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When to Go to ER for Fever According to Age and Symptoms

When to Go to ER for Fever According to Age and Symptoms

A fever is a common illness some prefer to treat at home without consulting a physician or going to a medical facility. With over-the-counter medicines and some rest, a low-grade fever can go away overnight or in a couple of days. However, it is different if we are talking about high-grade fever. You should not resort to self-medication as it warrants immediate medical attention. But how will you know if you need to go to the emergency room because of an elevated fever? What symptoms will tell you when to go to the hospital for fever? This article specifies the...

What Are The Requirements to Give Blood?

What Are The Requirements to Give Blood?

Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? According to the American Red Cross, blood transfusions are needed for cancer patients, accident and burn victims, mothers giving birth, and premature babies. You can help by donating blood. But what are the requirements to give blood? Let’s take a look. What is a whole blood donation? Whole blood donation is when you donate all of your blood. This includes red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Your body will replace these within a few days. You can donate every 56 days. Why donate blood? The need for...

Is A Sore Throat A Symptom Of Coronavirus

Is A Sore Throat A Symptom Of Coronavirus

One of the numerous possible signs of COVID-19, the respiratory condition brought on by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is a sore throat. But a sore throat is merely one of the signs and symptoms that COVID-19 can cause. Other symptoms are considerably more prevalent. This article will discuss other common symptoms to look out for, when to seek medical attention, and how a sore throat can be a sign of COVID-19. Is Sore Throat A Symptom Of Coronavirus? If you’re wondering does coronavirus cause a sore throat, well, the likelihood of a sore throat being an early sign of COVID-19...

COVID and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Are They Related?

COVID and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Are They Related?

COVID-19 is commonly associated with respiratory symptoms such as coughing and difficulty breathing. However, gastrointestinal symptoms also begin to develop depending on how the body reacts to the virus. Can covid cause stomach pain? Is there such as thing as gastrointestinal covid symptoms? This article discusses common GI symptoms and when to know if it is associated with the disease. COVID-19 Gastrointestinal Symptoms At the beginning of the pandemic, the most common warning signs of COVID-19 directly affect the respiratory systems. These include flu, coughing, and breathing problems that lead to pneumonia. But as more and more studies emerge, researchers...

What Causes Lower Abdominal Pain in Males

What Causes Lower Abdominal Pain in Males

Abdominal pain is common in men due to different causes. The pain can go from mild cramps to severe and unbearable stomach aches that may need urgent medical attention. If you are a male and have been experiencing lower abdominal pain for quite some time now, this article is for you. What is lower abdominal pain? Lower abdominal pain also referred to as stomach ache, is a general pain you feel below the belly button. Sometimes, lower abdominal pain is a symptom of another ailment. Since the abdomen covers many vital organs such as the liver, stomach, pancreas, reproductive organs,...

13 Tips on How to Deal With Food Addiction

13 Tips on How to Deal With Food Addiction

Food addiction can be a difficult disease to deal with. However, there are ways to overcome the challenges it presents. One key step is recognizing the signs and symptoms of food addiction. Once this has been accomplished, a plan of action should be put in place to help overcome the addiction. In this article, you will learn more about food addiction and how to deal with it. What Is Food Addiction   Food addiction is a condition that is similar to drug addiction. Just as someone who is addicted to drugs will continue to use them even though they know...