One of the most commonly used forms of symptomatic relief used by people with migraines and headaches is the application of heat and cold. Ice bags and gel packs are helpful, but they have drawbacks. They sweat and drip. They often don't stay warm or cold long enough.
I'm constantly on the lookout for products that heat or cool effectively and easily as well as products that work well and conveniently when traveling. When we were in Los Angeles in June for the American Headache Society's annual scientific meeting, Cyndi Jordan had a cooling device that I'd never seen before. It was called a Chillee, and you can see it in the image here. The two on the right are the Chillee.
Whether it was coincidence or divine intervention is up for speculation, but lo and behold, the Chillee was actually for sale in the hotel gift shop. What's more, it was on sale for half-price. Obviously, I had to have one! What was really fun is that the one I bought is purple, the awareness color fo...
If you have a fever, your body temperature is higher than the normal temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. A fever isn't an illness, but a signal that your body is fighting something, usually an infection.
When you have a fever, you may feel warm, tired, or cold. Other symptoms may include:
cough or shortness of breath
burning or pain when urinating
lack of appetite
A fever is uncomfortable, but it's usually not dangerous unless your temperature is 103 degrees or higher. This may be the sign of severe infection.
Several breast cancer treatments can cause fever:
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab), a targeted therapy
Several pain medications, such as ibuprofen and morphine can also cause fever.
If you're getting chemotherapy, you're more susceptible to infections because your white blood cell counts are lower than normal. (White blood cells are the cells t...
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...
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