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My Daughter Is Sick With A Virus Now She Has Diarrheaa What Can We Do For It
Keep hydrated: The most important thing is to make sure your child stays hydrated. Give her small sips of water frequently. If she doesnt' want to eat solid food don't force it. She should be urinating at least every 8 hours and if she isn't please make an appt with your pediatrician to get her checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a question about stomach viruses. My daughter is extremely sick right now and my son has it too. Best treatments?
Offer small portions: There are different causes for vomiting. Obviously viral gastroenteritis is among the more common reasons. If not kept hydrated with oral electrolyte fluids, this can lead to dehydration. Try pedialyte popsicles, or offer one spoonful at a time; or try electrolyte solution given with a water pistol. The secret is small portions. However, if this proves unsuccessful as well, you need to see md. ...Read more
19th mth old daughter just recovered fm viral.Now gums seem severly inflammed.It just bled when she hit .Could it be due to virus or other gums issue?
Viral infection: There is a childhood viral illness that sounds like your description. ...Read more
My daughter has been sick for two weeks, has has greenish mucus, no fever and doc said it was a virus but she has a lingering cough ?
Pneumonia?: A typical viral illness will last about a week, so since patient has been sick for 2 weeks it may be more than a viral illness. Is the cough day and night? Is pt short of breath. Is nasal congestion, nasal discharge the predominant symptom? This may be pneumonia or sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
13 month old daughter has fever 104.2, comes down with motrin for about 2hrs. Son was sick yesterday, dr said its a virus. Take her to er? Or wait?
Temp is high: She should go to the er with a temperature of 104.2. It might be a different thing and you would be safer to know. ...Read more
My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495
Hard to be sure: When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive.The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage.Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can.I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my daughter is 4 months old she's been fighting a virus for more that two week now and she's also got a eye infection but it don't seem to be going?
Superinfection: Colds, or upper respiratory infections, are most commonly cause by viral infections which resolve on their own in 3-7 days. Viral infections do NOT respond to antibiotics. However, when your immune system is taxed by fighting the viral infection, bacterial infections can set in. Symptoms that do not improve within a few days, worsening symptoms, new fever or chest pain warrants a doctor visit. ...Read more
My nearly 2 yr old daughter had a fever for 3 days. Now the fever has ended but she has a rash on her lips & a little around her mouth. Is this virus?
Probably: Yes this rash is likely due to a virus. I am assuming she is feeling better now that the fever has ended. The rash could occur on other parts of her body too. You can apply moisturizer to the rash. If the rash worsens and/or she starts feeling sick again, make sure to call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter getting over fever virus. Allergies and ear inf. For three says poop has blood in it. Normal or poop a day now she has urge to go 4 or 5times?
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool of children is not as serious a concern as it is in adults because colorectal cancer is so truly rare in children. The most common cause of rectal blood in children is an anal fissue, especially with constipation, in which passing a large, hard bm overstretches the anus and a small tear develops that can bleed. A gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder (otc) will help. ...Read more
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