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Lots of answers: Lots and lots of potential answers -- lack of sleep, pain, hunger, change of routine, headache, mom's medicine penetrating into breastmilk and causing side effects, hair or thread wrapped around toe and strangulating it, ear infection, exposure to cigarette smoke, high stress levels in the house, heartburn in a baby with reflux, and the list goes on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really better: "Sleepy" over-the counter medicine contains a sedating antihistamine, so it may be slightly more effective at drying up runny nose and might make it a little easier to fall asleep compared with daytime cold medicine. Sleep is very important for the body to heal properly. Over the counter medicine treats only symptoms to help you feel better, they do not shorten the disease course at all ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get seen urgently: I recommend this child be seen urgently in a pediatric ER setting. I don't like the description of the mental status. Even if this were a low-grade viral infection of upper respiratory tract, ear, or G.I. the baby should still be irritable, cranky, and feeding. Pack an overnight bag and get to the ER would be my recommendation. ...Read more
Evaluation/M.D.: A 15 month old who is fussy, tired, short of breath, may have a number of conditions including cardiac or pulmonary problems. I would suggest an evaluation at your pediatrician's office. They may order an oxygen saturation test, a chest x ray and a blood count. Prmg pediatrics will review records at fax 858 442 6146. ...Read more
My15m baby w fever runny nose cough,given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup,wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?
Dehydrated, nausea, fatigue. Been having issues sleeping. Anxiety all day, jittery, low grade fever, irritable, aggressive, No appetite. Ongoing week?
Exam needed: Your symptoms are nonspecific and nondiagnostic at this time and there seem to be a few unrelated issues ongoing. Your best move is to see your physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination. If deemed advisable appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment. For anxiety and insomnia stress management is helpful ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 month old with croup. Wakes up screaming/crying non stop, throwing himself around like a tantrum. Breathing fine. Steam not calming. Er or wait?
Sleep disorder: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her and has no breathing difficulty, she is in the midst of a night terror an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she wakes immediately it is a nightmare she will remember specifics.Night terrors occur in deeper sleep kids have no memory of them and often reflect sleep deficit. More sleep over several days will fix it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression Prozac (fluoxetine): These are uncomfortable symptoms. It is possible that you had these symptoms before starting prozac, (fluoxetine) and symptoms became intense after starting prozac, (fluoxetine) please see your psychiatrist soon, discuss treatment modalities for your depression. Depression is treatable with good results. Care for your life! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old phlegmy cough, runny nose for 5 days. On day 6 low grade fever decreased appetite, then vomiting. Acts normal all day?
Viral : Runny nose and phlegmy cough are irritating the back of his throat causing him to vomit out the mucus after a coughing spell and decreased his appetite. Need plenty of fluids , rest and give him a combination of decongestant , histamine/cough medicine eg pediacare , robitussin, (guaifenesin) brand. If no better or worsening condition, take your child to the doctor. ...Read more
Fever runny nose: Poor baby! You did not mention age. If he is 30 days or less he needs an emergency room visit now. In older babies, who have had contacts with illness, and clear signs of a new viral cold (congestion) we can watch him at home. I'm glad to see he's giving you some smiles. Keep him hydrated and if he appears ill a dose of Motrin is ok ( if he's over six months) hope He's better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 mo. Old has stuffy, runny nose, pheglm, cough and going hoarse. No fever, little cranky off and on, but still playful. Diagnosis/suggestions?
Baby8 mos has been crankytoday very congested. Gave him breathing treatment and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Tonight. Very fussy also. Sneezing quite a bit. ER or no?
Depends: Is he struggling to breathe? Is he vomiting? Is he having difficulty feeding or drinking fluids? Does he have a high fever? These may be reasons to go to the ED. Otherwise, I would focus on helping pt feel better. Bulb suction the nose if there are lots of nasal drainage. Elevate the head of the bed when the child is sleeping. Offer lots of PO fluids. I think pt is too yBenadryl ...Read more
Low dose of acutane (10mg) make you extremely tired feeling rusty short of breath, like a 90 year old, no energy, shakey?!?!
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I'm bipolar. I feel like I'm slowly loosin it. Breakdowns alot cry hopeless care less self worth gone outbursts shaking don't feel like I'm ok?
Bipolar disorder: If you are concerned symptoms of the condition are worsening it would be worthwhile to follow up with your prescribing mental health provider for further eval and discussion of options. The fact that you are recognizing potential changes can be very beneficial as early recognition of worsening symptoms is important for effective long term management. Be well. ...Read more
Pupils dilated having quick uncontrollable body movements sleeps for 15 min awake for 5 first wakes up seems ok then starts again?
Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed?
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: I'm unsure if you mean you doubled up on your dose because you missed a previous one. Do not double up the next time you miss a dose. Continue with the regular dose at the next scheduled dosing time. Let your doctor know what you did and get some guidance. Good luck! ...Read more
2year old vomited (not just reflux) 4 times today. No fever or other symptoms. Looks healthy. Wet diapers. But very lethargic, quiet, clingy. Virus?
Vomiting : Most of the time vomiting and or diarrhea are caused by viruses such as influenza type b. It usually lasts from one to two days to a week. If sufficient fluids can be kept down then the immune system will rid the body of the infection. If fluids are a problem or if the vomiting is persistent or yellow or night time only vomiting then it is time to see the doctor. Pain is also a concern. ...Read more