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.
I have been on lexapro for about 6 months and had to quit cold turkey due to financial reasons and this is a complete NIGHTMARE! I have had brain zaps that feel like electricity running through my head, then a sensation of the breath being sucked out of me which in turn cause my lips to start tingling and this is just the tip of the iceberg. When these symptoms started they brought on what my neurologist is now calling a complicated migraine and when I get one of those I sometimes don't know who my family is during it and I develop aphasia which is all really scary. This has been going on since Father's Day. I am about to loose my mind! I really don't know how much more I can take.
When my doctor first prescribed Lexapro for me, I thought I had died and went to heaven; it really worked well for me (helped to alleviate depression and anxiety). After taking it for approximately 10 years ranging from 10 mg to 30 mg daily doses depending on a variety of life stressors, I was tired of trying to wean myself from the 30 mg doses. My doctor told me to decrease my dose from 20 to 10 mg for two weeks and then start 10 mg of Wellbutrin twice a day. The withdrawal symptoms which can be described as flu-like symptoms; dizziness, nausea, etc are awful but every so often the dizziness is accompanied by a whooshy/buzzing sensation in my head. Sometimes I need to sit down so I don't lose my balance. Based on what others have written on this blog, it seems it may have a few more months to suffer through before this hopefully better even though I have since I started taking the Wellbutrin. If anything, misery loves company and I feel less alone knowing that I am not the only one who is being tormented/tortured with these symptoms.
I feel for all you folks.I went in for a stress test and they found a lower heart beating. My Cadriologist told me to stop the lexipro immediately so its been a week and I have crazy headaches and moments of dizziness with some irratability. I wish you all the best and hope you find the answers and comfort you are looking for
I recently stopped taking lexapro, most likely two weeks ago. I have noticed a huge shift in my weight. I have gained about 10 pounds. Could this be a discontinuation side effect of the meds?
I was taking 5mg of Lexapro for over 2 years for horrible perimenopause symptoms. I tapered very slowly and have been off a month today. For almost two weeks I have never felt worse in my life. My anxiety is through the roof! I have constant hot flashes and terrible insomnia. My appetite is gone too. While on Lexapro, I gained weight and was hungry often. This is a horrible way to live. How long will this last? My husband says that my dose was so low that I could not possibly be affected by withdrawal symptoms. But, why do I feel so terrible when I have never felt this way before? I was on the drug for over 2 years. Any help is so appreciated.
The World Health Organization reconvened an emergency meeting of a special 15-member panel of experts to advise the agency whether the outbreak of the swine flu virus warrants elevation of the pandemic threat level, which could trigger international travel restrictions and other measures. The committee had planned to meet again tomorrow, but moved up the meeting to grapple with the rapid developments.
President Obama, meanwhile, said his administration was monitoring the situation closely.
"This is obviously a cause for concern and requires a heightened state of alert," Obama said at an appearance at the National Academy of Science. "But it is not a cause for alarm."
Richard Wenzel, professor and chairman of the Dept. of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, was online Monday, April 27, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the latest information about the swine flu, including its transmission and preparations the medical community is making to combat the virus.
Richard Wenzel: Welcome, Richard Wenzel here to take your questions today.
Nashville, Tenn.: How long does a flu pandemic usually last?
Richard Wenzel: In general it is unpredictable, but can last for several months to a year.
Princeton, N.J.: My husband had fever and sore throat from last Thursday. Now the fever is down after three days, but sore throat and yellow mucous still bothers him. Should we worry about this being swine flu?
Richard Wenzel: This is probably not influenza since there was no cough, or muscle aches. If symptoms persist, please have him see a physician.
Herndon, Va.: Dear Dr. Wenzel,
How can a mask prevent the virus from entering our body? Can't they sneak through the pores of the mask fabric? Are we just bettering our odds against a infection?
Thanks for your time.
Quand tu parles de colloquialisme, tu fais référence à “décr&%*ssé” j’imagine? Pourtant j’utilise ce terme à tous les jours…
Merci pour ton commentaire!
J’adore tes infographiques… les facultés de sciences universitaires devraient les utiliser, ainsi que tous les bureaux de médecin!!
Suggestion pour faire suite à cette présentation: ça serait vraiment bien si tu pouvais expliquer pourquoi on ne peut pas avoir la grippe avec le vaccin anti-grippal…
Merci de nous faire rire ainsi, continues!
Wow, merci beaucoup Julie. Les infographiques, c’est ce que j’aime le plus créer. Je joins donc l’utile à l’agréable
J’adore ton idée concernant le vaccin anti-grippal! J’ai récemment eu une suggestion pour les vaccins de voyage également. J’en prends bonne note pour une prochaine chronique!
Bravo! L’arbre décisionnel est vraiment très drôle (je l’envoie à mes collègues). On en redemande!
Merci beaucoup Alain! Demandez et vous recevrez. 😉
Si je puis me permettre, je trouve que ♫♪♫ douleurs musculaires intenses ♪♫♪ est une douce métaphore…
Tu aurais dû écrire que la grippe donne mal à des endroits de ton corps que tu savais même pas qu’ils existaient. Et qu’on continue à avoir mal longtemps. Et qu’on est fatigué pendant un mois, en plus (je l’ai eu pour la première fois à 30 ans et je me suis même pas mise en arrêt de travail… mais bon, je suis phobique sociale et consulter le médecin, remplir le formulaire de mise en arrêt, mettre mon employeur dans la mouise pour chercher une collègue pour me remplacer, c’était trop pour moi… on est névrosé ou on l’est pas…).
