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Acute bronchitis is is short in duration (10 to 20 days) in comparison with chronic bronchitis, Listeria Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Listeriosis symptoms include diarrhea, nausea and fever. Pregnant women are 20 times Cough (Chronic Cough) Chronic cough is a cough that does not go away and is generally a symptom of another disorder such as Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not considered to have a significant Fatigue Fatigue can be described in various ways. Sometimes fatigue is described as feeling a lack of energy and motivation (both mental and physical). The causes Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is a cough that occurs daily with production of sputum that lasts for at least three months, two years in a row. Causes of chronic bronchitis Eustachian Tube Problems (Problems Clearing Your Ears) The Eustachian tube is a membrane lined tube that connects the Mercury Poisoning Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury is also contained in some fish, some of the products we use in the Pneumonia Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Symptoms and signs include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and chills. Sore Throat Sore throats are generally described as pain or discomfort in the throat area. A sore throat may be caused by bacterial or viral infections; toxins, irritants, Nausea and Vomiting Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions. The Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores" and "fever blisters." Canker Swine Flu Novel H1N1 influenza A virus infection (swine flu) is an infection that generally is transferred from an infected pig to a human, however there have been Plague (Black Death) Plague is an infectious disease caused by the 20 Sore Throat Home Remedies A sore throat can be caused by viral infections like the common cold, the flu, or mumps. Sore throats caused by bacterial infections include diphtheria, How Long Is a Cold or Flu Contagious? Viruses cause the common cold and the flu. Early symptoms and signs for a cold and the flu are similar, however, flu symptoms are typically more severe Guillain-Barre Syndrome Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an autoimmune disease of the nervous system due to damage to the myelin sheath around nerves. It is the most acquired Adenovirus 14 Adenovirus infection, particularly Ad14, or the "killer cold virus" has been on the increase in the past two years. Symptoms range from those experienced Malaria Malaria is a disease that is spread by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Malaria symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and body aches. Taste Disorders The most common taste disorder is phantom taste perception; that is, a lingering, often unpleasant taste even though you have nothing in your mouth. We Cold, Flu, Allergy Treatments Before treating a cold, the flu, or allergies with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, it's important to know what's causing the symptoms, which symptoms Adult-Onset Asthma Adult-onset asthma is asthma that is diagnosed in people over 20 years of age. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty Respiratory Syncytial Virus Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Is a Cough Contagious? There are many types of coughs, for example, dry cough, wet cough, a barking cough, whooping cough, stress induced cough, and acute and chronic cough. Children's Cough Causes and Treatments Children's cough causes include infection, acid reflux, asthma, allergies or sinus infection, whooping cough, and exposure to irritants. Treatment for How to Stop Snoring Snoring is caused by the vibrations of the soft tissues at the back of the nose and throat while a person sleeps. There are many causes of snoring like See All Related Diseases & Conditions » Medications 29 articles Procedures & Tests 4 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 12 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 31 articles Health News 411 articles Health Features 41 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox! From WebMD Cold and Flu Resources Cold or Allergy? Is It a Cold, Strep or Tonsillitis? Are We Close to a Cure for Cancer? Featured Centers Feeling Short of Breath? 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