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Suffering from fever, cough, occasional vomiting. Reason to worry?

Hi, my son has fever and cough for last two days.. we went to the doctor and he took a swab but we have not rec d any call as of today.. my son is ocassionally vomitting .. the last one was blakish this something to worry about. Other kids in the family also had the fever and sore throat but are better after 3 or 4 days...
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi I am Dr.kadhir,

I can understand the current situation but it would difficult to comment on it without knowing his general condition and is also important to know the quantity of black vomitus .

It can be due to any recent intake of drugs of dark color or blood. Blood can come from vomit as red, brown streaks or black color in case of old clots .

vomiting blood may be caused by swallowed blood, as from a nosebleed or forceful coughing which is common due to cold and sore throat.
But bleeding can also come from stomach due to increased bleeding tendency or ulcer.It can be something more serious and needs immediate medical attention.

I can reassure you if the child is better clinically and the source of bleed would be from local sites like throat or nose . But at same time if the child has fever , rash or bleeding spots over the body (petechiae) or if he looks dehydrated and sick then he needs immediate medical attention.

Thank you for the consultation in health care magic.
Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Blackish vomiting is a concerning symptoms which is suggestive of some amount of bleeding in stomach due to gastritis.

But check any oral medication, whether is in black color as vomitus may consist of syrup particles.

Continue to give paracetamol for fever in prescribed dose and consult the pediatrician for follow up.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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