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My three year old has nasal congestion, tired, and wants to be held all the time. What can I do to help her symptoms?

My three year old has nasal congestion, tired, and wants to be held all the time. What can I do to help her symptoms?

Saline spray: Saline nasal stay may help clear his secretions and make him more comfortable. He probably just has a cold. If it lasts over a week or he gets fevers call his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 year old melatonin? He's 3 years old and never seems to get tired. He stays up til 11:30-12 at night. We've tried the whole routine thing. I've tried doing a visual sticker game with him, which works up to the point of going to bed... He j

Can I give my 3 year old melatonin? He's 3 years old and never seems to get tired. He stays up til 11:30-12 at night. We've tried the whole routine thing. I've tried doing a visual sticker game with him, which works up to the point of going to bed... He j

Melatonin: Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain which helps to control sleep rhythms in healthy people. It has been used as a supplement for years by adults with insomnia or shift-work jobs that may interfere with the body's natural circadian rhythm. The use in kids with sleep disorders have grown rapidly in the last few years because of its good safety profile. Lifestyle changes are the best ways to help a child go to sleep at night such as having a bedtime routine involving calm activities before bed, no tv before bed, no caffeine, and placing the child in a dark, quiet room. If these have been tried and do not work, then giving melatonin (1mg to 3mg 30 minutes before bed) for a few days to weeks is considered safe. This can help regulate your child's sleep cycle. If your child is continuing to require melatonin to sleep after a few weeks, then you should discuss this with your child's doctor. Your child may have a medical reason causing them to be unable to sleep such as attention deficit disorder or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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My 3? Year old? Suffers from hives and I am tired of going to doctors with no answers. Shoudl I see a pediatric allergist?

My 3? Year old? Suffers from hives and I am tired of going to doctors with no answers. Shoudl I see a pediatric allergist?

Pediatrics: I think that you should check with your pediatrician first, and they may refer you to a specialist who has completed a pediatric residency and fellowship.
There are a number of conditions related to hives, and trying to establish the triggers is an important part of the management. ...Read more

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3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

Biopsy: There are many possibilities, the only definitive answer will be to do an excisional biopsy. I recommend you discuss these options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old gets bronchiolitis 3-6 times a year. Pediatric says normal? I want another opinion. Tired of seeing her hospitalized.! specialists?

My 3 yr old gets bronchiolitis 3-6 times a year. Pediatric says normal? I want another opinion. Tired of seeing her hospitalized.! specialists?

? Asthma: Perhaps your child has asthma or another lung issue. A pediatric pulmonologist or allergist could help. The american lung association has useful information about respiratory disorders. ...Read more

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Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read more

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Why do I feel exhausted and what can I do to make this fatigue go away? (22 year old female) for the last few years, I am always tired no matter what I do. I have tried vitamin b-12, vitamin b complex, multivitamin, iron, sleeping 6 hours regularly, sleep

Why do I feel exhausted and what can I do to make this fatigue go away? (22 year old female) for the last few years, I am always tired no matter what I do. I have tried vitamin b-12, vitamin b complex, multivitamin, iron, sleeping 6 hours regularly, sleep

Most: Most doctors are taught that lab results that are in the "reference range" are normal, even when people don't feel well. This may have been the case with your "normal" bloodwork.
Your symptoms of fatigue, muscle pain and weakness could be related to low thyroid function, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances and/or nutrient deficiencies. Especially because your symptoms are getting worse, you need to see a doctor who will run a thorough panel of lab tests, including several thyroid tests (not just a tsh), hormone levels, vitamin levels, and adrenal tests, who will interpret the results correctly in light of your symptoms, and be able to prescribe effective treatment. A comprehensive approach is the most likely to help you feel like yourself again. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old, 5 months pregnant with my second baby. I am always tired and pant/gasp a lot even with the slightest effort or a few steps.

I am 23 years old, 5 months pregnant with my second baby. I am always tired and pant/gasp a lot even with the slightest effort or a few steps.

See your OB: You need to discuss this with your OB, who knows you history. You may need your thyroid checked. Also, the stress on the heart at this time could unmask underlying cardiac disease. Talk to your OB. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old, I am always tired I have mood swings and bad anxiety. It affects my daily life. Loud noises and my children crying make me very anxious and nervous. When they are crying it feels like it's 10x louder than it really is. I am always so ti

I am 25 years old, I am always tired I have mood swings and bad anxiety. It affects my daily life. Loud noises and my children crying make me very anxious and nervous. When they are crying it feels like it's 10x louder than it really is. I am always so ti

Evaluation: An evaluation by a psychiatrist can be very helpful to manage mood/anxiety and perhaps talk about resources for stress management. Anxiety and mood changes are quite treatable and support can help manage resources and decrease stress which is optimal. ...Read more

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I am feeling always tired, muscle stretch. I am 33 years old having 106 kg weight 6.2 feet hieght, Please advise?

