The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms


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The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms by Robert S Porter, MD

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms takes complex medical information and makes it easy to understand and accessible to an everyday audience. It covers a wide range of everyday symptoms, from abdominal pain to wheezing, and almost everything in between. Every section provides a comprehensive look at each symptom's Causes: both common and less-common, Evaluation: warning signs, when to see a doctor, what the doctor does, and testing, Treatment: a wide-array of options, and Key points: the most important information about the symptom. It also includes helpful tables and illustrations. Organized in a (2- color, 500 page) paperback format makes it easy for busy families to quickly find the information they need.

Symptoms covered include: Back Pain, Cough, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Itching, Joint Pain, Nausea, Swelling and many more....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780911910988
Publisher: Merck
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 372,498
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Abdominal Pain, Acute 1

Abdominal Pain, Chronic 6

Back Pain 12

Bad Breath 22

Breast Lumps 25

Bruising and Bleeding 27

Chest Pain 31

Constipation in Adults 37

Constipation in Children 44

Cough in Adults 50

Cough in Children 56

Coughing Up Blood 61

Crying in Infants, Excessive 66

Diarrhea in Adults 71

Diarrhea in Children 77

Dizziness and Vertigo 81

Dizziness When Standing Up 87

Earache 92

Ear Discharge 95

Ear, Ringing or Buzzing in 98

Erectile Dysfunction 102

Erection, Persistent 109

Eye Floaters 112

Eye Pain 116

Eye Redness 122

Eyelid Swelling 127

Eyes, Bulging 131

Eyes, Watery 134

Fainting and Light-headedness 137

Fatigue 143

Fever in Adults 148

Fever in Infants and Children 154

Gas 161

Gastrointestinal Bleeding 165

Hair Loss 170

Hairiness 176

Headache 180

Hearing Loss 187

Hearing Loss: Sudden Deafness 194

Heartburn and Indigestion 198

Hiccups 202

Hives 206

Insomnia and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness 212

Itching 219

Itching, Anal 224

Jaundice in Adults 227

Jaundice in Newborns 233

Joint Pain: Many Joints 237

Joint Pain: Single Joint 243

Limb Pain 247

Lump in Throat 251

Memory Loss 253

Menstrual Periods, Absence of 259

Menstrual Periods, Painful 265

Mouth, Dry 270

Mouth Growths 273

Mouth Sores 276

Muscle Cramps 280

Nasal Congestion and Discharge 284

Nausea and Vomiting in Adults 287

Nausea and Vomiting During Early Pregnancy 292

Nausea and Vomiting in Infants and Children 296

Neck Lump 302

Neck Pain 304

Nipple Discharge 308

Nosebleeds 311

Numbness 315

Palpitations 320

Pelvic Pain 324

Pelvic Pain During Early Pregnancy 330

Personality and Behavior Changes 335

Pupils, Unequal 342

Scrotal Pain 345

Scrotal Swelling 348

Semen, Blood In 351

Shortness of Breath 353

Smell, Loss of 359

Snoring 363

Sore Throat 367

Swallowing Difficulty 371

Swelling 376

Swelling During Late Pregnancy 380

Swollen Lymph Nodes 383

Toothache 387

Tremor 391

Urinary Incontinence in Adults 397

Urinary Incontinence in Children 405

Urination, Excessive or Frequent 412

Urination, Pain or Burning With 416

Urine, Blood In 420

Vaginal Bleeding 424

Vaginal Bleeding During Early Pregnancy 429

Vaginal Bleeding During Late Pregnancy 433

Vaginal Discharge 437

Vaginal Itching 443

Vision, Blurred 445

Vision, Double 449

Vision Loss, Sudden 453

Weakness 459

Weight Loss 467

Wheezing 471

Appendix Common Medical Tests 475

Index 485

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