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Can my 3 year old son get sick from my 1 year old son who has 2 ear infections?

Can my 3 year old son get sick from my 1 year old son who has 2 ear infections?

Not from ears: Ear infections themselves are not communicable. The viral infection that the ear infected son has may be contagious. Then the other child may come down with an ear infection. But otherwise, no. No communicable. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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My niece (1 year old) has had a fever for 3 days. What can I do?

My niece (1 year old) has had a fever for 3 days. What can I do?

How is she acting: If your niece is otherwise fine, is eating well, is playful when her fever is down and is not in pain or lethargic you can watch her for another day or two, If she appears ill, does not lower her temp with acetaminophen, is not acting well she should be seen. She will, if the fever persists, need a urine test and an exam ...Read more

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What if i'm 22 years old and my 16 year old girlfriend has a baby?

What if i'm 22 years old and my 16 year old girlfriend has a baby?

Depends: In years gone by and various cultures this would not be considered much of a question.Many families started this way.Today, depending on the state, you may end up with a felony conviction for statutory rape. This is the process where you did it and it doesn't matter if she was willing.The state does not consider her old enough to make that decision.Get a lawyer. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old son has a persistent cough?

My 7 yr old son has a persistent cough?

Check for allergies: Try getting him checked for possible environmental and/or food allergies which can often cause chronic coughing. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a chest cough solution?

My 2 year old son has a chest cough solution?

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

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Help docs! my 3 yr old has had a fever for 4 days?

Help docs! my 3 yr old has had a fever for 4 days?

FEVER: Mostly caused by viruses, low to high grade fever, gets better in 3-5 days, max 7-10 days. As long as the child is acting ok, drinking and peeing well, give Acetaminophen 4-6 hourly for fever 101 f or above. If sick looking, not eating or drinking well, fever more than 104.5 needs to be seen. If you are in an area where there is outbreak of a new infectiion, e.g. Meningitis, see the doc asap. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has a temp of 101.4?

My 8 year old son has a temp of 101.4?

?head Cold/Viral: If it is like a head cold, tylenol (acetaminophen) may be all that he needs. But watch out for any signs of meningitis which would cause headache, drowsiness/lethargy and can make a child ill very quickly. In that case you need to be prepared to take him to an er or to your peditrician(i hope he has a pediatric doctor to help/guide you). Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be repeated every 6 hourly and will keep fever down and comfort. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter has a fever of 101.3, what should I do?

My 3 month old daughter has a fever of 101.3, what should I do?

Get her evaluated.: Fever at this young age usually necessitates an evaluation with your pediatrician to ascertain if there are any signs or symptoms of a serious "bacterial" infection. Fever is merely a symptom-understanding what is causing it is important and difficult in infants versus older children. ...Read more

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My 3 years old has tummy pain and fever?

My 3 years old has tummy pain and fever?

It depends: If the fever is >101 for more than a couple of days, he is vomiting or having excessive diarrhea, he should be checked by his doctor. If it is mild, you may be able to help him with just simple home care. Increase clear fluids such as pedialyte or watered down gatorade, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, etc), tylenol, (acetaminophen) and rest. ...Read more

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My 7 year old has had a fever and headache for 3 days now. Any suggestions?

My 7 year old has had a fever and headache for 3 days now. Any suggestions?

7 yrs old fever/head: It depends on his age, how high is the temp, how severe is the headache.Are there any other symptoms, is he able to bend his neck all the way down, does he act and look sick.If in doubt have him get checked by his doctor.It may be a viral infection or something more serious. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has biliary atresia and she's started complaining of tummy. She doesn't have a temperature in fact she feels very cool?

My 3 year old daughter has biliary atresia and she's started complaining of tummy. She doesn't have a temperature in fact she feels very cool?

Prob. constipatios: This can be a complex issue depending on whether your childhas a successful kasai procedure or not. In general, the most common reason for tummy aches at this age is constitpation. However, if it continues, evaluation by your primary provider is the first step to decide the cause. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old son has a temp of 35.6-35.7 is it normal?

Temp: is he sick? if not that temp is fairly normal. If you need to consult a doctor then perform a virtual consult for further help ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has a white rash on knee?

My 3 yr old has a white rash on knee?

Some possibilities: A white rash (one that is lighter than the surrounding skin) on the knee can be from eczema (dry, sensitive skin that's prone to itching), from a reaction to trauma (bumps and scrapes), from a reaction to any prior rash or scratching, from a birthmark that didn't tan as much as the rest of the knee, from vitiligo (an auto-immune problem), etc... The primary doctor can take a look. ...Read more

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Why has my 3 year old daughter got vaginal discharge?

Why has my 3 year old daughter got vaginal discharge?

