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By John H Wasson, Timothy B. Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold C. Sox, Robert Pantell, Ivan Oransky, John Wasson, Timothy Walsh, Mary LaBrecque, Harold Sox

Your family’s first defensive line! presents specialist scientific suggestion on greater than a hundred universal indicators, signs, and challenge areas—A-Z universal Symptom resolution consultant is an excellent addition for your clinical reference library! are you able to describe what your indicators appear and feel like—but now not comprehend what they suggest? Written through an skilled workforce of physicians and nurses, this convenient advisor solutions your questions ahead of you visit the general practitioner. A-Z universal Symptom resolution consultant supplies— -A toolkit for matching your signs to attainable factors -A popular scientific team’s suggestion on indicators from bronchial asthma to vomiting blood to irritability in youngsters -Expert tips about relieving signs and aiding your self heal -What to prevent and what can make your worse -The questions your health care professional will ask -Alphabetical directory of universal signs for simple reference -A word list of clinical phrases you could no longer be aware of

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This chapter describes what happens when you have allergies. However, some of these symptoms—such as sneezing and sniffling— also occur when you have a cold. Refer to chapters on Breathing Problems (Child), Cough, and Fever for more details. Your Doctor Visit What your doctor will ask you about: rash, hives, your reactions to insect bites, wheezing, difficulty breathing, your work, where you live, and whether you are exposed to dust, chemicals, or animals. Your doctor will also want to know whether you have ever been treated for allergies or asthma, or had skin testing for specific allergies performed.

Your doctor will want to know exactly where on your body you were burned, and the source of the burn. If it was a flame, the doctor will want to know if your face was burned. If the burn was chemical, the doctor will want to know what kind of chemical it was, whether there was contact to your face or eyes, and whether you swallowed any of it. Your doctor will want to know when you had your last tetanus shot, and how many tetanus shots you have received in your life. Your doctor will do a physical examination including the following: blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, thorough skin exam.

Your doctor will want to know if you began feeling chest pain after chest injury or another specific event, or if the pain is frequently associated with eating, particular stressful events, or heavy exertion. 40 Copyright © 2004 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. CHEST PAIN 41 Your doctor will want to know if you’re taking any of these medications: oral contraceptives, diuretics (“water pills”), digitalis, bronchodilators, nitroglycerin, tranquilizers, sedatives, antacids, or blood pressure medications such as beta-blockers, calcium channel agents, and antiarrhythmics.

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