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4 Year Old Flu Symptoms
I'm not sure what: your question is exactly...but will speak about fever in children in general. The answer depends on the child's medical history (generally healthy/specific medical problems), how long the fever has been there, is she eating and drinking well, any travel, exposure to others who are ill, weight loss/growth. I would recommend that you speak to her doctor, giving the answers to those questions. ...Read more
Can my 4 year old take cough medicine and tamiflu (oseltamivir) at the same time?Positive influenza test 4 days ago, lingering cough,fever free 48 hours.Contagious?
Yes, most: over-the-counter children's cough medications can be taken with Tamiflu, (oseltamivir) but the cough medication may not have any added benefit and will not shorten the course. If he/she is still coughing, I would consider him/her to still be somewhat contagious through those respiratory droplets released by the cough, although one is most contagious while the fever is there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why one year ago i have: 1. Flu throat, 2. Head pain-pressure, 3.Malaise, 4. Heartbeats without gripe-fever ?
It's over!: I don't understand why you're asking about something that happened one year ago. ...Read more
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
My 4 year old has a low grade fever and wet sounding cough since last night. No vomiting. Suggestions?
Depends: Normally you wouldn't give any, since the indication on the package is for 6 years and up. Trying warm steam in the bathroom, honey as a natural cough suppressant, and warm liquids may help first. However, if those aren't helping, you can get away with one teaspoon every 6 hours. ...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
Diarrhea: There are different causes of diarrhea. Viral illness is a common cause. Taking too much juices can cause toddler's diarrhea. Other infections like bacteria and parasites can cause watery stools as well. Parasitic infection usually causes chronic diarrhea. Other intestinal pathology like inflammation from various causes, lactose intolerance can lead to chronic diarrhea as well. ...Read more
Maybe: Over the years I have seen many kids with excessive nasal drainage have recurrent vomiting of a phlemy material. This material is poorly tolerated by the stomach. Pushing fluid intake can dilute the material and reduce vomiting episodes. Efforts to reduce the nasal congestion with a nasal wash can also be helpful. ...Read more
No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (take only as directed!). If they have a cough, then studies have shown that HONEY actually works better (1-2 tsp as needed) than cough syrup! It thins secretions and loosens the cough. Only use it in kids older than 1 year! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodic fever: Children and adolescents with a few consecutive days of fever every month for many months, say at least 6, may not have a series of viruses, but a periodic fever syndrome. This is a tough diagnosis to make and requires keeping records of the fevers and any associated symptoms. Fewer months, more likely to be viral. Fewer symptoms, less likely to be serious. ...Read more
nasalcrom, benadryl (diphenhydramine): Nasalcrom spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are also acceptable otc meds for this age. Children are much less often sedated by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) than adults, and sometimes it is more effective than claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Nasalcrom works best if given before a known exposure, like visiting grandma's cat. It also works if used regularly over time, but most little ones balk when you spray their noses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister's daughter has diarrhea now for 4 days, no fever, weight loss about 1.5 kilograms, no other symptoms, what should we do?
She is 4 years old
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