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I think my toddler has a fissure. How should I care for it?

I think my toddler has a fissure. How should I care for it?

Get diagnosis first: See your pediatrician first, for a good evaluation. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Likely normal: Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. ...Read more

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My child is 16 and she just got her first yeast infection I never had a yeast infection but what should I do about my child what steps should I take?

My child is 16 and she just got her first yeast infection I never had a yeast infection but what should I do about my child what steps should I take?

Tx for yeast infx: There are many options for the treatment of yeast infections. Many over-the-counter creams and vaginal suppositories are available. If these are not working after a few days, call your doctor for an oral dose of Diflucan (fluconazole) - one dose usually does it. As far as prevention in future, do not "over clean" genital area. Using lots or frequent antibacterial soaps can lead to yeast being queen in that area ...Read more

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My kid has had a loud cough for about a week. No fever. When should I go see my doctor? Could it be bronchitis? How would i know?

My kid has had a loud cough for about a week. No fever. When should I go see my doctor? Could it be bronchitis? How would i know?

Viral or allergic: Bronchitis in children is common and almost always caused by a virus, an extension of the virus that caused a cold. Asthmatic bronchitis is also a possibility. Medications are not particularly helpful for viral bronchitis but can help asthma, so if the cough is not improving, he/she should see a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has white substance on her genital area for a while now.I was wondering if it a fungal infection and if it is what should I do at home?

Hi my daughter has white substance on her genital area for a while now.I was wondering if it a fungal infection and if it is what should I do at home?

It could be: It could be fungal, the best thing is to see your doctor so you can have a definite diagnosis and can start on appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What should I do if my tailbone has hurt for a month now?

What should I do if my tailbone has hurt for a month now?

Tailbone: Avoid direct contact with firm surfaces , trIal with donut pillow , use real anti inflammatory like diclofenac ,nalbutone. Stool softeners ...Read more

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What to do if i was sexually abused for years as a child, now i need help/advice on how to deal with it?

What to do if i was sexually abused for years as a child, now i need help/advice on how to deal with it?

Some places to look: Hi, thanks for your question. I am glad you are open to finding help with the trauma that you have experienced as a child. I recommend finding a psychologist or therapist that you trust and who specializes in the treatment of sexual trauma. You can look for resources here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help you can also find a psychologist close to you here: locator.Apa.Org hang in there and be well, . ...Read more

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I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

Yes: An old scar should not bleed. If there is bleeding, i would be concerned about a growth in the area. Squamous cell carcinomas, a type of skin cancer, can happen in long-standing chronic scarring conditions. Please have a dermatologist evaluate this right away. ...Read more

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I think I have hemaroids. Its been about a week. How long should I wait to see the doctor.?

I think I have hemaroids.  Its been about a week.  How long should I wait to see the doctor.?

IF ITCHY: You can try some preparation h. If painful or bleeding, please see your doc asap. ...Read more

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After being sick for a week, i just got told I have strep group f. What does this mean? How is this bad? Could my children have it as well?

After being sick for a week, i just got told I have strep group f. What does this mean? How is this bad? Could my children have it as well?

Types of strep: Bacteria are classified many ways. Just like there are many different "types" of dogs, there are different "types" of streptococcal bacteria. While still all strep bacteria, they can act very different, just like different types of dogs are very different, but still dogs. Depending on the site of your infection, it could possibly be spread to kids. Will respond very well to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a blister on my finger and my piano recital is tomorrow, advice please?

What to do if I have a blister on my finger and my piano recital is tomorrow, advice please?

Artificial skin: Neosporin & denivir are useless & may be harmful. Liquid bandaid is useful. I use bioclusive membrane for this, but you need experience to know how to apply. ...Read more

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I had got antibiotics for a boil and it doesn't seem to help what should I do?

I had got antibiotics for a boil and it doesn't seem to help what should I do?

Get it drained!: Typically a boil if large enough, will not get any better with any antibiotic- the antibiotic cannot infiltrate into the purulent fluid to kill bacteria. The only way this situation will get better is to have the boil incised and drained. This may have to be done at the clinic, hospital or in the field. ...Read more

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When should I take my son to see a dentist?

When should I take my son to see a dentist?

At least by age 1: But sooner if the teeth do not appear right. When children have teeth, it is the parents responsibility to adequately clean their teeth at least twice daily, after every feeding to reduce the chance of decay. For young children, take a warm water moistened clean washcloth and wrap it around your index finger and thoroughly wipe their mouth / teeth. ...Read more

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My daughter swallowed a dime do I just wait for it to pass?

My daughter swallowed a dime do I just wait for it to pass?

No: She should have an examination. Especially if she is a small child. Call your pediatrician as soon as possible and get assistance. If you do not have one call the emergency room and get guidance. ...Read more

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I have an boil on my leg. It has burst/popped and i now have a hole. I do not have the means to see a doctor. How do I take care of this?

I have an boil on my leg. It has burst/popped and i now have a hole. I do not have the means to see a doctor. How do I take care of this?

Home care: First go to this web page and review it: http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-boils since it has already burst, keep clean with plain old soap and water. . Buy otc neosporin or triple antibiotic and apply it twice a day. Thin film. Cover with bandaid during day, buy gauze and white medical tape at pharmacy and cover before bedtime. Leave open to air whenever you can. ...Read more