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Common Symptoms- Karly Hayes

Excessive perspiration Diaphoresis
A red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face & neck. This is commonly present with a fever. Flushing
Excessive perspiration Diaphoresis
A yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes. Jaundice
An eruption of the skin Rash
An abnormally slow pulse rate. Bradycardia
The retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. This is most easily observed in the extremities. Edema
A decrease in the amount of water in the body. The patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin & decreased output of urine Dehydration
An abnormally fast heart beat(greater than 100bpm) Tachycardia
A loss of appetite & a lack of interest in food Anorexia
A condition in which the stoll becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. The consistency if the stool, rather than the frequncy of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this. Constipation
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 & nurtrients. Other symptoms include intestinal cramping & gen Diarrhea
A sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomitint may occur. Nausea
Theis is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis (the ejected contents is known as vomitus) Vomiting
An involuntary & forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. It may be productive ( meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive ( no discharged is present) cough
A blusish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen Cyanosis
Labored or difficut breathing dyspnea
A blusish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen Cyanosis
hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed) epistaxis
A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever. Chills
Involuntary contractions of the muscles convulsions
A body temperature that is higher than normal Fever or Pyrexia
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 Headache
A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, & fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease & continuing through the course of the illness Malaise
Irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an imprtant indication that a part of the body is not working properly Pain
Severe itching pruritus
A feeling of dizziness or light headedness Vertigo
Created by: karlyhayes