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can you tell me how to get a three year old to take meds?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Link to article: This article has some creative and good ideas. I hope it helps. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/health/sick-toddler/cleverly-help-medicine-go-down/

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My 3yr old has been acting out more than usual, I am a single mom and feel terrible punishing him all the time. Should I take him to a professionalk?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Maybe.: Without knowing the full situation here, including what discipline you've used, and what the acting out consists of, it's hard to say for sure, but it sounds like the relationship between you two isn't what either of you would want. Single parenting is never easy, and working with a therapist on your son's behavior and on how to cope with it and manage it may help turn things around.
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You're welcome - asking for advice when you have questions is what good moms do!
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How dow you tell whan a 3 year old hase the flue

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See below.: Influenza (the 'real flu') symptoms include high fever, severe cough, aching all over, bad headache, and fatigue. If you think your child may have the flu, please call your child's doctor and be seen.
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3 yr old has temp 102.9 what should I do?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
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Fever: Start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and lukewarm bath to cool him off. If not improving in the next few hours seek care care. If worsening symptoms such as lethargy, stiff neck or rash, seek care immediately.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

3yr old swallowed sharp plastic shaped in a "t" about 1" x 1.25".Ped said wait till pass. Any danger symptoms to look for?If doesn't pass, tx options?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Probably will pass: Even odd shaped things swallowed will usually pass. The most important thing is that it did not get stuck in the bak of the throat, but he would be coufging or gagging. Plastic won't usually show up on xray but it is important to make sure it passes in his stool. Rarely things can get stuck in the bowel wall, but unlikely. I have seen open safety pins pass, so look in the stool.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

My 3yo great nephew loves the hot tub. I don't let him stay in for more than a couple minutes. I was told he shouldn't be in there at all. Is that tru?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: But not really due to the heat but rather the risk of drowning.

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