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My 2 Year Old Child Is Lethargic
My two year old son seems to have a stiff neck, no fever presently and although he is not lethargic, he doesn't seem himself. Could this be serious?
My 2 year old is having neck pain, and fever is having chills, and she is really lethargic. Should I take her to a doctor or wait it out?
My 2 year old has 104 temp under arm and very lethargic, no other symptoms however, and doctor checked ears nose and lungs. What could cause this?
104 temp: If your 2 year old has received all of their meningitis immunizations that should make bacterial blood infection less likely, but baby girls with very high fever sometimes have urinary infections so a urine test would be helpful. If your child does not look better after giving fever reducer then a blood test might also be necessary. When did your dr. Check your child? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 2 years old boy has symptoms that include intussusepcion, haemolatic anaemia, ongoing fevers, lethargy, siezure, jaundice and vomiting. Doctors can'tdiagnose. Any ideas?
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?
When swinging on a swing my 2 yr old becomes very lethargic/barely responsive, though awake, & is limp when he gets off for 4-5 min then is fine. Why?
Lethargic: Unresponsive and lethargic are the symptoms which means immediate evaluation with a pediatrician. ...Read more
2year old vomited (not just reflux) 4 times today. No fever or other symptoms. Looks healthy. Wet diapers. But very lethargic, quiet, clingy. Virus?
Vomiting: Most of the time vomiting and or diarrhea are caused by viruses such as influenza type b. It usually lasts from one to two days to a week. If sufficient fluids can be kept down then the immune system will rid the body of the infection. If fluids are a problem or if the vomiting is persistent or yellow or night time only vomiting then it is time to see the doctor. Pain is also a concern. ...Read more
2yr old temp up to 39.4 up, and down for 4 days, gp said teething. Vomiting couple of times, day4 bit of diarrhoea, very lethargic, drinking plenty, no ras?
My 2yr old has had a runny nose x3days... The drainage is clear. Doctor says viral. Now he has fever/sore throat/vomiting/lethargy. Is it bacterial?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an excellent and safe treatment for children. 1/2 cap full of the powder added to water or juice every day will get his/her bowels back on track. He or she should have one soft bm daily. Soft like oatmeal is preferable to formed stool. ...Read more
Would you recommend giving a two-year -old melatonin to sleep I've seen Dr Oz and he said it's unsafe to give a child melatonin what do you guys think?
Melatonin: This is a very controversial topic. Your child should be assessed for any medical or behavioral disorder. A bedtime routine should be in place. At the end of the day the solution may be melatonin. The appropriate dose has not been shown to be harmful. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs a full eval: By 2yo a kid should have dozens of simple words that are understood by strangers at least half the time. A basic evaluation of the child's speech & hearing along with a general developmental evaluation should be done to identify treatable issues. This is often available through child development centers affiliated with children's hospitals or university centers. ...Read more
Many, many things: It could be something he ate. It could be a virus he caught from someone. It could be some other kind of infection that happens to be causing fever and vomiting. The bottom line in a child with fever and vomiting is that he need to stay hydrated. Give very small sips of liquid (1-2 teaspoons) frequently (every 5-10 minutes). This way, even if he vomits, some of that liquid will be absorbed. ...Read more
After a head injury to a two year old, how do you know if your child's nose is running or if its the clear fluid that your told to watch for?
My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. How many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?
When he wakes up: In the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more
Is liquid melatonin safe for a two year old autistic child who has problems going to sleep? I want to use an herbal treatment, this was recommended by a pediatrician, but have read articles stating not to do so....
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