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1 Year Old With 102 Fever
Depends on symptoms: Does he/she have other symptoms? eating/drinking fluids? Any past medical history or on medications? Has he/she been exposed to others who are ill? A fever of 102 in a healthy 5 year old is generally not dangerous and can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen to make him/her more comfortable. You then may want to call his/her doctor and get a more specific answer, letting them know the above. ...Read more
See the doctor: This time of year, many respiratory infections are being spread among children in school. Some of them are minor, but some may be serious. If your child has had cough, wheezing, and fever for 11 days, they need to be seen by their doctor to determine the cause of the illness. Please do not delay seeking treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear Dr.My kid is 6 year old , last 1 and half year she was suffering left ear parotid swelling repeatedly , happened 4 or 5 times in a year ?
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks ...Read more
See below: He sounds like he's getting over a viral infection. So long as you feel confident in his health, you don't have to go in. The minute you get concerned, in you go. ...Read more
?head Cold/Viral: If it is like a head cold, tylenol (acetaminophen) may be all that he needs. But watch out for any signs of meningitis which would cause headache, drowsiness/lethargy and can make a child ill very quickly. In that case you need to be prepared to take him to an er or to your peditrician(i hope he has a pediatric doctor to help/guide you). Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be repeated every 6 hourly and will keep fever down and comfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I'm a 43 year old female that has fairly recent left supraclavicular swelling
It started about 3 months ago post severe stomach flu with extr?
Evaluate: Left supraclavicular swelling may be Virchow node involvement. That can represent malignant spread to neck from tumor below diaphragm. It can also represent left axillary spread to supra clavicular node. Scan and possible bx indicated. ...Read more
My 13 year old son has chronic eczema - after a bad flare up he now has numerous pus filled boils all over his body. I'm worried.
8year old has 102 fever, vomiting child is a female that is 8 years old. Vomiting from fever. What can I do?
Many conditions: There are many causes of vomiting and fever at this age. I would suggest a clear liquid diet for one day, controlling the fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen) if tolerated, and calling your pediatrician. If your child has a headache, stiff neck, rash, dehydration or appears very ill, they should be seen right away. Other causes include pneumonia which may present with vomiting and fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 yr old son 5 years post hodgkin's tx with surgery, chemo, rad. Developing discomfort and mild swelling in 1 testical. Fam doc says wait . Advice?
Go to see oncologist: He should go to see his oncologist and get more testing-blood work and imaging studies. He should get an ultrasound for the testes and make sure there is no testicular mass. Due to his history of hodgkin's- need to make sure there is no recurence disease to the testes. Also, due to his young age-also need to make sure to rule out condition like testicular cancer - etc. Don't wait-go to see onc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Daughter 6.5 years old having a low grade fever for 3 days and it is staying around 37.4 to 37.9 degC with cough and slight runny nose. ?
Fever & cough: You can control the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, lukewarm bath, use saline nose drops to sooth the throat & calm the cough. But if the cough is severe, or any trouble breathing or fever increased or persisted you need to take her to her pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more
Not a fever...: A fever is a temperature over 100.4, although at 1 month of age I would let your pediatrician know if the temp is over 100 so that they can get more history and determine if the baby needs to be seen. To be reliable at this age the temp needs to be taken rectally. If you baby is having sick symptoms that are concerning you, regardless of temperature - you should discuss with his pediatrician. ...Read more
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