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Fever And The Emergency Room
NO NUMBER: More important: how is she acting? --is she lethargic ( weak, limp) (sign of serious infection) --is she short of breath? (sign of pneumonia) --is she in pain (sign of appendicitis ...) --is she vomiting (getting dehydrated) these are what we are looking for not the height of a fever a lethargic child with a 101 temp is more serious than a child still playing with 103 temp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2 year old daughter has a 103 degree fever. Should i take her to the er? We are on vacation, flying home tomorrow.
Depends: On other symptoms than fever. Vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, or shortness of breath , or or strange rash or mental status changes would suggest sooner rather than later. If she is still mentally alert, drinking fluids, and "not looking toxic" you could treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or tepid sponge baths to lower the temp. Or try to call your doctor back home and get his/her advice. ...Read more
My daughter got a second degree burn on a large portion of her hand from elbow to wrist. Its been two weeks and she still bandages it and uses Silverdene. How long will it take to heal?
Daughter has a fever 101.4 degrees. And threw up. Do I take her to the ER or pediatrician? She seems fine otherwise. She's 12 months old. Weighs about 20 pounds. She threw up last night as well. She's eating a bit as well as playing but clingy
Watch and see: Give her some tylenol or ibuprofen and a wash down with a washcloth soaked in lukewarm water. Fever should be down in 30 minutes or less. I will be here for the next 2 and a half hours. Let me know how it goes or log in for a consult. Also give her pedialyte to keep her fluids going. If she is vomiting fluids, you need to take her to the ER. ...Read more
My daughter hand have a 2nd degree burn from a exploding firework. How long might she take to get over the trauma of the burn?
Days to weeks: It all depends on the depth of the burn and the type of wound care carried out. Wash with soap and water and apply antibiotic ointment to the open areas and keep covered. Don't let it dry out. If the burn wound is deeper see a wound care specialist. I assume your daughters tetanus immunization is up to date. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other symptoms?: Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness.A kid with a 103f temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If alert and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until a regular doc is available.If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other sx suggestive of big problems go now. ...Read more
About to take my daughter to ER for 4 time for parainfluenza cough is non stop not eating well will this be questioned by how many times she's gone
Dizziness: Always a good idea to have her checked, especially if recurrent. ...Read more
Between 1-3 years: Go whenever you can find a pediatric or family dentist who will see her at her age. Do watch and clean those teeth gently. Make sure she doesn't sleep with a bottle. The pediatrician can sometimes paint teeth with Fluoride to protect them if you can't get a dentist to see her. Vitamin + Fluoride drops can be used if needed. Even though she'll lose the baby teeth, they're still important for now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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