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Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

See below...: Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin). Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How to calm coughing in a child without using medication?

How to calm coughing in a child without using medication?

Environment: Dust free environment, change pillow cases twice a week, no pets in bedroom, change bed sheets once a week, remove rugs in bedroom, ventilate bedroom clean air filters. Try slowing breathing rate down by blowing out like you blowing out a candle to lengthen time of exhaling air. Check with pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs. ...Read more

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Why do child medications have artificial flavors?

Why do child medications have artificial flavors?

So they'll take it!: Medicines often have a bitter taste and strong aftertaste. The flavors are to make them palatable. The products are tested very carefully and are known to be safe. Most products also come in a dye free version. ...Read more

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If your child has adhd, do you give medication or not?

If your child has adhd, do you give medication or not?

Depends: This all depends on the child's specific situation. Some children do well on adhd meds, some do not. It is best to work with your pediatrician to try a combination of adhd drug trials and work with a mental health counselor or child psychiatrist to find a solution that works for you and your child. ...Read more

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What are side effects in a child from ADHD medication?

What are side effects in a child from ADHD medication?

Weight loss, insomni: The most noticeable side effect is wt loss due to decrease appetite. I've also seen a lot of children being very angry and agressive as soon as the effect is gone. Usually around 4 pm, depending on the dose and medicine. This could be solved adding a short term stimulant, like plain Ritalin (methylphenidate) around 1 pm. Make sure to monitor bed time. Stimulants also cause insomnia. ...Read more

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What medication to give if my child have inflammed tonsils?

What medication to give if my child have inflammed tonsils?

Maybe antibiotic: It really depends if the inflammation is viral or bacterial. If there is no fever measured by thermometer, and there is no white pathches on tonsils, probably rial. Give tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If there is high fever, white patches, and inability to swallow, more likely bacterial and will need antibiotics. If child not better in three days, have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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How can I get my child take medications safely and effectively?

How can I get my child take medications safely and effectively?

Ask pediatric nurse: Your pediatrician or one of the staff is the best source about what medication is safe and how to use it, where to store them, which ones to avoid. All aspects of treatment and otc med info; likewise, they'll gear how to give medicine according to child's ability, likes and dislikes--perhaps liquid form, crushing into powder, in a liquid drink, in apple sauce. Still need advice for particular med. ...Read more

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Wat medication y'all have for stop scream for child?

Wat medication y'all have for stop scream for child?

Behavioral, medical: & developmental problems need to be assessed for proper diagnosis & treatment. Behaviors persist when reinforced by positive or negative attention. Consistent, immediate, correctly-done "time-outs" effectively extinguish (stop) a behavior after a "testing" period in which the child tries harder to elicit the "old"'parental attention. Medical & psychological evaluations define needed therapies. ...Read more

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How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

Through your doctor: Medications and factors (presumably blood clotting factors) are obtained by prescription through one's regular doctor or a specialist (either in the community or at a children's medical center). Each question to healthtap needs to have enough details on its own in order to get a helpful answer. Please send in another question to us. Thanks! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

Look at the kid..: Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain. Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter (otc) medications can I give my child for a cold?

What over-the-counter (otc) medications can I give my child for a cold?

None: These are no longer recommeded for children as the risk of the meds is greater than any benefit. I recommend for my patients just nasal saline spray, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, and plenty of liquids. ...Read more

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Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Maybe: The fact that you say medication didn't work makes me assume your child is in the nicu. In this setting the PDA usually has an impact on the baby's ability to breath so the PDA needs to be dealt with. In older children pda's can be closed non-surgically in the catheterization lab, but if your baby is very small this option is not available and tying off the PDA at bedside can usually be done. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for add that does not affect a child's height and weight growth?

Is there any medication for add that does not affect a child's height and weight growth?

Long-term effects: Of stimulants on growth have been studied. With methylphenidate products, a 1/2" & 1/2 lb. & with amphetamines, 1" & 1lb difference from projected ht. & wt. Were seen. Suppressed appetite may occur early on, with the lowest point ~ 3rd mo. Of treatment. I follow bmi instead of ht & wt. The heaviest kids lose the most weight. 5th-85th%ile is normal, 25th-75th%ile is average., 85th-95th% overweight. ...Read more

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Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Important Side Note: According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer (ed yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age? ";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age? " get kids help early! Help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively. ...Read more

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Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Liquid vs tablet: If the dose is the same for liquid or tablet, yes
if you still have questions, speak to the pharmacist at the store they can help you decide, you can always call his pediatrician as well. ...Read more

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In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

It depends: Medications for children is calculated based on weight. Your child's weight and the type and concentration of medications would be necessary information to accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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I has MS and I take medicine for it. Would I be able to have a child if I wanted to and still be on medication?

