Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Do I Know If My Child Has The H1n1 Virus

Share
1

1
How do I know if my child has the h1n1 virus?

How do I know if my child has the h1n1 virus?

Can be tested: State health departments and specialty labs can often find the specific type of a flu swab sample. Quick office tests are designed to confirm flu(a or b) but do not identify the strain. Although serious for some, the h1n1 strain had a lower case fatality rate than the seasonal flu. Flu vaccines for the past & present season protect against it. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


2

2
How do I know if my child has the the real flu virus?

How do I know if my child has the the real flu virus?

May be difficult: Rapid influenza testing by nasal swab, viral cultures, or retrospectively by serologic testing. There are many viral infections which can mimic influenza, inclluding parainfluenza, some adenoviruses, and so on and so on. Generally influenza will be active in the community and doctors, having been informed of this by the health departments, will have high indices of suspicion. ...Read more

3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What do you advise if I'm pregnant but the girl I work withs daughter has the chicken pox will that harm my baby I need to know ?

What do you advise if I'm pregnant but the girl I work withs daughter has the chicken pox will that harm my baby I need to know ?

Unlikely an issue: Tests show that even adults with no recollection of past Cpx are immune (96%) and those that are cannot get Cpx again (or pass it to baby).Your OB could do a blood test to confirm your status.Rarely, non-immune mothers have had Cpx during pregnancy or delivery. That is a specific issue your doctor would need to address. ...Read more

7

7
How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

Baby is watched: A woman with a history of genital herpes, even without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection (rashes or sickly behavior). If the baby looks fine in his first month, then he probably did not catch mom's genital herpes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How do I know if my toddler has a kidney infection?

How do I know if my toddler has a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: If a toddler has a kidney infection he wills usually run a fever, but the best way to see if he has a kidney infection, is by having his urine checked ...Read more

10

10
How will I know if my child has colic?

How will I know if my child has colic?

Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
How do I know if it is safe for my child to go on scout campouts? And I don't mean because of the animals.

Go with him: Become involved in the scouts and the troop. Depending on the age of the child, you may be required to go with him. Or you can go as a parent and chaperone. That way you will have the information you seek and peace of mind. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

Normal Flora: Hpv is normally found in the mouth, kept in balance with bacteria, fungi/yeast, and your immune system. If there is an inbalance or change in your immune system, hpv can grow/increase and cause their damage. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
I do not have autism, but my 2 brothers do. My wife has no family history of autism. What is the chance of our first child having autism? Please let me know if you want more information.

I do not have autism, but my 2 brothers do.  My wife has no family history of autism.  What is the chance of our first child having autism?  Please let me know if you want more information.

Difficult issue: Newer studies are showing minor genetic information abnormalities in many kids with autism and these were first studied and found in families with more than one affected child. The defect likely originated in the eggs before conception. You likely just got lucky and have little risk because you got normal DNA. The science is still evolving. A consultation with a geneticist may be your best info. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
How can I know if my child is autistic?

How can I know if my child is autistic?

Evaluation: Please talk with your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her and whether or not an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
16

16
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

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
My 4 year old has been in contact with the chicken pox virus. How do I know if he is immune already (not vaccinated)?

My 4 year old has been in contact with the chicken pox virus. How do I know if he is immune already (not vaccinated)?

??type of contact??: If your unimmunized child has never had chickenpox, a close contact with an active case will cause chickenpox between 10-21 days after exposure.If not, he either had it before when it was not recognized or the supposed exposure was not significant. ...Read more

20

20
How do I know if my child has used the bathroom in my stomach?

How do I know if my child has used the bathroom in my stomach?

Do you mean fetus?: Are you asking about meconium in your amniotic fluid? You can't tell until your water breaks. If the baby had stress significant enough to cause meconium, there may have been other signs, such as heart rate changes or decreased fetal growth or movement. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more