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I have body aches, shortness of breath, vomitting, cough, headache, unable to eatall typical. What is the hand numbness about?
See doctor....: Shortness of breath is potentially life-threatening and always needs to be evaluated asap. Your hand numbness could be due to a variety of causes including a low oxygen level which could also lead to a headache. Dehydration w/ electrolyte imbalance is also possible. If your doctor can't see you right away, go to the er for evaluation/treatment right away! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Abd pain started 10d ago in LUQ, CBC/CMP normal, treated w/ Toradol, better for 3days. Now the pain got worse/diffuse w/fever, nausea/vomitting, cough
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If the pain has not subsided, or has become worse, and you do not have access to a doctor, you should go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
My 3y/o is sick all of a sudden, runny nose, vomiting, cough, fever 102.0 fever Can she have Enterovirus that kids are getting or flu? What can I do
Take a deep breath: First, focus on hydration. Pedialyte, water etc. Small sips frequently. Since she's vomiting try rectal tylenol (acetaminophen) for her fever. Don't worry about getting food into her - she's not going to have an appetite. First thing in the morning call your pediatricians office for eval. If she is unable to keep in small amounts of fluid in then it is off the the ED to make sure she doesn't get dehydrated. ...Read more
10 yr old w 15 kids in class out w flu. High fever 102.5, Asthma, 1x Vomit, cough used online dr urged tamiflu.1 dose, now no fever. ShouldTest for flu?
Up to you: Tamiflu will often stop the reproduction of the flu virus in the patient & lead to rapid decline of fever. The response is comforting. However, without conformation you will not know. Flu remains contagious for 7 days from first fever so to know if you need to keep him/her out of school you may need to. Completing a full treatment course with Tamiflu would also still be needed. ...Read more
Put on avelox friday 15th for fever 101.3, vomiting, cough, sore throat. Today woke up w/ 101.5 temp & body aches, along with same sx. Go back to pcp?
Can give Dr. A call: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
I have had flu symptoms coming and going including vomiting, cough, fever, sore throat, headache, & more for nine days. Too weak & depressed to get up?
Maybe dehydrated?: Based on what you describe, please seek medical attention now. ...Read more
You're sounding sick: You sound pretty sick with both respiratory and GI symptoms. While there is a good chance you have a variant of influenza b, your symptoms can be a systemic non-infectious process as well. Is there fever? Have you had a chest x-ray? Have stool tests included a check for blood, or are you coughing blood? Have antibiotics been tried, & if so what has been your response? What co-morbidities present? ...Read more
Cough x1week Tesla pearles & OTC cough med not helping I am vomitting from coughing and I hurt horribly can t sleep no Dr until Tuesday Getting worse?
My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?
I've had this cough for 4 months, I vomit from coughing so much. I've tried several over the counter medicine. Any suggestions?
A cough lasting 4 months warrants evaluation by a doctor by taking history, physical examination and may be lab tests and imagining studies.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My two yr old has had cough for two weeks and for last 3 days had mild diarrhoea, vomiting and cough getting worse. Going to dr 2morow. What is wrong?
Viral illness: 2 years old child with cough for 2 weeks also vomiting and diarrhea and no fever. This points to a viral bronchiolitis which typically begins with URI symtoms and then lower tract sign and symtoms. Your child should be rehydrated immediately by small amount of pedialyte repeatedly. Call his doctor or take him to ER if he shows sign of dehydration (fast heart rate, dry mucosa, dry diaper etc...) ...Read more
Thank you. My 18 month old has a harsh wet cough for 4-5 days. This evening it made her vomit+++, now coughing up white foam, no temp. Should I be concerned?
Do ipecacuanha tablets (bottle says to treat nausea, vomiting or cough) have the same effect as syrup of ipecac (which induces vomiting)?
Opposite effect!: I am presuming the Ipecacuanha tablets you are talking about are homeopathic (it is probably labelled something like 12x or 30c). This actually prevents nausea and vomiting rather than inducing it. One of the main principles of homeopathy is "like cures like." As Ipecac syrup induces vomiting, a highly dilute form of it prepared homeopathically helps to prevent vomiting. ...Read more
Had gall bladder srgry12/21 got sick frm germs vomit cold cough upper rgt ab hurts w/ burning hematoma?
Depends on the duration of your symptoms
If it has just started for the last day or two, it might be sign of a viral illness; rest and hot fluids with some pain killers are what is needed.
