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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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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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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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What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

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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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 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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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

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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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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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What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

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

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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)?

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)?

Not advised: 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

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Why would it be that after take a cold shower, I fall sick (phlegm, cough, flu etc)?

Why would it be that after take a cold shower, I fall sick (phlegm, cough, flu etc)?

May be: May be you lungs shiver too, pl take only hot shower cleans you better and no falling sick and cough common sense. ...Read more

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I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and I also have a cough and flu?

I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and I also have a cough and flu?

Green: phlegm may mean you have a tracheobronchitis which is often due to PNEUMOCOCCUS a BACTERIA which may appear green in mucous!

You may need a short course of antibiotics at this point!

Call your PCP (Primary Care Provider) as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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It started from flu, then my chest felt stuffy and I couldn't get the phlegm out, what should I do?

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

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Have the flu. Coughed up some nasty brownish phlegm?

Have the flu. Coughed up some nasty brownish phlegm?

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

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How do you tell the difference between phlegm caused by asthma and phlegm caused by a flu/cold?

How do you tell the difference between phlegm caused by asthma and phlegm caused by a flu/cold?

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

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I'm coughing clear phlegm and blowing it out through my nose after my flu sickest days is this a good sign?

I'm coughing clear phlegm and blowing it out through my nose after my flu sickest days is this a good sign?

Well: Generally when you have a viral respiratory infections
and your secretions become clear it's improving and clearing from your system ...Read more

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My 3 month old has a nasty cold (was tested for the flu 4 days ago it was neg) but she is not getting better. She keeps choking on the phlegm.?

My 3 month old has a nasty cold (was tested for the flu 4 days ago it was neg) but she is not getting better. She keeps choking on the phlegm.?

Saline: Babies sleep on their backs and if the nose is full of phlegm then it is going to drip backwards causing the baby to cough. It is very helpful to use Normal Saline to irrigate the nose of the mucus. It the wet cough lasts more than 10 days or she develops new fevers or seems to have any difficulty breathing she should be reevaluated by her physician. ...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. Walter Husar
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Sleep Position (Definition)

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