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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
You’d already know: IE, df “strep carrier = + throat culture even when there’s no strep symptoms or signs.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Exposure & immunity: Hopefully mild illnesses help build a 'library of immunity." See a doctor if things are not going well.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Colic not R/O: Colic is what is left when organic diseases are ruled out.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Rest the stomach.: Start with sips of flat COCA COLA;' avoid dehydration even get IV at ER if cannot stop vomiting
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
More likely relapse : Relapse made worse by dehydration and/or exhaustion.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Basic workup: Myalgia and growing pains is/are best evaluated by a good history and physical examination with select labs (eg looking for inflammation) as necessary.
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Fever's a Friend: If the child is sickly, have him/her seen by a qualified health care practitioner. If the child is happy and active and the fever persists, have him/her seen, as well.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Insufficient data: To determine if a child is overweight, one needs the height, or even better, the body mass index or BMI.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Growth curves: Growth (height and weight) is best understood by looking at your Growth curve, (which is usually maintained by your practitioner). It will tell if your weight is "good" for your height.
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