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Symptoms are physical or psychological indicators of a possible illness or condition that a person may be experiencing. They can be subjective or objective and can vary in severity and duration. Symptoms are important because they can help healthcare providers diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems.

There are many different types of symptoms, including:

  • Fever - A high body temperature that is above the normal range of 98.6°F (37°C).
  • Fatigue - A feeling of exhaustion or tiredness that is not relieved by rest.
  • Headache - A pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck.
  • Nausea - A feeling of sickness or queasiness in the stomach that may lead to vomiting.
  • Diarrhea - Frequent loose, watery stools.
  • Shortness of breath - Difficulty breathing, feeling like you cannot get enough air.
  • Cough - A reflex action that clears the airway of irritants and mucus.
  • Chest pain - A discomfort or pain in the chest.
  • Abdominal pain - Pain in the stomach or abdominal area.
  • Rash - A change in the color, texture, or appearance of the skin.

Symptoms can be caused by a wide range of factors, including infections, injuries, chronic conditions, and mental health disorders. It is important to note that not all symptoms indicate a serious health problem and some may be mild and self-limiting.

If you are experiencing symptoms, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment. Ignoring symptoms or delaying treatment can lead to more serious health problems.

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