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Nursing Diagnosis For Fever
Hemopneumothorax: That is the diagnosis; usually results from penetrating or blunt trauma. Evacuating air & blood is priority after ABC stabilization. Pain control is an important nursing consideration. If a result of assault or intoxication, social service/psych involvement is helpful. ...Read more
Edema,sob,weakness: Although, this could be caused by other diseases, CHF is the first thing that should come to your mind if you have a patient with increasing leg edema and shortness of breath and crackles in the lungs with congested neck veins. These patients need prompt medical attention including diuresis, salt and fluid restriction, and work up for the reason for the development of chf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more
Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment
Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A/N/V/dizziness: If i understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need to be seen: A physician should look at your lesions and decide on the treatment. Some carbuncles can be treated with common antibiotics while others' appearance and progression make us decide on more stronger antibiotics to cover for bacterias that are difficult to treat with the common antibiotics so it is important to get a history on how they have progressed how often you get them the size location etc. ...Read more
Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days.At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?
Clarify: I am presuming your question is about your son? Age? Based on the information given including history and meds, would suggest seeing a primary care doc. For an adult with no other history a viral illness is self limiting. But that is not the case for the history mentioned so seeking help us acceptable. Best of luck ...Read more
See pediatrician: Unusual to see ascites in a one year old, and doubt it is related to dengue alone. This needs to be fully evaluated by a pediatric specialist and should not be delayed. This is not likely to even be dengue hemorrhagic fever. Something else serious may be going on. Hope baby is better soon. ...Read more
Child has been running a 39deg fever for a day, and overnight it shot up 39.6. No other symptoms she is complaining of. Visiting india. Given panadol (acetaminophen)?
I've been admitted to hospital for severe infection/pain. Is 2 mg of IV morphine consider an effective treatment for pain? Right to ask for more?
Pain management: Everyone experiences pain a little bit differently. 2 mg of morphine is a good place to start -but u may need more depending on a number of factors. I always describe pain as a 'tidal wave' -u need to be out in front before it's crashing over you-then it's harder to catch up. Docs in hospitals sometimes undermedicate because they need to watch u for symptoms that could indicate worsening. Hold on ...Read more
Is it normal for a child 6 yrs with tonsillitis infection to have fever for 5 days. He is taking antibiotics and fever reliever. ?
Hello: It is fairly common to see a child suffering with tonsillitis to maintain a fever while on abx and analgesics. Things that could account for the persistent fever may be fluid intake, possibly a resistant bacteria or the development of an abscess. See your family doctor for continued care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For how many days Cefspan/cefixime 400mg (1 a day)should be taken for relap of typhoid with following conditions
See answer : For a typhoid relapse u shd use the same medicine as what u were initially treated with successfully or u can use Cefixime for average of 10 days. If u have any doubts u shd consult the treating doctor. Of course the bacteria from the initial culture report shd show that it is susceptible to Cefixime. If there is a doubt about the diagnosis u can take another blood culture before starting the med ...Read more
Dosing: Why are you asking? If there are concerns speak with the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor ...Read more
Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.
Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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