Signs of Illness

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Well, what are signs and symptoms? Signs or symptoms are the difference or change between your normal body and when your body is sick. Thanks to signs and symptoms, you can know you’re ill or sick. One symptom is a fever. Fevers are about your temperatures. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit will be the normal body temperature, and if your body temperature is above the normal body temperature, you have a fever. A fever is a very common symptom. You usually get a fever when you have a disease called strep throat or if your body is defending itself against viruses that cause colds. Another sign or symptom is coughing. Since coughing is one way to get rid of mucus or other particles, it might mean that the mucus in your body are trapping smoke particles, pathogens, dust, pollen, or other particles. Coughing might also mean that you have lung infection. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that means white blood cells are fighting pathogens. They are glands that contain white blood cells. Usually, when doctors are checking your neck, under your jaw, he or she is checking for swollen lymph nodes. Usually, one symptom, or one sign can mean a different disease. In fact, there are much more signs and symptoms out in the whole world. Be careful from getting sick!

(Althea February 2, 2012)

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