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Dr. Michael A. Meloni, MD

Emergency Physician

Dr. Michael A. Meloni practices Emergency Medicine in Melbourne, FL. With over 30 years of experience as an emergency department physician and department director, Dr. Meloni assesses patients who seek immediate medical attention at any time of day or night. Emergency Medicine Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Meloni examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment methods.
43 years Experience
Dr. Michael A. Meloni, MD
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Should I be concerned about the Tide Pod challenge?

Be VERY concerned. I have personally seen a 2-3 year old die in an emergency department after ingesting a Tide pod. There is a very high risk of serious, if not life threatening, READ MORE
Be VERY concerned. I have personally seen a 2-3 year old die in an emergency department after ingesting a Tide pod. There is a very high risk of serious, if not life threatening, burns, scaring, and perforation of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach after ingesting a Tide pod.

How is fluid from the lungs drained?

It depends. If the fluid is in the lung tissue and air spaces, then diuretics (water pills) are used to push the kidney's to get rid of more water and salt and eventually the body READ MORE
It depends. If the fluid is in the lung tissue and air spaces, then diuretics (water pills) are used to push the kidney's to get rid of more water and salt and eventually the body absorbs the fluid in the lung tissue and air spaces and you will see your mother's condition improve. If the fluid is in the space between the lung and the chest wall and there is so much fluid there that it is making your Mother short of breath, then a catheter can be inserted into that pocket of fluid and the fluid can be drawn off using a large syringe or a vacuum bottle. Hope this helps. Good luck to both you and your mother.

What is the treatment for sepsis?

Make sure the physicians accurately identify the source of the infection; and that your nephew is getting plenty of IV fluid. Antibiotics should be begun AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE READ MORE
Make sure the physicians accurately identify the source of the infection; and that your nephew is getting plenty of IV fluid. Antibiotics should be begun AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE