Fever (24) - a rise in body
temperature above normal usually as a natural response to infection.
Typically an oral temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
constitutes a fever.
Stomachache (16) - pain in the abdomen,
including the intestines, and stomach.
Bodyache (12) - pain associated to any part of the body.
Headache (10) - an often familial symptom
complex of periodic attacks of vascular headache, usually temporal
and unilateral in onset, commonly associated with irritability,
nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea and often photophobia,
attacks are preceded by constriction of the cranial arteries,
usually with resultant prodromal sensory (especially ocular)
symptoms and commence with the vasodilation that follows.
Common cold (9) - a viral upper respiratory tract
infection. A contagious illness caused by a number of different
types of viruses. Because of the great number of viruses that
can cause a cold, the body never builds up resistance (immune)
against all of them.
Dysentery (7) - any of various disorders
marked by inflammation of the intestines, especially of the
colon and attended by pain in the abdomen, tenesmus and frequent
stools containing blood and mucus. Causes include chemical irritants,
bacteria, protozoa or parasitic worms.
Rheumatism (5) - a general disease characterized
by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting
the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the
deeper organs, as the heart.
Skin injury (4) - a cut, incision, or injury to the outer
layer of the skin.
Toothache (4) - pain in a tooth or in the teeth; odontalgia.
Chest pain (3) - there are many causes of chest
pain. One is angina which results from inadequate oxygen supply
to the heart muscle. Angina can be caused by coronary artery
disease or spasm of the coronary arteries. Chest pain can also
be due to a heart attack (coronary occlusion) and other important
Diarrhoea (3) - the abnormal frequency and liquidity
of faecal discharges, the frequent and profuse discharge of
loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus;
a purging or looseness of the bowels; a flux.
Eyeache (3) - pain associated to any part of the eye.
Inflammation (3) - a localized protective response elicited
by injury or destruction of tissues, which serves to destroy,
dilute or wall off (sequester) both the injurious agent and
the injured tissue.
Intestinal worms (3) - worms from the stomach
Skin problems (3) - a dermatological state of the skin,
resulting in discoloration, exfoliation due to infection, allergy,
or poor nutrition.
Snakebite (3) - a bite by a snake. The condition of having
been bitten by a venomous snake, characterized by stinging pain
at the wound puncture. The venom injected at the site of the
bite is capable of producing a deleterious effect on the blood
or on the nervous system.
Itching (2) - medically known as
pruritis, can result from drug reaction, food allergy, kidney
or liver disease, cancers, parasites, aging or dry skin, contact
skin reaction, such as poison ivy, and for unknown reasons.
Arthritis (2) - an inflammatory condition that affects
joints. Can be infective, autoimmune, traumatic in origin.
Asthma (2) - a disease process that is characterized
by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi (lung passageways) making
breathing difficult. Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing
(particularly exhaling air) and tightness in the chest.
Teething pain (2) - pain in a tooth or in the
teeth generally of an infant or young child.
Tonic (2) - a class of medicinal preparations believed
to have the power of restoring normal tone to tissue.
Lower extremity pain (2) - pain associated
with the legs, sometimes applied specifically to the feet.
Anemia (1) - too few red blood cells in the bloodstream,
resulting in insufficient oxygen to tissues and organs.
Blood Coagulant (1) - exogenous substances used
to promote blood coagulation.
Burn (1) - to injure by fire or heat; to change destructively
some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or
heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to
sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the
Canker sore (1) - a type of benign mouth ulcer
often caused by injury to the mucosal lining of the oral cavity,
viral infection or vitamin deficiency.
Eczema (1) - a pruritic papulovesicular dermatitis occurring
as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents.
Kidney stones (1) - the presence of calculi in
the kidney or collecting system.
Menstruation pain (1) - lower abdominal and pelvic
pain that is associated with menses, the cyclic, physiologic
discharge through the vagina of blood and mucosal tissues from
the non-pregnant uterus, it is under hormonal control and normally
recurs, usually at approximately four week intervals, in the
absence of pregnancy during the reproductive period (puberty
through menopause) of the female of the human and a few species
of primates. It is the culmination of the menstrual cycle. Recurrent
monthly menstrual pains (not explained by other causes) are
often referred to as primary dysmenorrhoea.
Mouth ulcer (1) - circular painful ulcers with
a surrounding red margin that are usually 1-2mm in diameter
(can be up to 1.0 cm). Heal in 1-2 weeks but can be recurrent.
Often caused by a virus in the Herpes family.
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