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Can I have my daughter check by a pedia even if we don't have insurance?

Can I have my daughter check by a pedia even if we don't have insurance?

Clinic available: Yes, im sure there a free clinics available in texas. Ask your church or locl social organization for help. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta

Can I give my 3 month OTC pedia care daytime multi-symptoms cold medicine? She weighs 18.lbs. Acta

Usually in babies: We try to use nasal saline drops for nasal congestion. If coughing or sneezing see her pediatrician. However Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be safe to use ...Read more

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Does pedia sure help to weight gain for 16 year age?

Does pedia sure help to weight gain for 16 year age?

Depends: Any calorie intake in excess of what you burn off daily will help you add weight. Ensure or Pediasure are balanced supplements that can do this. However, simply eating more can just add fat, not lean muscle which is what most would prefer, An exercise routine with mixed cardio and resistance exercise can enable muscle growth. ...Read more

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My age is 20, sex male, wight 45kg. Without gastric problem I don't have much problem. But I cant gain my wight much. What can I do now? Should I take pedia sure, and if I should what type of pediasure I shoul take.

My age is 20, sex male, wight 45kg. Without gastric problem I don't have much problem. But I cant gain my wight much. What can I do now? Should I take pedia sure, and if I should what type of pediasure I shoul take.

Other supplement: At your age if you want to use a supplement I'd choose one for adults such as Ensure or Boost. Of course, there is also just the old upping your caloric intake every day by 20%. Also, has doctor checked things like your thyroid function to make sure that's not your problem? Sounds like time to discuss concern with doctor and a good dietician! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for pedia risk for infection?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for pedia risk for infection?

Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to consult with and cite your training materials when you complete your homework. The jargon is specific and identifiable to such settings. This site is here to provide information to patients who have medical problems. ...Read more

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15months old taking PB 14gr 2x/day. Its been 3 months now. No blood lab req by pedia. What possible effect if low/high dosage if not therapeutic?

15months old taking PB 14gr 2x/day. Its been 3 months now. No blood lab req by pedia. What possible effect if low/high dosage if not therapeutic?

Phenobarbital: If the level was therapeutic 3 months ago, it's likely therapeutic now unless there has been a lot of weigh gain since then. If dose too low, seizures may recur. If too high, sedation and slowed learning. If child is acting normally, the dose is probably not too high ...Read more

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My one year 5months daughter has been coughing at night. I went to see a pedia and she said it is an allergy. How do I know what she is allergic to.

My one year 5months daughter has been coughing at night. I went to see a pedia and she said it is an allergy. How do I know what she is allergic to.

See an Allergist: There are many possibilities food? Dust mites? Pets? But allergist would 1st take a careful history (ie., do allergies run in your family? Etc), &possibly due a few simple scratch tests (usually better than blood test & feels like a prick with a toothpick. Not needle). Sometimes no cause is found but allergist can help with simple treatment measures. We see this type of cough often...Don't worry. ...Read more

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My son is 8 now, done with pilori test and results were ok according to Pedia. Was advised next test should be endoscopy. Pain occurs also when stress?

My son is 8 now, done with pilori test and results were ok according to Pedia. Was advised next test should be endoscopy. Pain occurs also when stress?

Abdominal pains: Yes. Blood test of pylori are not accurate. Next test would be scoping and cultures for it from the gut. Even though pain with stress, need scope to r/o pylori and see if reflux. ...Read more

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Hi where do we get the history of immunization if pedia or dr already passed away?

Hi where do we get the history of immunization if pedia or dr already passed away?

School: The last school you attended will have a copy of your immunizations. ...Read more

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Sir is it possible for a girl to grow two to three inches after 23 with daily exercise n pedia sure consumption?

Sir is it possible for a girl to grow two to three inches after 23 with daily exercise n pedia sure consumption?

No: There is no diet /exercise or medication that will promote linear growth in a 23 year old. Girls will grow about 3 inches after their first period and then stop. Growth centers close in response to the same hormones that make you cycle. Once closed they cannot reopen. ...Read more

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Hi doctor my son is 3 year old I need to know how many bottles of pedia sure should he needs per day he don't. Eat anything.

