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Common Symptoms - Ayana Robinson

diaphoresis Excessive perspiration
flushing A red apperance to the skin, which generally affects the face and neck. This is commonly present with a fever
jaundice A yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes.
rash An eruption of the skin.
bradycardia An abnormally slow pulse reate ( less than 60 bpm)
dehydration A decrease in the amount of water in the body. The patient has a flushed appercance, dry skin & decrased output of urine
edema The retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. This is most easily observed in the extremities.
tachycardia An abnormally fast heart beat (greater than 100 bmp)
anorexia A loss of appeitie & a lack of food interest.
constipation A condition in which the stool becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. The consistency of the stool, rather than the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this.
diarrhea The passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. The fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water , electrolytes & nutrients.
flatulence The presence of gas in the stomach or the intestines.
nausea A sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur.
vomiting This is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis. (The ejected contents is known as vomitus)
cough An involuntary & forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. It may be productive (meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive (no discharge is present.)
cyanosis A bluish discoloration of the skin diue to lack of oxygen.
dyapnea Labored or difficult breathing.
epistaxis Hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever.
convulsions Involuntary contractions of the muscles.
fever or pyrexia A body temperature that is higher than normal.
headache A feeling of pain or aching in the head; a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension , fatigue, and/or eyestrain.
malaise A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, & fatigue,often marking the onset of adisease & continuing through the course of the illness.
pain Irritation of pain receptors , resulting of distress or suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properly.
pruritus Severe itching
vertigo A feeling of dizziness or light-headedness.
Created by: ayanarobinson