A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 7, 2004 - Medical - 430 pages
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Your family’s first line of defense!

Provides expert medical advice on more than 100 common signs, symptoms, and problem areas—A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide is a wonderful addition to your medical reference library!

Can you describe what your symptoms look and feel like—but not know what they mean? Written by an experienced team of physicians and nurses, this handy guide answers your questions before you go to the doctor.

A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide gives you—
-A toolkit for matching your signs and symptoms to possible causes
-A renowned medical team’s advice on symptoms from allergies to vomiting blood to irritability in children
-Expert tips on relieving symptoms and helping yourself heal
-What to avoid and what could make your condition worse
-The questions your doctor will ask
-Alphabetical listing of common symptoms for easy reference
-A glossary of medical terms you may not know

 

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Contents

Abdominal Pain Adult
1
Abdominal Pain Child
5
Allergic Symptoms Sneezing Runny Nose or Hives
9
Anus Problems
11
Back Pain
13
Bed Wetting Child
17
Blackouts
19
Bloating
21
Heart Pounding
113
Heartburn
115
Heatstroke
117
Heavy Drinking Alcohol
119
Hiccough
121
Hoarseness
123
InjuryIncluding Back InjuryPain
125
Irritability Child
131

Blood in Stool
23
Breast Problems
26
Breathing Problems Adult
29
Breathing Problems Child
33
Bruising and Bleeding Tendencies
36
Burns
38
Chest Pain
40
Confusion
45
Constipation Adult
47
Constipation Child
49
Convulsions Seizures
51
Cough
54
Cuts and Scrapes
58
Depression Suicidal Thoughts or Anxiety
59
Diaper Problems
61
Diarrhea
63
Difficulty Swallowing
68
Dizziness
71
Ear Problems
74
Excessive Drinking Water
77
Eye Problems
80
Facial Pain
86
Fever
88
Foot or Ankle Pain
92
Frostbite
95
GaitCoordination Problems
96
Groin Pain
99
Hair Problems
101
Hand Wrist or Arm Problems
103
Head Injury
107
Headache
109
Joint Pain
133
Loss of Consciousness
139
Menstrual Cramps
143
Mental Delays Child
145
Mouth Trouble
147
Muscle Weakness
151
Nail Problems
154
Nausea and Vomiting Adult
157
Nausea and Vomiting Child
161
Neck Problems
164
Numbness Loss of Movement or Trouble Talking
166
Overdose or Poisoning
169
Overeating
171
Poor Appetite
173
Pregnancy
175
Sexual Problems and Inability to Conceive
177
Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs
180
Shakiness
182
Skin Problems
185
Sleep Problems
189
Small Baby
191
Swelling
193
Testicle Problems
196
Urine Problems
199
Vaginal Bleeding Problems
202
Vaginal Discharge
204
Weakness
206
Yellow Skin
208
Glossary
211
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About the author (2004)

John H. Wasson, MD, Professor of Clinical Community and Family Medicine and Medicine, Herman O. West Chair of Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

B. Timothy Walsh, MD, William and Joy Ruane Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

Mary C. LaBrecque, BSN, ARNP, Instructor in Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

Harold C. Sox, Jr, MD, Joseph M. Huber Professor and Chair of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

Robert Pantell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Division of General Pediatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Ivan Oransky, MD, Editor in Chief, Praxis Post (online biweekly magazine of medicine for physicians and consumers) and freelance writer/editor, New York, New York
Dr. Oransky, an experienced freelance medical writer, will recast The Common Symptom Guide for the consumer market. In addition to editing Lange’s Review of Psychiatry, Dr. Oransky contributes articles to consumer publications and websites including the Boston Globe, USA Today, and Reuters consumer health care.

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