Hi doctor my son is 3 year old I need to know how many bottles of pedia sure should he needs per day he don't. Eat anything.

Pediasure: As a temporary supplement is usually used once per day. It is very high in sugar, so excellent dental hygiene is a necessity. Take care not to offer the Pediasure at meal time, or as a meal substitute, as many children will drink it preferentially and avoid a normal diet. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1y3m is only 9.5 kg and pedia said she underweight she has been given vits and all, she eats almost anything. What to do?

My daughter is 1y3m is only 9.5 kg and pedia said she underweight she has been given vits and all, she eats almost anything. What to do?

Review Growth: Her current weight for age is appropriate. Her pediatrician likely has several previous measurements that will provide a more accurate trend of growth over time. Discuss her growth with her Peds next visit, there may very little need for any intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son always had a cough. His pedia say, he has asthma. For more than a year now, every month he takes medicine. Is this still normal?

My 4 year old son always had a cough. His pedia say, he has asthma. For more than a year now, every month he takes medicine. Is this still normal?

Yea: Persistent cough particularly night time coughing which may also include wheezing is often one of the most common symptoms of asthma. If he is coughing that much, it doesn't sound like his asthma is well controlled. He should probably be on a preventative medicine that he takes daily rather than just a rescue medicine (albuterol). ...Read more

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6 y/o son has problems with bowels since he was 2. Gave him pedia lax liquid, not much passed but looked like tissue n blood! First time given! ?

6 y/o son has problems with bowels since he was 2. Gave him pedia lax liquid, not much passed but looked like tissue n blood! First time given! ?

Constipation: Change his diet by reducing the milk and milk products in his diet. Make sure he drinks 6 glasses of water. Push fruits and vegetables. Add nuts, figs, raisins, prunes and dates to his diet. Increase the amount of high fiber cereal in his diet. If sll else fails use miralax (polyethylene glycol) ...Read more

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9 month old baby boy won't drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

9 month old baby boy won't drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read more

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Baby just had 6 month boosters. Fussy & lethargic. What can I do to make him feel better besides pedia-tylenol?

Baby just had 6 month boosters. Fussy & lethargic. What can I do to make him feel better besides pedia-tylenol?

Bath: A warm bath sometimes helps. Beyond that, even if you don't use tylenol, (acetaminophen) he'll likely feel better within 24-48 hours. If he's not himself longer than that, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half (rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate relief with suppository, see a doctor. ...Read more

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One testicle of 2 month old baby is 3 times larger than the other, pedia ask to wait & observe & recommeng operation. Is this normal or alarming?

One testicle of 2 month old baby is 3 times larger than the other, pedia ask to wait & observe & recommeng operation. Is this normal or alarming?

Hydrocele: The most common cause for inequality of testicular size is a hydrocele which is just a collection of fluid around the testicle. Oftentimes, the fluid is resorbed in time and will eventually disappear. Caution should be observed that in a few cases a hydrocele may be associated with a hernia. Although benign in nature, it may not be a bad idea to consult a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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My daughter just had her 2nd dose of vaccines 2 days ago on her 4 month visit. I noticed today that it feels hard. Should I take her to her pedia?

My daughter just had her 2nd dose of vaccines 2 days ago on her 4 month visit. I noticed today that it feels hard. Should I take her to her pedia?

No need: This happens sometimes. Trying gently massaging the area and using a warm compress a few times a day for a day or so. It is most likely just a local reaction that is normal as the body is doing its job to make antibodies to the vaccine. A small amount of fluid collects in the muscle for a few days. It should go away soon. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has been having between 2-6 headaches a month for 5 years. General Neuro exam was normal at pedia. Office, but should I push MRI?

My 10 year old son has been having between 2-6 headaches a month for 5 years. General Neuro exam was normal at pedia. Office, but should I push MRI?

