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Does Vicks On The Bottom Of The Feet Help Stop Coughing
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
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?
Hi my son has cough and cold. He's almost 4months can I use Vicks 0 scent pads wid humidifier & rubbing Vicks on his chest & feet. Wat can I do othr sug?
Hello I'm 27 weeks pregnant & I have a bad cough...can I rub Vicks vapor rub under my feet at night? And under my nose also?
Probably okay: I doubt that this would do anything more than give you something to do, but it is unlikely to bother baby. ...Read more
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
I have athletes foot and also a terrible dry cough with gagging. Could they be related? Can a foot fungus travel to the lungs if left untreated?
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
Nausea. Mild cough. Ankles and feet a little swollen. Frequent headaches. Hot flashes. These symptoms have been off and on the last 2 weeks. Help..
Nausea: You may be having an infection. Also any chance you are pregnant or have you started taking hormones? Best check with your doctor as it has been two weeks you have been sick. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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
My symptoms are:cough (productive - yellow muccus)runny nosewheezingand rash on tops of feet and sometimes on hands. Rash is itchy if I aggravate?
See your doc: Well you certainly have enough symptoms to mandate seeing your doctor, and they can look at the rash and figure it out. ...Read more
See Dr. ASAP: Orange stools not worrisome (usually from eating foods with a lot of beta carotene, like carrots, yams, etc.), but coughing, gasping for air and foot swelling could be a sign of a very serious problem. If only one foot is swollen, first worry would be a DVT (blood clot in vein, which can travel to lungs). If swelling in both feet, first worry would be heart failure. Get checked out right away! ...Read more
Sweaty palms & feet, nausea at times, difficulty breathing, coughing, congestion at times, no appetite, feeling not myself, dry cough for week.
See your doctor.: What you are describing is a wide range of symptoms, which will require taking a good history, performing a physical exam, and perhaps some testing. This is too complex a set of symptoms to try to address online. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more
High blood pressure, achy ribs when I move, pain in outer sides of feet, shoulder pain, violent cough and congestion only in the mornings. What is it?
Uncertain but option: There are many parts of this that need to be clarified. Gerd and pregnancy can cause your cough. Since you are pregnant you're up to Titian may be able to help clarify this. There are a variety of testing that can be done but you need a full medical evaluation. There are of course limitations because imaging with x-ray would not be the usual thing to do with pregnancy ...Read more
My son has a 102.2 degree fever, is crying alot, His hands and feet are ice cold, Has occasional congestive cough and runny stool. What could be wrong?
I have a rash on me arms legs also. On my bellend looks like I GT athlets foot too but rather worrried I've had cough for about 5weeks too please help?
Cough and rash: What I will tell you you already have an inkling of: please see your primary care physician for proper diagnoses of your ailments. ...Read more
I have red itchy bumps appearing all over on my arms, legs, abdomin, feet, and hair line and I've developed a cough and sniffle, what could it be?
I have HIV negtive results after 4, 9 and 12 weeks. I have white toung make me thirsty? Dry cough and dry hand. Burning feet and hand when sleep.
Sweating after doing small tasks, veins swell in hands and feet during activitiedaily living. Have phlegm cough feel unwell abt month. Now tooth broke?
Exam needed: Abnormal sweating with rather mild activities can be seen with hyperthyroidism or other hormonal imbalances. Swelling of hands and feet raises the question of fluid retention which is often caused by certain hormonal actions. The cough, productive of phlegm, may or may not require a course of antibiotics. See your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests can be ordered. ...Read more
14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.
My 3 year old girl has a cough temp and itchy palms and fingers, could this be hand foot and mouth? There has been a case at her daycare.
He has red & white bumps on throat, hands & feet with pain, running low grade fever & a cough. What could this be? He's been sick 2x in past month.
My 4 mth old is congested, sneezing, wet cough, runny nose and has ran a fever but low grade. What can I do for her? Can I put vapor rub on her feet?
Inner stomach muscles are twitching a lot, esp. After I eat or cough/sneeze. Feels like little feet kicking me inside, like spasms. Not pregnant. Thnx?
I am 23 year old getting bitter cough neck pain acanthosis and pain in hand and foot. Stomach upset I have tested for HIV and vdrl both are negative?
Drank coke last night and yogurt, now having hard cough whch scratch out dense mucus, swelled throat and muscle pain and foot r burning but no fever.
I am scheduled for foot surgery on 5/29 and am having seasonal allergies. No fever or cough, just runny nose and sinus pressure. Will they still do it?
When surgery is:
Elective my preference is to have the patient "optimized" for surgery. Hence, I would prefer to have your sinus issues and runny nose resolved prior to the surgery so that it would not interfere in anyway.
Having said that, it would be upto anesthesia if they wanted to proceed. ...Read more
Elderly female with no feeling in legs, hands and feet, dizziness and shortness of breath, is there any diagnosis for this? Has had pain behind one ear, on going. Some swelling of the feet, better with elevation. Also has a cough that comes with blood and
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