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Common Medical Symptoms Checker

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Is It a Sinus Infection, a Cold, or Allergies?

Some of the most common symptoms of spring allergies include sneezing wheezing, coughing, runny nose and itchy and watery eyes.

What symptom are you experiencing?

Flu checkup

A person who needs a flu checkup has aches, pain, fever, fatigue, and other symptoms of the flu, an infection caused by a virus that attacks the lungs, nose and throat. The flu is caused when you inhale bodily fluids from an infected person who coughs, sneezes, or propels the virus into the air. The flu can be mild to severe to life-threatening, but most cases can be treated at home with over-the-counter medication and lots of fluids and rest.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Constipation, Stomach Flu

Common Treatment(s): Antacids, Antibiotics

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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain describes dull or sharp aching and/or cramping in the organs and tissue in the area between the pelvic area and chest. Symptoms related to abdominal pain often lead to the cause, from a common bellyache due to a poor diet to stomach ulcers or, rarely, cancer in the digestive tract or abdominal organs. Most abdominal pain can be treated at home, although some pain indicates an underlying condition that requires medication or even surgery.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Constipation, Stomach Flu

Common Treatment(s): Antacids, Antibiotics, Dietary Fiber

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Arm Pain

Arm pain is any pain in the arms, including the shoulder, wrist and elbow joints. Arm pain is often a sign of overuse, such as typing or playing golf or tennis, but it can a symptom of heart attack, especially when accompanied by chest pressure, excessive sweating and nausea. Treatments for arm pain often include rest and ceasing or modifying the physical activity that caused the pain.

Common Causes: Osteoarthritis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Back Pain

Back pain is an everyday problem for many people, characterized by pain and discomfort in the lower and upper back, legs, and buttocks that can be mild and episodic or chronic and debilitating. Symptoms associated with back pain include injuries to the nerves, vertebrae, muscles or tissue in the back area. Treatments are varied, with some finding relief from over-the-counter pain medications and muscle relaxants, others requiring long-term rehabilitation or even surgery.

Common Causes: Poor Posture, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Back Injury, Spinal Stenosis

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Rest

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Body Aches

Body aches are diffuse discomfort felt in the muscles, bones, and tissues, often as a symptom of colds and flu or strenuous exercise. Some people have body aches as a symptom of emotional distress or depression. Body aches usually get better with rest and over-the-counter medication and rarely require medical treatment.

Common Causes: Cold, Depression, Flu

Common Treatment(s): Rest, NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Breast Pain

A person with breast pain has aching and discomfort of the skin around the breast area, including breast tissue, the muscles of the chest, upper arms and shoulders, and the nipples. Breast pain is often caused by hormonal fluctuations. It can also be a symptom of fibrocystic breasts and benign or cancerous breast tumors.

Common Causes: Hormonal Fluctuations, Breast Fibroids, Breast Cancer

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Breathing Difficulty

A person who has breathing difficulties can’t take in enough oxygen due to exhaustion, poor lung function, pressure on the lungs or chest, or an obstruction of the respiratory passages. Common causes of breathing problems include asthma, allergies, viral infections that affect the lungs, and poor physical health. Treatments include bronchodilators and inhalers.

Common Causes: Asthma, Allergies, Pneumonia

Common Treatment(s): Inhalers, Antibiotics

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Chest Pain

Chest pain is the “clenched fist” feeling of burning discomfort and squeezing in your chest, neck and arms, often accompanied by sweating, dizziness, and fatigue. While chest pain can have many causes, angina, a type of chest pain causes by reduced blood flow to the heart, could be a symptom of a heart attack and is a medical emergency.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Angina

Common Treatment(s): Antacids, Aspirin

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Congestion

Congestion, or blocked nasal passages, usually occurs as a symptom of cold, flu, or allergies, although some people feel congestion because of a deviated septum. Nasal congestion has two primary causes: dried, inflamed sinus passages and the accumulation of mucus. Congestion can be treated at home with over-the-counter medication, nose drops, and by sipping hot tea and soup.

