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Cough And Diarrhea
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
M.D. visit: It may be a prolonged viral infection which affects both the GI tract and lungs. I would suggest keeping your baby well hydrated and a visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Can robutisian childs cold and cough cause diarrhea in 26 mo old? We've been using it nightly for a week- is that too long?
Viral Illness: May be enterovirus or alike. Starts with upper respiratory symptoms with runny nose, cough, sometimes vomiting, and ends with diarrhea. Give pedialyte 4-6 ounces for each diarrhea, continue if you are breast feeding. Food will be mainly: bananna, rice, applesauce, chicken/soup, crackers. For cough can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 ml twice daily, use steam inhaler or a vaporiser. If cough worse, see his/her doc. ...Read more
Possible virus: Many viruses and bacteria cause cough and fever a few are associated with diarrhea. Sometimes echovirus or adenovirus can cause this. Beware of blood in the stool, persistent high fever and/or worsening cough. These are definite signs you need to call your doctor. Keep your little one well hydrated with pedialyte and manage fevers with appropriate doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin if not allergic. ...Read more
My son is 4 with a 101 fever, vomited 6 times in 7 hours and 5 of those times it was brown. No cough or diarrhea. Do I need to take him to the er?
Yes: Yes, as soon as possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
5 days ago temp of 101.7, cold week before. Now 99.5, cough, congestion, diarrhea and pain midway up left rib cage, below breast?
Viral illness: Sounds like a virus which affected both the upper respiratory tract and the colon. The inflammation in the colon may be reflected in the left upper abdomen under the rib cage. If it does not go away soon, or if you develop fever again, or new symptoms, suggest you then see your doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Yes: With all of those symptoms your baby should be checked out by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Viral infection: It sounds like you have a viral infection, causing all of these symptoms. I suggest rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take acetominophen for discomfort. Once your stomach feels better, you can start adding in low fat (nongreasy) foods in small amounts. Gradually increase volume of food as you feel better. Eating yogurt or taking acidophilus can also help your stomach feel better faster. ...Read more
Over the past two days I have had severe fatigue, confusion, chills, and have been throwing up. Today I woke up with severe muscle pain, so bad that I have difficulty breathing, a slight cough, and diarrhea.
You need to see a do: Get to the doctor. You are going to be dehydrated so time to get help. ...Read more
I don't have any symptom, just head ache, stomach burn, cough and diarrhea....Had sex about a week ago...Do I have std?
Viral Illness: It sure sounds like you have a common viral illness. None of your symptoms sound like an std. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough, drowsiness, diarrhea, sore muscles, and abdomen has been hurting off and on for a week and a half mostly lower right but left also.?
Probably viral: It is likely to just be a viral syndrome. If you are concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more
Tested HIV neg@19wks. Girlfriend and I have same problems @ same time. Loss weight. Coughing. Headache. Diarrhea. For 7 months now. Is this HIV?
Wrong concern: With a recent negative HIV test, your diarrhea isn't caused by HIV even if you've turned positive. What concerns me is your tobacco use -- please try to stop -- your carrying a diagnosis of Graves's which is a killer if not managed properly and is infamous for causing both diarrhea and the palpitations and perhaps high systolic pressure you note. You deserve a relationship with a physican-guide. ...Read more
Can being sick (coughing, sneezing, diarrhea)cause you to get breakthrough bleeding and cramps even if you've taken bc pills perfectly? (no antibiotics)
Any illness can alter your metabolism, but the most likely thing you have described would be diarrhea. Diarrhea could result in malabsorption of the pill, (not absorbing it properly) and be kind of like missing a pill.
That's not too likely, but if you would like to be really careful use a backup method of birth control this cycle, better safe than sorry. ...Read more
I had unprotected vaginal sex with a man in Barbados. 3 days after I got a cough, fever, diarrhea, muscle aches. Lasting 3-4 days. Could this be HIV?
Too soon to know:
You should get a HIV test. If it is negative, get a HIV nucleic acid test about 6 months after the episode of sex in question. If the HIV nucleic acid test is negative at 6 months after exposure, you would be free of HIV.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Symptoms are chest congestion, productive cough, headache, diarrhea. No fever. Feels like the flu but it is not debilitating. Got my flu shot last year
Fever 3 days head hurts I have a sore throat yellow mucus no cough yellow diarrhea don't wanna go to doc cuz antibiotics are overly prescribed. Help?
Acute sinusitis?: Your symptoms sound consistent with acute sinusitis. The problem is that the majority of cases of acute sinusitis are bacterial. Some are viral, so if you want to forgo the odds you can ride this out for a while - viral infections tend to last three to five days. But odds are this is bacterial and thereby would require antibiotics. But you're right, in general, that antibiotics are overused. ...Read more
Chills, shaking, sweating, fever, dry cough, nausea, diarrhea, chest pain, dizziness, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, hoarse voice, green sno?
Viral infection: Sounds upper respiratory infection which can result in bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea can also occur.. Fever and chills may indicate superimposed bacterial infection and pneumonia on viral process. You should consult physician for examination, possible testing, and proper therapy.. ...Read more
See your doctor: This could be the flu, or a viral infection, or a bacterial infection. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Son had brief choking episode 3 days ago. Got a cold day later. Seldom cough. Last nightdeveloped diarrhea/fever. Could these be related to aspiration?
See details: How old is your son? Doubt the latest problems are related to aspiration. They will more likely cause pulmonary symptoms. ...Read more
My nephew has had a runny nose, a cough, very runny diarrhea, and can't keep food down. Is there any meds we can give him? He is 2 years old.
Seek MD: Your nephew deserves the care of a doctor. A two-year-old can become dehydrated quickly with these symptoms. Make sure your doctor is involved. ...Read more
My 5m old has a temp of 100.2, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, and she's been like this for about 4 days now although the diarrhea just started today.?
Is a fluctuating temperature 37.5 to 38.6 (101.4]of concern in mature adult for 2 days? Only symptoms slight cough and some diarrhea couple time aday. Can eat toated sandwich and drink water. Taking Paracetamol helps, when should I see a Doctor?
Evaluation: I think your actions are prudent. If you do not have vomiting and continue to keep fluids down and urinate at least every 12 hours you should be OK. Likely enterovirus and should resolve in a couple of days. If no resolution or if you develop bloody stools then be seen. ...Read more
Bad cough hurts chest to cough diarrhea stomach pain cold chills through body but body temperature is hot?
I have a bad sore throat but after I used the pill that my doctor give to me, I'm feel better but after that I cough and bad diarrhea. Is that ok?
Diarrhea: Is a side effect from the antibiotics. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids so you won't get dehydrated. If severe, you will need to see your doctor. The cough may be a separate thing. Mostly drainage from allergies, colds, sinuses etc. If persistent cough, you need to be checked out. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more