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Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Do not believe so: It seems people have been trying vicks vapor rub for just about aeverything.....But there would be no logical reason i could think of why vicks on your feet would help a cough at all.... ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

Possibly related: It is possible that all the symptoms are related. However, with no apparent injury, I would suggest having your child evaluated by his DR. This may be secondary to a viral condition, but is concerning enough to warrant a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough , cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough , cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Infant Circulation: Dear mom, as long as your baby doesn't act sick, has normal activity, appetite and sleep then there is nothing to worry about. Infants normally have variable circulation to hands and feet which is the likely reason for your observation of cold hands and feet. Best regards, dr. Mease. ...Read more

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My mom age 50 has swelling and pain in both the foot for more than a month,her ESR is140,crp is 47,hb 8.3,cough for more than 2 months wt should we do?

My mom age 50 has swelling and pain in both the foot for more than a month,her ESR is140,crp is 47,hb 8.3,cough for more than 2 months wt should we do?

See doc: Not enough info to answer that responsibly. What did the doctor who ordered the blood tests say? If you both are not happy with the information supplied, time to see someone else, a pulmonologist or a rheumatologist are both possible choices of specialists who may be able to help. Good luck. Let us know what you find out. ...Read more

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Slight cough upper right back pain for 6 weeks. 2 xrays and bloods taken. All clear. Slight tingle in hands and feet. Could xrays missed something?

Slight cough upper right back pain for 6 weeks. 2 xrays and bloods taken. All clear. Slight tingle in hands and feet. 
Could xrays missed something?

Unlikely: Ct and bronchoscopy are currently not useful, it seems. Cxr can miss a lot of stuff but at your age it is unlikely to be something very serious. Discuss nasolaryngoscopy, bronch, ct and methacholine challenge pft with your doc. ...Read more

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Diagnsd walk pneumonia Z pac / 8 days steroid Still cough/SOB towards 2pm -work 40 hrs on feet Smoke a little Back TO DR?

Diagnsd walk pneumonia
Z pac / 8 days steroid
Still cough/SOB towards 2pm -work 40 hrs on feet
Smoke a little
Back TO DR?

Longer therapy: Community pneumonias sometimes take longer to clear and require prolonged therapy with antibiotics. You should see your doctor for further advice and examination. ...Read more

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Has fever for 2.5 days; taking paracetamol & cough medicine (hasn't seen a doc yet). It's 2:30 am &she is scratching her foot for past hour?

Has fever for 2.5 days; taking paracetamol & cough medicine (hasn't seen a doc yet). It's 2:30 am &she is scratching her foot for past hour?

You're scratching he: You are probably giving too low a dose of paracetamol. 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hours. That is most common reason it does not work. I don't know why she is scratching. See her doc. ...Read more