Common Causes: Sinus Infection, Cold, Flu

Common Treatment(s): Cold Medicine, Antibiotics, Nasal Spray

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Cough

A cough is a protective reflex that clears the throat and respiratory system of irritants and obstructions. Coughs can be dry or productive, which means they clear the lungs of mucus and phlegm, and are often a symptom of environmental pollution or a respiratory infection. Treatments for coughs include over-the-counter cough suppressants or, in the case of chronic cough due to infection, antibiotics or inhaled corticosteroids.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Constipation, Stomach Flu

Common Treatment(s): OTC Cold Medicine, Inhalers, Antibiotics

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea means you have very loose or liquid stools three or more times per day over a period of time. Diarrhea is a common symptom of gastrointestinal distress, including viral or bacterial infections or parasites, although it can also be a symptom of poor eating habits and stress. While diarrhea is very common and rarely life-threatening, it can lead to dehydration, so see your doctor if it persists for more than a couple of days.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Food Poisoning, Stomach Flu

Common Treatment(s): Hydration and Self Care

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Ear Pain

Ear pain usually originates inside the ear canal, but it can also come from pain or injury to the jaw, teeth, head area or neck. Symptoms of ear pain may include discomfort or ringing of the ears, sinus pain, redness, and bleeding or pus coming from the ear. You can treat most ear pain at home with hot compresses and over-the-counter pain medication, although some ear infections may require treatment with antibiotics.

Common Causes: Cold, Ear Infection, Tinnitus

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Antibiotics

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Excessive sweating

A person with excessive sweating has very active sweat glands and produces abundant bodily moisture, especially around the arm pits, feet, hands and groin area. While not life-threatening, these symptoms can cause nervousness, social anxiety and stigma. Treatments include high-grade topical antiperspirants and Botox injections, to block overactive sweat glands.

Common Causes: Anxiety

Common Treatment(s): Antiperspirant, Botox

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Faintness

Faintness is a very common symptom that makes you feel dizzy, lightheaded, and on the brink of physical collapse due to lack of blood flow to the brain. Causes of faintness include low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, dehydration, head injuries, drug side effects, and vertigo. If you feel faint, the best thing to do is sit or lie down so you don’t fall and injure yourself.

Common Causes: Low Blood Pressure, Hypoglycemia, Dehydration, Vertigo

Common Treatment(s): Hydration, Nutrition, Rest

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Fatigue

Fatigue is the feeling of being bone-tired and completely depleted of energy. People becomes fatigued because of lack of sleep, medication side effects, and extreme exertion, although fatigue is a symptom of many medical problems, including sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.

Common Causes: Sleep Apnea, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Common Treatment(s): Rest, CPAP Machine

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Fever

A person who has a fever has a body temperature above the normal range around 98.6 degrees F. Symptoms associated with fevers include cold, clammy skin, shivering, and an inability to concentrate. Fevers are a common sign of many acute conditions, such as flu. A core body temperature above 104 degrees F is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.

Common Causes: Flu

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Gas

Flatulence is caused when gas from the intestines and bowels is expelled through the anus. While often embarrassing, passing gas is a natural byproduct of respiration and digestion and rarely constitutes a health problem. Painful or excessive gas can be a symptom of bloating, indigestion, heartburn, ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease.

Common Causes: Indigestion, Constipation, Heartburn

Common Treatment(s): Antacids, Dietary Fiber

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Headache

Headaches are continuous pain and tension in the head and neck or behind the eyes. Tension, cluster and migraine headaches are common headache types, caused by a variety of factors from lack of sleep to medication use to inflammatory activity in the brain. Many headaches can be treated at home with rest and over-the-counter pain medication.

Common Causes: Migraine, Poor Sleep

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin, Rest

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Irregular Periods

Your period is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days. Most menstrual cycles begin every 28 days. An irregular period can be a symptom of hormonal fluctuations, lifestyle or medication changes, or infertility.

Common Causes: Hormonal Fluctuations, Infertility

Common Treatment(s): Birth Control Pills

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Joint Pain

Joint pain is a symptom of an injury or illness that affects the bones, ligaments and tissues in and around the joint areas. The most common cause of joint pain is osteoarthritis, although inflammatory diseases, certain medication, and age can also contribute to joint pain.

Common Causes: Poor Posture, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Back Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Leg Pain

A person with leg pain has pain or discomfort in the bones, joints, tissue, or nerves of the legs. Symptoms associated with leg pain vary widely, but often include overuse and muscle fatigue, osteoarthritis, knee problems, or sciatica.

