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Been vomiting for the past 12 hours with head aches, body aches, low grade fever but no coughing or cold sweats like the flu. No pcp or insurance

Been vomiting for the past 12 hours with head aches, body aches, low grade fever but no coughing or cold sweats like the flu. No pcp or insurance

Vomiting: You have viral or flu like symptoms. Get electrolye replacement fluid for your vomiting. If your symptoms get worse, go to the er at once for help. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Usually: Usually after a bout of pneumonia or bronchitis, the cough is the last symptom to disappear - occasionally taking weeks to resolve. As long as her cough is continuing to improve, then it most likely is ok. If her cough is worsening or if she is having any difficulty breathing, then you will want to contact her doctor right away. The cold sweats may or may not be concerning - is she still having fever at night and the sweats are when it breaks? If you are noticing a pattern to when she has these, you may want to take her temperature prior to the sweat to make sure she's still not having fever - that would be a reason to see her doctor right away. As long as her fever is gone and her cough is improving, i'd say you were on the right track. If you have any specific questions about her symptoms or treatment, give her doc a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Irritation in throat, cough, some phlegm, hot and cold sweats, feel feverish, weak, dizzy and nauseous. But no fever!! What could it be?

Irritation in throat, cough, some phlegm, hot and cold sweats, feel feverish, weak, dizzy and nauseous. But no fever!! What could it be?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I can't shake this fevr and I am coughing up phleym. I have cold sweats can you please tell me what's going?

I can't shake this fevr and I am coughing up phleym. I have cold sweats can you please tell me what's going?

Fever and cough: The symptoms of fever and cough with phlegm are commonly seen with lower respiratory infections such as pneumonia. To confirm a diagnosis and obtain proper treatment it will be important to see a physician. Common tests that may be performed are chest x-ray, sputum analysis and blood tests like CBC (complete blood count). ...Read more

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My Son has been sick for two days and is having cold sweats and a bot of a cough. Should I be worried?

My Son has been sick for two days and is having cold sweats and a bot of a cough. Should I be worried?

See doc: More info is needed such as how old, fever?, how is he acting...but best thing to do is to bring him to his pediatrician for evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has cold sweats and a cough what could this be? And what could I give him for this?

No cough medicine: At three months old, please consult your pediatrician. Is your baby eating as usual, e.g. does his cough make it hard to nurse from breast or bottle? Please let your doctor know right away if this is the case. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has cold sweats and a cough what could this be? And what could I give him for this?

My 3 month old has cold sweats and a cough what could this be? And what could I give him for this?

Many possibilities..: From simple uri, to flu or other infections/inflammatory processes. If fever develops, treat it. If concerned you should call your pediatrician and have your child seen. Too many other questions must be answered like... Does your child have all vaccinations?, other people sick in the house?, day care? ........ ...Read more

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I'm having cold sweats, dizziness, faint feelings, and dry cough.

I'm having cold sweats, dizziness, faint feelings, and dry cough.

URI: You may be suffering from upper respiratory viral syndrome. Please take some rest, take tylenol (acetaminophen), adequate fluid intake, then you don't get better in 6-12 hours, I would recommend you to go to ed. ...Read more

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I have had a chesty cough for 4 weeks now I am fatigued have hot and cold sweats and am so tired. Could I have pneumonia?

I have had a chesty cough for 4 weeks now I am fatigued have hot and cold sweats and am so tired. Could I have pneumonia?

Mgt: It is possible that you have an infection, including pneumonia. Other causes should be evaluated such as a chest mass, TB pulmonary infection, sinusuitis, asthma, bronchiectasis and cardiac causes. Please discuss having a TB test, chest radiograph and providing a sputum sample with your PCP. In the meantime, please check your temperature, rest and drink fluids. ...Read more

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What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

What do I have and how can I cure it? I have cold sweats at night when I sleep mucus build up in my chest terrible cough fever loss of appetite

Chest congestion: It might be simple respiratory infection, or even pneumonia. If the symptoms are of long duration, you probably have to check for tuberculosis also.
Your doctor would know what to do. ...Read more

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48 years old male on lisinopril 10mg daily. Experiancing fever, hot & cold sweats, cough with no flem, passing out, loss of appetite, dizziness?

48 years old male on lisinopril 10mg daily. Experiancing fever, hot & cold sweats, cough with no flem, passing out, loss of appetite, dizziness?

Urgent evaluation: Lisinopril can drop blood pressure and may cause symptoms of dizziness and passing out. Dry hacking cough is also a side effect of it. Fever usually is not caused by it. I will recommend urgent evaluation in er or a walk-in clinic. ...Read more

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Cough, sneezing, chest pain, nauseated, headache, dizziness, 96 temp, 77 heartrate, extremely tired, cold sweats waking up. All for more than a week.

Cough, sneezing, chest pain, nauseated, headache, dizziness, 96 temp, 77 heartrate, extremely tired, cold sweats waking up. All for more than a week.

