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9 possible causes of "Headache, Cough, Shortness of..."
Symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Crying
  • High-pitched breath sounds
1. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
2. Swine Flu
Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, made headlines in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic (Dandagi & Byahatti, 2011). Pandemics are contagious diseases affecting people throughout the world or on multipl...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
3. MRSA (Staph) Infection
MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staphylococcus bacteria (staph) that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. MRSA is contagious and can cause life-threatening infection. MRSA isn't foun...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Choking
4. Allergies Overview
An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance that is not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances-such as certain foods, pollen, or pet dander-are called allergens. They elicit ...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Visual impairment
  • Numbness of limbs
5. Malignant Hypertension (Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that affects one in three Americans. High blood pressure is diagnosed if your blood pressure is over 120 systolic and/or 80 diasto
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Withdrawn behavior
6. Acute Mountain Sickness
Hikers, skiers and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness, also referred to as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 fee...
Symptoms:
  • Low blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Dark colored stool
7. Anthrax
Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe that lives in soil, called Bacillus anthracis. It became famous in 2001 when anthrax was used as a biological weapon and sent in the United States mail. The anthra...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Rash
8. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The disease is relatively new; the virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated SAR...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Generalized pruritus (finding)
  • Flank pain
9. Transfusion Reactions
If you have experienced severe blood loss, a blood transfusion can help restore strength and health. However, it is important that the blood is accurately matched to your blood type. If the blood type is not a match...

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Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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