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What does ER do if someone goes in with a temp of 105 or 106?

What does ER do if someone goes in with a temp of 105 or 106?

Bring it down!: While working to bring the fever down quickly, efforts would also be made to find the cause of the fever and to try to keep the person;s vital signs ( blood pressure, heart rate, circulation, etc.) as stable as possible - look for infection, trauma or other insult that might raise the body temperature and treat that cause promptly. Would also hydrate the patient and admit them to the hospital. ...Read more

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Vomiting diarrhea fever dizzy will i go to hospital?

Vomiting diarrhea fever dizzy will i go to hospital?

Maybe: If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours then you may become dehydrated and yiou should go to a hospital. ...Read more

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What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

Short stay unit: An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care. It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission. ...Read more

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Hello, what is chemistry ER II test is used for and to detect what exactly?

Unknown: Sounds like a hospital specific nomenclature specific to facility you were treated. ...Read more

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When must I go to urgent care vs the emergency department?

When must I go to urgent care vs the emergency department?

For Emergencies Only: Usually emergent situations are self-evident. Ex's. Include some forms of chest pain, significant head trauma, open fractures, intractable seizures, respiratory distress, debilitating abdomen pain with fever and mental status changes. Most other conditions can be handled at a urgent care. Once you've been evaluated by an urgent care physician he will direct you to the er if he/she has concerns. ...Read more

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Should I go to urgent care or ER for abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea?

Should I go to urgent care or ER for abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea?

Abdominal pain: definitely ER since they would be able to run the appropriate tests to determine the cause of this as well as give an IV if necessary. ...Read more

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Elderly female walks into er. Complaint: sudden, explosive diarrhea w/b.M. In pants & hard fall. History: recurring diarrhea past year, c.H.F. Lucid w/normal vitals. Describe your treatment, please:?

Elderly female walks into er. Complaint: sudden, explosive diarrhea w/b.M. In pants & hard fall. History: recurring diarrhea past year, c.H.F. Lucid w/normal vitals. Describe your treatment, please:?

Complex problem: Patient fell - might have injured their back or head. Difficulty with bowel and bladder might be a conus lesion. An elderly patient with heart problems is prone to many concurrent problems. This should be handled bot by the er but by your cardiologist or family physician. And maybe even a gastroenterologist needs to be consulted. If this isschemic then the er or vascular surgeon is needed. ...Read more

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Tylenol codeine. I was in the ER last night, I have acute paryntis, they prescribe tylenol codeine. It says 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours, i took two last night on the way home about 12:30 am, one this morning at about 11 am...Another about 5pm, and a third b

Tylenol codeine. I was in the ER last night, I have acute paryntis, they prescribe tylenol codeine. It says 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours, i took two last night on the way home about 12:30 am, one this morning at about 11 am...Another about 5pm, and a third b

You : You referred to feeling "paranoid". I am not sure if you are using the term loosely to refer to feeling apprehensive about the size of your pupils and your breathing. If you are using the term paranoid literally, then it may be helpful to know that feelings of paranoia can be a side effect of Codeine use. ...Read more

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Help with chest pains!? Drive myself to ER nearby or call for ambulance?

Help with chest pains!? Drive myself to ER nearby or call for ambulance?

Call 911: If you are unexpectedly awakened by an oppressive sensation on your chest or inability to breathe, sudden shortness of breath at rest with cold sweats, pressure sensation in the chest, sudden severe weakness, feeling of impending doom when all this is happening, you should call 911 for emergency medical help and transport to a heart attack management center. ...Read more

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Must I call my pediatrician as we go to the emergency room?

Must I call my pediatrician as we go to the emergency room?

Yes: You should inform your pediatrician that you are going to the ER with your child. I always ask parents of my patients to let me know if they are going to an ER so I can call ahead and alert the ER doctor on call that one of my patients are coming in and what I know about the issue/case. Most ERs have protocols to send notes/info about the visit to your pediatrician after you leave. ...Read more

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What will be prescribed to me if i go to the ER for a serious, painful case of gout?

What will be prescribed to me if i go to the ER for a serious, painful case of gout?

Colchicin and/or Ind: You will be prescribed colchicin and/or i ndomethacin and follow up with you family doctor or rheumatologist for follow up care. ...Read more

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Does emergency rooms give out doctor notes?

Thanks for asking!: Most ers and urgent cares will give out same day doctors notes. They typically will not back date them. ...Read more

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Do doctors release dococuments if you end up to emergency room in the hospital?

Do doctors release dococuments if you end up to emergency room in the hospital?

Sometimes: Medical records can be accessed by another medical provider who is involved in your care if requested (especially if the doctor has privileges at the hospital where you visited). Each hospital has a different policy regarding records release. Typically your authorization in the form of a signature is required for the release of records. Courts are also able to subpoena medical records. ...Read more

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Do broken toes need ER visit?

Do broken toes need ER visit?

Broken toe: Doesn't need er visit but should see podiatrist for x-ray to make sure there is no displacement and tape it to next toe. ...Read more

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How effective is nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg every 12 hours?

How effective is nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg every 12 hours?

Good effect: Nucynta (tapentadol) er is a good extended release opioid when treating chronic pain. If you are taking this drug or planning to take it for a long time, please be aware of a side effect that do not go away with time- constipation. Start now with a bowel program to minimize problems down the road. Senna with or without a stool softner (colace) is good. ...Read more

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Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

If you have : significant pain or weakness or believe you will have to keep getting up to use the toilet - than be kind to yourself and take the day off. (: ...Read more

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I don't have time to see a dr due to my work schedule so would going to the ER be to ridiculous?

I don't have time to see a dr due to my work schedule so would going to the ER be to ridiculous?

Not necessarily: Many ers have 'fast track' areas for patient with important but not emergent problems; there are many free standing urgent care clinics which may be of service. ...Read more

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