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13 Month Old Constipated
13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.
Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more
Humidity & your lap: A toddler with congestion will struggle to breath through their nose even though it is plugged with mucous. Do a steam treatment in the shower/bathroom or run a cool mist humidifier next to the bed. Encourage lots of fluids - all these things will keep the mucous thin. Also, they'll sleep better elevated, which is why they like to sit up in your lap and sleep on the recliner with you! ...Read more
Walk; ride a bike: You can walk pushing him in a stroller or ride a bike with him strapped in a seat attached to your bike. ...Read more
Processing: Regular milk may have more hormones and pesticides in it. Powdered milk is processed differently ad clearly she processes it differently as well. I am not a big fan of milk in general and would suggest trying other milks like almond, rice, and coconut so you have more options. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 13 month old has suddenly started having sinus problems, what is causing this?
Look in his nose: He may have placed an object in his nose. Take a look and see. If he has, consult your physician. ...Read more
13 month old has been sick for a few days, and is now running a temperature of 39.6. Should we go to emergency?
High Temperature: Yes if you can not get to babies pediatrician than it will be ok to take the baby to emergency department other option is to call your pediatrician. ...Read more
13 month old with strep and pneumonia. How can I get her to eat? Should i be worried about her being hospitalized?
PNEUMONIA: As long as she is drinking well, taking her meds, she will be ok. Don't force her too much to eat, then she will vomit and be sicker. If big issue, talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more