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    Congestion It’s the time of the year again when our nose is exposed to cold and starts to run, our chest are so congested and nothing feels good. In short, congestion season is here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_congestion Nasal congestion is caused by many factors, but its effects range from a simple irritation to older children and adults to a life-endangerment condition for infants, like • Can obstruct our hearing and speech. • Can interfere with sleep by causing snoring. • Can cause slight facial and head pain. • Can cause uneasiness from allergies or the common cold. • Can interfere with breastfeeding. • Can cause fatal breathing difficulty. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/nasal-congestion/basics/definition/sym-20050644 A stifling nose is enough to ruin the day, especially with the accompanying sneezing, blowing and the red swollen nose, everything is really depressing. Causes You have nasal congestion when your nose becomes blocked and inflamed. Minor ailments are the usual causes of nasal congestion, like a cold, flu, and sinus infections. The congestion doesn’t really take long to heal; it usually clears up within the week. If it does, it may be due to an underlying health issue. The cause for a persistent nasal congestion may be any of the following: • Acute sinusitis • Allergies • Anything that inflames the nasal membrane • Chronic sinusitis • Churg-strauss syndrome • Common cold • Deviated septum • Decongestant nasal spray overuse • Drug…

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    or relieving factors. Pt used OTC visible gtts with temporary relief to erythema only. Denies using any corrective glasses of contact lens. No crusting of lids or mucoid or purulent discharges. Reports occasional rhinorrhea with intermittent nasal congestion without sneezing. Denies fever, chills, or recent illnesses, otalgia, otorrhea, ST, lymphadenopathy, LN tenderness, cough, SOB, and wheezing. PMH significant for seasonal allergic rhinitis in the spring. Physical exam is significant for…

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    Clinical Manifestations Jump to section + The clinical manifestations of an RSV infection vary depending on the patient's age and previous health status. Infants and young children with a primary infection usually present with a lower respiratory tract infection, such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. These children have cough (98 percent), fever (75 percent), rhinorrhea, wheezing (65 to 78 percent), labored respirations (73 to 95 percent), and occasionally hypoxia.6 Children with more severe…

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    Little Tommy has come to the family practice with a runny nose, frequent blowing, large nasal blisters, nasal lesions, and nasal scabs that have a dried crusts. These lesions are continuing to drain. The lesions are now on his forearm. When conducting the physical examination, the examiner found purulent rhinorrhea that are 0.5 to 1 cm in size in the areas of the nose, mouth, and radial side of the forearm. The likely name of this childhood disease is varicella zoster virus (VZV), commonly…

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    Anaphylactic disorder is one of the end result of immediate (Type I) hypersensitivity reaction. It starts when antigen (bee sting as in the patient’s case) binds to IgE antibody on the surface of mast cells that result of systemic release of vasoactive amines and other mediators from mast cells. The presence of IgE antibody indicate that this is not the first exposure to this antigen. The mast cells have a specific receptor for the Fc portion of IgE called FceRI (a high-affinity receptor). When…

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    In the United States, between 2004 and 2012, 27% to 38% of influenza associated pediatric deaths were attributed to IB although it only represented 18-26% of all circulating viruses [2, 5]. About half of these children did not have any known medical conditions. Therefore, IB may contribute to a higher attack rate among children and adolescents, than among adults, and infections may be more severe [1, 4, 5]. An influenza virus infection typically presents as general malaise with fever, headache,…

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    Clinical Practice Guideline: Allergic Rhinitis One of the most common diseases affecting both adults and children alike is allergic rhinitis (AR). According to Seidman et al. (2015) “AR is an inflammatory, IgE-mediated disease characterized by nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sneezing, and/or nasal itching” (p. S2). In the United States allergic rhinitis affects approximately one in every six individuals. Allergic rhinitis has the ability to affect quality of life for adults and children alike.…

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    CC Sore throat and congestion. Lesion on left toe. Puncture wound. Poison ivy. S The patient is a 19-year-old gentleman who tells me he has been having a sore throat and congestion for the past two weeks. He was also having a cough that would wake him at night. He states the cough now is better but he continues with copious rhinorrhea and postnasal drip. He also has a tickle in his throat, but it does not feel severe. He denies any fevers. The patient wants me to look at a lesion on…

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    By preventing this breakdown, acetylcholine accumulates and continuously binds to both nicotinic and muscarinic receptors found throughout the body. Local effects occur with vapor exposure to the face with mild inhalation and include symptoms of miosis, lacrimation, salivation, rhinorrhea, bronchoconstriction and excessive upper airway and bronchial secretions. Systemic effects caused by moderate to severe inhalation exposure include gastrointestinal effects (i.e. abdominal cramping, nausea,…

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    cluster headaches is hypothalamic activation with secondary activation of the trigeminal-autonomic reflex. Compared with the general population, the risk of cluster headache for first-degree relatives is increased by 14- to 39-fold, and for second-degree relatives by 2- to 8-fold (http://www.uptodate.com/contents/cluster-headache-epidemiology-clinical-features-and-diagnosis?source=search_result&search=cluster+headache&selectedTitle=1~57). Clinical features include attacks of severe orbital,…

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