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Fever And Pneumonia In Children
Can neck pain, general malaise and nausea be only symptoms of bacterial meningitis in adults could vaccinated child pass disease to unvaccinated adult?
Not the only symptom: Bacterial meningitis causes a severe headache and neck ache- not just general malaise and nausea....That sounds more like flu. Viral meningitis can be passed form person to person and bacterial forms that we do not have vaccines for so yes to second part of question- if you have concerns about meningitis that person needs to be seen asap. ...Read more
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can pneumonia in non smoking adults cause persistent low grade fever with black phlegm for 4 days and later became yellow?y?
Yes see a doctor: Yes it can see a doctor I am concern about the black phlegm go and see a doctor you need proper evaluation by a physician good luck. ...Read more
My daughter and son both vomit when they have strep. Can strep also cause mild diarrhea in a young child?
Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more
My son is in itu with abscesses on his lungs that antibiotics aren't reaching and getting rid of aso pleurisy and infection in lungs with high temp?
Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more
Could a bacterial throat infec lead to tummy pain and fever vomiting in a 4 yr old child who has had 2 courses of antibi- in 3 weeks that isnotworking?
Probably not: Strep throat is the most common cause of bacterial sore throat, which is very sensitive to 'cillin type antibiotics. It is possible that the antibiotics are causing side effects of tummy pain and vomiting. It is also possible that the child's throat infection is viral, even several viral illnesses closely spaced in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
Is it possible to have cough with streptococcal tonsillitis in children under 4? Is a cough suppresent syrup recommended in such cases?
Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more
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