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So the other day, I was in a pharmacy and I saw that they had a "cold 'n' cough" medicine. The alliteration caught my eye, and I wondered it would be possible to create alliterative names with other ailments. "Fever 'n' flu" was the obvious next choice.

Well, of course there was a puzzle in the making - and here it is:


The Puzzle:

Create as many pairs of alliterative ailments as possible. Each pair is worth one point; if one illness or symptom often occurs simultaneously with its pair, that pair is worth two points. Diseases may not be used more than once in an answer - this is mostly to make things easier for you guys so you don't need to worry about permutations. If the ailment is not recognized by WebMD, it doesn't count.

Example:

Fever & Flu        2 points
Cold & Cough       2 points
Mumps & Measles    1 point
~Total:~           5 points

Everyone is allowed to use the above pairs, so you basically start with five points.

How many points can you get?

Also,

A bounty will be awarded if your solution is longer than a CVS receipt. I suppose that means I won't be giving out a bounty, but who knows! You guys are pretty clever. Also, potentially "paying it forward" on Avigrail's generous bounty on this question.


This puzzle is technically "off-topic" now, due to the consensus reached in my meta post. I recognize this and am voting to close this question.

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closed as too broad by Brandon_J, noedne, Peregrine Rook, athin, PiIsNot3 May 4 at 17:11

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    $\begingroup$ Uhhh what do you mean a CVS receipt? Also, wouldn't this potentially be too broad? $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ How long is your CVS receipt? (Eyes on the bounty when no one is looking) $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Apr 4 at 0:09
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    $\begingroup$ @North CVS receipts are famously very long. Also, I don't think that this is too broad; it fits the open-ended tag fairly well. If you want, I can find a link to a similar question. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 4 at 0:42
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    $\begingroup$ @North I should probably require it to be recognized by some doctors' agency so that we don't have fake diseases pop up. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 4 at 0:47
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    $\begingroup$ Not a downvoter, but I'm not sure how puzzly just listing out medical ailments is. Unless the puzzle is trying to guess which ones occur together? $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 4 at 13:31
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Here's my contribution
1)

Asthma & asphyxiation (+2)

2)

Meningitis & malaise (+2)

3)

Flushing (of skin) & flu (+2)

4)

Common cold & congestion (+2, imma make a case right now it should be worth more for triple alliteration :P)

5)

Diabetes & dehydration (+2)

6)

Colorectal cancer & constipation (+2)

7)

Pneumonia & phlegm (+2?)

8)

Depersonalization disorder & deliriuim (+2)

9)

Demyelinating disease & deafness (+2)

10)

Poliomyelitis & paralysis (+2)

11)

Vertigo & vomiting (+2)

12)

Immunodeficiency & infections (+2)

13)

Croup & coughing (+2)

14)

Hypoglycemia & hyperventilation (+2)

15)

Heat (stroke) & hyperthermia (+2)

16)

Hypercapnia & hypoventilation (+2)

17)

Dyspnea & discomfort (+2)

18)

Lyme(disease) & lethargy (+2)

19)

Stroke & spasms (+2)

20)

Hemophilia & hypovelimia (a.k.a bleeding) (+2)

21)

Coronary artery disease (CAD) & Cardiac arrest (+2)

22)

Alzheimer's & amneisia (+2)

23)

Artheritis & aching (+2)

24)

Pox (i.e. smallpox, chicken pox, etc.) & pus (+2)

25)

Septicemia & skin (discoloration) (+2)

26)

Hangover & hyperacusis (+2)

27)

Migraine & misophonia (+2)

28)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & panic (attacks) (+2)

29)

Burns & blisters (+2)

30)

Inflammation & irrittation (+2, irritation on the skin, mostly, not as in @North is irritating)

31)

Fatigue & fever (+2)

32)

Hemorrhagic stroke & headache (+2)

34)

Hypovolemia & hyperaldosteronism (+2)

35)

Hemorrhage & hematesis (+2)

36)

Hyponatremia & hypervolemia (+2)

37)

Palpable purpura & pleuritic pain (+2)

38)

This is currently 74 points

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    $\begingroup$ MOre will be added, but I have to go, and I needed to save :P. Pretend like this doesn't exist right now $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 1:35
  • $\begingroup$ I wish that was funny, but unfortunately colorectal cancer is one of the top five most prevalent cancers in the U.S. and about 200,000 cases are reported per year. About 50,000 people die from it per year. Fortunately, there's a 64% survivle rate! That's also why they stick a camera up your a** at fifty to prevent the cancer. $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 4:33
  • $\begingroup$ Also the constapation comes from the cancer can potentionally literally obstructs the passage of excretion coming out, so it's actually pretty gross :/ $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 4:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J your cvs receipt is coming soon... how many items didd you purchase? $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 5:24
  • $\begingroup$ 74 points, but I'm gonna add more. Should you make a limit? $\endgroup$ – North Apr 4 at 22:31
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  1. Hepatitis & Hyperacusis

  2. Schizophrenia & Scleroderma

  3. Alzheimer's & Aspergers

  4. Chickenpox & Chikungunya

  5. Lyme & Lupus

  6. Malaria & Meningitis

  7. Plague & Polio

  8. Smallpox & SARS

  9. Tetanus & Tinnitus

  10. Varicella & Variola

  11. Zika & Zoster

  12. Dementia & Dystonia

  13. Sinus & Celiac

  14. AIDS & amnesia

  15. Appendicitis & Anorexia

  16. Asthma & Arthritis

  17. Botulism & Bulimia

  18. Narcolepsy & Necrophilia

  19. Parkinson's & PTSD

  20. Pompe's & Pyromania

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the answer! Don't forget to use the ">!" spoiler notation in your answer. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 4 at 0:41

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