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6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count.  Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years,  GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

Chronic appendicitis: While this is a rare condition in children , recurrent syptoms of vomiting and an elevated white count are disturbing. Speak to you doctor about doing an ultra sound of the appendix looking for a fecolith. ...Read more

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How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers. ...Read more

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Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Yes: The nurses and doctors will try to give you plenty of time alone to bond with your baby. You should specifically ask for this too. The staff will want to attend to your needs but also repsect your privacy. ...Read more

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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion. ...Read more

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My son is 16 days old and we noticed his are crossed sometimes two days ago. He wasn't since birth. Is it normal? What should we do?

My son is 16 days old and we noticed his are crossed sometimes two days ago. He wasn't since birth. Is it normal? What should we do?

Normal: This is normal. Your pediatrician will ask about this and what you've noticed in his early weeks. It takes a bit of time for these newborns to get focus to their site. ...Read more

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I have had a facial deformity since birth can i?Get it fixed?

Facial deformity: Most facial deformities can be corrected or improved to some degree. It is difficult to know what can be done without seeing or knowing what the condition is though. ...Read more

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts! ...Read more

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