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A 38-year-old member asked:

is giving your child gardasil hpv vaccine kind of like giving them permission to have sex?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not in my opinion: You need to discuss that with your child and their doctor, it is to prevent hpv when they do have sex which hopefully won't be until they are older which depends on you and her !

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How is a barium enema used to treat a child's gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's not.: It is used to diagnose GI tract birth defects; it is used to treat an acquired condition called intususception, in which small bowel "telescopes" and becomes jammed in large bowel. Barium under pressure pushes it back out while at the same time showing "before" and "after" pictures -- confirming both diagnosis and cure.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am pregnant, will the anthrax vaccine cause birth defects?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not likely: Anthrax vaccination is listed as pregnancy category c. Despite a lack of evidence showing harm, pregnant women should be vaccinated only if absolutely necessary. Breast feeding mothers may receive ava without any fear of passing anthrax to their infants. In 30 years, there has been no study or follow up issues to suggest the vaccination may harm a fetus, it just has not been studied in pregnant w.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

My child has a stomach ache with his chickenpox, can I give them pepto-bismol?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not recommended: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has a component salycelate that was linled with a devistating disease called reye's syndrome in the 70's & 80's. After physicians stopped recomending salycelate products there was a rapid decline in the frequency of that problem. Discuss your concern with your physician for the best possible comfort meds.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Even the chewable calcium carbonate Kids' Pepto worries me because it's pink, & it's bismuth subsalicylate that causes that color.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

If my child has a possible wrist or arm fracture, when must I take him to er?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
??signs??: Kids capable of waking off an injury will, they are more interested in playing & seldom stop unless something really hurts. If no obvious deformity or discoloration of the skin, you might watch it for a while & place a cool compress to help the pain & reduce the swelling. Do this only if the kid can make a fist & extend it & roll the hand back & forth. If not, get it checked now.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I did a HIV test 5 months after having unprotected sex when I was 6 weeks pregnant, if I repeat it when I am 32 weeks is it possible 2 come bk pos?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you tested the person that you had unprotected sex with? Usually recommendation is testing every 6 months, but you can turn positive at any time. Get to your obgyn and get checked. Good luck.

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