Avoid taking medication that includes identical ingredients at the same time. For instance, do not take Tylenol ® and Tylenol ® Sinus together because both these medicines contain acetaminophen.
In certain cases, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medicine to reduce the duration and severity of your symptoms. This type of medication is most effective when taken at the onset of an infection.
If your child is over 3 months old and has a fever, you may give him or her acetaminophen such as Tylenol ®, following instructions given and according to your child’s weight.
Avoid giving children and adolescents acetylsalicylic acid such as aspirin. Such medication can lead to a serious disease of the brain and liver known as ‘Reye's Syndrome’ in children and adolescents with the flu.
The flu can lead to certain complications, including:
- Dehydration due to sweating caused by fever
For people considered more vulnerable to sickness, certain complications can lead to hospitalisation or even death.
The following people are most at risk of complications:
- Children younger than 5 years old
- People with chronic diseases
- Pregnant women
- Women who gave birth in the last 4 weeks
- People aged 65 years and over
If you or your child are among people most at risk of complications and have symptoms of the flu, call Info-Santé 811. A nurse will evaluate your health and make recommendations based on your condition.
The flu virus lives best in fresh and dry areas. It can live up to 2 days on contaminated objects or up to 5 minutes on skin.
The flu virus is very contagious. It is spread quickly from person to person in the following ways:
- By droplets sprayed through the mouth or nose by an infected person when they cough or sneeze
- By direct contact with secretions from the nose or throat from a person with the flu, when kissing for instance
- When you bring your hand to your nose, mouth or eyes after shaking the hand of someone infected or touching contaminated objects
Action on Human System: Irritant
- Internal Exposure:
- External Exposure: Slight irritant of eyes, nose, and skin
- Chronic Exposure:
Chemical Family: Bensoic and Benzilic Derivatives - chloramben(C), Amiben(T)
Type of Pesticide: Insecticides, herbicides
Action on Human System: Irritant
- Internal Exposure:
- External Exposure: Irritating to skin and respiratory tract
- Chronic Exposure:
Chemical Family: Benzonitriles - bromoxynil(C), Buctril(T)
Type of Pesticide: Fungicides, Herbicides
Action on Human System: Irritant
- Internal Exposure: Moderately irritating to lungs
- External Exposure: Moderately irritating to skin
- Chronic Exposure:
Chemical Family: Dithiocarbamates - mancozeb(C), Dithane M-45(T)
Type of Pesticide: Herbicides, fungicides
Action on Human System: Do not inhibit cholinesterase; mild irritants.
Acute leukemia may cause signs and symptoms that are similar to the flu. They come on suddenly within days or weeks.
Chronic leukemia often causes only a few symptoms or none at all. Signs and symptoms usually develop gradually. People with a chronic leukemia often complain that they just do not feel well. The disease is often found during a routine blood test.
Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as leukemia. See your doctor if you have:
- a general feeling of discomfort or illness (called malaise)
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- shortness of breath
- rapid heartbeat (called palpitations)
- easy bruising
- frequent or severe nose bleeds
- bleeding gums
- bleeding in the middle of a menstrual cycle or heavy menstrual flow
- tiny, flat, red spots caused by bleeding just under the surface of the skin (called petechiae)
- frequent infections in the lungs, urinary tract or gums or around the anus
- frequent cold sores
- sore throat
- night sweats
- bone or joint pain
- enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, groin or above the collarbone
- abdominal discomfort or feeling of fullness
- vision problems
- sores in the eyes
- swelling of the testicles
- chloroma – a collection of leukemia cells, or blasts, under the skin or in other parts of the body
- leukemia cutis – appears as sores or as patches of any size that are usually pink or tan in colour
- leukocytoclastic vasculitis – a condition that looks like an allergic reaction on the skin and usually causes sores on the hands and feet
- Sweet’s syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis – causes fever and painful sores that may appear anywhere on the body
In some cases, leukemia or its treatments can cause serious problems. These cancer-related emergencies need to be treated right away.
Tumour lysis syndrome can occur when chemotherapy is given to treat acute leukemia, but the cancer cells die quickly and the kidneys can’t remove the substances they release from the blood fast enough. Find out more about tumour lysis syndrome.
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) may occur when too many leukemia cells develop in the thymus, causing it to get bigger and block the windpipe. SVCS may develop with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Find out more about superior vena cava syndrome.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition where blood clots develop in the bloodstream and bleeding also occurs. DIC can develop more often with acute promyelocytic leukemia, but also with other subtypes of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Find out more about disseminated intravascular coagulation.
A rare, cancerous (malignant), green-coloured tumour that develops with myelogenous leukemia. It is formed by the buildup of abnormal blast cells (immature blood cells) that collect in soft tissue outside the bone marrow.
Chloromas develop most often in the bone, skin, lymph nodes, breast, ovary, meninges (membranes that cover and protect the brain or the spinal cord) and around the eye.
Also called extramedullary leukemia or granulocytic sarcoma.
Milk allergy is caused when the immune system (IS), which is there to protect us from bacteria and infections, mistakenly marks one or more of the 25 proteins found in milk to be harmful. Therefore it initiates a response to fight against the milk protein/s. The IS through specialised cells releases toxins, and it is these toxins that make persons with milk allergy to suffer the symptoms associated with food allergy. Milk is ranked among the top offenders for food allergies! In fact, many doctors, scientists, and health specialists recommend going dairy free as an initial test when a food allergy is suspected.
