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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?

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?

Mgt: Most uncomplicated viral illnesses should resolve within 10 days. If you have had a fever for more than three days or a prolonged course, I would advise a follow up visit. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Sleep position?

What is the definition or description of: Sleep position?

Sleep position: Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder of body during sleep. ...Read more

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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!

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

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I get really bad neck ache. Bad sleep position or what?

I get really bad neck ache. Bad sleep position or what?

Possibly: 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

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Back ache, between shoulder blades, not constant, bad sleep position and or workouts seem to bring it on. Its tolerable?

Back ache, between shoulder blades, not constant, bad sleep position and or workouts seem to bring it on. Its tolerable?

Muscular: Most back pain in this area is muscular. Your triggers also sound muscular. If working out is aggravating it, you may need to eval your technique. A trial of physical therapy may help to re-educate the muscles in this are and work on any imbalances. ...Read more

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What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

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What sleep position helps you grow taller?

What sleep position helps you grow taller?

None.: There is no sleeping position that makes you taller. ...Read more

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Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

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

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What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

Catheters: Basically, the one that is most comfortable for you. It is best to have the foley catheter secured to the outside thigh to reduce traction on the catheter which can cause pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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Almost every sleep position gets my arms numb by morningl! what should I do?

Almost every sleep position gets my arms numb by morningl! what should I do?

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

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Best sleep position(s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Best sleep position(s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Use pillows: Dear JenniScott, 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

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Sleep Position (Definition)

Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder ...Read more