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6yo w 101°fever, sore throat, bad coughing & so much phlegm that he's vomiting (no nausea)Not strep, symptoms for 3days. What kinda viruses can cause it?

6yo w 101°fever, sore throat, bad coughing & so much phlegm that he's vomiting (no nausea)Not strep, symptoms for 3days. What kinda viruses can cause it?

Sinus infection: A virus can cause early infection but some times there is a secondary infection involving the sinuses, specially if you are prone to it
you need to see your doctor and probably take antibiotics
in the mean time a vaporizer or inhaling steam and saline nose drops every 8 hrs might help ...Read more

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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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Can allergies cause phlegm to be light yellow. Don't feel sick, no fever, no coughing?

Can allergies cause phlegm to be light yellow. Don't feel sick, no fever, no coughing?

Allergic Rhinitis: Allergic Rhinitis is often associated w/ increased nasopharyngeal mucus which can sometimes lead to dis colored phlegm, suggest increased hydration - fluids, sometimes warm salt water gargles & nasal saline spray may help clear it up ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

Could be: Post nasal drip. Drains at night. Then in am body tries to mobilize it. Cough. Vomit etc to get rid of it. Call your doc. Try some allergy meds may help. Elevate head of bed. All may help. Increase water. May help this the secretions. ...Read more

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Hi I have Graves' disease with various problems. Eye disease also nd my sinuses are a real problem but I have chest pain green phlegm nd nausea???

Hi I have Graves' disease with various problems. Eye disease also nd my sinuses are a real problem but I have chest pain green phlegm nd nausea???

Pneumonia?: Do you have a fever? It's possible you have pneumonia with the symptoms of chest pain. Chest pain can also indicate a cardiac problem. You need to contact your doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Sick for 5 days. Started as a sore throat moved to my nose and now I'm coughing up green phlegm. I also have a low fever and nausea what could it be?

Sick for 5 days. Started as a sore throat moved to my nose and now I'm coughing up green phlegm. I also have a low fever and nausea what could it be?

See below: May have started as common cold (viral) but developed secondary bacterial infection of throat/nasal passages/sinuses. Phlegm probably from post-nasal drainage & may be source of nausea. See fp for evaluation. If only viral, will run its course with symptomatic treatment. If bacterial, antibiotics will clear it up (along with symptomatic treatment). ...Read more

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Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?

Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?

See your doctor: It sounds like you are either having a sinus infection or an asthma flare up. I think you need to see your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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Past 4days red sore throat w 1 blister on tonsil. Red spots on roof of mouth. Yesterday started runny nose, mild phlegm, nausea, & mild cramps. No fever.

Past 4days red sore throat w 1 blister on tonsil. Red spots on roof of mouth. Yesterday started runny nose, mild phlegm, nausea, & mild cramps. No fever.

Pharyngitis: First you need a pregnancy test if any possibility then a full history and exam. Sounds like the common cold with a possible bacterial infection superimposed on your throat. Viruses cause most of pharyngitis and can cause a vesicular appearance but if the blister on tonsil has yellow discharge more likely to be strep with fever tenderness and absence of cough. See MD ...Read more

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I've had coughing up lots of phlegm, but I don't feel sick, advise?

I've had coughing up lots of phlegm, but I don't feel sick, advise?

Needs reason: The body always has a reason for what it does. Consistent coughing phlegm is abnormal. Not everyone who is sick feels sick or has fever. There are many potential reasons for the cough, not all of which will make you 'feel sick' it would be wise and appropriate to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Some mornings I wake up and hack up some yellow/brown phlegm. Its usually when I first wake up. I don't have a cough or feel sick. Is this normal?

Some mornings I wake up and hack up some yellow/brown phlegm. Its usually when I first wake up. I don't have a cough or feel sick. Is this normal?

Maybe postnasal drip: Mild nasal allergies can cause some muscus dripping in back of throat/mouth and collects there during sleep and can turn a bit brown in the am. During day, little mucus/drip is pulled down by gravity, but when sleeping mucus tends to stay in back of throat and thus productive coughing/coughing in the early am. If worsens, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is a lot of phlegm formation in my body from many years now, doctor said I don't have sinus but I still cough phlegm and I don't feel sick either.?

There is a lot of phlegm formation in my body from many years now, doctor said I don't have sinus but I still cough phlegm and I don't feel sick either.?

Allergy?: Check for seasonal allergies and a xr, nasal, para nasal and chest could help. Checking serum ige and eosinophilos, and allergy test. Some patient have reaction to environmental ...Read more

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I have had a cough for 2+ months. In morning shower I cough up phlegm. Cough and runny nose sometimes extends thru the day. I don't feel sick, and a non-smoker.

I have had a cough for 2+ months. In morning shower I cough up phlegm. Cough and runny nose sometimes extends thru the day. I don't feel sick, and a non-smoker.

