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Common Symptoms- Carrie

Diaphoresis Excessice perspiration
Flushing A red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face and neck. This is commonly present with a fever.
Jaundice A yellew appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes.
Rash An eruption of the skin.
Bradycardia An abnormaly slow pulse rate. (less than 60 bpm)
Dehydration A decrease in the amount of water in the body. The patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin and decreased output of urine.
Edema The retenion of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. This is most easily observed in the extremties.
Tachycardia An abnormally fast heart beat (greater than 100 bpm)
Anorexia A loss of appetite and lack of interest in food
Constipation A condition in which the stool becomes hard and 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 determinming the presence of this
Diarrhea The passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. The fecal materials moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absortion by the body of water, electrolytes and nutrients.
Flatulence The presence of gas in the stomach or intestines.
Nasusea A sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling a feeling that vomiting may occur.
Vomiting This is the ejection of the stomach through the mouth, also known as emesis. (The ejected contents is known as vomitus)
Cough An involuntary and forceful exhalalation 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 due to lack of oxygen.
Dyspnea Labored or difficut 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
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 sennse of body discomfort, weakness and fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness.
Pain Irritatin of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an immportant indication that a part of the body is not working properly.
Prutitus Severe iching
Vertigo A feeling of dizziness or light headedness
Created by: carrienewman