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Should I Be Worried If My Child Has Croup
Context important: Dehydration isn't good, but the context of your question determines how concerned you need to be: son's age?, level of activity?, medical impairments (concurrent heart or kidney disease)?, hospitalized/institutionalized/independent living?, ability to self-rehydrate or need iv?, preventable factors?, other problems (fever, vomiting, pain)?, ongoing medications (is he on diuretics, diet pills)? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever in infants: Any temperature above 100 degrees rectal is considered a fever at this age. If he has a cold or cough it is probably from that. You should have him checked by his pediatrician if his temp is above 100.4. Sometimes fever is the only symptom of a serious infection so better to be safe. Atleast call the doctor and see if your son needs to be seen after you give him or her the full history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrician advised me my month old daughter has an underdeveloped trachea. She makes noises when breathing. