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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   daughters coughing very little flem blocked nose very much difficulty breathing you can see her chest sink in alot when she tries to breathe have tried antibiotics cough syrups steamed room nothing seems to work she is also vomiting the linning in her stomach now shes been like this now 2 to 3 days i am starting to cry with worry
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know the age of your daughter?
User :   she is 14 years old
Doctor :   Does she have fever?
User :   no she doesnt
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there a sound while breathing?
User :   its like crackling and whistling sound
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when is she having the vomiting?
Doctor :   Is she tolerating oral feeds?
User :   sincetonight
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she known to have asthma in the past?
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Before I can brief you, may I know what was the antibiotic medication that you had given her?
Doctor :   According to the history that you have provided, your daughter seems to have an upper respiratory infection.
User :   amocill moxacillin ceclor tremadol not sure what the injection she gave her but it was to try to stop XXXXXXXX vomiting also she was put on oxagen at doctors she felt ok for about hour afterwards but got bad again and she vomited up the antibiotics
Doctor :   The most common cause for such infections are viral infections and your daughters probably has the same infection.
Doctor :   Vomiting is probably secondary to the antibiotics
User :   she now cant keep anything down now not even water
Doctor :   Is she hospitalised?
User :   no not yet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall suggest you a few measures that can be tried.
Doctor :   1. use saline nasal drops - 2 drops into each nostril twice or thrice a day.
Doctor :   they should help in clearing the nasal congestion which inturn should help her breathe.
Doctor :   2. Make her lie on the sides, avoid sleeping in supine position.
Doctor :   3. Give her liquid diet along with oral fluids.
Doctor :   4. You can make use of oral rehydration salts to keep her hydrated.
Doctor :   5. If the vomiting is severe inspite of the liquids, she would need antiemetic drugs.
Doctor :   6. Avoid tramadol as they can also induce vomiting.
Doctor :   7. If the vomiting is severe and is not controlled, then she needs to see a doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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