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I’ve been light headed for a week..why?

So I been light headed for about a week now…At first I thought it was dehydration but I been drinking water & powerade none stop for 4 days and my urine is very light so I don’t think it’s that..what else can it be? Any reliefs? Ps..I’m not pregnant.

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Could you get TSS from using a tampon once?!?

Okay, a couple months ago I used my first tampon, I left in for about 5 hours and used a light absorbency. I haven’t used any since, but on Wednesday, I was about to put one in. I didn’t actually put it in. I put it up to my “area” and the top of the tampon touched it but I chickened out and didn’t put it in at all. I got sick yesterday (Thursday) and today I’m still sick. Just a bit of a sore throat and runny nose, nothing else really. I got a bit better throughout the day today. But I noticed that I had a little bit of a rash around my neck. Its still there and I heard that getting a rash that looks like a sunburn can be a sign, as well as getting sick too. I have seasonal allergies too and its been cooling down a bit so.. Am I just overthinking this or could it possibly be a sign?! I’m really scared right now. Is there any other possibilities, or like I said, am I just overthinking it? I overthink alot of things.. Soo.. Yeah. Please help, I’m 13 and I’m really scared 🙁

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Yes, you could get TSS from using a tampon once. No, you have not contracted TSS on this occasion. TSS is when certain bacteria multiply (tampons encourage bacterial growth and prevent vaginal cleaning) and start producing TSST-1 toxins which enter your body via mucus membranes of the vaginal walls and vaginal ulcerations caused by the tampons. It’s a myth that TSS only occurs from leaving tampons in too long, however you’d still have had to have left it in long enough to allow bacterial growth – if you didn’t even insert a tampon then you couldn’t possibly have contracted TSS. You’ve been ill, you’re not had TSS – with TSS you’d be very ill, with low blood pressure and fever as well as other symptoms depending on which organs are effected. If still uncertain read some of the real-life cases on this site to see how it progresses – http://you-are-loved.org/category/tss-stories As a note it’s not a good idea for you to be using tampons, even if you learn more about tampon risks and precautions (you shouldn’t be using tampons without knowing about TSS and other risks), at your age you’re still at higher risk of TSS as you’re less likely to have antibodies to TSST-1 toxins. If you want to use something something internal rather than pads use menstrual cups or softcups, they’re internal like tampons but FAR safer and more hygienic so no risks of TSS, infections, increased cramps, or dioxin like with tampons – this also means cups can be worn for 12 hours with any flow and at any time, menstrual cups are also more comfortable and don’t leak like tampons. What Are Menstrual Cups? – http://www.scarleteen.com/article/body/what_are_menstrual_cups If you do use tampons again follow precautions; – Change tampons every 4-6 hours. – Avoid rayon tampons; Tampax, Playtex, Kotex. – Opt for cotton tampons; Cottons, Maxim, Emerita. – Always use lowest absorbency for your flow. – Change absorbency as your flow changes. – Alternate with pads as often as possible. – Do not use when you’re not menstruating. – Do not use with light flow or spotting. – Do not use overnight while sleeping. – Do not use with a vaginal infection. – Wash hands before use. – Store in clean dry place. – Learn about TSS and other risks.

Do I have the common cold?

I feel a bit cold even though I have on jeans, a tank top, a jacket and socks. Mind you, I’m inside my house. Since yesterday (9/21) I had a sore throat. It went away a few hours ago while I was at my friend’s party. I feel super tired and I’ve had a few small coughs. My head feels light weight right now. This morning, my head was pounding. I feel like utter crap. When I eat, I want to throw up afterwards. I’ve felt like this since 9/21, when I went to Lincoln City and it was about a 4 hour car ride all together there and back. I had really bad allergies last night too. I sneezed about 10 times more than three times in under 30 seconds or a minute. Why do I feel like this? What medicine should I take to feel better?

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It might be the common cold but if it dosnt get better in a day or 2 it might be worse so see a doctor.

What kind of allergy would cause Upset stomach?

I keep getting a bad stomach ache and just feeling sick. I feel that it could be an allergy to something, because I never like that all the time, it’s just a couple times and happens without warning. I often wake up in the night with it and in the mornings. And usually before I go to bed, I always have a glass of milk, so I was just wondering.

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Try not having a glass of milk before bed just to see if that’s causing it Other wise take note on what you eat each day and then when you feel sick again it will give you more of an idea of what is causing it

Can sinus problems/allergies cause this?

