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By John H. Wasson, B. Timothy Walsh, Mary C. LaBrecque, Harold C. Sox, Robert Pantell, Ivan Oransky

ISBN-10: 0071416188

ISBN-13: 9780071416184

In keeping with the award successful clinical booklet, The universal Symptom Guide, this obtainable buyer consultant is devoted particularly to symptoms and symptom assessment. Written by way of an skilled crew of physicians and nurses, this quick-reference assists the reader in matching their signs with attainable stipulations. Covers the main normally visible indicators in adults and youngsters.
this convenient reference contains:
*Symptoms equipped alphabetically for simple reference
*Easy-to-read language
*A word list of universal clinical phrases
*Common grownup and pediatric stipulations
*A renown and skilled writer group of physicians and nurses

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CONTINUED) BURN TYPE WHAT IS IT? TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Third-degree Burn affects deep tissues, No pain, charred or leathbeyond outermost layers ery skin, skin may be white under surface, no feeling of pinprick on burned skin Severe burns can cause large amounts of fluid loss, as well as infections. Burns to the face are particularly troublesome because associated damage to the lungs, which can occur if hot air is breathed in, can lead to breathing difficulties. Electrical burns may look less severe than they are because some of the damage is to internal organs.

TYPICAL SYMPTOMS Hemorrhoids Swollen blood vessels in the anus or rectum Pain, bleeding, possibly a mass of smooth, bluish tissue Dermatitis Skin inflammation near the anus, a result of infection or scratching Itching, anal area may be red, moist, blistery, and crusty Fissures or fistulae Tears in the tissue lining the anus (fissures) or holes (fistulae) Anal tenderness, pain with bowel movements, itching, burning, constipation, discharge Proctalgia Sharp pain in the rectum Recurrent, intermittent pain in the rectum lasting at least 20 minutes Perirectal abscess Collection of pus as a result of an infection Extreme throbbing pain Prostatitis Inflammation within the prostate Changes in urination, lower abdominal pain Intestinal parasite Infection with organisms such as pinworms, hookworms, or tapeworms Itching, worms in vomit or bowel movements, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort Cancer An abnormal growth of cells, may begin as a benign growth (polyp) Blood in stools, changes in habits related to bowel movements Back Pain What it feels like: stiffness and pain centered anywhere in the back, sometimes radiating into the legs or buttocks, and possibly originating after heavy lifting or injury.

Your doctor will want to know if you’re taking any of these medications: steroids, bronchodilators, antihistamines, skin creams, allergy shots, decongestants. Your doctor will do a physical examination including the following: pulse, blood pressure, eye exam, nose exam, listening to your chest with a stethoscope, thorough skin examination. 9 Copyright © 2004 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. 10 ALLERGIC SYMPTOMS (SNEEZING, RUNNY NOSE, OR HIVES) WHAT ARE SOME CONDITIONS THAT RESULT FROM ALLERGIES, AND WHAT IS TYPICAL FOR EACH CONDITION?

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