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Two year old with fever... how long after suppository can they receive a pain syrup?

Two year old with fever... how long after suppository can they receive a pain syrup?

Depends: If the suppository contains the same drug / class of drug, only 6-8 hours later. If not, it may be sooner. ...Read more

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Can I give my two year old the 10 mg loratadine pill cut in half. She doesn't like the 5mg syrup and spits it out every time. We have severe allergies?

Yes: Her dose should be 2.5 to 5 mg once a day. Will she swallow the pill? Most children that age will not be able to swallow pills. Claritin (loratadine) does come in a 5 mg grape chewable. ...Read more

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Can ondem syrup be used for travel sickness for a 2 year old?

Can ondem syrup be used for travel sickness for a 2 year old?

Ondem syrup: Ondem syrup is an antiemetic. Dose for a two year old should be 2mg and can be taken every six hours if needed. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can I give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Depends on…: Why you wish to give them. Albuterol is for acute or chronic asthma; children's tylenol (acetaminophen) is for pain or fever. Doses for each are based on the child's weight. If u are using older formulation of children's tylenol (acetaminophen), make certain u follow the package directions for correct dose. (if uncertain, ask your pediatrician). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, you should have him examined to make sure the issue is viral vs. Asthma or other etiology. A 2 year old can take cetirizine, but it's off-label, and should be guided by a physician. ...Read more

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A doctor prescribed my 2 year old a half tsp of rondec dm syrup every 4 to 6 hours as needed is this a safe dose?

A doctor prescribed my 2 year old a half tsp of rondec dm syrup every 4 to 6 hours as needed is this a safe dose?

Cough medicine: Cough/cold medications do not help relieve the symptoms they are meant to take care of. In short, they are useless for children below 6 years old. In addition, the child is exposed to bad side-effects from them like drowsiness, irritability, hyperactivity. Best medicine is lots of fluids, saline for the nose and possibly a cool mist humidifier in his room. Try honey for the cough. ...Read more

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My 2 year old will go a whole day or two without food, whatever I put in front of him, how do I get him to eat more? I am worried about his health

My 2 year old will go a whole day or two without food, whatever I put in front of him, how do I get him to eat more? I am worried about his health

Picky eaters: Picky eating will drive most parents crazy. At 2-3y their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest. Single item days are common (breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need. Vitamins are seldom needed ...Read more

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My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

Colds are common...: Especially in young kids. You can expect kids less than 5 to geta cold or cough every one to two months. If cough lasts for several days or interferes with usual activities, you should see a pediatrician to discuss possibility of asthma. ...Read more

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Experiencing menstrual pains suddenly for the last two months. I have a 2 year old girl. What could be the cause?

Experiencing menstrual pains suddenly for the last two months. I have a 2 year old girl. What could be the cause?

See your doctor: If you are noticing a sudden change in your cycle pattern that is recurring, you may want to see your doctor. They will be able to obtain your history and symptoms and determine a cause. You may want to rule out pregnancy. Take careful observation of any changes in the last two months that could cause this, like birth control changes, stress, addition or elimination of medications. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head. One near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head. One near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea & sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it. ...Read more

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On two occasions my 2 year old has vomited mucusy bile in the morning but been fine after today she properly vomited and been fine what could it be?

On two occasions my 2 year old has vomited mucusy bile in the morning but been fine after today she properly vomited and been fine what could it be?

Consider Drainage?: A.M. Vomiting is sometimes seen in children suffering from nasal drainage through night from allergies/cold. Vomitus can include mucous and children do well through day after drainage is cleared. A.M. Vomiting also seen with reflux. These children may also complain of sensitiity to certain foods, intermittent abdominal pain and acidic or sour burps. With reflux, limit late night eats, acidic f. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has two large knots near her groin/hip area. Is this something I should worry about?

My 2 year old daughter has two large knots near her groin/hip area. Is this something I should worry about?

Lymphadenopathy: What you are describing sounds like swollen/enlarged lymph nodes. This can be a normal finding but it is worth having her pediatrician take a look. They will examine the lumps and better be able to determine what they are and if there is cause for further investigation. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old daughter fell about two months ago and got a bump on her forehead. Has it checked by dr but there is still a small bump there...?

