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Is vomiting a symptom of chickenpox?

Is vomiting a symptom of chickenpox?

Can occur: Greetings.Chickenpox can be associated with many symptoms to include cold-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious complication of chickenpox so if you or someone you know has chickenpox with vomiting, they should be seen by a doctor promptly. If a chickenpox rash is not present, then something else is causing the vomiting and should be assessed as well. Best regards. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Vaccine Preventable Illness (Definition)

for which a vaccine is available and proven to be effective is a vaccine preventable illness. Examples include polio, rubella, varicella, mumps, measles, meningitis, HPV, influenza, pneumonia, and many more. Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical advance in the last century. Diseases such as smallpox and polio ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is vomiting a symptom of either the flue or hep. Vaccine?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is vomiting a symptom of either the flue or hep. Vaccine?

Unlikely: `vomiting is not a common reaction to flu or hepatitis vaccination. ...Read more

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But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

Not at first: When you first get "a stomach flu bug", your gut may protest it by trying to shut down altogether. In this stage you feel the nausea and vomiting, because stuff just does not want to go through. It's usually later that the body tries to "wash out the virus" by dumping more fluids in the gut to try and wash out the virus - and then boom, diarrhea. So early on you may not poop at all. ...Read more

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Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

No: Many times, vomiting occurs with gastroenteritis, but not always. Abdominal pain, cramping, fever and nausea may also occur with or without vomiting. Vomiting can also be a symptom of many other conditions. It 's important to let the stomach rest before trying to drink anything and even then take only small sips at a time of room temperature liquids. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea is a common symptom of respiratory failure?

Is diarrhea is a common symptom of respiratory failure?

No: That is not cause and effect. Both symptoms are originating from a common cause. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Not usually: Cll is often a disease without symptoms. Most people are diagnosed with an elevated blood count. Nausea can be seen when the disease is very advanced. If a patient with cll has vomiting they need a complete revaluation. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Not likely: Rotavirus is though to spread via the fecal-oral route, so infection occurs in areas of poor sanitation. Good hand washing helps to prevent spread of viruses such as rotavirus. ...Read more

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Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

No: Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common. Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is croup serious or a passing childhood illness?

Is croup serious or a passing childhood illness?

Depends: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can vomiting be a symptom of the swine flu?

Can be: However, influenza tends to be a disease that primarily affects the respiratory system. Cough, high fevers, muscle aches are more common than vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Could be: Sometimes people who choose to purge do so because of sx(bloating ) related to food intolerance. Gluten sensitivity may be evident. The diuarrhea may be evidence of that. Consider trial off , goluten and see if diarrhea resolve. More complex food elimination diet may be indicated. ...Read more

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A flu vaccine has a probability of 70% of preventing a person who is inoculated from getting the flu, is this true?

A flu vaccine has a probability of 70% of preventing a person who is inoculated from getting the flu, is this true?

Give or take: The efficacy of the vaccine varies by season. Usually 60 to 80%. Here is CDC information: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectivenessqa.htm ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine against viral gastroenteritis?

Is there a vaccine against viral gastroenteritis?

Not all of them: There is one vaccine against the rotovirus, given in the first 6 mo of life to some infants. There is no general vaccine for the dozens of other viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Sorry, no: Unfortunately, they evolve too rapidly and there are too many potential sources. ...Read more

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Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

"Hypochondria": Can be a symptom of any severe depression, particularly depression with anxiety. The depression and anxiety are serious illnesses! ...Read more

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I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

No: You have asked about sporadic fatal insomnia many, many times now -- and several of us have suggested that you consult a neurologist and sleep medicine physician if you are concerned about having this illness despite multiple reassurances that it's highly unlikely. We want you to have any evaluations you need, and so i suggest the same as my colleagues have. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Initial symptoms of: Hiv infection can include sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vaccine preventable illness?

What is the definition or description of: Vaccine preventable illness?

Any illness: for which a vaccine is available and proven to be effective is a vaccine preventable illness. Examples include polio, rubella, varicella, mumps, measles, meningitis, HPV, influenza, pneumonia, and many more. Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical advance in the last century. Diseases such as smallpox and polio have been eradicated worldwide. ...Read more

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I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

Even one is too much: Unwarrented vaccine phobia has led ill informed people to put their children's lives at risk and that of their neighbors children at risk. This year is the highest rate of measels in the us in decades due to refuted vaccine misinformation. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Universal....: ...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products. Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent. ...Read more

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I have IBS w/ typical symptoms of severe abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea. Lately, though, I have been constipated. What can I do to prevent this?

I have IBS w/ typical symptoms of severe abdominal pain and frequent diarrhea. Lately, though, I have been constipated. What can I do to prevent this?

GI consult: If you haven't already, consider seeing a gastroenterologist for a consultation. They are usually up on all the latest treatments for ibs including diet and medications. ...Read more

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Stomach pains followed by diarrhea or watery diarrhea. How do I prevent this?

Depends: depends on whether you have diarrhea from gastroenteritis (then oral antibiotics, probiotic is also helpful) diarrhea from antibiotics ( cdiff colitis) ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

Probiotics: Some probiotics while taken during your cousre of antibiotic therapy can lessen your chance of getting a superinfection called c. Diff. Some common ones used are lactobacillus, florastor. ...Read more

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Would antispasmodic medication also prevent diarrhea?

Would antispasmodic medication also prevent diarrhea?

Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more

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How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

Mycophenolate: CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause diarrhea in some patients. It is usually given twice a day (usual starting dose is 1000 mg twice a day for transplant recipients). If frequent diarrhea occurs, taking smaller dose at more frequent times (e.g. 500 mg four times a day) may relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does metformin cause painful diarrhea? If so what can I do to prevent this side effect given i need my diabetic meds...

Does metformin cause painful diarrhea? If so what can I do to prevent this side effect given i need my diabetic meds...

Yes: Metformin can cause diarrhea. Often time, the body gets used to it and the side effects improve or go away. Other times, you might need to back down on the dose and take with food. There are also other formulation of metformin (glumetza) that are better tolerated. Talk to your prescribing doctor about these options if you cannot tolerate the side effect of metfomin on the current dose. ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?

Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?

Consider the source: When we have the runs we loose electrolytes, i.e., sodium potassium, magnesium, and it makes us feel week and unfocused. That's why people are encouraged to drink lots of fluids--so they don't dehydrate in the process. Fiber is more of a treatment than prevention. Best to see your doc to find the source. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Need referral to GI: Your symptoms may be related to excess acid or reflux of acid . you may need to see gastroenterologist and have endoscopy . Till that time you can try OTC acid reducing medications like tagamet (cimetidine) or antacids ...Read more

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Can frequent diarrhea prevent the absorption of meds? Am on janumet xr, (sitagliptin and metformin) have diarrhea multiple times a day, regardless of diet changes.

Can frequent diarrhea prevent the absorption of meds? Am on janumet xr, (sitagliptin and metformin) have diarrhea multiple times a day, regardless of diet changes.

Yes: The diarrhea is not the problem. Whatever is causing you to lose a lot of water in your intestinal track may be interfering with the full absorption of some medications. Continuous diarrhea may cause a life-threatening condition as you lose important electrolytes in addition to water. See a doctor to evaluate the cause of diarrhea, which may include the medication you are taking. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more