Not justified: When a neuro exam & or history points to a specific suspicion, it is worth the effort and certainly better than the crude exams we did 4 decades ago. Early on the insurers realized it was often used as a fishing expedition or to calm fears. Now they won't pay for it unless it meets basic criteria. If you are ready to pay several grand out of pocket, fine, but I wouldn't. ...Read more

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My daughter is a 7 months old and has findings in her xray that she has pnuemonitis, bilateral. The pedia advices that only of fluid intakes. Pls adv.

My daughter is a 7 months old and has findings in her xray that she has pnuemonitis, bilateral. The pedia advices that only of fluid intakes. Pls adv.

Temperature monitor: If your daughter appears well and does not have a high temperature, it is more likely to be viral. Keeping her well hydrated and monitoring her temperature is important in addition to following up. ...Read more

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Can I give my 21 month old pedia care for a cold and zyrtec (cetirizine) for her allergies?

Can I give my 21 month old pedia care for a cold and zyrtec (cetirizine) for her allergies?

OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are FDA approved for children aged 2 years and older. Guaifenesin is generally regarded as safe as long as not combined with other medications such as decongestants or cough suppressants. These medications do not treat the illness, they mask the symptoms to promote comfort and rest. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is fine for 6 months + ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my baby has high arched palate. My pedia said that it would be alright.?

Should I be concerned if my baby has high arched palate. My pedia said that it would be alright.?

High arched palate: Unless there is another issue, I would agree with your pediatrician and not be concerned about it. In itself, it is not problematic at this time (and perhaps never). When your child is about 1 year old (or when he\she starts to get teeth), see a dentist for the first check-up. This should be done for all children. Later on you may be referred to an orthodontist to evaluate teeth\jaw development. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if metronidazole IVTT is given 500mg accidentally instead of only 125mg? Possible effect to a pedia?

Is it dangerous if metronidazole IVTT is given 500mg accidentally instead of only 125mg? Possible effect to a pedia?

Metronidazole: This dose of metronidazole is not particularly dangerous. Often 500 mg is administered orally as a single dose three times a day. Intravenous dosing is faster and the peak concentration of the medication is higher than with oral dosing. But this dose is not toxic. What do you mean by possible effect to a pedia? ...Read more

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My 2month old baby has rash on her face that I think is not a normal rash, shud I take her to her pedia or to a dermatologist?

My 2month old baby has rash on her face that I think is not a normal rash, shud I take her to her pedia or to a dermatologist?

Most peds can help: Baby care in the first months is often marked by heightened skin sensitivity, baby acne, seborrhea & other issues that peds see routinely. ...Read more

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2 year old twin boys vomiting and was 102.0 but now its 100.3 they cant really hold anything down I have pedia pops what to do? Lil worried

2 year old twin boys vomiting and was 102.0 but now its 100.3 they cant really hold anything down I have pedia pops what to do? Lil worried

Not fun!: 2year old twins! The most important thing is to keep them hydrated. I used to sit with my sick kid in front of a Disney movie and give her 1tablespoon of fluid (pedialyte) every 5-10 minutes. If she vomited then I would continue anyways. Usually 1-2 movies and we were back on track. You'll need an assistant! If the children stop crying tears or don't pee in 6 hours you should go to ER. ...Read more

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How I will check sugar free (sugar alcohol) syrup have cariostatic potential (anti- carious properties)? how its better than sugar syrup in pedia.

How I will check sugar free (sugar alcohol) syrup have cariostatic potential (anti- carious properties)? how its better than sugar syrup in pedia.

Xylitol only: Is the healthy sugar alternative & is perfect for diabetics. Benefits include dramatic tooth decay reduction. Safe and available. ...Read more

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I am taking coamoxiclav 625mg 2x/day. Is it safe to continue breastfeeding my 2year old toddler? My son's pedia says it's safe but I want to be sure.

I am taking coamoxiclav 625mg 2x/day. Is it safe to continue breastfeeding my 2year old toddler? My son's pedia says it's safe but I want to be sure.

Sure: Sure this is fine. Your pediatrician is astute in her assessment! Hope you are better and thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more