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18 Month Old Cough
My 18 month old has cold ,ear infection,chesty coughs prescribed co-amoxiclav.now she started loose stools,worried?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
My 5 year old son has a barking cough. I've been giving him Pedicare every four hours. He's had the cough since Wednesday?
Go to doctor.: Let him check the child and make appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See your DR: If your 2 month old has been directly exposed to a confirmed case of pertussis, or whooping cough, you need to see your doctor. At your baby's age, he has not yet completed his primary pertussis vaccination series, so he is susceptible to contracting this disease. Known contacts, including your baby, will need to be treated for exposure to the disease. ...Read more
Probably migraine: But he needs to be evaluated. Your primary care doctor can examine him and determine if this is pure migraine or if there is something more serious that needs to be ruled out. If it's migraine, it can be treated. If it's something more serious, than the sooner you find out, the sooner you can start doing something about it. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that running nose and cough and is not eating well then they may need further evaluation by your pediatrician to see if something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 19 month old son has had diarrhea for 18 days vomiting every few days with low-moderate fever?
See your dr: That is too long for a routine viral stomach bug. See the pediatrician. Your child could have a urinary tract infection, or a bacterial intestinal infection. Bring a stool sample when you go. ...Read more
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Cough: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
My son has a running nose, coughing chest congestion. He is 15 months old. Has had RSV pnemonia twice.
4 year old had just a cough for the past week. Yesterday started to run a fever about 102.8 and cough harder & wheezing. history of RSV when 18 mos. Mom had influenza & bronchitis two weeks ago ?
5 year old daughter had dry cough nonstop 6 days. Got steroids helped now getting worse, runny nose and coughing fits frequently, gasping.
? Inflammation: Although from the outset, it appears an infectious issue (such as a viral upper respiratory infection), the time frame, age, and improvement to steroids could also indicate and inflammatory process such as asthma or allergies. A trial on allergy/asthma medication that focuses on controlling inflammation of the airways is a reasonable starting point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You : You should not give your child a prescription medication that is not theirs without consulting your child's doctor for a few reasons: - your 18 month old may not have an illness that can be adequately treated by amoxicillin - your 6 year old should take the entire Amoxicillin prescription for their infection unless the doctor told you to stop it. - Amoxicillin liquid expires after 10 days. - medication doses are weight based and it is not safe to give an 18 month old a 6 year old's dose. - if your 18 month old is sick, giving a few doses of antibiotic may not make them better, but can make any testing for illness such as strep testing unreliable. So if you think your 18 month old is sick and in need of an antibiotic, give his/her doctor a call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several possibilitie: The most common reason at that age is that the toddler is sticking things/objects in his ears. Could be fingers, fingernails, toys, legos, etc. Could have an outer ear infection (otitis externa) but this would be uncommon at 18 months unless has been in water a lot. Finally, middle ear infections with rupture of the eardrum could be a final cause. Blood from ears not normal and needs to be checked. ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter has been throwing up continuously for last 2 hours. She threw up 6 times in last 2 hours. Any advice?
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