My 2 1/2 year old daughter fell about two months ago and got a bump on her forehead. Has it checked by dr but there is still a small bump there...?

CALCIFIED HEMATOMA: There was some bleeding under the sheath covering the bone causing hematoma. The blood gets absorbed slowly. If a large hematoma, calcium deposits inside it making it hard. Over time body takes care of it, the hard mass slowly resolves, depending on the size, and goes away. Nothing to worry. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

My 2 year old has had congestion and a fever for 4 days. Two doctors visitors and strep and flu tests were negative. What can we give him?

Follow your doc's..: Advice. For viral illnesses there is very little that we can do besides "supportive care".Make sure that they are staying hydrated. Saline nasal spray to aide in thinning nasal secretions, treat fever as needed. The congestion will last 10 -14 days the cough somewhat longer (although progressively getting better).If your child is still having fever after the 5th day (greater than 100.4)go back to doc ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. Where will they have come from?

My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. Where will they have come from?

Worms: Most worms are passed as eggs from feces to mouth and through the body to pass out in the feces as worms. See your doctor for medication to treat these. Practice good handwashing to prevent recurrence of the infections. ...Read more

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Hi I have a 2 1/2 year old girl who is running a fever for two days now at 103.7 went to the dr and tested negative for strep and flu. Dr told us to a?

Hi I have a 2 1/2 year old girl who is running a fever for two days now at 103.7 went to the dr and tested negative for strep and flu. Dr told us to a?

Viral illness, often: Assuming she has no other noticeable symptoms beside fever, she's quite likely to have a common viral illness. Fever lasting 3-4 days is often expected. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has had two nose bleeds in a two hour period should I take him to get checked out?

My 2 year old son has had two nose bleeds in a two hour period should I take him to get checked out?

See below: If the bleed stops in less than 20 minutes and if there is no repetitive manipulation of the area - no worries as nose bleeds are very common and the main causes are inflammation from viruses or allergies, dry air and trauma (nose picking). If not stopping, even with direct pressure, get seen. ...Read more

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My 2 year old accidentally swallowed two 10mg pills of escitalopram oxalate. Poison control said she's fine. But I just want to check with the doctor.

My 2 year old accidentally swallowed two 10mg pills of escitalopram oxalate. Poison control said she's fine. But I just want to check with the doctor.

Poison control: Are better suited to answer those questions, call them again if you're still worried or take your child to the doctor for examination and reassurance ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?

My 2 year old has a stuffy runny nose. Is it safe for her to take children's cold medicine with decongestant now that she is over two years?

Safe or worthwhile?: Many studies over the past decade have shown no benefit of these preparations to kids under 12. They are actually discouraged for anyone under 6 because of the frequency of ER visits associated with overuse. They used to be prescription meds decades ago but in truth really just give you something to do. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days I switched him back to his Pulmicort

My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days I switched him back to his Pulmicort

Has: Has he been seen by an allergist, or are these medications being given by his pediatrician.? There may be more going on. Would definitely have him seen by his doctor or whoever is covering for him. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son is once again crying with ear pain. He just finished taking amoxicillin for another ear infection not two weeks ago. What should do?

My 2 year old son is once again crying with ear pain. He just finished taking amoxicillin for another ear infection not two weeks ago. What should do?

Needs a recheck: Taking an antibiotic for an ear infection does not protect into the future. If he is symptomatic again, he may have another infection. The only way to know is to have his doctor examine him. In the meantime, use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen as tolerated for pain. ...Read more

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Is there too much potassium for a 2 year old? Toddler loves bananas and avocados, has eaten both two days in a row. Half a banana and half an avocado.

Is there too much potassium for a 2 year old? Toddler loves bananas and avocados, has eaten both two days in a row. Half a banana and half an avocado.

Most likely, OK...: As a caring mom, it is nice to think of what you raised and concerned about how she has eaten. Yet, somehow, physiological automation has helped and guarded us to adopt and adapt to how we live well. So, likely, she will be just fine; but for sure, as you have done, just adjust down the amount and diversify the kinds of foods she may consume, in moderation. More? Ask her pediatrician. ...Read more