Alternative Names Legionella pneumonia; Pontiac fever Symptoms Symptoms tend to get worse during the first 4 - 6 days. They typically improve in another 4 - 5 days. Symptoms may include: Chest pain Coughing up blood Fever Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling ( malaise ) Headache Joint pain Lack of coordination ( ataxia ) Loss of energy Muscle aches and stiffness Nonproductive cough Shaking chills Shortness of breath Signs and tests The health care provider will perform a physical exam, and may hear abnormal sounds called crackles when listening to the chest with a stethoscope. Tests that may be done include: Arterial blood gases Chest x-ray Complete blood count ( CBC ), including white blood cell count Erythrocyte sedimentation rate Liver function tests Sputum or bronchoscopic culture for the Legionella bacteria Sputum or bronchoscopic indirect fluorescent antibody test for the Legionella bacteria Urine tests to check for Legio...
My goal with my first few posts
on this site is to go through the major symptoms of menopause and discuss
strategies for coping with each one, strategies that I've used or that others
have used effectively. Since my last post, I've heard from others about
something I said earlier that can be amended in the most positive way!
Hot flashes and night sweats are
often the MOST uncomfortable part of menopause. I suggested investing in
yourself a little bit by reviewing what you sleep in and your bed linens,
getting away from sticky polyester and opting for cool, comfortable cotton. But
I've found something better! American business ingenuity is really amazing, and
a bunch of companies have figured out that a huge market exists among women who
are in peri-menopause (sort of like pre-menopause) and in full-blown menopause.
They've adapted a technology that's been popular in the active outdoor arena
for many years: moisture-wicking apparel. These companies are marketing
sleepwear and un...
What causes fever blisters?
A fever blister located on the lips, mouth, and face is usually caused by the highly contagious herpes simplex type 1 virus. Only a small number are caused by herpes simplex type 2, the type usually associated with genital lesions.
There is no cure for a fever blister. However, there are medications that will relieve the pain and itchiness, and speed the healing of the blister.
See: Herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex)
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