Doctor Q&A for Dr. Melissa Gowans

A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Overdose: go to the ER NOW!!!!!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Aspirin is not considered safe for children due to its association with Reys syndrome. There are special circumstances where a child will be put on as ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroenteritis: With diarrhea you want to make sure that he is staying hydrated. Make sure he is drinking plenty of fluids with electrolytes (pedialyte, Gatorade etc) ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Heat stroke: You've been over-exposed to the sun and now you are paying the price. Get out of the sun/heat and push hydration. Drink lots of fluids. Stay cool. Tre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Dermatitis: Your son was on what? Please consider rewriting your question a little more clearly. As far as why he would pick and scratch at the skin on his face - ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitis: Children with "bronchitis" tend to present with a persistent bad cough and wheezing.
A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Really??: 2 weeks without a bowel movement? That's way too long to wait. Your baby needs to be seen by their pediatrician and have a proper evaluation to determ ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Height: Given the measurements you provided, your son is about the 5% for height. As a single measurement it is not very informative. It is important to know ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Wheezing: In patients who have significant wheezing, it is not uncommon for the wheezing to get LOUDER after their albuterol- (before the inhaler, air movement ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Rephrase: I don't know if this is a continuation of a previous question, but as it is written I'm not sure what your question is. Please consider rephrasing.
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