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Yellow sputum with blood streaks due to infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Yellow bile/vomit with blood streaks. 4.5 yr old. Had fever for 2 days. Vomited twice last night.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello.
User :   My son is 4.5 yrs old. On Friday he came back from school looking weak.
User :   In the evening he had a slight fever
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you check his temperature when he had the fever episode?
User :   Yesterday morning he woke up with fever and an apparent inflamed throat. As his voice was different and he a little cough.
Doctor :   Was he shivering when he had the fever?
User :   His fever measured 38.5 Celsius ... no shivers
User :   In the evening he was having a sandwich and some milk and he vomited
User :   after about 10 minutes ... he vomited again
User :   The temperature outside is about 10 celsius ... so I decided to stay inside and not visit a GP
User :   this morning we found a birght yellow stain on his pillow with 2 blood streaks ... and bile
User :   tried to look down his throat but his tonsils do not appear inflamed ... just red
Doctor :   Is he eating well?
Doctor :   Is there are rash on his body?
User :   in terms of medicine ... we have so far administered ... calpol & rhinathiol
User :   this morning healso developed a chesty cough
Doctor :   Is he eating well?
Doctor :   Is there are rash on his body?
User :   Hello?
User :   yesterday he only ate 2 slices of bread ... he does not have a rash
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   I think we might have connection issues
Doctor :   Ok
User :   It looks better now
Doctor :   Is he producing sputum with the cough?
User :   no as he has not learned to spit his cough out yet ...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he have any more episodes of vomiting now?
Doctor :   Does he have any other associated symptoms such as breathing difficulties, ear pain nasal congestion associated with the symptoms?
Doctor :   Does he have history of wheezing problem?
User :   no. no other symptoms.
User :   No wheezing.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me explain to you.
User :   no vomiting this morning so far ... he is just having his milk right now
Doctor :   OK, that is a good sign.
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   The symptoms that you mentioned are consistent with the feature of an infection.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   It is probably an upper respiratory tract inflammation secondary to a viral infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I think we are facing some technical problem.
User :   right ... URTI due to virus
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   yes we have a lag
Doctor :   Can you confirm your phone number so that I can discuss with you on phone?
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