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Simple scientific guide for identifying and treating common illnesses?

When I start to feel a cold coming on, the last thing I want to do is spend time and energy trying to figure out the best treatment approach. I am seeking a guide that will help me identify and self-treat common/mild illnesses (both attacking the root cause and alleviating symptoms) as well as indicate when it would be wise to see a doctor. I would prefer a printout rather than an interactive tool like WebMD.
posted by gray17 on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Just flu are you?

YANMDoctor. What are the chances that this recent illness was actually the flu? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 11, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I stop a cough when cough medicine doesn't work?

How can I stop a dry cough after cough syrup, cough drops, and various teas haven't helped? [more inside]
posted by mxmm on Jun 19, 2012 - 39 answers

A diet of Sudafed and Emergen-C?

I really, really can't get sick right now. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on May 29, 2012 - 25 answers

Attack of the cold feet

I feel a bit stupid asking this, but this has been bugging me for a while: is there some illness that can affect women if they get cold feet? This sounds like an old wives tale, however my wife and mother-in-law get very animated about this, particularly with regard to our 8 year old daughter. Unfortunately I have never managed to get much more detail other than a vague mention of kidneys. My google-fu fails me with regard to even the mention of this as a myth, however I am willing to accept that there is some sort of feminine genitourinary complaint that men are not widely aware of. I would just be happier if I knew exactly what it was. [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Oct 11, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I stop this recurring cold?

I get a cold every 3-4 months. Runny then stuffy nose, dry throat, maybe a little coughing, low energy, mild headache. Just a run-of-the-mill cold, but it keeps recurring, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Mar 11, 2010 - 21 answers

Can a cold cause confusion?

Can allergies or a cold cause confusion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I kill a cough that lingers for a month?

Why do I always have a cough that lingers for about a month after I've had a cold, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Should I attempt a long bike ride even though I'm sick?

I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Most comforting things in the world

What are the best ways to comfort someone with a bad cold/flu? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Oct 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Whence nosemeat?

I don't think this is, strictly speaking, supposed to happen: meat often comes out of my head when I'm sick. Why? What does it portend? [Warning: so gross.] [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Oct 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Anosmia - is it forever?

Getting over a lousy cold/flu, can breathe again but can't smell anything. Is this permanent? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Sep 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Brrrrrr.

Is my perception of being increasingly freezing cold a sign of something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Hard to Swallow

Dearest Non-Doctors; Is there any chance of my incredibly painful sore throat and swollen lymph nodes going away on it's own? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 6, 2009 - 36 answers

Palliatives for the common cold?

An elementary question: I've got a cold. What remed(ies) should I take to feel better? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Feb 20, 2007 - 41 answers

How can I end my chronic illness?

How can I end my chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jan 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Tips for working while sick?

Any tips for getting through a day at work while feeling flu-ish? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 6, 2005 - 14 answers

How does contagion work with the cold and flu?

Cold/Flu Contagion:

1) Is there any truth to the rumor that "once you manifest symptoms, you're no longer contagious?"
2) If you're recovering from one illness, are you more or less suceptible to others? eg: If I've just gotten over a cold, is my immune system weak and susceptible to strep throat? Or is it on high-alert and likely to protect me better?
3) Following on number 2, why don't more people get multiple viruses/bugs at once, or in rapid sequence? Anecdotally, it seems that most people enjoy an interval of good health after recovering from something. Is that true?
posted by scarabic on Feb 16, 2005 - 4 answers

How can I prevent bronchitis?

SickFilter:
If you caught a cold this week
and hacked and sneezed and lacked some sleep
And when you talk you simply squeak —
How do you ward off bronchitis? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Oct 22, 2004 - 9 answers

What can I do for a cold?

I've got a cold. I've been drinking fluids and getting rest, but is there anything I can take that will actually help me get better? Also, what treatments are purely psychosomatic? I've always suspected echinacea.
posted by capndesign on May 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Lingering Cough

I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Dec 31, 2003 - 33 answers

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