A 42-year-old member asked:
can you take children's motrin and children's advil (ibuprofen) together?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Same drug: By taking both together you would be giving an overdose.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
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.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
How do I know if a bacterial infection is causing my child to vomit and have diarrhea?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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 27-year-old member asked:
Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 29-year-old member asked:
What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Can ibuprofin cause stomach pains and bloody stool?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
YES -- get HELP!: Ibuprofen, and other nsaid's, particularly in a dose-dependent fashion (based on milligrams consumed & duration of use) can cause ulcers in any part of the GI tract. Due to the platelet inhibition effect of ibuprofen, ulcers caused by it may indeed bleed massively. If that is the scenario you're describing--immmediately stop taking Ibuprofen and get to the er!
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
Last updated Sep 3, 2020
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