I am feeling always tired, muscle stretch. I am 33 years old having 106 kg weight 6.2 feet hieght, Please advise?

Healthy habits...: You fall in an overweight range, your ideal weight would be between 150-194 lbs (68-88 kgs), no more nor less. If you are not very active this may cause symptoms of tiredness and fatigue unless you suffer of any illnesses that can give you these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy start a routine of exercise 15 mins most days of the week with a target of 45 mins each day. Eat fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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My girl 3 years old has a fever with no other symptoms. Only fever, feeling fatigue & sleepy. She also refuses eating. What's the reason?

My girl 3 years old has a fever with no other symptoms. Only fever, feeling fatigue & sleepy. She also refuses eating. What's the reason?

Viral?: Your baby most likely has a viral illness that is causing some nausea so she does not eat. She may have less fatigue after her fever comes down and you can do that with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If she still continues to refuse to eat, try to give her small sips of fluids so she stays hydrated. If she gets worse or you cannot get her to take fluids, she will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My children is 3 years old she is alway tired and she said foot ache and alway his body is hot and angry alway hair is weet what's reason please help?

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My children is 3 years old she is alway tired and she said foot ache and alway his body is hot and angry alway hair is weet what's reason please help?

See doctor: This is not normal. Conditions such as malabsorption of nutrients, anemia, infection, heart disease, thyroid disease, immune defect, etc need be ruled out. She needs prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! Antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! Antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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3 yr old keep s getting spots different places on body. Sometimes little whiteheads. Been going on for about 4 months. Compains of tiredness

Difficult to say: Skin diagnosis requires a visual assessment. Recurrent spots can arise from a variety of sources from food allergy to bug bites. An office evaluation may help define the cause. ...Read more

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I think I have a metabolism problem. My dr says everything is ok. I weight 250 and 5 ft 3. I have gained 50 pounds in about a year. I'm always tired to?

I think I have a metabolism problem. My dr says everything is ok. I weight 250 and 5 ft 3. I have gained 50 pounds in about a year. I'm always tired to?

Elevated BMI: Your dr probably said all is okay based on normal labs (thyroid, etc). A 50 lb weight ain in 1 yr is clearly abnormal & a multifactorial process is likely at play. Endocrinological causes should be ruled out. Certain medications, depression, sedentary life style (enforced or not), are some of the causes. Work on your diet and instill a regular exercise program until things are figured out. ...Read more

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I've had my periods for over a year, and I'm over 2 weeks late. There's no way I'm pregnet as I'm a virgin. I've gained weight and am now always tired.

I've had my periods for over a year, and I'm over 2 weeks late. There's no way I'm pregnet as I'm a virgin. I've gained weight and am now always tired.

Weight gain: Is a common reason for abnormal cycles. As you gain weight, your hormones become increasingly abnormal. Your body can compensate for a while but then loses that ability and periods become irregular (usually longer between menstrual bleeding). You could be Insulin resistant (pre-diabetic), which contributes to weight gain. See your gynecologist to discuss. ...Read more

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I have had little to no sex drive for past year seems to have disappeared and I'm always tired. Should I get blood work done? I'm 22 male. Thanks

I have had little to no sex drive for past year seems to have disappeared and I'm always tired. Should I get blood work done? I'm 22 male. Thanks

Hhypogonadism/hypoth: Allow your physician to check for metabolic reasons that could be causing a low libido as well, like low thyroid or low testosterone (hypogonadism), but the previous physicians are absolutely correct in that those are the more common reasons. ...Read more

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I have cronic sleep disorder, I have not slept in over a year now, can you help me please? I have tried every possible OTC sleep aide and they are ineffective, im always tired and drained, my sleep receptors are stuck in the off position. It has really ef

I have cronic sleep disorder, I have not slept in over a year now, can you help me please? I have tried every possible OTC sleep aide and they are ineffective, im always tired and drained, my sleep receptors are stuck in the off position. It has really ef

Please: Please see your physician and get a referral to a sleep specialist. They can do a sleep study and see what is happening to your brainwaves while you try to sleep. It will give them a clue as to what to do to help you. They are very successful. Best wishes. ...Read more