Several Possibilitie: Good question.Can be infection such as yeast or strep throat.Could be irritation from bubble bath or some such.Could be a foerign body in the inner parts of the vagina causing inflammation.Call your pediatrician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has had a cough for the past month. Should I have her seen?

My 4 year old has had a cough for the past month. Should I have her seen?

See pediatrician: You should probably see physician. Chronic cough can frequently be related to allergy or asthma.Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux sometimes affects bronchus causing cough. Obvious sometimes viruses can initiate the problem and take weeks to clear, some of the above causes can be treated medically. ...Read more

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My 3 yrs old daugther have a hard lump behind of her left ear she have that since she was 3 months old..

My 3 yrs old daugther have a hard lump behind of her left ear she have that since she was 3 months old..

Post-auricular node: There a lymph node behind the ear called post-auricular lymph node and sometimes it gets larger with minor infections of the scalp. sometimes it remains palpable (you can feel it) for a long time. As long as its small ( ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has muscus in his poop and smells really sour, he has had it for at least 3/4 weeks ?

My 3 year old son has muscus in his poop and smells really sour, he has had it for at least 3/4 weeks ?

Mucous: Children do swallow quite a bit of mucous from their nose and throat (they aren't particularly effective at blowing their nose or coughing phlegm out). This can end up in their stool as well. If the stool is very loose, more than 4-5 times per day, there may be an infection cause, and your child should be seen by his doctor. ...Read more

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Can my 3 year old daughter have celiac?

Can my 3 year old daughter have celiac?

.: Celiac disease can be diagnosed with screening blood test, to check for specific serology. If you suspect that your baby has celiac, with poor weigh gain, being irritable or any other reason, contact your physician for the appropriate examination and blood tests. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has rectal bleeding when he has a bowel movement?

My 3 year old son has rectal bleeding when he has a bowel movement?

Constipation : Chronic and moderate severity is causing the rectal bleeding. You need to be aggressive with managing this problem.Else he will suffer from fecal soiling and UTI as a consequence.He will be scared to move his bowels especially with associated abdominal pain and rectal pain . Get him checked by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What should I do if my 3 year old has a fever of 103.1?

What should I do if my 3 year old has a fever of 103.1?

Call your doctor: While temps of 103 are usually viral, you should call your pediatrician to discuss the signs and symptoms. It could be an ear infection, pneumonia, lyme disease and many other infections. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever of 101.2 after being outside all day. Should i worry? What can I do to help her.

My 3 year old has a fever of 101.2 after being outside all day. Should i worry? What can I do to help her.

Fever: If it is summer in your locality, make sure that the fever is not from dehydration. If she is not uncomfortable/restless, try not to give a fever reducer unless her temperature continues to rise but instead urge her to drink lots of fluids. Recheck her temperature every 4 hrs. In colder climates, fever is caused by infection ; if persistent after 24 hrs with added symptoms, bring her to thedoctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever and throat hurts what medicine should I give him?

My 3 year old has a fever and throat hurts what medicine should I give him?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): For symptomatic relief- tylenol (acetaminophen). But see your pediatrician in am to make sure he does not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever. His hands, feet and lips are cold should I take him to the hospital??

Fever: Bring his fever down first. The cold hands, feet and lips are from the central temperature being elevated. Fever is the body's natural way of showing that we are fighting infections. If he still has concerning symptoms after you reduce the fever, then to the ER. ...Read more

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My three year old has a fever of 101 and diarrhea. Should I be worried?

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My three year old has a fever of 101 and diarrhea.  Should I be worried?

Pediatrician: Yes, please see your pediatrician or primary care specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, My 3 year old has been getting fevers going to 38degrees every night for the past week. Paracetamol is dropping it but it comes back in the night.

Hi, My 3 year old has been getting fevers going to 38degrees every night for the past week. Paracetamol is dropping it but it comes back in the night.

Not impressive: A low grade fever like this will often accompany a mild viral illness. If it does not otherwise alter his activities I would ignore it. It doesn't need meds. It should pass in a few days. If his feeding & play are off or he develops other specific symptoms he should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has had a fever for 9 days low grade to 103. Her blood work was ok with elevated monocytes ... ne for flu .. no meds .. what could it b?

My 3 year old has had a fever for 9 days low grade to 103. Her blood work was ok with elevated monocytes ... ne for flu .. no meds .. what could it b?

Fever + ?? symptoms: Normal blood work except elevated monos suggests a viral infection, and there are other viruses in additon to influenza that can cause fevers, but usually there are other symptoms and findings on exam to support dx, ie, cough, congestion, diarrhea. Children this age do get infectious mono, but usually with sore throat and nodes. Has urine been checked for UTI? Repeat exam in 5 days if still T ...Read more

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My 3 year old has fever, diarrhoea and some pinkish blood in her stool. Can anyone advise what this might be?

