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Cold and flu medicines to avoid are those that contain pseudoephedrine or ephedrine. Stamatos adds, “the physical act of coughing puts a huge amount of pressure on the epidural space” (a.k.a., the sac of fluid around your spinal cord), which can impact the nerves and lead to pain. Swollen cheek glands are common as is a sore jaw and sore throat as long as these symptoms don’t persist. It can also be a side effect of some drugs. Use common sense and good judgment when other problems arise. You should be fine if you’re nursing an injury like a broken bone or sprain. You may be.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1992, Jun.;11(2):0731-5724. If you’re sick, try to sit by yourself, always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and try not to touch other people. At this time of year, one of the most frequently asked questions in and around fitness is, “Should I workout when I am sick?’ Having just learned this lesson the hard way, my short answer is no, you shouldn’t. Scientists have set up experiments under laboratory conditions where they lower the temperatures of volunteers and deliberately expose them to a cold virus. Time for chemo again, yet my husband has a cold. Easy Advice for Treating Colds Regardless of the latest study’s findings, Oostman said the best advice for treating your cold symptoms remains simple. Next, this could be strep throat.


As of right now, it’s a complete mystery. Some patients may complain of fatigue and cough; other less-common symptoms include fever, headache, earache, and sensitive teeth. “After a stressful period has passed, the body returns to a state of normality and many of the systems that were activated calm down,” she says. Treatment of seasonal allergies may include over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and decongestants, and avoidance of exposure to allergens where possible. “The change in temperature can exacerbate coronary heart diseases, vascular cardiac, vascular brain diseases and peripheral vascular [artery and vein] diseases. A small number of lice is easily treated, but an outbreak of either lice or mites can cause significant health problems in your chickens if left untreated. If you were afflicted with strep throat, for example, a colony of streptococcal bacteria might end up on your toothbrush and remain there long enough to give you a second case after you’d taken a course of penicillin.

Meningitis can be spread by oral sex, although the proven route is fellatio, and it generally causes headaches, not sore throat. One even that can cause this is a stroke, but it would be extremely unusual for a stroke to only cause numbness in such a small area. But more immediately relevant for those about to venture outdoors, we now know that covering your nose might actually help it stay cold-free, in more than one way. TRAVIS STORK, MD, is an ER physician, cohost of TV’s The Doctors, and the author of The Lean Belly Prescription. Poor sleep has been clearly associated with an increased susceptibility to illness: In a study published in Arch Intern Med (and cited by Eric Barker’s personal blog Barking up the wrong tree, of the 153 healthy people given a rhinovirus (the predominant cause of the common cold), those who slept fewer than 7 hours were almost three times more likely to develop a cold than those with 8 or more hours of sleep. Keep your cold to yourself, and stay home! If you’ve been sick, teeth hurt and your nose feels clogged or congested, you might be dealing with a sinus infection.

C’est la vie. Sarah 5 January 17I got sick on a Wednesday and I got like four or five canker sores in my mouth three on my tongue and two on my lips. “The danger is exercising and raising your body temperature internally if you already have a fever, because that can make you even sicker,” he tells WebMD. The dormant herpes simplex virus resides in the trigeminal nerve, one of the many facial nerves. Probably not. but Im scarred because I have a new girlfriend now that I adore and dont know what to do and refuse to get intimate with her till I know 100. He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

Also look out for links to information about related conditions. Most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding, and for those that are not recommended there is almost always an alternative medication that is safe. Unlike bacterial infections, the common cold cannot be cured with antibiotics and in some cases can become serious. If you have type 1 diabetes and your blood sugar levels get hard to manage, it can lead to problems like ketoacidosis.