A 35-year-old member asked:
is antibiotic prophylaxis an effective treatment for children with vesicoureteral reflux?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Over 30 years, antibiotic prophylaxis has been recommended for children with vu reflux without firm evidence of benefit. Current consensus is: grade v reflux requires surgery (or nonsurgical deflux measure); grade ii-iv reflux needs regular follow-ups with adequate treatment for each bout of recurrent infection. Grade i reflux generally resoves spontaneously.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The debate has gone on for years. I choose to leave it in the hands of the pedi-urologist who will have to decide when any aggressive management (surgery) would be warranted. Their trend has been not to treat unless a kid has recurrent infections and then get off when possible.Prophylaxis in all cases appears to have gone the way of boom boxes.
2.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?
15 doctor answers • 70 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: The study that seemed to suggest otherwise turned out to be a fake.
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If my child has not had an adverse reaction to a vaccine, can I be sure he will not have one in the future?
8 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Any medicine or procedure has inherent risks and benefits. However, the actual risk of an vaccine adverse event happening is very small. Nevertheless, if you think your child may have had an adverse event following immunization, let your doctor know, develop a plan of action with her, and consider whether to report it to the vaers. Website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccinesafety/activities/vaers.Html.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old member asked:
Can my diet in pregnancy have an impact on my child's food preferences?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
No: There's no data to suggest this is true.
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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