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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


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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.?

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

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Wheezy chest heart rate is fast. Every time she coughs she vomits. Can't stand for too long what shall I do ?

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

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How long is too long for surgical staples?

How long is too long for surgical staples?

Staple length?: Do you mean staple length or size? Or do you mean leaving staples inside the body or the length of time skin incision staples left on the skin? Please clarify. ...Read more

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How long is too long for a root canal to be filled. ?

How long is too long for a root canal to be filled. ?

Post root canal: You really need to have a permanent restoration as soon as possible after your root canal is completed. Prior to that you would have a temporary filling in your tooth. You could risk breaking the tooth or having it get contaminated. So please get it filled ASAP! ...Read more

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How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

Gangrene: If an incarcerated hernia is not treated in time, the trapped portion of bowel can become gangrenous. This could lead to a life-threatening infection. If your hernia is painful or doesn't easily go back inside the body you should see a surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Please explain how long is too long to have constipation before getting help?

Please explain how long is too long to have constipation before getting help?

Depends: Depends on how often you routinely go. If it becomes painful, or your abdomen hurts, seek medical assistance. There is no "normal" quantity of bowel movements per week. The average population has a bowel movement every day all the way up to every 3 days, but this can vary. ...Read more

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What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?

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

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How long is too long for a person to be in a coma and fully recover?

How long is too long for a person to be in a coma and fully recover?

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