Ayant eu la grippe une seule fois dans ma vie personnellement, je suis 100% d’accord avec toi! Chaque muscle de mon corps était douloureux. Rien à voir avec une douleur musculaire après un effort physique. Vraiment bizarre et plutôt désagréable.
Bravo pour votre site en général. A propos du rhume, il manque la réponse à la question essentielle: est ce que prendre froid donne le rhume? Ou sortir avec les cheveux mouillés? Ou attraper un chaud et froid en passant du métro à dehors? Ou pire, en marchant pieds nus sur un carrelage froid (il parait que c’est la mort assurée…)
Tu obtiendras la réponse à ces questions légendaires en répondant au quiz suivant sur les remèdes de grand-mère!
J’arrive en retard, mais je dois commenter. J’en étais à lire TOUS les billets pour me divertir et m’instruire. Mais la maudite grippe… Je l’ai eue une fois y’a de ça un an et demi. Tsé, quand tu te TRAÎNES pour aller chez vous, que tu penses perdre connaissance dans le métro, que t’as mal au point de te demander si t’as pas confondu le 2 de 27 ans avec un 8 comme dans 87 ans. ÇA. Celle qui fait que t’es fatigué pendant un mois, celle qui fait que tu te réveilles la nuit en ayant peur d’étouffer, celle qui fait que tu fais paniquer ta soeur infirmière qui te menace de te rentrer à l’hôpital si tes 0897348725634324 puffs de Ventolin fonctionnent pas.
Cré moé, si t’as eu la grippe une fois, tu sais c’est quoi. Tu ne confonds plus JAMAIS avec un p’tit rhume.
Pis oui, décrissé, c’est le mot (j’aime pas me censurer, j’aime trop mes jurons pour ça).
C’est bien la grippe en effet. J’ajouterais bien quelque chose mais tu as parfaitement résumé tous les symptômes classiques!
Je suis abonné alors, j’ai dû l’avoir 3 fois de sûr et peut-être une quatrième, mais j’ai des circonstances atténuantes ayant été imunodéprimé. Généralement je tape entre 40° et 41° et c’est un peu le mode survie pendant trois/quatre jours. Le seuil de la douleur dépend bien évidemment des individus mais je trouve les douleurs musculaires plus (très) dérangeantes (on se sent comme du flanc à 70°) qu’insupportables.
Sur le contenu de l’article, le graphique est plutôt bien fichu, humoristique, surtout la partie des AB!
Merci beaucoup Philippe! Je n’ose même pas imaginer ce que peut être une grippe avec un système immunitaire compromis…
Dis-moi est-ce que l’echynacée peut aider à fortifier notre système immunitaire afin d’aider le corps à mieux se prémunir contre une grippe?
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for a long time) or even death.
When your cells don't get the glucose they need for energy, your body begins to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. Ketones are chemicals that the body creates when it breaks down fat to use for energy. The body does this when it doesn’t have enough insulin to use glucose, the body’s normal source of energy. When ketones build up in the blood, they make it more acidic. They are a warning sign that your diabetes is out of control or that you are getting sick.
High levels of ketones can poison the body. When levels get too high, you can develop DKA. DKA may happen to anyone with diabetes, though it is rare in people with type 2.
Treatment for DKA usually takes place in the hospital. But you can help prevent it by learning the warning signs and checking your urine and blood regularly.
DKA usually develops slowly. But when vomiting occurs, this life-threatening condition can develop in a few hours. Early symptoms include the following:
- Thirst or a very dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- High blood glucose (blood sugar) levels
- High levels of ketones in the urine
Then, other symptoms appear:
- Constantly feeling tired
- Dry or flushed skin
- Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
(Vomiting can be caused by many illnesses, not just ketoacidosis. If vomiting continues for more than 2 hours, contact your health care provider.)
- Difficulty breathing
- Fruity odor on breath
- A hard time paying attention, or confusion
Ketoacidosis (DKA) is dangerous and serious. If you have any of the above symptoms, contact your health care provider IMMEDIATELY, or go to the nearest emergency room of your local hospital.
You can detect ketones with a simple urine test using a test strip, similar to a blood testing strip. Ask your health care provider when and how you should test for ketones. Many experts advise to check your urine for ketones when your blood glucose is more than 240 mg/dl.
But sometimes acid reflux symptoms are less than obvious or easy to mistake for something else.
If left untreated, heartburn can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which is a precursor to cancer, says Timothy Pfanner, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in College Station.
Here are some symptoms—both common and unusual—that could mean you have acid reflux.
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Chest pain, which occurs because stomach acid is splashing into the esophagus, is a classic acid reflux symptom. But the pain can last longer and be more intense than expected. Many people mistake heartburn for a heart attack. You can never ignore chest pain, especially if it gets worse when you exercise or exert yourself. (Check out Heartburn or Heart Attack? How to Tell the Difference.)
If you're having chest pain, check with your doctor to make sure you're not having a heart attack, says Walter J. Coyle, MD, gastroenterologist with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.
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The acid that is supposed to stay in your stomach is more likely to escape into your esophagus when you lie down or bend over, causing heartburn.
"If you're sitting up straight, gravity helps keep food in the stomach," says Dr. Coyle. "If you lose the gravity, you're more prone to reflux."
That's why people with chronic heartburn raise the head of their bed, and why they shouldn't eat big meals right before bedtime.
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