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How Will I Know If My Child Has A Milk Sensitivity
Several clues:: Diarrhea (especially bloody), constipation, pain/crying, rash, vomiting, and failure to gain weight are all possible clues to a milk sensitivity. The best test is to stop all dairy and soy (up to 50% cross-reactivity) products; if this takes care of the problem, you have your answer. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 5 weeks old i want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will i know if he has a fever?. What will the temp be?
How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.
HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more
Is it the Flu ?: Generally, cold symptoms are mild, with a gradual onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Children may not even have a fever. The flu in contrast has an abrupt onset with fever, body aches, headache and few if any nasal symptoms, and makes kids feel and look allot sicker. To avoid the flu, do not forget to protect your family with a yearly flu vaccine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very hard to tell: It is very hard to tell if a baby has a headache. We assume babies and toddlers have headaches because we know older children and adults have headaches. We presume that the symptoms children and adults have during headaches are similar to the symptoms babies would have during headaches, such as: cold symptoms, fevers, vomiting, poor appetite, fussiness, tiredness, restless sleep, etc. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: Depending on their age, children with asthma will have coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath triggered by viral infections, exercise or allergic exposures. Younger children predominantly have colds that always "goes to their chest". If your child is already known to have asthma, mild persistent asthma is defined as symptoms or use of rescue inhaler > 2x per week, but not daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child has a recently diagnosed milk allergy, how do I find out if he is allergic to casein, whey, or both?
Get tested: You can have a rast done or an allergist can do intradermal skin tests for casein and whey. ...Read more
With certainty, no.: Strep throat despite being considered a common disease is not as easy to diagnose as one might imagine. While certain physical findings suggest strep, without proper testing even experienced physicians can be fooled by appearance alone. Common symptoms for a toddler with strep are fever, diminished appetite, vomiting, foul odor to the breath, red throat, or pus on the tonsils or red rash--. ...Read more
This is the Way: Either skin test or blood tests are available to prove allergiesalso an elimination of all dairy products for 5-7 days to see if whatever the symptoms are , go away might help. ...Read more
2 years and up: Most children need at least 2 years of exposure to environmental allergens before becoming allergic to them, especially in the case of seasonal pollens. Therefore, in regards to environmental allergies causing nasal and ocular symptoms these rarely occur in children less than 2. However, food allergies are different and can occur much earlier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geet evaluated: Your pediatrician can obtain and deailed history and do laboratory teting which shiul help identify any GI problems. ...Read more
Help child learn: "spoiling" is a term understood but hard to quantify. I like to think of it as a child demanding attention/things/activities which only benefit the child and which are beyond the developmental norms for a particular age. As parents, we need to teach our children respect for others, their time and resources. Teaching new behaviors takes time but is worth it, your doctor can suggest techniques. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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