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My son has has zero appetite and been dry heaving/ vomiting the last few days. Very worried because he can't keep anything down at all ?

My son has has zero appetite and been dry heaving/ vomiting the last few days.  Very worried because he can't keep anything down at all ?

Mgt: It would be helpful to have an inbox consultation to obtain more information. If his mouth is dry, if he has reduced urination or no tears, he should be seen in the ED. You can offer small amounts of Pedialyte and I would advise that he be seen by his PCP. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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I have random dry heaving and I want to know what is causing this. It happens randomly accompanied with nausea, but no vomiting.

I have random dry heaving and I want to know what is causing this. It happens randomly accompanied with nausea, but no vomiting.

Multiple causes: Random dry heaving is a serious symptom and can range from GI to neurological issues: certainly cnnot be diagnosed online. Call your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling extreme nausea, went to bathroom and started vomiting. My stomachs empty so it's dry heaving and bile. How can I stop?

Woke up feeling extreme nausea, went to bathroom and started vomiting. My stomachs empty so it's dry heaving and bile. How can I stop?

Some meds may help: You should see your doctor. In addition to finding out what could be wrong, there are anti-nausea medications that can help you to stop vomiting such as Phenergan (promethazine) if appropriate. You will want to try and stay hydrated as much as possible. ...Read more

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My daughters boyfriend woke up suddenly vomiting. Now he is dry heaving, shaking really bad with sweating alot. He says he has no other symptoms. ?

My daughters boyfriend woke up suddenly vomiting.  Now he is dry heaving,  shaking really bad with sweating alot. He says he has no other symptoms. ?

Seek medical help: sudden vomiting such as what you are describing could be related to many causes such as food poisoning, a viral illness, ulcer etc. Additionally he sounds like is quite dehydrated. He should see his doctor ASAP or go to the ER. ...Read more

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My daughter (11) has been nauseated for days, now she keeps coughing like she is going to vomit and cannot stop, only dry heaving, severe stomach cram?

My daughter (11) has been nauseated for days, now she keeps coughing like she is going to vomit and cannot stop, only dry heaving, severe stomach cram?

Seek help: sorry to hear her condition not improving. i strongly suggest you find her symptoms further if this is in passing due to a viral etiology or something more serious with your primary or pediatrician. ...Read more

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Went on a 22 hour fishing trip on ocean,was very sea sick the entire time, vomiting and dry heaving. Trip was sat-Sunday. I still feel dizzy. Normal?

Went on a 22 hour fishing trip on ocean,was very sea sick the entire time, vomiting and dry heaving. Trip was sat-Sunday. I still feel dizzy. Normal?

Could be: Some people develop motion sickness, but considering it is Tuesday and Sunday was the trip it should be evaluated. Vertigo is a dizzy, spinning , drunk like situation that could have happened on the boat trip. Due to persistent symptoms it would be prudent to see your doctor for full check up and assessment. If your doctor is unavailable and urgent care or emergency room visit is suggested. ...Read more

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Heart rate has been shooting up when i sour still but i am in an exorbinant amount of pain the highest is 191 nausea vomiting dry heaving?

Heart rate has been shooting up when i sour still but i am in an exorbinant amount of pain the highest is 191 nausea vomiting dry heaving?

Exam needed: A heart rate of 191 is dangerous and is not simply a rapid rate seen secondary to other illnesses. Such rapid heart rates don't usually exceed 120. Your very rapid tachycardia along with your other symptoms require an urgent evaluation in the hospital emergency room where an ekg and other tests are readily available. ...Read more

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My 14 month old has been vomiting every 30 minutes to an hour. Has been dry heaving . No fever. Constantly puts stuff in his mouth from floor.

My 14 month old has been vomiting every 30 minutes to an hour. Has been dry heaving . No fever. Constantly puts stuff in his mouth from floor.

Take him to doctor: If he/she is vomiting every 30 minutes he needs to be checked and treated otherwise he/she will very quickly get dehydrated.The baby needs fluids but recurrent vomiting makes it difficult but electrolyte solutions like pedialyte can be tried, but if unable to keep down go to the er. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and vomitted what smelt like feces. After the initial vomit it was bile and dry heaving. I'm not vomiting anymore but I do have a lot of cramping?

I woke up this morning and vomitted what smelt like feces. After the initial vomit it was bile and dry heaving.  I'm not vomiting anymore but I do have a lot of cramping?

If worse go to ER: This is likely just a viral illness and the pains are cramping from vomiting. The stool smell is worrysome but since its resolved a small bowel obstruction is less likely if you belly gets distended firm and or painful to the touch go to the ER I would expect you to feel much better in the morning if viral. If this continues tomorrow am get examined ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more