numbness of the left arm, if brief, is most likely a compression neuropathy - so long as it resolves with movement. These are my immediate thoughts - if persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Duration: 5 years. Symptoms: pain in soles of feet. Burning/aching pain, worst when standing, better walking/running. Pain worse if i've had no sleep.

Duration: 5 years. Symptoms: pain in soles of feet. Burning/aching pain, worst when standing, better walking/running. Pain worse if i've had no sleep.

Neuropathic pain: Sounds very much like sympathetic pain (or at least a sympathetic component of a mixed pain) look for an underlying disease (diabetes?), or a history of trauma. If x-rays (or mri?) are normal, and there is no bony pathology, i would look for a soft tissue pathology (sonogram) sleep deprivation is a common trigger of sympathetic / neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Is severe night time cramping a symptom of ataxia?

Is severe night time cramping a symptom of ataxia?

Usually not: Ataxia refers to a dyscoordination where a person has trouble with gait, balance, fine motor activity. Nocturnal cramping, particularly of the legs, is usually due to an electrolyte imbalance such as low potassium. When one runs, it depletes the potassium stores in the leg muscles. That is why many runners use the gatorade type drinks to replenish their electrolytes. ...Read more

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Is back/chest discomfort part of smoking withdrawal symptoms?

Is back/chest discomfort part of smoking withdrawal symptoms?

No: Its unlikely to be from smoking withdrawal. Its often amazing to see what symptoms the body can have to sabotage your attempts to quit. Remember the best thing you can do for your health is quit now. ...Read more

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I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

No: You have asked about sporadic fatal insomnia many, many times now -- and several of us have suggested that you consult a neurologist and sleep medicine physician if you are concerned about having this illness despite multiple reassurances that it's highly unlikely. We want you to have any evaluations you need, and so i suggest the same as my colleagues have. Good luck to you. ...Read more