Winter Haven, FL
A male asked:
do you know anything about mold in an ear canal? my sons ent says he has a yeast infection but it wont clear up. could mold in our home be causing it?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly though: Fungal infections in the ear is usually due to local factors in the ear, humidity, warmth and poor exposure to light; swimming, abrasion of the ear canal from excessive cleaning/scratching, use of antibiotics predispose to fungal infections. Several rounds of cleaning and antifungal drops maybe required for resolution. Option remains for oral of IV antifungals. stick with the ENT; patience
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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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How do I know if a bacterial infection is causing my child to vomit and have diarrhea?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
It usually is not: Most of the time stomach bugs are caused by viruses rather than bacteria, and most of the bacterial causes are usually not treated in children. Bacterial stomach bugs are a bit more likely to cause high, prolonged fevers and bloody stools. The biggest worry with GI infections is dehydration. Make sure that your child stays hydrated and have him or her seen if you are at all concerned.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 30-year-old member asked:
My son is 6 months old now, and I am having some serious lower back pain. Could it be my hips are adjusting?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Back pains: The word "serious" calls for need for assessment by an orthopedic specialist for diagnosis & recommendations.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
My son which is 2 years old and I have had diahhrea for 6 days and vomitting only off and on usually when we eat we also have runny noses and no fever?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sounds like virus: Sounds like a viral "enteritis" - basically a "stomach flu". Viral gastrointestinal infections can not only be tedious to get through, they can also be quite serious in a small child. With symptoms of that duration in a 2 y/o you may need to get reassurance from a pediatrician or urgent care doctor that he/she is staying hydrated enough (as 2 y/o's don't have much reserve). Hope this helps!
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Last updated Jan 7, 2017
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