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How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

He'd be dead or ICU: Reye's syndrome was mostly seen in the 1980's, with children having sudden liver failure. It was associated with the use of Aspirin during certain viral infections (flu and chickenpox). Most of these kids died, and all were very, very ill. If your child isn't critically, it is not reye's syndrome. For reasons we don't fully understand, reye's syndrome seems to have largely disappeared. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Reye's Syndrome (Definition)

A potentially life threatening condition that occurs in children. Symptoms include persistent vomiting, headache, confusion, and coma. The cause is unknown but it is thought to be associated with children with viral illnesses ...Read more


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How do I know if my baby has congenital rubella syndrome?

How do I know if my baby has congenital rubella syndrome?

Test/exam: There are blood tests available that can confirm or exclude a recent infection by rubella in a baby. Infection during pregnancy can result in abortion or recognizable physical changes evident on newborn exam.If you are concerned,discuss the issue with your doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son has tourette syndrome?

How do I know if my son has tourette syndrome?

Motor Movements: First are involuntary motor movements. If there are complex symphonies of movements (arms, head & shoulders moving in stylized fashion) then mm is more serious. If complex movements are above & below waist, it is more severe. Finally if vocalizations are included in the tic complex, you've reached maximum complexity. If these tics disrupt behavior it's more worrisome. See competent expert for dx. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has ibs?

How do I know if my baby has ibs?

Not a childhood dx: Ibs includes a variety of symptoms that have specific requirements for the diagnosis to be given. This is established for adults and not for infants. Colic is common in infants and should improve with changes in formula and diets over time. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has gerd?

How do I know if my baby has gerd?

Excessive spitting: Typically babies who have gerd tend to be"spitty babies" who regurgitate their milk right after feedings (and sometimes even an hour or two later!) ongoing regurgitation tends to cause pain, so your baby may cry excessively. Poor weight gain or frequent back arching are also potential symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has colic?

How do I know if my baby has colic?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to rule out other diseases first. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=i_wmnnjkmt0 to learn more about colic. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has appendicitis?

How do I know if my baby has appendicitis?

It's rare: Appendicitis is rare in babies, but when it occurs it can cause sustained high fevers, irritability or decreased activity, and vomiting/refusal to eat. Babies with appendicitis are quite ill, and seem much sicker than babies with more ordinary problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has the flu?

How do I know if my baby has the flu?

High fever with cold: Influenza typically presents itself as the sudden onset of a very high fever (101-104 degrees), severe cold symptoms with runny nose, cough, body aches. Some children will have decreased appetite due to sore throat. If your child is having these symptoms accompanied with difficulty breathing or your baby seems dehydrated (lethargic with decreased wet diapers), contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has down syndrome?

How can I tell if my baby has down syndrome?

Physical and genetic: Down's syndrome is a genetic disorder having one too many of the 21 chromosome. Most are detected on the triple screen, followed by genetic testing on amniocentesis. However, there are physical signs to look for: a single palmar crease, very weak musculature, distinct facial features, and heart defects. There are other smaller signs. There will be developmental delay, and other health issues later. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has thrush?

How do I know if my baby has thrush?

See your doctor: There is usually a white exudate on the tongue, gums, palate of the mouth which is difficult to remove. However, for verification see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has allergies?

How do I know if my child has allergies?

Allergies: Sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, loose stools, lethargic, confused, to name just a few symptoms. A blood test can pin point the allergens. I am not a big fan of the skin allergy test. ...Read more

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How do I know if my 49y/o mother has shingles?

How do I know if my 49y/o mother has shingles?

Bring her to her doc: I am assuming it is 79y/o not 19 y/o. Shingles typically presents with a painful rash along a segment or dermatome of the body. Since the shingles virus is caused by the virus causing chicken pox, its appearance is similar but restricted along a specific region of the body. In rare occasions there could be ht characteristic symptoms of pain along the nerve distribution w/o vesicular eruption. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is teething?

How do I know if my child is teething?

Swollen red gums: Teething: the specific act of the primary teeth of infants breaking through the gums. While grandmother refers to the drooling infant that chews on everything in sight for weeks as teething, actually medically diagnosed teething lasts only a short while. The gums are swollen, red, perhaps bleeding. There may be a low grade fever. The advancing edge of the newly erupting tooth often can be felt. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

History: History of symptoms tends to be very important in children. Cough with exertion, laughing or crying, cough with uris, wheezing, or cough at night, all can be clues to childhood asthma. A physical exam helps and then as the child gets older, specialized lung function tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

Symptoms, tests: Symptoms of pediatric asthma are cough, wheeze, and/or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath that is recurrent and commonly triggered by colds, exercise, cold air and at night. If over 5 yrs old a breathing test called spirometry will be done. Albuterol that treats asthma can be used and if symptoms improve, that is suggestive. Chest x-ray usually normal. Allergies commonly coincide. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby will also have chronic eczema like her mother?

How do I know if my baby will also have chronic eczema like her mother?

Have to wait and see: Most experts believe that eczema has a genetic basis although environmental factors contribute to the development of eczema as well. Unfortunately there is no way to tell whether your child will develop eczema as she matures. Age of onset is usually before 5 years of age and there seems to be a slightly higher rate of eczema in females. Just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

Age???: Diabetes comes in 2 basic forms. The children's form develops abruptly after a virus destroys Insulin production.They quickly loose sugar in the urine, eat & drink ravenously & loose 10lb in a week. The fluffy adults make Insulin but not enough and they gradually get into trouble over months or years.A glucose tolerance test or A1c can give you early indication on a teen, in pre teens a urine test. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son has thrush?

White plaques: Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. There would be white patches on the sides of the mouth on the mucous membranes, and the roof of the mouth and on the tongue. Many people confuse the whitish coating on the tongue for thrush - it's not. But if there are brighter white patches throughout the mouth and on top, then likely thrush. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has congestion?

What can I do if my baby has congestion?

?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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