My 3 year old has fever, diarrhoea and some pinkish blood in her stool. Can anyone advise what this might be?

Blood in stool: This pattern is consistent with several forms of infectious diarrhea. This can include the bacteria salmonella, shigella, e.Coli & viruses. I would routinely obtain a stool culture on such a case as treatment varies. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has had a fever now for 24 hours straight we have been giving him Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) on and off. Should we take him to the dr or just try and ride it out ?

My 3 year old has had a fever now for 24 hours straight   we have been giving him Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen)  on and off. Should we take him to the dr or just try and ride it out ?

How high?: You do not mention how high the fever is. If you have a temp that is less than 100.5 rectal, and your child otherwise looks good, i would try to give him a tepid bath and maybe some popsicles. Low grade temps are part of the immune system trying to fight off an infection. I would not recommend alternating Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) for this. Any other symptoms? If you have any concern go to the dr. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a fever of 100.3, and he is frequently been going to the bathroom with only a little bit of urination each time. ?

My 3 year old son has a fever of 100.3, and he is frequently been going to the bathroom with only a little bit of urination each time. 
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Possible UTI: Symptoms suspicious for a bladder infection. Encourage fluids and give Tylenol (acetaminophen). Have him checked and his urine examined and if positive be started on an antibiotic. All the best and I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a fever of 103 and an extremely rapid heart rate, but no other symptoms. Is the rapid heart rate normal or do I need to go er?

My 3 year old son has a fever of 103 and an extremely rapid heart rate, but no other symptoms. Is the rapid heart rate normal or do I need to go er?

Normal increase: Thhe effect of fever on a kids system includes an acceleration of the heart rate by about 10 beats/min per degree fahrenheight. There is also an increase in the breathing rate by 5 breaths/min. If all you have is fever and the natural heard and breathing response, a fever reducer and observation is in order.A regullar office visit later is fine if you decide to. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a fever, cough and runny nose what should I do? Rush him to the doctor or try to break whatever it is?

My 3 year old son has a fever, cough and runny nose what should I do? Rush him to the doctor or try to break whatever it is?

Comfort measures: The average 3yo will have 5 respiratory & 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr.Many will have fever/most will self heal. Fever is not the enemy it is a signal that a kids system is trying to make the body too hot for germs to reproduce.It also increases blood flow & allows the immune system to kick in faster. If the kid is hydrated enough to pee every 6 hrs he can wait overnight & be reassessed in the am. ...Read more

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My three year old daughter has low grade fever with cough that keeps getting worse. On/off for almost a month. Ear infection gone. What could it be?

My three year old daughter has low grade fever with cough that keeps getting worse. On/off for almost a month. Ear infection gone. What could it be?

Cough: Some viruses may cause lingering coughs, but usually the fever has settled. Have her rechecked for persistent infection or reactive airway disease (asthma). All the best sorting this out. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has 101.7 fever since tonight. Would it be safe for him to travel by plane (3h) and train (3h) tomorrow morning, to go on holiday?

My 3 year old son has 101.7 fever since tonight. Would it be safe for him to travel by plane (3h) and train (3h) tomorrow morning, to go on holiday?

Fever: The answer to travel with fever depends on the cause. If the child has not been evaluated by a doctor for this fever, then there is no way to ensure the safety during a trip. It is important to know the source of the fever. ...Read more

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What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

Treat for comfort...: Fever is the body's response 2 infection or inflammation. It is unnecessary to bring your child's temperature down. Lukewarm water baths may helpful. Use acetominophen or Ibuprofen 2 help relieve aches + pains connected w illness. Call your doctor right away if your child has fever w severe headache, is irritable, has a rash, has burning when urinating, blood in stool, or vomiting, is dehydrated. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has been having a fever of 102-103 the last 24 hrs. Ibuprofen helps for a few hours. He's been shivering and also had a headache. Advice?

My 3 year old has been having a fever of 102-103 the last 24 hrs. Ibuprofen helps for a few hours. He's been shivering and also had a headache. Advice?

Treat the fever. : Use tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hrs by weight. Give tepid baths. If this is a viral syndrome, then it wil resolve within the next12-24 hrs. If new symptoms begin or the current ones do not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a fever of over 104 for 8 days and moans of stomach ache and legs hurting she is sleeping a lot too?

My 3 year old daughter has had a fever of over 104 for 8 days and moans of stomach ache and legs hurting she is sleeping a lot too?

Needs eval: If this kid has been this hot for this long she needs to be evaluated today & hospitalized if no easy solution is evident. ...Read more