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How Long Is Too Long To Vomit
Old glasses: Yes if it does not meet your current visual requirement. ...Read more
My 6 yr old son had the flu 2 weeks ago. Now he has a bad cough, vomiting and mild fever. Should I take him to the er? He's been sick too long.?
Take him to his doc: If he is not in respiratory distress - not struggling or working hard to breathe, you can wait to see his pediatrician over the next day. Some children get pneumonia with the flu. He will need to get examined and possibly get a chest xray to determine if this is the case. And then he can be treated. If he is in respiratory distress, take him to the er. ...Read more
I just threw up not too long ago and usually my stomach doesn't hurt but this time it's hurting really bad in the middle of my stomach. Is this bad?
Stomach pain: Without more history and examining you it would be hard to tell for sure. Are you having other symptoms, like fever, diarrhea, blood in the vomit or stool, weight loss, etc? Is the vomiting new? Have you taken any new medications or too much of the medication? Alarming symptoms would include weight loss, fever, bleeding. In that case, see your PCP soon. ...Read more
I woke up in the middle of the night, with a sharp stomach pain and not too long after I started throwing up.?
ER: Has it happened to you before? Where is it located. Left or right side? Upper or lower abdomen. Sharp, cramping. Have you been able to have a bowel movement? Any fever? If thisersosts for more than 2 hours. Visit your nearest emergency room. It could be appendicitis, bowel obstruction. Causing severe gas pains, a gyn prob with ruptured ovarian cysts, it could be a slew of other things. Go to ER ...Read more
Wheezy chest heart rate is fast. Every time she coughs she vomits. Can't stand for too long what shall I do?
ER/ Urgent care: Take her to a physician ASAP, urgent care or ER. She may have asthma, pertussis, heart failure, pneumonia. Time to get an exam and xray. Keep her hydrated with fluids. Vomiting losses need extra fluids to make up for them. In the ER, IV fluids can be given and at least anti-emetics to ease the nausea and vomiting and anti-tussives to ease the coughing. ...Read more
What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?
30 minutes: Patience is key. Allow them to try different food items and try a variety of foods as well. Taste buds change quickly at this age so if they don't like it now retry after 6 months. ...Read more
Coma time: No great work has been done. The amount of time is less important than the brain that is left to recover. ...Read more
How long is too long to have a period? I've been having mine for about 4 weeks now. It's not heavy just annoying. What could cause this?
3 months, sometimes: Depends on specifics of the cyst. If it is under 6 c.M. And appearance on us is not worrisome, you can observe up to 3 months - usually unwise to watch much longer than that. Some doctors use blood tests for 'tumor markers' to help with this decision, but these are also just estimators of risk. ...Read more
No Hep A vaccine:
I think you mean hep b. The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first.
Recombivax hb® has been approved as a two dose schedule for aged 11-15 years. Twinrix® has also been approved as a four dose accelerated schedule. This from the cdc. ...Read more
How long is too long 4 a woman of 54 to have an ongong menstral cycle. Has been in excess of 3 weeks.
Reason to be checked: Women in the menopausal years may have all sorts of variations in their menstrual patterns. It may be that there's nothing wrong! But I think you are right in being cautious. Your doctor may want to get an ultrasound (painless soundwave picture) of your uterus to make sure the uterine lining hasn't grown thicker than normal. She may recommend a biopsy of the uterine lining, done in the office. ...Read more
How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?
Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more
My 2yo had a cold almost 3 weeks ago. After he recovered was told his lingering nightly cough was drainage. How long is too long for a cough like this?
A month: Colds and post nasal drip can linger for 3-4 weeks. It is also possible he has caught another mild cold after the last one and iyt looks like one long cold. I would have him rechecked. Sinusitis cod be a possibility and we often consider asthma with a night time cough...Elderberry can be helpful as can a.I.R. Tea (www. Franzcenter. Com under herbaceuticals). ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with PVC a while back, once a while he gets his attack moments&eventually goes away but sometimes goes on even longer&my q is how long is too long? When I should call 911? Help
Blocked, milk duct ~: Hello ~ FOREVER! Would be too long. The breast has got MANY ducts that all join in the main duct and then to nipple for d/c milk to baby. If you are breast feeding and for some reason you miss a feed. YOU MUST MANUALLY EXPRESS because that stops mastitis and clogged ducts. You just have to keep the milk flowing and clogged ducts don't occur. If you do get one treat by expressing! Thx ...Read more
Most physicians: Most doctors view post-partum as a clinical depression lasting from birth to 6 months post delivery. After 6 months and up to 1 year though is not uncommon for these symptoms to correct. After 1 year it is most likely a Major depression. ...Read more
My dad said if my elbow stays in the splint too long it can freeze in this position for the rest of my life. How long is too long?
If I drink a lot of soda can that cause me to have to urinate more often? And how long is too long to hold in the contents of your bladder?
How long is too long for Plan B to cause you to miss periods?? I've missed two but all my tests were negative? Could I not be making enough HCG?
If you did the tests correctly at 5-7 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. To be sure, you may get a blood test for HCG level.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
How long is too long to have a low body temp? It has been fluctuating bw 96 and 98 past 2 days. I am getting over the flu. Also dizzy and weak.
Don't: Measure your temp anymore, hydrate and rest, should come around soon. ...Read more
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