Chronic cough: A chronic cough with nasal symptoms and not feeling sick sounds like an allergic problem. Allergies are a chronic disease that often is annoying but not severe. When severe, allergy patients can have a worse average quality of life than cancer patients. A chronic cough for two months could be a viral bronchitis resolving slowly, or asthma, or a subacute sinus infection. Time to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of phlegm in my nose and throat, but don't feel sick. Nose constantly blocked or filled with phlegm, how do I get rid of it?

I have a lot of phlegm in my nose and throat, but don't feel sick. Nose constantly blocked or filled with phlegm, how do I get rid of it?

Allergens and reflux: This can be due to a response to allergens - most probably inhalents. Best is to use a saline nasal spray, anti histamins, or a cortisone nasal spray. I will check what you are intolerant to - maybe dogs/cats in the house, house dust mite, grass, dust, smoking, etc
For that you can do an allergy test.
I would also check with a medical practitioner whether you have a problem with gastric reflux. ...Read more

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Stomache pain, non productive cough, and sore throat, nausea.5 years old?

Stomache pain, non productive cough, and sore throat, nausea.5 years old?

See pediatrician: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest.
However if concerned, see your pediatrician for further investigation. ...Read more

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My mom has pneumonia. I've had a bit of phlegm, a dry throat and lots of congestion - but don't feel sick. Should I see a doctor? How contagious is it

My mom has pneumonia. I've had a bit of phlegm, a dry throat and lots of congestion - but don't feel sick. Should I see a doctor? How contagious is it

Fever?: This could be bronchitis, which could be viral or bacterial, disucss with your physician if you continue to have symptoms and have a fever. ...Read more

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Abnormal EKG. Pounding heart in morning, night sweats, LG fever, tightness in chest, white phlem, nausea, loss appetite, diziness, pain btwn shoulder?

Abnormal EKG. Pounding heart in morning, night sweats, LG fever, tightness in chest, white phlem, nausea, loss appetite, diziness, pain btwn shoulder?

You have not asked a: Question. You have described signs and symptoms however that would suggest you would benefit from evaluation by a health care professional. You need examination and testing. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

MD time: I would go to an urgent care clinic asap. Those "dots" you describe could be something called petechia, caused by low platelets. That sometimes happens in patients with viral illnesses. I can't tell you for sure that's what it is but you should be examined pronto just in case. ...Read more

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Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago: fatigue temp 35.6 c nausea & cramps mild flank pain flem, sore throat

Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago: fatigue temp 35.6 c nausea & cramps mild flank pain flem, sore throat

New illness: Viruses don't sit dormant and recur. If it's back, it's new. It could be a repeat of the same virus in a new illness, or a completely different one with different complications, like strep. Take the symptoms on their merits and get checked out if necessary. ...Read more

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I keep bringing up flem but feels like I need to vomit, I don't feel sick, but my nose is runny and stuffy also. What could be causing this?

I keep bringing up flem but feels like I need to vomit, I don't feel sick, but my nose is runny and stuffy also. What could be causing this?

Virus: Most likely virus. Are you having any fevers? If no, very likely virus. Can last for weeks. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com on how to use Zinc lozenges next time to try to prevent viral attack. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, phlem, nd a mild headache, my stomache hurts alittle too but no nausia. Is it possible I have a sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, phlem, nd a mild headache, my stomache hurts alittle too but no nausia. Is it possible I have a sinus infection?

Not as likely: Maybe, but all of those symptoms fit many other infections that are usually caused by viruses. Sinus infections are really not as common as folks may think, and even if present do not need antibiotics right away. For most of these kinds of problems, fluids, rest and other symptomatic care is first line for treatment, especially if just starting to feel bad. Follow-up if things worsen. ...Read more

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Why does pain cause nausea?

Why does pain cause nausea?

Yes pain can: Cause nausea. It doesn't always cause nausea., but it most certainly can. The reason is an emotional component of pain, stress, fear, anxiety etc. It is based on a psychobiosocial model for understanding these complex mechanism of pain. ...Read more

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What causes night time nausea?

What causes night time nausea?

Lots possible here: Vomiting reflex is controlled by 2 units in brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Maybe you have gastritis, but maybe your symptoms have little to do with GI tract. Get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause constant nausea?

What could cause constant nausea?

Really constant?: Nausea 24/7 means you experience symptoms at night & are missing sleep--a scenario that raises considerable concern. Daytime nausea can reflect a central (brain-related) problem, infection, GI motility delay, gallbladder/pancreas issue, atypical migraine, partial obstruction of gut, stress, nongi inflammation, more. Accompanying alarm signs: bleeding, weight loss, refractory vomiting. Get checked. ...Read more

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What would cause constant nausea?

What would cause constant nausea?

Many Things: Persistent nausea can be caused by many things, some benign, some not. From intestinal viruses, food incompatibility, constipation to bowel obstruction, pregnancy, medication side effects, taking medications on an empty stomach to more sinister causes such as brain and other cancers. With reported diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain you should see a doctor to discuss imaging or scope. ...Read more

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