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Nose Bleed With Stomach Flu
5 year old, fever around 104 only at night, slight cough, a little congestion, some pain in lower right side of abdomen, and now nose bleed?
My son is 13months and last week was diagnosed with stomach flu now it seems it spread to his urt his new symptoms are cough&runny/stuffy nose&sweats?
I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more
Nose bleed: Usually it is either the inflamed tissues lining the nose or dehydrated tissues because of use of decongestants. The lining of the nose is riddled with small blood vessels which can bleed when dried out. Try using a saline nasal spray with a neti-pot (readily available otc). ...Read more
Bright red vaginal bleeding during stomach flu. Menses ended 3 days prior. OB says it's from straining from vomiting. Brown mucus discharge following.
Doesn't compute...: This is surprising advice from an ObG doctor; I suspect you misunderstood. Neither viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") nor straining from vomiting can cause vaginal bleeding. Brown discharge could just be leftover blood, but both bleeding and abnormal discharge could mean an infection, including an STD if at risk. Get examined professionally, especially if symptoms continue or at STD risk. ...Read more
Might well be.:
Now, Influenza is a definite possibility.
Nausea and vomiting can be a part of regular flu although respiratory symptoms usually dominate. Associated with exhaustion and muscle pain, myalgia and joint pain, arthralgia. So take it easy and if you are not better in a day or two go and see your doctor.
Ibuprofen can cause nausea and stomach pain. 200- 400 Q 6 is the max. Don't take any for a day. ...Read more
I just had a 24 hour stomach flu. Towards the end of it I passed out (syncope) twice in my bathroom. Is this normal? I hit my head badly the 2nd time.
Shivers, body & head aches, diarrhoea & bad stomach ache since 36hrs assuming stomach flu but now only stomach aches and cramps (worsened) visit doc?
You may be right...: ...but persistent and/or non-improving symptoms warrant evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell. ...Read more
You need: To see a doctor for blood work asap. Please follow up with me ...Read more
Can I use petroleum jelly into the nostrils to get rid of dryness due to hay fever? I even get very mild nose bleed because of that.
In summer my body gets hot I feel heat waves coming out from my upper body and its not fever. My nose bleed often, tiredness, and hot hand palms?
Nose bleed: All normal except nose bleed. Check with ENT ...Read more
My 9yo son has an unexplained high fever, nose bleed, stomach ache, burning on urinating but ua was normal at ped office yesterday. Eating/drinking ok?
Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym
Your case presents a few dilemmas. Gbs is a group of autoimmune diseases targeted at the peripheral nerves and causing acute progressive weakness, usually an ascending paralysis.
The history usually entails the following:
â€¢upper respiratory or diarrheal disease within previous 1â€“3 weeks in 50â€“70%: c. Jejuni (~40%), cytomegalovirus (13%), epstein-barr virus (10%), mycoplasma pneumoniae (5%), or hiv
â€¢dysesthesias (painful tingling), paresthesias (tingling) of the feet and hands are usually the earliest symptoms.
â€¢pain is common- especially back pain which can radiate to the legs and not usually associated with myalgias (muscle pain).
â€¢gait disorder common in all age groups- this is the most common presentation in children
â€¢neck muscle weakness, dysphagia, and dysarthria are predictors of respiratory failure.
The physical exam frequently reveals the following:
â€¢acute, symmetric, and usually ascending weakness of limbs within days of dysesthesias
â€¢areflexia (no reflexes) or hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes) and muscle weakness, decreased position and vibratory sensation
â€¢respiratory muscle paralysis 30% if untreated
â€¢cranial nerve involvement <50%; usually facial weakness, 10â€“20% ophthalmoparesis (loss of eye movement)
â€¢dysautonomia (abnormal autonomic nervous system responses) (50%): labile blood pressure, arrhythmias, ileus (paralysis of bowel function), urinary retention;
â€¢miller-fisher variant: ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia
important lab tests
â€¢csf: elevated protein and normal white blood cells (wbcs; albuminocytologic dissociation) are characteristic with a normal opening pressure.
â€¢emg: this shows a pattern of demyelination with prolonged latencies and a reduced motor compound action potential.
The medications usually used are one or more of the following:
â€¢immune globulin (ivig)
â€¢plasmapheresis or plasma exchange
most patients reach the plateau phase within 3 weeks of admission, and muscle strength is expected to improve. The prognosis is:
â€¢complete recovery: 50%
â€¢some residual disability: 45%
â€¢severe permanent disability: 5%
hence, the dilemma as you report no improvement and in fact worsening. Furthermore, a lesion within the spinal cord (myelopathy) can present with similar symptoms as the ones you provide. A few pertinent questions to help discern the cause would include whether you have had a lumbar puncture and EMG and what did these results show?
I hope this answers your questions. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Stay hydrated.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Usually none: Stomach flu is usually caused by a virus. There are many viruses that can cause it, and they are quite contagious. The good news is that it goes away on its own and doesn't generally need special testing or treatment (other than making sure you don't get dehydrated!) prolonged vomiting (more than a couple days) or prolonged diarrhea (more than a couple weeks) should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
Ginger: Ginger has been shown to have various health benefits and studies show it to be beneficial for the treatment of nausea / vomiting, depending on the cause. Vernon ginger ale may or may not help, but fresh ginger tea or crystallized ginger is healthier and likely to be more effective. ...Read more
Might not be: stomach flu if it has lasted for 3 weeks. Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 ...Read more
Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more