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My daughter is 8 years old and a month ago she had strep she finished her course of Abx for seven days. Friday she came home school with another fever?

My daughter is 8 years old and a month ago she had strep she finished her course of Abx for seven days. Friday she came home school with another fever?

Fever after strep: 7 d of antibiotics ought to have treated strep successfully. The new fever is most likely a viral illness and I would treat with Ibuprofen and fluids, observe for
persistent fever x 3 d and sore throat returning. If so,
see MD for another culture of throat. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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My 14 month old came home school with a blister around the nail of her big toe filled with puss and now the toe is really red?

My 14 month old came home school with a blister around the nail of her big toe filled with puss and now the toe is really red?

Drain: This needs to be drained. After the drainage procedure she should be placed on antibiotics and the toe should be soaked frequently. Insure her immunization a are up to date. ...Read more

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I am currently on amoxicillin and my son just came home from school with the flu. Can I still catch his sickness?

I am currently on amoxicillin and my son just came home from school with the flu. Can I still catch his sickness?

Yes: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic which will destroy susceptible bacteria. The flu, or influenza, is caused by viruses. Antibiotics will not prevent or cure viral illnesses. Hope you stay healthy. ...Read more

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My son came home from school after a weekend away with carpet burn on his knees he said it had just happend at school but they were dry and not pink c?

My son came home from school after a weekend away with carpet burn on his knees he said it had just happend at school but they were dry and not pink c?

See below: He may resent your inquiring about something that may be more embarrassing to him. Give him some time and perhaps he will reveal how he got it. Pick and choose your battles. I doubt it is anything that is dangerous if he is otherwise healthy and well. ...Read more

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My daughter came home from school today complaining of severe ankle pain. She doesn't have insurance. What should I do? She tried RICE for 2 weeks.

My daughter came home from school today complaining of severe ankle pain. She doesn't have insurance. What should I do? She tried RICE for 2 weeks.

Long enough: Honest efforts with RICE strategies should have resulted in improved symptoms by now. It is time for proper evaluation and X-ray to find the underlying problem. Try to negotiate a payment plan for services if need be. ...Read more

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My son is 9yrs old. He came home from school yesterday w/ bad headache. Got up this morning w/ headache fever and dizzy. No other symptoms. Any help?

My son is 9yrs old. He came home from school yesterday w/ bad headache. Got up this morning w/ headache fever and dizzy. No other symptoms. Any help?

Viral, sinuses: He may have a viral infection or a sinus infection. Give him ibuprofen, push fluids, give him a decongestant. Make sure he is well hydrated. If it continues take him to the dr ...Read more

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Last monday my daughter Nadia came home from school complaining of ankle pain. She said it hurts to walk. I tried R.I.C.E for a week and it got worse.

Last monday my daughter Nadia came home from school complaining of ankle pain. She said it hurts to walk. I tried R.I.C.E for a week and it got worse.

Ortho consult: If the symptoms are not improving with rest, and ice for a week, she needs to be seen by her orthopedist. She could have a tendonitis, sprain or even a stress fracture if she is not improving. ...Read more

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My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

Time to see doc: For fevers over 100-101 that last more than 4 or 5 days, I strongly recommend seeing his doc. Usually, the fevers with uncomplicated viral illnesses like colds go away within 3-4 days, so the fact that he had high fevers last week and now this week is more concerning. ...Read more

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My daughter- 6 yrs old- came home from school today & I found what looked like fleas in her hair. But survived 15 min shampoo & don't jump&no eggs. Help?

My daughter- 6 yrs old- came home from school today & I found what looked like fleas in her hair. But survived 15 min shampoo & don't jump&no eggs. Help?

Sorry, you have to: Take her to her pediatrician for diagnosis & treatment. Lice infestation is still most likely, but you won't know without having her examined. ...Read more

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My 5yr old came home from school throwing up he is not using the bathroom but he has sick smelling gas no real appetite the vomiting has stop still ga?

My 5yr old came home from school throwing up he is not using the bathroom but he has sick smelling gas no real appetite the vomiting has stop still ga?

For vomiting, you: Need to let his stomach rest, by not giving any food or fluids for at least 2 hours after vomiting. Then you can give him sips of fluids (Pedialyte/gatorade)or licks of popsicles. Once he keeps that down, you can give a little more, then eventually small amounts of bland food. You want to make sure he is urinating (not dehydrated)and the vomiting doesn't start over with too much intake too fast. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has costant nose bleeds, what can be causing them? He has them at least 4 times a week it seems and he just had one when he went to wash his hands after he came home from school. I asked him what happened because he came out of the bath

My 11 year old son has costant nose bleeds, what can be causing them? He has them at least 4 times a week it seems and he just had one when he went to wash his hands after he came home from school. I asked him what happened because he came out of the bath

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your son's nose bleeds. It is pretty normal for children to pick their nose. This can cause minor trauma with subsequent nose bleeds. Sometimes there is small blood vessel in the nose that is exposed and friable, the pressure from blowing the nose could cause it to bleed. Children can also place objects in their nares (my brother had a thing for placing minature army soldiers up his nose when he was little). Dry air (like the type on airplane flights) can dry out the mucosa in the nose which makes it more friable. Allergies and upper respiratory infections can be a cause. If the child has problems with clotting blood or a blood disorder (leukemia) that can be an issue. Use of certain medications can also be a cause. Because you son has nose bleeds so often, I do recommend that it be evaluated as often the fix can be quite simple. Take care. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son came home from school yesterday claiming of a headache, stomach ache, chills and he has a fever what should I do?

My 7 year old son came home from school yesterday claiming of a headache, stomach ache, chills and he has a fever what should I do?

M.D. visit: These symptoms may indicate that he has the flu or another illness. I would advise keeping him well hydrated, checking his temperature and giving tylenol (acetaminophen) for a fever. Call your pediatrician for an appointment. If he has neck stiffness or trouble breathing, please take him to the ED, ...Read more

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