Viral illness?: Sounds like it could be a viral illness. If you're concerned, see your primary care provider soon for a more complete evaluation. Use your best judgment as to whether or not you can wait until next week. Viral illnesses tend to run their course in 7-14 days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had cold like symptoms runny nose fevers hot cold sweats I have a bad cough that once I start coughing I can't stop and bad difficultly breathing?

I've had cold like symptoms runny nose fevers hot cold sweats I have a bad cough that once I start coughing I can't stop and bad difficultly breathing?

See a doctor: Hi. You sound sick. Please see a doctor in person for an evaluation, blood tests, chest X-ray, and treatment as appropriate. We can't diagnose you on the internet, and for all I know, you could have pneumonia. Please don't delay. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom is having cold sweats cough stuffy nose back pains headaches and fatigue she gets hot flashes and has periodical cold flashed she just turned40?

My mom is having cold sweats cough stuffy nose back pains headaches and fatigue she gets hot flashes and has periodical cold flashed she just turned40?

Seems an infection: It's not clear what is a hot flash and a cold one. Is it like chills and fever? Needs to check the temperature and if there is fever needs to be seen and t reated. ...Read more

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Mom is having cold sweats, fever, cough, fatigue, stuffy nose, chest pain for a week now. What's wrong?

Mom is having cold sweats, fever, cough, fatigue, stuffy nose, chest pain for a week now. What's wrong?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your mother. Please consult your doctor. A week is too long to wait for the symptoms she has. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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I have body aches, fatigue, dizziness, cold sweats - but no congestion, cough, or sore throat. Is this a flu or something else?

I have body aches, fatigue, dizziness, cold sweats - but no congestion, cough, or sore throat. Is this a flu or something else?

Maybe...but: It could be the flu. However, the symptoms you describe are general and nonspecific. It sounds infectious but it could be any kind of infection. Do you have any other symptoms? You should get checked out. ...Read more

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I seem to get cold sweats, chills, coughs and slight fevers about every two -three months due to working conditions what can I do to protect myself more?

I seem to get cold sweats, chills, coughs and slight fevers about every two -three months due to working conditions what can I do to protect myself more?

Depends on cause: If one is a healthcare worker, she can wear a mask and wash hands often (or use the sanitizing gel/foam). If in sales or marketing, a mask would scare off people, so hand sanitizer is the best one can do. If working in dusty situations where the dust/smoke/irritants in the air make one more prone to catching other respiratory infections, then wearing a mask helps also. Annual flu shot can help. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

Cold/flu: Sounds like you have a viral illness. If things don't get better in a few days you should see your doctor. Can try over the counter medicines to feel better. Antibiotics will not help as it is most likely viral. ...Read more

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My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

Infection: Sounds like a cold, flu or some type of infections. I would maintain good hydration, tylenol/ibuprofen as needed. If the symptoms don't improve or get worst, see your primary care for an examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son had flu, now I am sneezing, coughing, white yellow mucous _From lungs, coldness in chest, cold sweats on and off, chest tightness, no fever?

Son had flu, now I am sneezing, coughing, white yellow mucous _From lungs, coldness in chest, cold sweats on and off, chest tightness, no fever?

No worries: It is less likely you will have flu. Usually flu has more fever and body aches than respiratory symptoms but if your symptoms doesn't improve much in 2 days then you may need antibiotics. For now, you can take ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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Baby has cold sweats (has bronchiolitis).?

Baby has cold sweats (has bronchiolitis).?

Fever?: Fever can be associated with viral bronchiolitis. If your baby is uncomfortable you could consider some tylenol (acetaminophen).
Sweating is a natural way for our body to cool because the moisture evaporates from the skin. I would ask you to look carefully at your baby to make sure that he is not sweating due to exertion from breathing. If he is not working hard to breathe, then I would support him to wellness. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has cold sweats what can I do for her?

My 4 month old has cold sweats what can I do for her?

Cold sweats: You can take her to the doctor to find out a cause if possible. One concern would be vongenital heart disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I keep shaking and having cold sweats?

What does it mean if I keep shaking and having cold sweats?

Many things: If it occurs often you need help with your anxiety/ panic disorder. If it is new you may have an infection. If you have pain it could be a broken bone, blood loss, appendicitis, and much more. If you have no insight review this with your doctor and pursue therapy. Menopause can also contribute to the drama. Also get your thyroid checked. Always avoid alcohol and drugs ; drink water. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has had cold sweats the last two days but has no other symptoms. What could be wrong?

My 7 month old has had cold sweats the last two days but has no other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Hot stuff: Room too hot, too heavy pjs, heavy blanket or possibly response to fever quenchers. Certain foods may also cause sweats. ...Read more

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Cold sweats, sweat running down my side during the day. No excessive activity; just sitting in class.

Cold sweats, sweat running down my side during the day. No excessive activity; just sitting in class.

Frustrating: Sorry, as frustrating as that is, it is probably normal, due to hormones, stress, and your age. If any other symptoms, should see a dr for once-over. ...Read more

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Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month?

Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month?

Ans: Well really more history is needed. But with the little you say you would be advised to see your doctor to check your blood. Start here sounds like metabolically you could have an issue. Also check a urine pregnancy if you are sexually active ...Read more