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495 Possible Causes for Cough, Grunting

  • Influenza

    Simple acts such as coughing, sneezing and even laughing can transmit the infection.[symptoma.com] Danger signs for babies and young children Call a doctor if your baby or child’s breathing is fast or noisy or if they are wheezing or grunting.[health.govt.nz] An 88-year-old woman presented to our emergency room with complaints of fever, coryza, barking cough and generalised fatigue for 2 days.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Acupuncture's effect on acute viral induced wheezing and cough in hospitalized children has yet to be studied.[clinicaltrials.gov] Difficulty in breathing as shown by intermittent apnoea, grunting and not feeding.[patient.info] Most of us have had to utter those words to a family member, friend, or colleague who was sneezing or coughing incessantly.[health.harvard.edu]

  • Pneumonia

    The most common symptoms of pneumonia are: Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up greenish or yellow mucus, or even bloody mucus) Fever, which may be mild or high Shaking[lung.org] […] worsening cough fever/chills Tachycardia pleuritic chest pain headaches malaise muscle pains cyanosis due to poorly oxygenated blood loss of appetite rapid breathing wheezing or grunting[physio-pedia.com] In children, symptoms may depend on age: In infants younger than 1 month of age, symptoms may include having little or no energy (lethargy), feeding poorly, grunting, or having[uwhealth.org]

  • Meningitis

    Wash hands well after coughs, sneezes, going to the washroom and before food preparation.[simcoemuskokahealth.org] […] in babies and small children include: Fever, cold hands and feet Refusing food and vomiting Fretful, dislike being handled Drowsy, floppy, unresponsive Rapid breathing or grunting[mirror.co.uk] Possible ways to spread the bacteria include: sneezing coughing kissing sharing utensils, such as cutlery sharing personal possessions, such as a toothbrush or cigarette As[hse.ie]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    This paper discusses the mechanism of cough in man and describes some clinical investigations on the effects of codeine on cough associated with URTI.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Retractions of the chest wall, nasal flaring, and grunting are prominent findings. Wheezing or an actual lack of breath sounds may be noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Subjects with productive cough or no cough showed no consistent changes during infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Different types of streptococcal bacteria are spread in different ways including coughing or sneezing, through contact with infected wounds or sores, or during vaginal delivery[netdoctor.co.uk] Typical signs in the baby are: being floppy and unresponsive poor feeding grunting when breathing irritability an unusually high or low temperature unusually fast or slow[your.md] These germs can be spread from child to child by sneezing, coughing and talking.[kidspot.com.au]

  • Asthma

    She denied any chest pain, cough, fever, orthopnea, or leg swelling. She was afebrile and normotensive, and her physical examination was unremarkable.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] with exercise • Chest tightness (a young child may say that his chest “hurts” or “feels funny”) • Fatigue (your child may slow down or stop playing) • Problems feeding or grunting[aaaai.org] Primary tracheal papilloma is mimicker of asthma, CT scan should be considered in patients with persistent chronic cough, or stridor.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bronchiolitis

    Your child may have: Worsening cough More frequent coughing Wheezing Fast breathing Indrawing (The skin being sucked in at the neck, collarbones or between the ribs with each[albertahealthservices.ca] Significant multivariable predictors and their odds ratios (ORs) were as follows: age (0.9), oxygen saturation (1.3), apnea (3.4), dehydration (3.2), nasal flaring and/or grunting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On physical exam, he has increased work of breath with nasal flaring, grunting, and intercostal retractions. He also has bilateral wheezes.[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Pertussis

    The prevalence of pertussis and parapertussis among patients with a persistent cough of unknown aetiology in Estonia is low.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of severe pertussis in an infant who initially presented with persistent cyanotic cough, tachypnea, and grunting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] That sound is how whooping cough got its name. However, it is important to know that many babies with whooping cough don’t cough at all.[cdc.gov]

  • Acute Chest Syndrome

    The presence of fevers, low oxygen levels in the blood, increased respiratory rate, chest pain, and cough are also common in acute chest syndrome.[en.wikipedia.org] Some warning signs of ACS are: Fever Cough Chest pain Fast breathing Shortness of breath or grunting Wheezing ACS may also develop during the treatment of sickle cell pain[texaschildrens.org] Cough is the second most common presenting symptom.[pedemmorsels.com]

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