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What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread , Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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What is a good non-prescription medication for a child with add to take?

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What is a good non-prescription medication for a child with add to take?

ADD kids: If the child is already properly diagnosed and not "mildly" affected...Add can severely affect the child immediately and his life in the future, if not treated properly. There is no time to waste to try otc. No doctor would suggest otc. Any of the parents have add or history of alcohol and drug use? And the elder generations?.. ...Read more

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Whats a good, tasty diet for constipation for a child?

Whats a good, tasty diet for constipation for a child?

Fruits and veggie...: You do not state the age of the child, but generally speaking, increase water intake, poor water intake is a common cause of constipation, make sure you limit milk to 2 to 3 cups a day if over 2 years old, avoid processed foods, add oatmeal mixed with fruit. Some veggies and fruits constipate, banana, apple, carrots. Rice. Easy way to remember is any fruit that starts with "p" makes you go. ...Read more

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Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Mostly treat symptom: Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is a upper respiratory infection of viral origin and as such is normally self-limiting. A child with croup is generally treated for his symptoms, much like other upper respiratory infections. However, if the child displays severe symptoms, such as very difficult breathing, or cyanosis (blue complexion), then they should be examined by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is your favorite medicine for a 10 year old child for a bad cough?

What is your favorite medicine for a 10 year old child for a bad cough?

Diagnosis: My favorite therapy is to determine the diagnosis of why there is a cough. Different causes make one cough and the treatment varies depending upon the cause. ...Read more

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What is a good age for orthodontic treatment for a child with underbite?

What is a good age for orthodontic treatment for a child with underbite?

As soon as possible: Affects child ability for speech quality, certain alphabetic letters become difficult to pronounce, modulate. Depends on the defority reason/etiology, intervention & procedure may be simple, rare cases may need surgical intervention at late follow up. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Proper diet: A healthy child is not constipated. Look to the diet as I have emphasized in many answers. Diet for children in the U.S. Is usually appalling. In the meantime a little mineral oil ishelpful, dosed according to age. ...Read more

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Does having a bedtime for my child a good idea for preventing a cold?

Does having a bedtime for my child a good idea for preventing a cold?

No: I am personally not aware of any research in this direction. If we believe colds are caused by viruses, i don't see how bedtime routine can prevent that. ...Read more

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Which benefits can a multivitamin provide to a child with autism?

Which benefits can a multivitamin provide to a child with autism?

Nothing specific: There is no evidence based studies that show these kids benefit from the various supplements offered from a variety of sources.The fda does not regulate the supplement industry for proof of claims or effectiveness.They can claim anything they want. ...Read more

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What medication is good for a child 10 years and up, to use for constipation?

What medication is good for a child 10 years and up, to use for constipation?

Constipation: If increasing fibe and water intake r in the diet is not helpful, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a stool softener (not a laxative despite it's name) that is very helpful. I would start with 1/2 capful mixed in water or juice/day and increase the dose gradually every 3-4 days until a moderately soft stool every day or two is achieved. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, can you please recommend a pro-biotic supplement for my kid who is 6.5 yrs old. Can you please recommend a quercetin supplement for kids?

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can you please recommend a pro-biotic supplement for my kid who is 6.5 yrs old. Can you please recommend a quercetin supplement for kids?

Yes, and no ...: The probiotic preparation that has seen benefits in clinical trials (not all preparations have the same results), and the probiotic that i give to my own children, is "probiotic pearls for children" from integrative therapeutics (avail from amazon. Transparency: I have no financial relationship with integrative therapeutics). No clin trial results for quercetin in children yet, so no reco. ...Read more

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Pediasure is it good for a baby who has eczema?

Pediasure is it good for a baby who has eczema?

Not really: No it will not do any good to a baby with eczema. ...Read more

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Advice for the foods that an autistic child should eat especially for breakfast?

Advice for the foods that an autistic child should eat especially for breakfast?

Experiment: Many autistic people are particularly sensitive to texture and consistency of food. Some find liquids like yogurt uncomfortable and much prefer something like cold cereal without milk and healthy snack bars they can chew better. Some are the other way around. Also, keep a log of behavior vs. Diet. If something causes upset change it. Choose foods you can stick with. Allow the child plenty of time. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 17 years old child to take glutathione??

Is it good for a 17 years old child to take glutathione??

No: Waste of money and misplaced faith in non evidence based nostrums. There is talk of it being a skin lightener. The last thing a teen needs is to have an adult encourage dissatisfaction with Nature's gift whether light or dark. Teens need healthy eating, physical fitness, work toward a successful career, not junk pills. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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How would you care for a 11 year old child with a sore throat?

How would you care for a 11 year old child with a sore throat?

Take in for testing: Even strep throat can gradually improve with simple home remedies, but that doesn't cancel the risk.You have from 5-10 days from the first fever to treat strep & avoid kidney,heart or brain complications of issues like rheumatic fever. This complication affects about 1/200, but is insidious in nature & cannot be reversed if it starts.Throat lozenges, gargling or throat sprays can help temporarily ...Read more

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Can a child age 11 take limotol for diarraha?

Can a child age 11 take limotol for diarraha?

No: This adult medication has been linked to heart rhythm irregularities in kids. Loperamide (Immodium) is a safe alternative if diet management doesn't help. ...Read more

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Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Ointments: Most steroid ointments do not have preservatives. Note that an ointment will be more potent at the same concentration as a cream. ...Read more

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What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

AAO guidelines: Say see your orthodontist by age 7. That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best". ...Read more

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Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Yes: I use it quite frequently as a loosening agent.Avoiding excesses of constipating foods like bananas,rice cereal, & applesauce also helps. Prune,pear or peach nectar & apple juice are all helpful. ...Read more

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