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Cannot Sleep My Child Has Chikungunya What Is That
A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for??? Does this cause insomnia?? My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.
Antiinflammatory: This is a potent anti-inflammatory. Most commonly something like this isn't necessary with the acute virus symptoms. Occasionally people have eye issues(retinitis or uveitis) during the acute infection and need steroids. Also, with some of the more chronic manifestations like immune mediated joint issues, steroids are sometimes used. It's hard to say in your case without more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specific treatment: No specific treatment exists, Chloroquine and NSAID s have been used as symptomatic treatment in the past. Your dr might consider regular sleeping agents to help you. Good news is, most of the symptoms should be gone soon, even when some may take a while to subside. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ewing's sarcoma: My nephew had a form of ewing's sarcoma, and is still alive today 10 years post treatment. It has many forms, but the most common is the thigh bone. You need to take your child to the nearest pediatric oncology center asap for muti-modality therapy. An entire team of physicians should be taking care of your child. Go on line for your nearest pediatric oncology center right away! greg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A narrowing: The aorta is the main artery that comes out of the heart to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body. The artery has the shape of a "candy cane" and in some people the portion of the artery where the bend in the candy cane occurs may be narrowed. In some cases the narrowing will need to be relieved and in many cases this can be done with a cardiac catheterization and not surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aplastic anemia: I am sorry to hear that. Aplastic anemia (aa) is a condition that happens due to a bone marrow failure- that results in significant decrease level of red blood cell, white blood cells and platelets. Factors that have been related to aa include- autoimmune process, chemical/drug exposure. Treatment will include supportive care/blood product etc, immunosupressive agent and bone marrow transplant ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know what you : Mean by sick. Nausea or upset stomach? Drink ginger ale or fresh ginger tea. Headache - consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Hydrate well. Turn off tv. No naps. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
Choices to consider: Sometimes people can't sleep because they are over stimulated. Stop watching tv, using the computer in the hour before bed. Take a warm bath, get a massage. Even eating some popcorn may help. If this fails there are always medicinal approaches and some herbals to consider. Ask for help. ...Read more
Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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