Common Causes: Osteoarthritis, Sciatica, Back Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Mouth Lesions

Mouth lesions are ulcers or nicks in and around the lips, tongue, and gum areas, most often a symptom of canker sores or fever blisters (herpes). Mouth lesions can also be caused by acidic food or drinks, gum disease, sun damage, brushing or flossing too hard, or braces.

Common Causes: Cold Sores, Canker Sores, Gum Disease

Common Treatment(s): Antiviral Medication, Oral Care

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Nausea

A person with nausea has the feeling that they are going to vomit. Nausea is a common symptom of viral infections such as flu, although it can also be a symptom of food poisoning, altitude sickness, motion sickness, or emotional trauma. At-home treatments for nausea include rest, bland food, cold carbonated drinks, ginger tea, and applying pressure to the inside of the wrist.

Common Causes: Flu, Food Poisoning

Common Treatment(s): Ginger, Peppermint, Hydration and Self Care

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common symptom of poor posture, muscle sprains, and osteoarthritis, and age. Neck pain is sometimes caused by damage to the vertebrae, including bone disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatments for neck pain vary by cause, from ergonomic solutions to surgery.

Common Causes: Poor Posture, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Back Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin

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Rash

A skin rash is an area on the surface of the body that has become red, swollen, or irritated. Skin rashes are often a symptom of allergies, fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, sun damage or shingles. The severity and type of rash you have will determine the appropriate treatment.

Common Causes: Allergies, Psoriasis, Eczema

Common Treatment(s): Topical Emollients, Topical Cortisone

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Rectal Bleeding

While blood spots on your underwear or in your stool rarely indicate a serious medical problem, you should seek emergency care if you have heavy, persistent rectal bleeding. Symptoms associated with rectal bleeding include diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and ulcers. Treatment for rectal bleeding may include treatment for constipation, dietary changes, weight loss, or over-the-counter topical medications or supplements.

Common Causes: Diarrhea, Constipation, Hemmorrhoids, Ulcers, Anal Fissures

Common Treatment(s): Laxatives, Dietary Fiber, Hemorrhoid Treatment

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Skin Lump

Skin lumps comes in all shapes and sizes, occur more frequently with age, and are usually symptoms of moles, warts, cysts, and common skin infections. While some skin lumps are itchy or unsightly, most are benign. Skin lumps are rarely a symptom of skin cancer, but you should see a doctor if you have a visible bump that changes shape, bleeds, or starts to grow rapidly.

Common Causes: Moles, Warts, Psoriasis, Eczema

Common Treatment(s): Topical Emollients, Topical Cortisone

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Sore Throat

A sore throat feels scratchy, itchy, dry, and painful, and makes it hard to hard to swallow. Symptoms associated with sore throats include swollen glands, fever, cough, and a headache, usually caused by a cold, flu, strep, or allergies. Most sore throats can be treated at home with rest, liquids, and over-the-counter cough medication, though sore throats caused by a viral infection may require antibiotics.

Common Causes: Cold, Flu, Allergies

Common Treatment(s): NSAIDS, Aspirin, Cold Medicine

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Vaginal Itching

Itching in the vagina is often a symptom of normal bacteria, called bacterial vaginosis. It can also be a symptom of a yeast infection, or a sexually transmitted disease such as a herpes, gonorrhea, genital warts, crabs, or chlamydia. Treatment for vaginal itching caused by a sexually transmitted disease is usually an antiviral or antifungal medication.

Common Causes: STDs, Bacterial Vaginosis, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Yeast Infection

Common Treatment(s): Antifungal Medications, Antiviral Medications

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Vomiting

Vomiting is the unpleasant, forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth, usually preceded by nausea. Symptoms associated with vomiting include stomach flu and other viral infections, excessive drug and/or alcohol consumption, food poisoning, or, less commonly, head injuries. While vomiting is rarely a medical emergency, see your doctor if there is fresh or dried blood present in the vomit or if you can’t stop vomiting.

Common Causes: Alcohol Abuse, Food Poisoning, Stomach Flu

Common Treatment(s): Ginger, Pepperment, Hydration and Self Care

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