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My 2 Year Old Child Is Lethargic
WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Your 10 yr old daughter is "crying the time". Excessive crying at this age signals emotional distress however finding the cause can be challenging and multiple factors may be contributing. The early adolescent stage involves rapid body changes and emerging concepts of body image and self-esteem. Effective parental intervention will require the guidance of your child's doctor. Schedule soon. ...Read more
Regular food: By 2 years of age your child should be eating the same foods you eat, unless she is developmentally delayed. You just have to be cautious with foods that increase risk for choking: http://www.Askdrsears.Com/topics/feeding-infants-toddlers/chokable-foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watery eyes: This time of year the most common cause would be seasonal allergies. If it is a more chronic problem, could still be allergies, but different triggering agents. He's a bit old for tear duct stenosis, but if condition has present since birth, this too is possible. Then there are irritant causes such as smoke, dust, dryness, perfumes - that list is endless. Treatment depends on cause so see doc ...Read more
Bronchodilator: If the cough is effective and the mucus clears easily from the lower airway nothing is needed. But, if the mucus seems to be difficult to clear there may be some bronchospasm and the child may be helped by using a bronchodilator such as albuteral. It can be delivered by using a nebulizer or and inhaler with a spacer. In some cases an inhaled steroid may be also beneficial. See your doctor. ...Read more
Normal: Normal childrens range - 20 - 28 meq/l. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has non-itchy hives and his belly looks quite distended. He is behaving normally. ?
No: Your daughter is obese. Without her height, I cannot tell you exactly how overweight, but unless she is over six feet tall 145 pounds is way too much. You both need to do drastic changes to your lifestyle. You should never buy soda, juice, junk food or white bread. What she has available to her will set her choices. She also needs to start a routine of exercise - suggest starting with daily walk. ...Read more
Fussy with a cold: At 8 months, especially during the winter time, it is common for infants to be getting upper respiratory infections. They have lost all the immunity they got from you through the placenta and have to develop their own immunity by getting infections. As long as there eating well, you don't have to do much for a cold. Just suck out the excess mucous. If the child remains fussy, have her ears checked. ...Read more
High temperature : Temperature is a response to fever. Fever can be controlled with the use of antipyretics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, some doctors will alternate the two drugs. Another way of controlling temperature is by warm baths and pushing fluids. When in doubt or concerned consult your doctor. ...Read more
My 2 year old gave my one month old croop. He coughs very bad. No fever. Any treatment available?
Specify medicine: Pl specify what medicine was given for proper advice. If you meant Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the two most common meds used for children, one accidental overdose would generally not harm the child but warrants follow up with your child's doctor for Assessment of potential although rare, harmful effects on liver and kidneys, and blood testing as indicated. ...Read more
See your doctor now: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Hi, my 2 week and 3 day old baby boy is very snotty and coughing, my 2 year old daughter is the same and has been since yesterday..... My daughter was?
Snotty 2 wk baby: Most infants up to 4 months of age have nasal congestion so that is within normal limits. You have to ask yourself is he in respiratory distress? That involves any of 4 things: 1) Breathing more than 60 times/min;2) Nasal flaring each time he inhales;3) Retracting his chest wall as he inhales;4)Use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If any of those signs then to doc! Happy Mother's Day!! ...Read more
Common Complaint.: Constipation is very common problem at this age, first and foremost many parents start toilet training around this age and child's fear of the toilet seat makes them hold the stool, second drinking a whole lot of milk and lack of fiber in the diet makes them get constipated. Make him drink more fluids, eat fruits and vegetables to get fiber, make a toilet routine, prune juice may help. ...Read more
Small: Your child is small because of yours and your wife' s genes or he was born premature. There are other reasons that could also have played a role such as illness. ...Read more
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