4. Sore throat and voice change
Even though you felt absolutely fine yesterday, today you woke up with a sore throat and a weird voice. But you don’t have any other symptoms of an illness, like a fever or a blocked nose.
Don’t suspect that you have a serious illness. It’s much more likely that the reason for such a change is bacteria or a virus. Some diseases, for example, angina or pharyngitis, can develop without showing any regular symptoms. Most likely, you will get worse during the day, the throat will get even more sore, but the temperature will stay normal.
Don’t start searching online for cancer symptoms. Go to the doctor: pills and other types of medicine will cure you much faster than worrying about a terrible disease.
5. Temperature higher or lower than normal
We are used to thinking that the normal human body temperature is 97.8°F. But you most likely don’t know what the normal temperature is for you. You probably take your temperature about twice a year when you are sick and never do it when you are healthy.
The normal body temperature varies from 96.9°F to 98.9°F. On average, it really is 97.8°F but there are healthy people whose normal body temperature is 98.9°F. So if you took your temperature and found out that it’s higher or lower than normal, don’t panic. If you feel good, this temperature is probably normal for you.
In order to find out what your normal body temperature is, take it 3 times a day for 10 days. Write down the results. The average is your normal temperature.
6. Swollen lymph nodes
Any change in lymph nodes scares a lot of people because this symptom develops when someone has cancer. However, they may change even when the problem is not serious. A regular cold can cause them to increase in size. In this case, the change in the size of the lymph nodes signals that the organ starts working more so that the production of cells fighting the virus is increased.
Instead of panicking, just touch the lymph nodes after several days. Most likely, their size will go back to normal after the infection is gone.
Some people may notice that their lymph nodes are more prominent than other people’s. But this also doesn’t mean that they have a disease since the size depends on age, height, weight, and other physiological characteristics.