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My Child Cold Goes Away And Comes Back
Depends: If a child has a fever, they should be home 24 hours untreated with no fever before going back to school! otherwise, if they are acting normally, eating fairly well, and sleeping at night and are pretty good with using their "secret space, " the inside of the elbow for coughing or sneezing into, and hand washing then they should be ok to be at school, i doubt they were the first case anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child comes back from her dad's with cold like symptoms. I just found out she could have been exposed to meth. How will I know for sure?
Symptoms: You can get her tested but then if she does not show any sign of anxiety, hyperactivity, tremor, fast speech etc, why bother unless you want proof for a custody issue. You should be concerned over the safety of your child when in her father's care. Perhaps asking the court to get the dad tested for drug may be a better solution. You may check with your city's child care service re. options. ...Read more
Everytime my child gets a cold she gets red very itcy (almost mosquito bite type) spots on her lower back and legs. what could it be?
Perhaps these are: not colds but actually allergic reactions. Then, these may be hives (the itchy rash) and the congestion/cough may be part of that allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help for both, but please speak with her pediatrician to better diagnose and treat this problem. If you are a Prime member, you also could consult one us through there. ...Read more
Cold related color?: Usually quick changes in skin color can be related to blood vessels. In this case, if blood vessels get small to conserve heat, color will turn more white. If they stay that way, you may see blue. When the vessels get bigger again, you may see flushing, or pink to red. Some people have more reactive vessels than others, and some can experience pain/tingling with this, such as with reynaud's. ...Read more
I am preagnent with my 3 child comfirmed by drocor. But why is it when i take a preagnency test its always comes back negatived? Should i be worried?
Exercise a cold?: There is a very simple rule. If your symptoms are above the neck, do anything you want. If your symptoms are also below the neck -- fever, muscle aches, fatigue, for example -- you should avoid exertion. Sitting in warm water is not a problem with a cold, but anything that makes you shiver will just make it harder to fight off your illness. A chest cold is just a cold with post nasal drip. ...Read more
No need to stay out: Rsv is responsible for 70% of common cold like symptoms in season & not considered a general health threat.Good handwashing, covering a cough, tossing used tissues, etc. Are considered adequate control measures for those who may have minor symptoms. Rsv probably infects at least half of us every season if we have significant exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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