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what kind of sickness could I have??

I did some research and found one thing that matched my symptoms. I do not have a doctor and really dont have the money to afford one. So, I am just seeing what other's think or what I have may sound familiar to someone. If I feel I need a doctor I will some how make a trip to a doctor's office. ok, so 2 days ago I started to have a real dry.. not sore but dry throat. Today, I still have the extreme dry throat along with my lungs feeling as they are very heavy. You know when you have a real bad cold/flu and you are congested?? You have that real heavy feeling on your lungs? That is how my lungs feel. Also I am starting to develop a cough.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Health

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  • Bronchitis? Pneumonia? There's quite a few things that can have those symptoms actually. I'd definitely go to a dr if your condition does not improve within 24 hours.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:42 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • It sounds like something that needs antibiotics. I would see if there are any clinics in your area. I know there is one here that's like $30 and $5 for a prescription. If you take so theraflu and airborne and it doesn't go away I would look into it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:28 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Avoid dairy while you are sick – it can increase the amount of mucus your body produces.
    Peppermint tea is great! Peppermint is a natural decongestant; just be sure that peppermint is the only ingredient.
    Honey (antibacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory) is the best cough syrup.throat soother.
    Emergen-C will help you stay hydrated and give you an energy boost; be sure to mix it with cold water. The lowest price is at Trader Joes, though it is sold just about everywhere (Target, Walgreens, etc.).
    I am a big believer in the power of foods. This healing foods pyramid from the University of Michigan is great:
    Get some Elderberry syrup. The FDA criticized the manufacturer of Tamiflu for "overstatement" of claims of efficacy, since blind studies comparing it to a placebo only resulted in a 1.3 day difference


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:01 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.
    Most important, stay well hydrated!

    I always make miso soup when someone is sick
    Morning miso
    2 cups veg. broth
    2 cups hot water
    4 Tbsp. miso
    1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
    1/2 cup diced firm tofu
    3 Tbsp. thinly sliced scallion greens
    1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
    I have substituted onion for the scallions, and left out the mushrooms. I have also added some thinly sliced chinese cabbage, because I happened to have it.)

    Pour the veg. broth and 1 cup of water into medium saucepan. In separate bowl, dissolve the miso in the remaining 1 cup water. Mix well and add to saucepan. Add the ginger root and mushrooms and heat until simmering (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in
    the tofu and scallions. (If adding other veg. like onion or cabbage, you'll want to simmer until they are tender before adding tofu

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:01 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • sounds a lot like what I have. It's felt like a large cat has been sitting on it for days. Anyway, I've been taking huge amounts of elderberry and echinacea since Wed. night and I feel a lot better today,

    Take elderberry and lots of fluids. Chicken soup is good, too.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:45 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Ebola virus...So sorry...I had to when I first read the question, otherwise I have no helpful advise and I hope I gave you a little chuckle, check out (they have a symptom checker tool) and I hope you get to feeling better!

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 8:53 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • try some vitamin a zinc and garlic it should knock what ever its is right out, if it doesnt then it mght be something seroius but all that i named are 100 % natural and healthier than any script that a md can give you. You can get that stuff from a chiropractors office or a health food store.. we use biotics for our needs.

    Answer by deverrick at 10:19 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

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