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Gon Na Throw
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read more
2 thoughts: By eating too little, you are depriving yourself. Then when you do eat, you want to get rid of the feeling that you are deprived. It sounds like you do this by either over-eating or binging. 2 thoughts. First - eat regular, reasonable meals - don't starve yourself. Second - over eaters anonymous would be a great way to address these behaviors and the underlying thoughts and feelings. Take care. ...Read more
Vomiting: Sounds like he should see his family physician and get a check-up and discuss this as an issue. ...Read more
I have not ate in 4 days I was wanting to know what I should do I tried eating and I throw it right back up
See a Dr.: Several stomach viruses can cause naseau and vomitting, but persistence over 4 days is too long, and you should see a dr. For a good clinical exam and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband has to wait a few hours in the morning before eating otherwise he throws up. Should I be concerned?
Not ok: He needs to see his doctor. Insist on taking him to the doctor. ...Read more
Should you reuse the same shower rag or throw it away after each use? Can you get anything from reusing the rag?
What does it mean to throw your back out? Does it just mean that you hurt your back and can't move or something else?
When people say that they have 'thrown their back out, ' what they really mean is while performing a specific activity (such as gardening, twisting, sneezing, or bending) they experienced an onset of severe back pain.
The fact is, 'throwing your back out' is a figure of speech. While there are several causes of this sudden back pain (for example: muscle spasm, arthritis, pinched nerve or a herniated disk), this sudden pain actually remain a mystery.
The condition of back pain can be treated in many ways including chiropractic care (patients often experience rapid improvement), pain injections, physical therapy, otc medications, massage and surgical intervention.
Each person's pain experience is very personal and differs from person to person. Your doctor can help you determine the specific cause of the back pain (via xray, ct, mri) and prescribe a treatment regimen that will work for you.
In the meantime, some things you can do to promote back health is to work towards a healthy weight, lose excess weight, wear comfortable/supportive shoes, ensure your work area/computer is ergonomic and promotes good posture, stretch and exercise regularly and go easy on your back and use good technique when lifting (bend at knees, not the hip). ...Read more
I have a friend that lives in egypt well every time he eats he throws it up afterwards how can he stop throwing it all up?
PLEASE ADVICE YOUR: Friend that this is not normal and should see a doctor soon as possible. ...Read more
My son is 13 months old and he throws up like, when he cries hard or sometimes with thicker foods. I'm not sure what's going on?
Delayed emptying: He may have slow emptying of his stomach so when he cries or has thicker foods that are hard to digest they sit longer and any bearing down movement (crying or taking a bm for example) may cause him to reflux or throw it up. A visit with your doc will help sort it out. ...Read more
Stepfather drinks three pints of bourbin a day. The last month he throws up any food he eats and really hasn't eatin for a week. Is he dying?
Could be: He really needs to see a doctor. He could have an ulcer or liver disease from the alcohol abuse. Please encourage him to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
My baby 10 wk flexes his body after every feed and slightly throws up after flexing. Why does he do this? How can we help him stop such flexing?
When I thrw somethng in the grbage it almost always feels like im holdng something that I shouldn't throw I check like 3 times. Whts wrg with me?
Help with neighbor. Every day/night he throws up at least once very aggressivel. He sleeps outdoors in the backyard. Can I do something to intervene?
Mobile Crisis Unit: Call or text the Mobile Crisis Unit. They can quickly come and assess the patient. Take the patient to the emergency room and try to contact his family or health care proxy. Call today. You may save his life. ...Read more
My boyfriend throws up just about every morning, but I've noticed that its only when I wake him up. He says he has been doing this for over 10 years.?
Get it checked out: It sounds like he has a motility problem. See a gastroenterologist to get the cause figured out. ...Read more
Not recommended: Babies at this age do not have good neck and back control, so they may be injured from this sort of activity. Also, 2 month olds need to feel secure and stable. They startle and become upset when they lose that feeling of stability. It would not be at all fun for the baby. I wouldn't recommend it at this age. ...Read more
Vomiting blood? ER.: Vomiting blood suggests bleeding coming from the stomach, esophagus, or (less commonly) mouth or nasopharynx. It can be a sign of a bleeding ulcer. In people with liver disease, it can be a sign of bleeding varices (distended veins in the esophagus). Vomiting blood or material resembling coffee grounds (partially digested blood) really needs immediate evaluation, preferably in er. ...Read more
STIMULANTS: Chocolates like coffee are stimulants that make kids hyperactive. That's why we are not supposed to give even "pop". ...Read more
No. Give your GI: Tract a rest. Try clear liquids, 1/2 strength apple juice. If you continue to vomit, you must go in to the ER. You are dehydrated and need IV fluids (can't throw that up) and will be worked up for cause of persistent vomiting. Severe dehydration leads to Organ failure. This is serious. ...Read more
Daily vomiting: Pregnancy & gynecologic issues are ruled out by male gender but otherwise causes of nausea below are not gender-specific. Distinguish inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut/sma), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), anxiety/school refusal syndrome. See doc to be sure. ...Read more
No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read more
If your shoulders: Dislocate regularly with throwing you should seek the advice of a sport med ortho doc. They might be just subluxating. If they are truly coming out and you have to put them back in then that could be a surgical issue. ...Read more
Yes: Children may vomit with the mucous and tears that occur during crying. They may also vomit or even hold their breath during temper tantrums. If your child is vomiting while having a temper outburst, keep the clean up matter-of-fact and don't give him a lot of positive reinforcement for it, or it will encourage him to vomit for attention. ...Read more
Emesis w/URI: It may be that the increased mucus produced during the course of a cold is upsetting her stomach and causing her to vomit. ...Read more
Not unusual: The muscle activity used to cough are similar to those used in vomiting. Younger toddlers may have difficulty separating the two actions & a particularly harsh cough is more likely to end up this way. Keeping the kid hydrated & avoiding meds (antihistamines) that thicken secretions making it harder to cough up phlegm can help. The kid will gain better control as he gets older. ...Read more
No: No but you might get tired. Fatigue can do that. But not the computer. ...Read more
Not likely: Usually we say don't fast more than 24 hrs. So in general 20 hrs would probably be ok...We would not want someone to fast much longer then that. However, if someone has fasted longer than 24 hrs, a medicine can be given before the study...So that we don't have problems caused by this. ...Read more