I has MS and I take medicine for it. Would I be able to have a child if I wanted to and still be on medication?

NO PROBLEM: MS has no effect on pregnancy, labor, delivery, or limitations on becoming a mother, and furthermore, pregnancy is highly protective, especially the third trimester. Normally recommend stopping meds prior to pregnancy, yet, Copaxone (glatiramer) is the safest medication for women who become pregnant, and would not have any appreciable teratogenic risk. Would supplement folate & other prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

If you used a nasty medication as a child that was spearmint flavored, would spearmint disgust you now?

Possibly: Blending two flavors, 1 pleasant & 1 not, can have a long term effect in the memory of a child. If the cover taste can cancel the other, things may go well later. If the effect is only partial, the brain may recall the unpleasant taste any time cover taste is is experienced & nausea or other rxns may occur. I couldn't stand the smell of chocolate for yrs after mom used it with my iron drops. ...Read more

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Are antifungal medications safe for my unborn child?

Are antifungal medications safe for my unborn child?

No clear info: The majority of oral antifungal agents are classified as having undetermined risk for pregnancy. There are either no studies on human fetal effect or some animal studies suggesting problems. Topical medications are less likely to be absorbed at a level wherer fetal effect could be seen. To minimize risk if truely needed, use oral after the first trimester. ...Read more

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What is the outlook for a child with bipolar who is on medication?

What is the outlook for a child with bipolar who is on medication?

Good on meds: Bipolar disease is an inherited disorder that can present at any age. When symptoms occur in children, they can often be controlled with medication. It is likely that the child will require some form of medication during his/her lifetime; however, on medication, the child can be symptom free. ...Read more

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I think my child may have asthma, is Pulmicort a good first medication?

I think my child may have asthma, is Pulmicort a good first medication?

Pulmicort is good: If your child has asthma symptoms 2 or more times per week then the asthma should be treated not only with a bronchodilator, rescue medication, such as albuterol, but also wiith an anti-inflammatory medication, such as Budesonide (pulmicort). This medication is used a lot with children because it is safe and comes in a solution which can be given by nebulizer via a mask. ...Read more

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Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Better questions...: Ask your child: in what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Concentrate on finding cause ; cure, not just symptom control--get him/her to doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best non prescribed medication for a child with add to take?

What is the best non prescribed medication for a child with add to take?

No meds?: Phosphatidylserine, gaba.Alphalinoleic acid, leucine, kava, ginko, picnogenol.Zinc, magnesium, omega3 fa, vitamin b6, dmae among other have been studied with inconclusive results, although there are case reports of some improvement noted. Regulation and quality control of these otc meds is poor. Weigh your risks vs benefits and discuss with your md to avoid possible drug interactions. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can be prescribed for a child with attachment problems?

Are there any medications that can be prescribed for a child with attachment problems?

Not usually: This is a big "it depends" type question. If the child is simply having a straight- up problem letting go, transitioning, and bonding with others, then no. It's a matter of conditioning, and likely play therapy. If there's a co-morbid condition such as anxiety, ptsd, or autistic tendencies, then sometimes meds can aid in a comprehensive therapy. Consult with your doctor to see if something's amiss. ...Read more

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If your child is over weighted for his age. Do you go by his age or weight. For medication.

If your child is over weighted for his age. Do you go by his age or weight. For medication.

Neither: The amount of medicine is best calculated by adjusted weight, i.e., average weight for the child's age in case the child is grossly overweight. ...Read more

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What medication can we use to help my child with his asthma?

What medication can we use to help my child with his asthma?

Childhood asthma: First consider non-medicine interventions (smoking, pets, carpets etc).Next for moderate to severe asthma there are a couple of mainstays:An inhaled steroid used twice daily-every day;an antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin.If your child is still requiring frequent use of their rescue medicine then your doc may suggest adding singulair (montelukast). Talk to your doc about seeing a peds pulmonologist. ...Read more