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Common Symptom

Common Symptoms Chapter 1. (Taylor Frazier)

Diaphoresis excessive perspiration
flushing a red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face and neck. A flushed appearance is commonly present with a fever.
jaundice a yellow appearance to the skin, first evident in the whites of the eyes
rash an eruption of the skin
bradycardia abnormal slow pulse rate
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 relaxation of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. Edema is most easily observed in the extremities.
tachycardia abnormally fast pulse rate
anorexia loss of appetite and a lack of interest in food
constipation condition where the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in hard passage from the rectum.
diarrhea the passage of an increased number of loose, watery stools. The fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, decreasing the amount of liquid in the body
flatulence the presence of excessive gas in the stomach or intestines
nausea and vomiting nausea is a sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur. Vomiting is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis. The ejected content is known as vomitus.
cough an involuntary and forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation.
cyanosis a bluish tent of the skin due to lack of oxygen
dyspnea labored or difficult breathing
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering. chills are usually present with fever.
convulsions involuntary contractions of muscles.
fever or pyrexia a body temperature that is higher than normal
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head. It is a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses. Tension, fatigue, and eyestrain can result in a headache.
malaise a vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, and fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness.
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting in a feeling of distress or suffering. Pain 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: taylorfrazier