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help please! is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not usually: Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. Those with the most severe form are young children, the elderly and those who are immune compromised.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Signs of salmonella: Patients with salmonella (s) infection develop abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. What is different about a s infection and fever is that with it, patients do not have a rapid pulse. In s infected patients with fever their pulse is slower than would be expected in a fever caused by another bacterium. This is an important sign that can make a diagnosis before culture results are back.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Interesting, Dr. Rubin.
Dec 31, 2013
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
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Thanks.
Dec 31, 2013

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Should I breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

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No: Since food poisoning is caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria that acts locally on the bowel it will not be passed onto to the baby. But if you are dehydrated due to vomiting and/or diarrhea your milk supply will probably be affected.
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Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

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Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over-the-counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant.
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How can I prevent getting food poisoning?

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Fresh food: Make all your own food. Don't eat food prepared by other people.
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My baby has a bad cough, should I be worried?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
respiratory : If the bay looks ok (eats and sleeps well and does not have a high fever) you can wait and see but if the baby is having any kind of dificulty or she/he is very young you should call your pediatrician, keep it hydrated.
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What should I do if my baby keeps coughing up lots of mucus?

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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Call Your Doctor: Your child needs to be examined to determine the cause of their symptoms. Some possibilities include a cold, allergies, bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia. The only way to know if it is serious is for your pediatrician to examine the child.

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