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What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

Difficulty breathing: Bronchiolitis tends to be more severe in children under 1 year of age, babies born early, or children with underlying medical problems. One worrisome sign is retractions, when a baby is breathing so hard that s/he is pulling at her/his skin and you can see the ribs as s/he breathes. Any hard, fast breathing, flaring of the nostrils, or high fever over 3 days should also be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection which results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and ...Read more


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My 1 yr old admitted to hospital, can you tell me about the bronchiolitis she has?

My 1 yr old admitted to hospital, can you tell me about the bronchiolitis she has?

Bronchiolitis: In a child under the age of 2 this is commonly due to respiratory syncytial virus infection, but may be due to a wide variety of other viruses, rarely to bacterial infection. It causes inflammation of the smaller tubules leading into and providing air to the lungs, and may impair breathing capacity, requiring supplemental oxygen, and other supportive measures. I pray she is better soon. ...Read more

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My daughter has bronchiolitis RSV she is 3months old and is running a rectal temp of 100.0 and has been puking should I take her to the hospital?

My daughter has bronchiolitis RSV she is 3months old and is running a rectal temp of 100.0  and has been puking should I take her to the hospital?

Maybe: If she is taking feedings well enough to wet every 4-6 hours you may be able to monitor this at home. The temp is not that alarming and puking up a bit of her excess secretions is common with this illness.If her feedings drop off or she refuses them, the respiratory issues may need evaluation. ...Read more

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Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

Can severe hunger cause heart attack symptoms and can you survive a mild heart attack without a hospital visit?

No and Yes: Well... I guess kinda :) and yes people have survived heart attacks without going to the hospital. Although, I obviously wouldn't recommend it! ;) ...Read more

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Why can't I visit my husband at the hospital sometimes?

Why can't I visit my husband at the hospital sometimes?

Infection control: Every hospital now struggles with "open visiting hours" as other patient's in the facility need their rest also. Moreover, in special care units like ccu & ICU the nursing and support staff need to acutely monitor the patient's without constant intrusion. Infections, like mrsa, can be spread by unknowing viistors, and staff. A lack of handwashing is a major culprit in transmission. ...Read more

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Can grandchildren visit their grandparents in the hospital?

Can grandchildren visit their grandparents in the hospital?

Absolutely: Many times the visits can help the grandparents with recovery because they are happy and feel supportive to see their grandchildren. ...Read more

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Why won't a hospital honor medicaid from another state for an e. R. Visit?

Medicaid: This is because each state has restrictions on where you can receive treatment. There are also differences in the amount medicaid pays in different states. Hence an out of state hospital may not accept medicaid from another state/. ...Read more

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After the initial visit 1 day after leaving the hospital, how often should my 34 week premie see the pedriatrician?

After the initial visit 1 day after leaving the hospital, how often should my 34 week premie see the pedriatrician?

Each baby differs: Each baby differs in what his needs are. Parents can follow the doctor's recommendations for visits. There will be more visits if a baby is not eating well, is not gaining weight adequately, is jaundiced, has stomach reflux, or has any other newborn problems. ...Read more

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What can you expect at a teaching hospital for a 1st endocrinologist visit?

What can you expect at a teaching hospital for a 1st endocrinologist visit?

Thorough evaluation: Hi. We don't know what you're being referred to the endocrinologist for, but you can expect a thorough history to be taken, a relevant physical exam, and diagnostic tests/procedures. The information will be put together thoughtfully to try to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can bacterial paratnitis be treated at home without a hospital visit?

Can bacterial paratnitis be treated at home without a hospital visit?

Sometimes: I assume you mean bacterial parotitis. This infection of the parotid glands at ther angles of the jaws is usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. If it's not too severe it can be treated with oral antibiotics. Patients are frequently dehydrated which needs correction. A parotid duct stone needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are reasons why patients might hyperventilate during a hospital visit?

What are reasons why patients might hyperventilate during a hospital visit?

Stress ; breathing: An increase in one's breathing rate is what typically occurs when one is under stress. Certain individuals are more prone to hyperventilation when under stress. Even without being under stress, predisposed individuals are already breathing more rapidly, or are engaging in mouth breathing, or are engaging in thoracic as opposed to diaphragmatic breathing. They are already close to hyperventilation. ...Read more

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Should they go to the hospital to visit their uncle with dementia if the visit just freaks out the uncle?

Should they go to the hospital to visit their uncle with dementia if the visit just freaks out the uncle?

It depends: He may be delirious because since he is dementia, he is not familiar with the new environmental setting at the hospital. Make sure he sees and hears well with/without assistive devices, keep at least one or two family members to stay with him most of time instead of many ones, and ask nurses about current medications to compare with home medications.If any of medications are different, just ask. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Needing insurance?: We don't want kids to be "disabled" but to find what they can do and build hobbies or eventually a career based on what they CAN do. Parents can ask the county for help. Here in my local area, the county program helps in several ways, and there is even some money for respite care for some families (so caretakers can take breaks). One might try applying for Medicare if insurance help is needed. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Pots: Something does not sound right if she is hospitalized 5 days a month. Please have some friends tell you about their doctors and decide which one would be best for her and the family. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Disability: Disability determination is based on a clinician's evaluation of a patient's impairments, how impairments affect functioning, and the prognosis for improvement. Disability is determined by the policies of the agency (eg, insurance company, employer, government) and is not standardized. Disability may be less relevant for a school age child. ...Read more

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How can I make people who visit my child in the hospital wash their hands?

How can I make people who visit my child in the hospital wash their hands?

Tell them: Plain and simple. Everyone that comes into contact with your child needs to clean their hands. If they don.T, then don't let them touch your child. That includes all health care workers. ...Read more