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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?

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

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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My daughter 11 months old got fever cough, vomitting and she breathes rapidly. Can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?

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

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My daughter 11 months old she got fever cough, vomiting and she breaths rapidly can I give her ventolin syrup and at what dose?

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

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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?

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

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3 yr old with 2 days of runny nose and cough. Now fever and vomiting with chills. Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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My daughter been sick for 4 days she has fever, vomiting & coughing?

My daughter been sick for 4 days she has fever, vomiting & coughing?

Time to see the doc: How old is she? Is she able to keep liquids down? Is the vomiting occurring because of the cough? Is she still making normal amounts of urine? How is her behavior? Regardless of these answers, it's time to have her evaluated by her pediatrician/doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fever 103, coughing until vomiting. Diagnosed with pneumonia 10 days ago. Finished z-pack 5 days ago. Suggestions?

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

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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 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?

Time: Just give him some time and don't be overly concerned. Kids eat when they are hungry. Over the long term, if they are gaining weight, it is more of a problem for the parent than the child. ...Read more

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My husband has cough, fever, rash on his back, headaches & can't eat very much without vomiting - what could this be?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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I've had a persistent wet cough, fever and, have been sleeping a lot more than normal. Recently I've been coughing really hard to where it feels like I need to vomit. Then, white foam comes up. What could cause this?

I've had a persistent wet cough, fever and, have been sleeping a lot more than normal. Recently I've been coughing really hard to where it feels like I need to vomit. Then, white foam comes up. What could cause this?

PNEUMONIA.: Without an exam, I can only give general information and cough/fever are often a reason to immediately seek medical attention. IT is even much more true if there are other signs of infection such as increased somnolence, or sweats or breathing issues. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a low grade fever and wet sounding cough since last night. No vomiting. Suggestions?

My 4 year old has a low grade fever and wet sounding cough since last night. No vomiting. Suggestions?

Humidifier, fluids: Using a humidifier, increase fluids like juice and water as well as treating symptoms of fever are good starts - if he worsens or looks like he is having a hard time breathing see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has a barking cough and is vomitting. Is this just a virus or should I take him to the peds tomorrow? No fever.

My 5 year old son has a barking cough and is vomitting. Is this just a virus or should I take him to the peds tomorrow? No fever.

Maybe croup: The characteristic cough of croup is barking of a dog or seal. It is often caused by parainfluenza viruses. Coughing can be quite bothersome and many children have post-tussive emesis (vomiiting from coughing). Try some cough syrup. Such as robitussin (guaifenesin). If not adequate, he may need to see doc for eval and treatment such as albuterol/steroid/ and stronger cough meds etc...Good luck. ...Read more

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I had the flu this for a week. The fever has broke but the congestion is still there makes me cough and vomit. I have also losses my appetite.?

I had the flu this for a week. The fever has broke but the congestion is still there makes me cough and vomit. I have also losses my appetite.?

Be careful: You might want to consider seeing your doc. Coughing so hard it makes you vomit (without a solid history of gerd) can be concerning for pertusis (whooping cough). With lots of folks not getting their kids vaccinated, there are little epidemics of this disease popping up here and there. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for 2 weeks sometimes causing vomiting. Mucus was off white but now its green. No fever but chest hurts from coughing so much. Help?

I have had a cough for 2 weeks sometimes causing vomiting. Mucus was off white but now its green. No fever but chest hurts from coughing so much. Help?

Sounds viral: These are common symptoms of most viral respiratory infections. Make sure you get plenty of rest and fluids. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Use saline nasal spray for sinus drainage. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve in the next few days. ...Read more

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What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more

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3yrold with a wet sounding cough on and off for a couple of weeks. He is now vomiting. Good spirits, no fever cool hands and feet. Be concerned?

3yrold with a wet sounding cough on and off for a couple of weeks. He is now vomiting. Good spirits, no fever cool hands and feet. Be concerned?

Coughing +vomiting: I'm afraid so. Please call her pediatrician and speak to the answering service and seek help at an urgent care clinic if needed. Children are so remarkable in that they are often quite ill before acting ill. How many adults would be in good spirits after vomiting and coughing for 2 weeks? If the vomiting continues and is not just post-coughing vomiting, ER. ...Read more

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10 months old baby operated for large vsd, now he has cough with vomiting but no fever and feeds well, is it ok to give him antitussive and what is I

10 months old baby operated for large vsd, now he has cough with vomiting but no fever and feeds well, is it ok to give him antitussive and what is I

Don't give it: Cough medicine can affect the heart, so I would not recommend it. In general, cough/cold medicine is not recommened for infants. ...Read more

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Fever at night, body ache to the extent that even my hands are paining, no vomiting or cough?

Fever at night, body ache to the extent that even my hands are paining, no vomiting or cough?

Infectious cause: Depends on the duration of your symptoms
If it has just started for the last day or two, it might be sign of a viral illness; rest and hot fluids with some pain killers are what is needed.
However, if it ongoing for more than that OR it is getting worse despite the above treatment, you might need a review by your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more