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What exactly is fever?

Fever can be a result of many processes. In context of infectious diseases, the fever is triggered by substances released by the immune cells (substances such as interleukin-1 and -6). Also, pyrexia ...
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How is sunlight a Lupus trigger for some? What exactly about the sun often causes Lupus flare-ups?

Very interesting question. Thank you. The pathophysiology of photosensibility in lupus patients is related to the effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on cells of the immune system. UVR stimulates ...
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Is possible that pain will start epileptic seizure?

There are several parts in your question. Does pain trigger epileptic seizure? To answer this question, it is essential to understand what is an epilepsy. An epilepsy arises when the normal ...
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Psychosis while using prednisone: how long will it last?

I'm sorry to hear about your recent psychosis. The mood/psychological effects of glucocorticosteroids are well documented. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22764363 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
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How cold can an asthmatic's drinking water be?

Drinking cold water having asthma can cause bronchial spasm, a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles (tightness in the chest), causing difficulty in breathing. This can be ...
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Can a headache be caused solely by a smell?

Certainly, headaches can be caused by a variety of smells, perfumes, paints, gasoline, bleach and yes, air fresheners. A study in 200 migraine patients showed perfumes were the first most common ...
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Can people who are epileptic be more sensitive to heat exhaustion/heat stroke?

Something that is worth mentioning right out of the gate is a febrile seizure (see also The Epilepsy Foundation). These are sudden seizures, generally experienced by young children, resulting from an ...
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I easily get motion sickness/nausea/vomit when riding a bus

Some ways which are said to decrease motion sickness include: Try having ginger candies or ginger tea ginger If possible stare at the horizon or anything that doesn't move(stationary). American ...
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Why are chocolate and cheeses common triggers for migraines?

There are numerous papers on foods that appear to induce headaches. One recent paper (part 1) is Martin & Vij (2016). It goes into detail into the major players in foods that induce headaches. ...
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