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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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My son came home from school with a blotchy red swollen rash. No fever. Runny nose. Topical and oral Benadryl and calamine lotion seemed to be clearin?

My son came home from school with a blotchy red swollen rash. No fever. Runny nose. Topical and oral Benadryl and calamine lotion seemed to be clearin?

Viral: Most likely a viral infection and the fever may or may not come later. If problem gets worse of persists beyond 10 days, see doctor ...Read more

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Is not coming home from school or market abnormal?

Is not coming home from school or market abnormal?

Discussion: I assume you are a child, because you in school, right? If you are spending times with your friends after school, this is good for you. But it should be SAFE!, If you are wondering alone after school this is another picture. Think it over and find a friend. Be safe!! ...Read more

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If your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school?

If your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school?

Generally yes: It kind of depends on what you mean by "sick". Active fever -yes! Vomiting, diarrhea -yes. Runny nose without other symptoms -no. Cough that has been there for a week -no. Tummy aches without fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Only complained about in the morning before school - no. When in doubt, see your pediatrician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What would be a healthy home-made lunch for my child to take to school?

What would be a healthy home-made lunch for my child to take to school?

HEALTHY LUNCH: Whatever is available at home like ham, chichen, turkey mixed with veggie and fruits. Make sure your child likes it or he will not eat his lunch. ...Read more

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Any tips on what I should do to stop eating when I get home from school?

Any tips on what I should do to stop eating when I get home from school?

Some Ideas: First, buy healthy snacks that are as easy to grab as the bad ones. If you are truly hungry, eat those snacks. If you are eating because you are bored or it is habit, find another activity to replace it with - maybe take a short walk or do some housework when you first get home. I know I do best when I resist the urge to just sit down when I first get home and just keep moving! ...Read more

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I am going to school even though I was sick yesterday. What should I bring from home?

Sickness&school: U need to be clearere, r u asking what food or what preventive measures to prevent others from catching ur ailment? U need to clarify what u were sick with. ...Read more

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Should keep my child home from school if a classmate was diagnosed with coksakie disease?

Should keep my child home from school if a classmate was diagnosed with coksakie disease?

No: There is no reason to keep your child home from school if they have no symptoms. The sick child should be kept home and if your child starts having fever or feeling badly then it would be appropriate to keep them home. ...Read more

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Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read more

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Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Jet lag: Avoid caffeine, drink lots of water, adapt to the local time as quickly as possible. If you arrive at 6 in the morning, and it's lunch time where you are, eat lunch. Get some exercise. There are also some homeopathic remedies, valerian root and leopards bane. Enjoy your vacation! ...Read more

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I'm a lazy person, I've been lazy for several years. It seems like I have to push myself to do work at home and at school. Could something be wrong?

I'm a lazy person, I've been lazy for several years. It seems like I have to push myself to do work at home and at school. Could something be wrong?

Possible.: Lazy might be the wrong word? Maybe you have weakness or depression or fatigue. It is reasonable to sit down with your doc and see if we can't identify an underlying cause. ...Read more

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I think about a certain thing while at work, school etc I get out of the mood and just want to go home and think about that certain thing. What's wrong?

I think about a certain thing while at work, school etc I get out of the mood and just want to go home and think about that certain thing. What's wrong?

Obsession: Of course, the "certain thing" is probably relevant, but when you are unable to dismiss distracting thoughts when at work or in other situations that require your attention, this poses a problem. Talk to your doc about this and possibly get a referral for treatment. ...Read more

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Should I go home from school if I have allergies?

Should I go home from school if I have allergies?

Allergy treatment: Seasonal and perennial allergies are chronic medical conditions which can usually be well managed with medication. The goal is to treat the symptoms so you can lead a full and active life, go to school and work without interruption. ...Read more

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When do I keep a child home from school for being sick?

When do I keep a child home from school for being sick?

Day care: If he/she has pink eye, vomiting, high fever, rash (needs to be checked out by physician as some rashes are not from infectious causes), severe diarrhea, not acting playful. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm home on break and am really missing the gym at my school. Any suggestions for weight training?

Hi, I'm home on break and am really missing the gym at my school. Any suggestions for weight training?

Weight Training: Local sporting goods stores sell weights, you may also check you local ymca for resonable membership fees. ...Read more

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I get headaches really fast in any place home school car how do I stop them? Sometimes pills don't help

I get headaches really fast in any place home school car how do I stop them? Sometimes pills don't help

Eval needed: There's no one size fits all answer for most headaches. It depends on many factors including type, frequency, duration, other symptoms, medical history, etc. Best to speak with a physician who specializes in headaches such as a neurologist. In the meantime, focus on general health principles: adequate sleep (8-9 hrs for your age), good diet, regular exercise, and good hydration (water).
Good luck! ...Read more

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Whenever I get home from school I get tired very fast even though I've done nothing to get tired why is that?

Whenever I get home from school I get tired very fast even though I've done nothing to get tired why is that?

Lots of things...: Could be as simple as normal, lack of sleep, too many carbs, or more serious like anemia, hypothyroidis, chronic fatigue or others. So a visit to your family doc would be best advice- labs, physical and history would tell a lot! Good luck! ...Read more

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From every day stresses of life, work, home, & school, what are some things you do to relieve stress and relax?

From every day stresses of life, work, home, & school, what are some things you do to relieve stress and relax?

Exercise: Stress creates tension. You can relieve tension and stress with exercise. It clears the mind, invigorates the body and loosens the muscles. Yoga is a good way to do this. Seek someone to share your stresses with and see if that helps as well. Introspection helps. ...Read more

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