A 31-year-old female asked:
my daughter &son weregiven amoxicillin for strep in august, my daughter has become sick again so i gave her this med (exp shows 2014) is this ok?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Most illnesses in kids are viral. You should never start antibiotics unless a doctor diagnosis your child as having a bacterial infection (as was the case with strep throat). Over use of antibiotics is harmful to your child (resistance, side effects, disrupts healthy gut bacteria, etc), and will do nothing at all to cure a viral infection. It would be best to see your child's doctor at this point.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bad idea : If it was a liquid med, it begins to deteriorate as soon as water is added and Amoxicillin is no longer good after 2 wks in thr refrigerator or 1 week at room temperature.(no matter what the expiration for the dry powder). If a pill, it would be still in date, but without a proper test proven strep, the treatment may be wrong.If mono, you may be rewarded with an interesting rash.
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My daughter has a rash, the runs, and will not eat. What should I do?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
See your doctor.: Keep her drinking (rehydration solutions available at pharmacies are best) while waiting for the doctor to call back.
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Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Allergic reactions to antibiotics, ie hives can last up to two weeks after stopping the medication. Antibiotic induced diarrhea can improve soon after discontinuing the antibiotics or linger. There are other nonspecific rashes that are not an allergy but an interaction between the antibiotic and a virus that can last for days. Behavioral reactions to colorings or flavors abate qickly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What must my pregnant daughter eat if she becomes vegetarian?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Protein: Being a vegetarian is not a problem in pregnancy as long as they are not carboterians. Good vegetarians should have good proteins from legumes, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds, avocados, tofu/tempeh, setan multiple times per day, 7-9 servings of fruits/veggies and whole grains. You only need to eat an additionally 250-300cal/day in pregnancy for the baby to grow!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
My son is 6 months and throwing up a lot. Do I need to take him to er?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Infant vomiting: Vomitting infants can be serious as it would not take long for them to get dehydrated. Vomiting can be a sign of other illness such as upper respiratory infections, ear infections and not just GI illness, best to have infants evaluated as soon as possible.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 39-year-old female asked:
My 17year old son just had a 12 lead ECG done it showed t wave inversions in ii, iii, avf & v4. Could the barium from an ugi series cause this?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Nonspecific: T wave inversion may be part of a normal ekg and has to interpreted by a doctor. Inverted t wave is normal in iii and sometimes other leads without meaning anything alarming. Have the doctor let you know what they think. The ekg interpretation can change with age as well so you need expertise to read them at this age.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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