The symptoms of a milk protein allergy fall into 3 types of reactions:
- Hives - red, itchy bumps on skin
- Oedema - swelling of the skin, sometimes of the eyes and lips
- Eczema - a dry and bumpy rash
Stomach and Intestinal Reactions:
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Diarrhoea (usually very runny)
Nose, Throat and Lung Reactions:
- Runny Nose
- Watery and/or Itchy eyes
- Shortness of Breath
Milk allergy is often muddled with lactose intolerance. It is very important to understand the differences because it is only this way that you can help avoid the symptoms. When a person reacts to milk, the first assumption is that it is an allergy. However, things are the opposite, because while only around 2% of adults suffer from milk allergy the amount of people who have lactose intolerance are 50% or more! Lactose intolerance is caused by insufficient amount of enzymes to break down lactose, the sugar found in milk. For more details on lactose intolerance read here.
The table below shows the differences between lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Some symptoms may be common for both.
9 DPO – Backache & tender breasts
10 DPO – Very tired (slept until 11:30 a.m.), back ache, headache, & tender breasts. Negative pregnancy test.
11 DPO – Very tired again, backache, cramps, & headache. Very light positive on FRER and positive digital test.
12 DPO – Very tired again, tender breasts & pretty crampy, particularly on my right side.
13 and 14 DPO – Same symptoms. I was very aware of my abdomen. The cramps felt a little bit like period cramps only not quite as painful, though I occasionally had sharper pains.
In the week that followed, I continued to be very tired (still am for that matter) and have some on and off cramping. I was only queasy occasionally, and I never threw up during the first two weeks post-BFP. Looking back, I think most of my symptoms prior to 9 DPO were just life symptoms and not related to my pregnancy. I’m guessing I implanted at 7 or 8 DPO. Then my symptoms really started manifesting, but I was just too convinced that I wasn’t pregnant to notice.:)
One of my big questions pre-BFP was how to know if I was tired enough to check the “fatigue” box on my Fertility Friend app. My pregnancy fatigue feels like when I had mono. I’m tired in a body achey, can’t stay awake to save my life, might cry if I can’t take a nap soon kind of way. Some days are better than others, and I am fairly unaffected by fatigue, but other days, it is a struggle to not fall asleep at my desk and I go to sleep for the night as soon as I eat dinner. In hind sight, I was putting “fatigue” down in FF too often when I was just really tired from my busy life. I would say to generally look for being notably more tired than usual. For instance, I slept in really late two days in a row when I normally can’t sleep past 8:30.
For those of you who have already gotten a BFP, what were your early symptoms?
It's quite common, yet highly annoying -- a runny nose. Your nose drips when your nasal tissues and blood vessels produce excess fluid or mucus, according to the Mayo Clinic. This excess fluid also runs down the back of your throat in the dreaded post-nasal drip. Sometimes you'll have nasal congestion along with your runny nose, but not always.
Dozens of things can cause your nose to run, from a variety of allergies and illnesses to more serious conditions like a deviated septum. Certain medications, stress and even pregnancy can also cause a runny nose. Sometimes the condition indicates a life-threatening problem, especially if you've suffered a head injury or trauma to the brain.
So, how do you know if your runny nose means you've got a problem? In the past, it was thought that thin, clear mucus meant you weren't too sick, while thick, greenish-yellow mucus meant you should haul it to the doctor. That's not necessarily true. You can have clear mucus and be quite ill and colored mucus when you have a viral infection for which antibiotics won't help a bit. In general though, runny noses are a temporary condition and will clear up on their own.
Read on to learn about why your nose may be mimicking a leaky faucet.
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The signs or symptoms of leukemia may vary depending on whether you have an acute or chronic type of leukemia.
Treatment of infections can be through several different strategies.
Prevention of infections is difficult, if not impossible, if the intent is to avoid all possible sources of infection.
The cheapest, easiest, and most globally effective method for infection prevention is good hygiene.
Washing your hands frequently is perhaps the single most important measure to avoid more personal infections, and avoid transmission of harmful microorganisms to others.
Vaccination is another powerful method in avoiding infections. Vaccination programs have been effective in reducing many viral and bacterial microorganisms to the history books.
What are the Symptoms of Mono?
Are you are looking for information related to mono symptoms, what are the symptoms of mono, symptoms of mononucleosis, mononucleosis symptoms or kissing disease then read on…
What is Mononucleosis?
Infectious Mononucleosis also known as Mono or Glandular Fever or “the kissing disease“, is a severe infection caused by Epstein Barr virus.
This cruel disease is commonly found in children as well as in young adults.
Is Mononucleosis Contagious?
Mono is a contagious disease and can easily be transmitted from an individual to another.
Moreover, the Epstein Barr virus has no noticeable symptoms and so it cannot be detected earlier and is considered as a common cold. This increases the development of mononucleosis and leads to various health related problems. Living under the threat of mononucleosis is really disgusting and miserable because the Epstein Barr virus has the ability to develop lifelong process in the human body. A person suffering from chronic mononucleosis only knows how devastating this disease is.