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Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

? content: The problem is that these supplements are unregulated and untested for safety, purity and safety. If this contains charcoal it could turn stools black. You in fact do not know what you are taking. ...Read more

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What may be causing my child's barking seal cough?

What may be causing my child's barking seal cough?

Viral croup: There are many viruses that will invade the upper airway of a kid 6m-8y and trigger an outpouring of mucous & cough that sounds like a seal barking. This is generally a 4-5 day illness with low grade temp but sometimes complicated by an ear infection.Some cases are quite dramatic, marked by late night scary events&trips to the er while daytime brings harsh voice.Have kid seen if signs are worrisom. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a barking cough?

What can you do to relieve a barking cough?

Barking seals cough: This is seen in croup. It helps to expose the child to a cold and humid air. Croup usually occcurs in the winter months and so opening up the window and letting your child breath at the window helps. If you can take the child outside sefely that works better. Humidifiers may help as well. If the child is having respiratory difficulty then u should take the child to er asap. ...Read more

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I am getting sick all the time, lots of barking cough?

I am getting sick all the time, lots of barking cough?

Get Evaluated: Cough is a symptom of an underlying disease. If a cough persists then it needs to be evaluated by one's physician. ...Read more

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Barking with asthma and cannot stop and nothing helps what to do?

Barking with asthma and cannot stop and nothing helps what to do?

Non-stop symptoms?: Continuing symptoms of asthma, especially if not improving with medication, means one should see a doctor now. Today is sunday, so if one's doctor is not available to help, the place to go would be the emergency room. If symptoms are worrisome, an ambulance ride is the safest way to go, instead of having a friend or relative drive (unless an ambulance is not available either). ...Read more

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I have had a horrible cough since before Christmas it sound like a barking seal can you help me?

I have had a horrible cough since before Christmas it sound like a barking seal can you help me?

Possible Pertussis: Although a viral bronchitis can cause a prolonged cough, the barking nature of your cough suggests the possibility of Pertussis(Whooping cough). California has had a severe epidemic of Pertussis and Stockton,CA has had above average pertussis compared to the rest of CA. Ask your physician to test for Pertussis. He/she will likely have you take a 5 day course of azithromycin(Z Pak) even if test (-) ...Read more

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Can a barking dog damage my newborns hearing?

Can a barking dog damage my newborns hearing?

Not likely: It may startle and scare the snot out of the baby though. Pretty sure you don't want that... ...Read more

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Can my dogs barking affect my newborns hearing?

Can my dogs barking affect my newborns hearing?

No: The baby should be fine. He might bark before he says "mama.". ...Read more

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What can I do or give my child, who is 6 yrs old, for a barking cough?

What can I do or give my child, who is 6 yrs old, for a barking cough?

Croup?: It sounds like croup. Humidifyimg the air in his room is helpful. Your doctor may prescribe either a steroid like Decadron (dexamethasone) and possibly racemic epinephrine. Encourage your child to drink well if he is able to also. ...Read more