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Symptoms & Conditions Guide

Click on the button below that relates closest to what you're experiencing to find the best course of action to take.  Recognizing medical symptoms and taking the proper care path can help you recover faster and even save your life.  Open the guide fully to look up symptoms.  Depending on the severity of the symptoms, you'll be instructed to:
 
SYMPTOMS:

Mild Symptoms

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

OTC pain relievers 

Rest in quiet, dark room 

Ice or heat to neck or shoulders 

 

Headache with fever or vomiting 

Headache lasting more than 2 days 

Dizziness interfering with daily activities 

 

Severe headache 

Localized weakness/numbness 

Blurred vision 

 

Mild Symptoms

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Drink plenty of fluids, especially sports drinks or clear soups 

Eat bland foods: crackers, toast, scrambled eggs, apple sauce 

 

Illness lasting more than 2 days 

Blood in diarrhea 

Fever of 102 ̊ or greater 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Request an eVisit through FollowMyHealth 

 

Persistent abdominal pain 

Signs of dehydration: dizziness, sunken eyes, marked weakness 

 

Mild Symptoms

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Drink plenty of fluids

Refrain from exercise

OTC Medicines: expectorants with guaifenesin, cough suppressants with dextromethorphan

 

Cough with significant fever

Worsening thick mucus/phlegm

Cough that interferes with sleep or persists for a week

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Request an eVisit through FollowMyHealth 

 

Difficulty breathing

 

Mild Symptoms

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Acetaminophen

Drink plenty of fluids  

 

Unable to bring fever below 103 ̊

Fever lasting more than 2 days

Rash

Redness, swelling or tenderness of skin 

 

Difficulty breathing

Repeated vomiting/diarrhea

Severe headache and/or stiff neck 

 

Mild Symptoms

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Acetaminophen (or ibuprofen if older than 6 months)

Increase fluid intake 

 

Unable to bring fever below 103 ̊ with acetaminophen or ibuprofen

Newborn (under 2 months) with fever over 100.4 ̊

Fever lasting more than 5 days

Fewer than 4 wet diapers per day 

 

Confused, lethargic

Severe headache with vomiting or stiff neck

Seizure

Difficulty breathing 

 
CONDITIONS:

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Monitor BP regularly

Avoid excessive salt

Maintain exercise routine

Take prescribed medication 

 

BP higher than your typical reading 

 

Severe headache

Persistent nosebleed

Chest pain 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Avoid excessive salt

Take prescribed medications

Weigh yourself daily 

 

Weight gain

Worsening swelling of ankles

Shortness of breath while lying down or awakening from sleep

Worsening exercise tolerance (e.g. climbing stairs) 

 

Difficulty breathing

Chest discomfort 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Take prescribed baseline/rescue medications

Avoid cigarette smoke, other irritants

Avoid exercise when asthma flares 

 

Shortness of breath interfering with daily activities

Increased need for rescue medication 

 

Difficulty breathing

Persistent wheezing 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Take prescribed controller/ rescue medications

Avoid cigarette smoke, other irritants

Treat asthma triggers like allergies, URI symptoms 

 

Persistent daily nighttime cough

Uses rescue medication more than 2x/week or more frequently than normal

Shortness of breath, wheezing or cough during exercise 

 

Confusion, drowsiness

Worsening breathing interferes with eating, playing

Wheezing/breathing problems continue despite rescue medications 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Wear medical alert bracelet

Monitor blood sugar

Take prescribed medications 

 

Increased thirst

Nausea/vomiting

Trembling/weakness

Persistently elevated blood sugar

Recurrently low blood sugar 

 

Persistent low blood sugar, especially with confusion/loss of consciousness

Rapid breathing