Is it a Cold? The Flu? Allergies? Bronchitis?

Oct 9, 2012

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Do you have a fever?
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  2. 0 No

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    You may have [Allergies]( . You do not have a fever and you have itchy eyes along with an itchy and/or runny nose and sneezing. You do not have other symptoms. Antihistamines and decongestants may help your symptoms, but you need to see an allergist to know for sure if you have allergies.

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    You may have Strep Throat. You have a fever, along with sore throat and headache BUT NO nasal drainage. Strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection. Because strep throat can occasionally lead to rheumatic fever , antibiotics are given. Strep throat often includes, white draining patches on the throat, and swollen or tender lymph glandsin the neck. Children may have a headacheand stomach pain. If the sore throat and headache last longer than two days, your doctor may conduct a test to determine if it is strep throat. Gargling with warm salt water may relieve the throat some.

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    You may have the [Flu]( . You suddenly developed a fever with muscle aches, chills and a sore throat. The flu is caused by a virus. Itis NOT just a worse version of the common cold. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluid. If your symptoms just started, your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help cut the duration of the illness.

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    You may may have [Acute Bronchitis]( . You have a fever with wheezing, colored mucus when you cough and shortness of breath. Use an over-the-counter medicine for pain and fever, and an expectorant to ease the coughing. A humidifier may also relieve some symptoms. If symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

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    You may have Gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu." You have a fever with vomiting and you may have watery diarrhea. It tends to resolve itself, but get plenty of rest and drink as many clear fluids and possible to avoid dehydration. Children should be given an oral rehydration solution. When you're ready to eat again, start with bland foods. Contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen.

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    You may have the [Common Cold]( . You may have a fever with sneezing, a sore throat, headache, congestion and a runny nose. Colds are caused by rhinoviruses. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. Chicken soup helps some people. Tylenol and other non-aspirin pain relievers may help the headache. If your symptoms persist beyond a week or get worse, see your doctor.

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    You may have Sinusitis. You have a fever with pain around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead, a headache, a dry cough, runny nose and you may feel pain in your upper teeth. See your doctor.

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    It is unclear what your condition may be. If you have more questions, talk to your doctor. If it's very serious, call right away or visit an emergency room.

  1. Do you have a fever?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  2. Do you have a sore throat and headache - without nasal drainage or drip?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  3. Did your symptoms start suddenly with a combination of symptoms including muscle aches, chills, a sore throat, runny nose or cough?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  4. Do you have a persistent cough that brings up yellowish or greenish mucus, along with wheezing and shortness of breath?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  5. Do you have a headache or muscle aches, nausea or vomiting, and watery diarrhea?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  6. Do you have a runny and itchy nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  7. Do you have sneezing, a sore throat, headache, congestion and a runny nose, without itchiness?

    Correct Answer: Yes

  8. Do you have swelling or pain around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead, a headache, a dry cough, and runny nose? Do your teeth hurt?

    Correct Answer: Yes