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Baby Sleep Position When Flu Phlegm
Had cold/flu symptoms for 8 days, fever and productive cough stopping sleep for last 3. when should I go to the dr? How to stay asleep?
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
My 9-month baby starts to cough with some phlegm for an hour after her 1st bottle of milk. Also a bit of stuffy nose. No other sympton of flu. What2d?
Happy baby or not?: If a baby always coughs after eating or drinking, he may have some reflux problem. If a baby is normally fine, with no cough, then a little stuffy or runny nose is usually a cold. Sometimes it can be allergies, and it can also be a strep throat. A happy baby with slight symptoms can be watched a couple of days, and then see the doctor if not all well. The doctor might then do a strep throat test. ...Read more
Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby for liquids? Fever of 101.6 has had stomach issues & vomit day before due to intolerance. Finally sleeping.
Vomiting & fever is: More likely a viral gastroenteritis, as a lactose or other complex sugar intolerance does not cause fever. If the baby is > 2 months old, is able to keep down Pedialyte, has wet diapers, is alert when awake, & feels better after the appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) for rectal Temp > 100.4, letting him sleep is okay. ...Read more
As a direct care/healthcare worker how does one avoid getting colds and flu constantly? Anything to prevent it? I also barely sleep d/t 4mo baby
Runny bum feel like puking after I eat its worse. Throw up little in mouth when sleeping funny pee smell, very gassy tummy feels ill not flu or baby?
Possibly gall bladde: Problems with your gall bladder can lead to gas, feeling full right away, nausea, and turn your urine dark. However, they don't usually cause an odd smell unless you are having problems with the liver as well.... A bladder infection can also lead to the same symptoms. Get seen soon, and they will likely check your urine and blood after talking to you and examining you. ...Read more
I have pain in the upper right chest under my armpit when I press it or side sleep position for almost a week?
Could be tender: Lymph nodes or an infection under the skin. In any event, get it checked out. You've waited long enough. ...Read more
I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after I wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!
Sleep position: You are 29 male and note soreness in the chest/ribs after sleeping. This is most likely a sleep position related. Try sleeping in a reclining chair and note if the pain remains. Check the quality of you mattress the age as well. Start with recording what makes it better or worse to help figure this out if you need your doctor for this. ...Read more
Sleep position: Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder of body during sleep. ...Read more
Flat on back: The safest position/environment for a newborn sleep is flat on their back. Crib death declined 40% when we moved to this position. Any swaddling blanket used in the first days after birth should be loosened regularly until the kid gets use to the free movement & removed. The crib should have a firm mattress, no blankets or bumpers until the kid can stand (they suffocate in them). ...Read more
It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more
Comfortable: Any position you comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: ? can sleep position worsen sciatica. Long nerve tracts are normally stretched by certain anatomical positions. If nerve abnormally impinged anywhere pain shoots down tract. Best psn. To remit pain is supine (no pillow) on couch w. sciatica leg flexed 45 degrees & leaned vs. Couch back; other foot on arm rest. Position also diminishes longitudinal spinal cord pull. Relaxed nerves are happy nerves. ...Read more
Fetal: Position and also with elevated back.Get a more detailed answer ›
Comfort is paramount when sleeping. Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and improve neck pain. If you have lower back pain, using a pillow behind your knees to slightly elevate it can help back pain. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it cause lead to unwanted neck discomfort in the am. A firmer bed or memory foam mattress may do the trick. Happy sleeping! ...Read more
My daughter is 5mnth 3days. What is the best sleep position for her? Should I use a pillow for her or not? If yes, what kind of pillow high or low?
Interesting question: Babies should always start their sleep on their back. There should never be any pillow, blanket, bumper or any other material in the bed after weaning from initial wrapping after birth. Babies die every year that suffocate in pillows or blankets. They should be avoided until they can stand in a crib and prove their ability to move out of a smothering situation. ...Read more
In general w the
absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back may be optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. If you sleep on your back a puffy pillow which provides support but doesn’t put your neck at too much of an angle is recommended. Sleeping on the side can also. ...Read more
Back ache, between shoulder blades, not constant, bad sleep position and or workouts seem to bring it on. Its tolerable?
What are best sleep position (s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?
Sleep issue: It is possible that this is simply an issue of the position you sleep in; it is common for people to sleep in the fetal position without being aware of it. This puts tension on the nerves and can result in numbness. Alternatively you may have nerve compression such as carpal tunnel that is often worse at night. ...Read more
What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?
Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general I would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more
My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature.
If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T
If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read more
My husband has a had a wet cough for about a week. No previous cold or flu. He's now coughing up very dark green phlegm. What could be the cause?
Infection: Viral infections are common and usually go away in time. When the symptoms persist and the color of mucus changes form clear/yellow to dark green/brown, etc. It could signify the condition is caused by a bacterial infection and your husband may need to see a dr. For definitive diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
It started from flu, then my chest felt stuffy and I couldn't get the phlegm out, what should I do?
Options: Chest congestion can be a big issue for patients getting over the flu. I would recommend increasing your water intake which will thin mucous. You should also try delsym/mucinex or any over the counter guafenesin. If you have fever you should get an x-ray to rule out pneumonia which can be a complication that occurs with influenza. ...Read more
I have flu, coughing up a lot of phlegm at once without too much hassle but tastes awefully like metal. That normal?
Can be: Please consult with us to review other medicines you may be on which can cause such a taste. ...Read more
Just once???: If this continues or you have difficulty breathing, then see a doctor. A complication of the flu is pneumonia which can lead to discolored sputum, shortness of breath, persistent fever, chest discomfort, etc. A chest x-ray can identify the pneumonia and a sputum culture can identify the bacteria responsible. It would be treated with antibiotics. So, see your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more
Color: Color could be one criteria that you could use. In asthma it would likely be clear or white in color. But in a cold, especially if there is bacterial involvement than phlegm could be green/yellow in color. If you are having difficulties breathing than see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more