However, if it ongoing for more than that OR it is getting worse despite the above treatment, you might need a review by your doctor ...Read more
My son has been sick fever for 3 days now no vomit no cough no cold but sometimes complain about bodyache and a little pain in the throat what is it?
My wife is badly suffering from cough & vomiting kindly suggest medicine for immediate relief. What is risk, if any?
Worst first: I would think worst first and have her checked out by a doctor. Cough can be from lots of reasons, and this cough may be causing the vomiting. For example, cough could be from heart disease such as heart failure, which would need prompt treatment. Cough could also be allergic, due to asthma, or due to an infection. There is no one solution for your question other than to get it formally evaluated. ...Read more
I have a really bad cough were I come close to vomiting when I cough bt no other cold symptoms. What could this be?
My son has nausea vomitting chest congestion cough and very difficult to sleep at night and body feels hot. What can be the cause of his symptoms?
Viral infection?: Have him checked by his pediatrician--how old is he? With all these symptoms make sure he is well hydrated and does not have a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more
My daughter 11 months old got fever cough, vomitting and she breathes rapidly. Can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Get medical care: Your daughter needs to see a doctor. If she has all those symptoms she may have pneumonia and will need to be treated. If she is breathing rapidly or with difficulty she will need medical care. In most instances, ventolin/ albuterol syrup has fallen out of favor as treatment for asthma and wheezing. ...Read more
My daughter 11 months old she got fever cough, vomiting and she breaths rapidly can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Ventolin inhaler: The preferred route of administration for ventolin (albuterol) is by inhaler with holding chamber or via nebulizer. While ventolin syrup is still available, it's use is uncommon as there are significantly more side effects and doesn't work better than the inhaled route. ...Read more
My 9 month old daughter is vomiting and its like a projectile vomit. She has cough and also teething but it seems everytime she coughs she throws up all her milk. What should I do?
Dr said I have URI got antibiotic over a week ago. Finished. But still have loss of breathe more often and bloody vomit and still cough. Is ER needed?
I have been sick for a week half w/ cough runny nose and some days fever the past 2 days THE coughing makes me vomit and my cough was wet but its dry?
Well, it sounds like: You have a viral syndrome. I doubt it was influenza. It is not unusual for a cough that was initially somewhat productive and "wet" to dry up as you are improving. But it may be more persistent due to reactivity of your pulmonary airways. This borders on an asthmatic reaction. Continue to rest, PUSH fluids, take OTC cough medicine, and consider doctor visit for bronchodilating inhaler. Good wishes ...Read more
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
My 6 yr old son had the flu 2 weeks ago. Now he has a bad cough, vomiting and mild fever. Should I take him to the er? He's been sick too long.?
Take him to his doc: If he is not in respiratory distress - not struggling or working hard to breathe, you can wait to see his pediatrician over the next day. Some children get pneumonia with the flu. He will need to get examined and possibly get a chest xray to determine if this is the case. And then he can be treated. If he is in respiratory distress, take him to the er. ...Read more
Should I still visit a MD if my symptoms are getting better? (ie, no more headache, but still vomit foam, less cough, throat pain)
Yes, ...: Or at least call to cancel the appointment as a courtesy to your doctor and other patients. However, it would be prudent to make sure you do not have any subtle complications and to discuss any preventative actions that will help you avoid the same situation in the future. ...Read more
Asthma&chest infection, have antibs & oral steroids, how long before I see improvement? Have temp, hips ache, sob, headache, fast hr, vomiting, cough
Asthma: Should be in the first 72 housrs in my opinion. If still suffering see a doc and get an xray. ...Read more
4 month old son is projectile vomiting. Has a cough and runny nose. He's on an antibiotic. Its not plyoric stenosis. Last time (2months) had same thing?
He sounds: Miserable! I'm sorry to hear your baby is vomiting. Cough and runny nose doesn't usually need antibiotics, and there are some that we avoid because they can increase the risk of pyloric stenosis (erythromycin.) You need to make sure you keep his nose clear to keep him from coughing and vomiting (saline, bulb syringe). If he looks dry, starts making fewer wet diapers, call your pediatrician. ...Read more
16mth old has cough trying to get phlegm off chest. Had it a wk & getting worse with vomiting. Not whooping cough & on amoxil (amoxicillin) for ears. See doc again?
See Doctor: If your child's cough is persisting and not getting better, it is time to see the doctor again. It's possible that the ear infection is not clearing up and he needs a different antibiotic. It's possible it's a virus and antibiotics won't do anything- it just has to run its course. Your doctor will be able to tell if you should be concerned. ...Read more
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