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Cough Fever Vomiting
Chest x, pulmo opin normal. Spitting little fresh blood, dark red clots 2 days three times. No cough fever vomit. ENT OPI normal. Gums stools normal?
Blood: If an ENT exam including a sinus CT are normal and a lung exam including a chest Ct are normal, then it must be from your GI tract and you would need an upper GI endo ...Read more
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
My mom is a non smoker she has a cough, fevers headaches vomiting only once, body aches and chills does she have the flu? She went to the ER and they told her she has bronchitis they gave her doxycyl hyc100mg and hydroco/apap7.5-325mg but she still feels
Could be flu: If your mom wasn't specifically tested for the flu it may well be that she has it. Given the prevalence out there this time of year. ...Read more
My daughter 11 months old got fever cough, vomitting and she breathes rapidly. Can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Get medical care: Your daughter needs to see a doctor. If she has all those symptoms she may have pneumonia and will need to be treated. If she is breathing rapidly or with difficulty she will need medical care. In most instances, ventolin/ albuterol syrup has fallen out of favor as treatment for asthma and wheezing. ...Read more
Our five kids seem to have the same virus but are getting it days apart. Fever, cough, croup, vomiting - can they reinfect each other?
My daughter 11 months old she got fever cough, vomiting and she breaths rapidly can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?
Ventolin inhaler: The preferred route of administration for ventolin (albuterol) is by inhaler with holding chamber or via nebulizer. While ventolin syrup is still available, it's use is uncommon as there are significantly more side effects and doesn't work better than the inhaled route. ...Read more
My 5 year old daughter has rapid breathing, fever cough and vomiting. Is it normal for her to be breathing rapid shallow breaths with a fever?
Yes: It sounds like your daughter has a viral infection. Rapid breathing is common with fevers- as long as she's not short of breath or wheezing much this is likely not serious. You could give tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever, but fever is how the body fights infection so if she is not in pain & the fever's below 104 might let it run its course. Important to keep her hydrated so please give fluids. See my comment:. ...Read more
3 yr old with 2 days of runny nose and cough. Now fever and vomiting with chills. Should I be worried?
2 y o fever/vomitURT: . How high is fever? Can the child drink? May now have bacterial infection superimposed on viral infection. Keep fever down with tylenol (acetaminophen) motrin if not allergic (too high fever can have seizures), make sure can drink or take ice pops to keep hydrated. Follow up with doctor today call this AM ...Read more
My daughter is 1 year old. She has a running nose, congested, coughing, fevers, and vomits when she drinks milk. What can I do and give her to help?
Probably viral: Most colds in children are viral, and there is no cure (as compared to bacterial infections, for which we can use antibiotics). Treatment is mainly supportive (increase fluids, control pain, saline drops to nose, albuterol if wheezing). Viral illnesses usually self resolve in a few days. Prolonged illness, worsening symptoms, new fever, irritability, poor feeding, vomiting signal complications ...Read more
4 yr old has a cough day & night. Night cough for 2 wks. Added day cough 1wk. Dry cough. When worry? No fever. Vomiting 1 day prior to day cough.
Time for a visit: Most viral infections (colds) should improve after a week. Since your child's symptoms have lasted longer than that and are expanding I would consider a medical office visit. Cough at night may be reactive airway disease and might benefit from inhaled albuterol. There is a mild respiratory infection - Mycoplasma - that can cause mild cough for weeks especially at night. ...Read more
My 3y/o is sick all of a sudden, runny nose, vomiting, cough, fever 102.0 fever Can she have Enterovirus that kids are getting or flu? What can I do
Take a deep breath: First, focus on hydration. Pedialyte, water etc. Small sips frequently. Since she's vomiting try rectal tylenol (acetaminophen) for her fever. Don't worry about getting food into her - she's not going to have an appetite. First thing in the morning call your pediatricians office for eval. If she is unable to keep in small amounts of fluid in then it is off the the ED to make sure she doesn't get dehydrated. ...Read more
I have had flu symptoms coming and going including vomiting, cough, fever, sore throat, headache, & more for nine days. Too weak & depressed to get up?
Maybe dehydrated?: Based on what you describe, please seek medical attention now. ...Read more
My daughter has been having dry cough, and fever, some vomiting and nose bleed on the left side of her nose. Doc gave her antibiotics bt still NT well?
Fever/cough: It usually take antibiotics 48-72 hours to see a response. The whole thing could be viral infection and takes 5 days to get better by itself. ...Read more
Fever 103, coughing until vomiting. Diagnosed with pneumonia 10 days ago. Finished z-pack 5 days ago. Suggestions?
Different antibiotic: It is my humble opinion that z-pak is not any longer of value for pneumonia and community acquired pneumonia in particular. Perhaps Augmentum would be more appropriate. Also consider a chest X-ray to see what is happening and adjust therapy that way. Talk to your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more
My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?
My husband has cough, fever, rash on his back, headaches & can't eat very much without vomiting - what could this be?
Viral?: It can be a viral illness if it just started or something more serious if it has been occuring for a while. He should see his doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it? He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting
Treatment varies: There are no cold and cough treatments for infants. All of the over the counter medications have no effect and can be harmful to your baby. First have your baby examined at his Doctor to make sure that he does not have any signs of infection. If symptoms are viral then normal saline for the nose and humidified air can be helpful. If you are breastfeeding that is the best medicine. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.
Fluids, humidiity: There are not any good/effective cough medicines that are helpful in this age group. Increasing fluid intake will help, as will using a humidifier. Sometimes a spoonful of honey will help settle the cough. If the cough persists, I encourage you to see your pediatrician to make sure there is no indication of pneumonia (esp. Since he's had fever) or any bronchospasm/wheezing needing different meds. ...Read more