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1 Year Old Spitting Up
See a pediatrician: And do this immediately. In the alternative take your baby to an er in a facility that has a pediatric department. Hopefully this will prove to be a minor problem, but coughing up blood is so abnormal that you want to be sure that nothing serious is in progress and only a professional can tell. Please go asap and i hope everything turns out well. ...Read more
Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more
I'm no expert here..: It almost sounds like sleep apnea, doesn't it? Did you know that there are pediatric sleep clinics where your son can be evaluated for a sleep disorder? Talk to your son't doctor about this. Other considerations might be gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux. In this condition, acidic stomach contents splash up from the stomach and into the esophagus. Sometimes, people cough and gasp with this condition. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: A one year-old with a "bad cough" should be seen by his primary care doctor. Common colds usually cause a mild cough, not a "bad cough". A bad cough can be bronchiolitis (due to RSV virus), asthma symptoms, croup (due to viral infection of the voicebox area), bronchitis (due to bacterial or viral infection), pneumonia, or an accidentally swallowed toy or object. A doctor can start treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Likely allergic: many people are sensitive to anti-bacterial soap, which has no benefit over regular soap. Another possibility is being sensitive to the detergent that the towels are washed in--you may switch to one which is perfume and additive-free. Eliminate possible causes one at a time. ...Read more
Almost 3 mnth old daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely fussy, inconsolable, spitting up a ton. What's wrong?
Multiple causes: If your son has had multiple infections of his lungs in the last one year, he requires additional evaluation. Environmental smoke and pollution, the presence of allergies/asthma can be associated w chronic respiratory infections. In addition, reflux and aspiration, retained foreign body and immune defects are other causes to consider. Cystic fibrosis is less common in asia, but possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little high: but you have to interpret this value with others. It may be your 1 year old (also a slight difference for boys and girls) has an anemia. You should discuss with your pediatrician as s/he will have the other important lab results as well. S/he may want to check folate (folic acid) levels or other tests if not already done. Most likely at this age it's related to your child's diet. Please discuss with her/him. ...Read more
My daughter is 6 months old and she keeps spitting up her formula after she drinks it, mostly 1-2 hours after. It comes up like spit up but smells like vomit?
She may be having: something called gastroesophageal reflux,which occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus is a little floppy and allows some formula to come back up.Most babies outgrow this eventually and if she is thriving would not need treatment.If the formula is new to her, it could be a formula intolerance.You should discuss this further with her own pediatrician and have her examined there. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most 15 yo are near the end of their linear growth and can expect about 2 more inches. If they entered puberty later than their friends, they may finish later, but most are done at 17.An xray of the wrist and hand can show if more growth is likely by showing open growth centers. ...Read more
My son is 3.5 months old. For 2.5 months, he's been spitting up clear hot liquid that smells horrible! He gets very fussy before throwing up. Help?
Straining: This is a normal reaction for a one year old child.She is helping to move the stool forward. ...Read more
My 3 year old son has been coughing & throwing up mucus every couple hours & coughing gets worst when sleeping can't catch breath?
Not unusual: The muscle activity used to cough are similar to those used in vomiting.Younger toddlers may have difficulty separating the two actions & a particularly harsh cough is more likely to end up this way.Keeping the kid hydrated & avoiding meds(antihistamines) that thicken secretions making it harder to cough up phlegm can help.The kid will gain better control as he gets older. ...Read more
Baby crying: I don't think you have anything to worry about. Some babies cry more than others and this is normal. Sometimes it's the parent who is actually more rattled than the child. Remain calm. Remember babies can cry for multiple reasons. More patience and experience will guide you. To be safe bring this up with your pediatrician at the next visit. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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