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354 Possible Causes for Cough, Grunting

  • Pneumonia

    Cough is often distressing for patients with pneumonia. Accordingly they often use over-the-counter (OTC) cough medications (mucolytics or cough suppressants).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Findings In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the presence of hypoxia and increased work of breathing (grunting, nasal flaring, and retractions) were associated with[doi.org] Features with the highest pooled positive likelihood ratios were respiratory rate higher than 50 breaths per min (1·90, 1·45-2·48), grunting (1·78, 1·10-2·88), chest indrawing[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]

  • Influenza

    Individuals with influenza were more likely to have cough (93% vs 80%), fever (68% vs 40%), cough and fever together (64% vs 33%), and/or nasal congestion (91% vs 81%) than[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] […] etiquette strategy to patients who are coughing or have other symptoms of a respiratory infection when they present for health-care services (see Respiratory Hygiene/Cough[web.archive.org]

  • 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] More severe cases may be associated with nasal flaring, grunting, or the skin between the ribs pulling in with breathing.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Asthma

    […] 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] 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] Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and rapid breathing.[icd9data.com]

  • Tuberculosis

    Then they emerge, rustling and grunting, scampering off through the undergrowth.[news.bbc.co.uk] Symptoms include common cough with a progressive increase in production of mucus and coughing up blood.[web.archive.org] When a person with infectious TB coughs or sneezes, droplet nuclei containing M. tuberculosis are expelled into the air.[cdc.gov]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    These germs can be spread from child to child by sneezing, coughing and talking.[kidspot.com.au] […] newborn baby, the symptoms typically develop within the first few hours or days of life and usually include: Problems breathing – either too fast or too slow - and sometimes 'grunting[netdoctor.co.uk] Symptoms that a newborn baby may have include: being floppy and unresponsive poor feeding grunting when breathing irritability an unusually high or low temperature unusually[hse.ie]

  • Appendicitis

    Abstract A previously healthy 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with a history of tactile fevers, cough, congestion, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ., abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting) as well as their high prevalence of atypical symptoms such as diarrhea, grunting, or a limp.[web.archive.org] It’s likely that the pain will intensify upon coughing or applying slight pressure.[steptohealth.com]

  • 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] Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands.[web.archive.org]

  • Tics

    When they finally cough, however, they might cough several times instead of just once or twice. The experience of trying to suppress a tic is similar.[humanillnesses.com] Tics that affect the muscles used to produce speech are known as vocal tics, and can range from grunts or whistles to the repetition of complete words or phrases.[medicinenet.com] A tic may take the form of sounds, such as clearing the throat and, less frequently, grunting noises.[additudemag.com]

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