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My 5 year old feels nauseated all the time. What could the problem be?

My 5 year old feels nauseated all the time. What could the problem be?

Lots of causes.: Constant nausea could have a number of causes, including reflux, migraines, and even stress. Please take your child to your pediatrician for a full evaluation to find out the cause;once you know the cause, then the doctor can work with you on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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How's the best way to treat nauseated kid 5 year old, sore throat cough etc, always saying i feel sick and want to vomit, thanks for the help.

How's the best way to treat nauseated kid 5 year old, sore throat cough etc, always saying i feel sick and want to vomit, thanks for the help.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): One over-the-counter medicine you could try is Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It can make kids sleepy (or a small percentage of kids can actually become a bit hyper), but it can work well on nausea. Ginger ale also helps some. I hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old use to have sleep problems then they went away now there back not wanting to go to sleep and waking up 2 or 3 times a night?

My 2.5 year old use to have sleep problems then they went away now there back not wanting to go to sleep and waking up 2 or 3 times a night?

Sleep problems: Not wanting to go to sleep can be normal in a toddler who doesn't want to miss anything, but the waking up is not. Is your toddler having night terrors? Snoring? Is there activity in the house with lights on and noise that could account for the awakenings? Please see the child's pediatrician to discuss the problem. Some children suffer from sleep apnea, important to rule out. ...Read more

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My five years old started with a cold sore for the first time. Is there any medication or treatment for this condition?

My five years old started with a cold sore for the first time. Is there any medication or treatment for this condition?

Oral herpes?: First confirm the diagnosis. Not all apparent cold sores are due to herpes. A sore inside the mouth more likely is a canker sore, not a cold sore. Effective treatment is available for oral herpes, but not before confirming the diagnosis and it needs a prescription. Take your daughter to the pediatrician right away -- the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and for effective treatment. ...Read more

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My five years old has slight fever with vomiting at least 5 times and diarrhea? How can I help him decrease his symptoms.

My five years old has slight fever with vomiting at least 5 times and diarrhea?
How can I help him decrease his symptoms.

Gastroenteritis: Continue to encourage small amounts of low sugar fluids such as pedialyte. Vomiting can be treated with rx Phenergan (promethazine) or zofran in 5 yo. Monitor closely for signs of dehydration like dry mouth, sunken eyes, lethargy. Avoid otc anti diarrheal meds and encourage bland complex carbohydrate food sources when vomiting resolves. Tylenol/ibuprofen may be used for comfort, can irritate stomach. No aspirin. ...Read more