Five days ago all of a sudden I felt dizzy and off and on I felt really dizzy like I lost balance but that would only last for a split second each time then it was followed by a dull achy headache and my head feeling tight. Also the teeth on the right side of my mouth (upper and lower) have been hurting. Today my head still hurts and in my right ear I have this heart beating sensation. What is that? I also have pain in the bone behind my ear sometimes going into mu neck. At the moment it is 98% humidity. Can you have sinus in october? It has also been close to 80 and one day it was 86 which is above average for this time of the year. If it is related to the weather how long will it last? Is it normal to be lasting 6 days now? Also the spot where your jaw and ear meet hurt off and on.

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It sounds like you have sinus congestion that’s pushing on your cochlea. It’s the thing in your ear that helps your maintain your balance. You can have allergies or sinus congestion anytime of the year if you’re allergic to something that has nothing to do with the seasons. Like dust, for instance. Actually, it’s a really good time for indoor/outdoor mold right now, probably more than during the summer. My doctor once taught me how to ‘pop’ my ears to help with drainage. You close your mouth and hold your nose and gently blow against it. The pressure pushes a bubble up into your inner ear, which will help push down on the fluid build up in there. You’ll hear a little pop inside your head. It shouldn’t hurt. Try yawning a bunch after it, like when you’re on an airplane. (And of course, over the counter sinus medication if it’s bad.)

How long does it take to get results from an allergy test?

I am having an allergy test done today. Will the results be given right then or will I have to wait a while?

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Are you having a food allergy panel done or a skin irritant test? If it’s the food panel (they take a sample of your blood and test hundreds of food that possibly causes a reaction) it can take several weeks. If it’s a skin test (it takes a couple of hourse and you will lay on your stomach while a technician placing hundreds of needles on your back. each needle contains a tiny amount of possible allergins, if you get a small bruise-like mark where the needle was, you are allergic to whatever was in the needle) you’ll know sooner than the food panel. I imagine they could tell you right away

Why am I cold all of the time?? Help please?

So I work at a doctors office and my coworkers are never cold but I always am freezing, so I have my little heater running all the time. It drivers them crazy because they say its way too hot. Why am I always cold? Info I’m 16 and a girl 5’6 and 130lbs I don’t have any health problems other than allergies and I just got my thyroid, heart, blood and brain checked. Why am I always cold?

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some people just run cold. me and my bf are like that, he is always hot and i’m always freezing, my toes and fingers are icy. but he’s chubby and i’m average/thin like you. people just have different “resting” temperatures, it’s normal.

allergic reaction to gel nails help?!?

Ok so i used to do my own acrylic nails and i always used to get a really bad reaction to them e.g itching like crazy, which then i would take the nails off, and these huge blisters on my fingertips with like little bubbles in them?? then after a few days the itching would stop and the skin around my finger and underneath my nail would g hard and just peel off which would then leave my fingers really sore and sensitive to touch things then for the next couple of weeks i would have rashes and blisters all over my body in random spots, so i went to a shop and tried out gel nails and im having the same reaction to them as the acrylic and i read online the itching stps after about 3 days so im pujtting up with it cause i paid £30 for them and their really nice so i really dont want to take them off but i need help whether to or not 🙁 helppp pleaseeee

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Some people have an allergy to acrylic. I’m really trying hard not to insult you, but you need to accept that you are allergic to acrylic and stop exposing yourself to it. That means taking the nails off and never getting them again.

scratchy throat at v part of neck?

The v part of my neck feels scratchy. I woke up yesterday with a store throat. Its not sore anymore. Now I’m just having a scratchy sensation at the v part of my neck/collar. Sometimes it makes me cough. That’s about it. I feel tired and Because of the scratchiness, I don’t like to eat really. I dont have allergies. But i did go to a corn maze friday. It was at night. What is it?

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Could be your detergent or the soap you bath in. If its inside. Could be a reaction of whatever you took to get better.And everybody has at least one allergy.

Do i have a pink eye?

My eyes are like light pink …they are itchy..the light hurts..and they feel googy …when I woke up they were crusty

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Yes you do have pink eye, i recomend to To help relieve the discomfort of pink eye, apply a warm compress for 5 to 10 minutes, three to four times a day. Preservative-free artificial tears can be applied a few times a day. Never use steroid eye drops or medications from a friend without a doctor’s prescription. For pink eye that seems to be from an allergy, place a cool compress on your closed eye and use nonprescription allergy eye drops to relieve itching and burning. If the condition worsens or does not improve in a few days, consult your doctor. If pink eye symptoms do not seem to be related to a cold or allergy, you may want to see your health care provider or eye doctor for an evaluation.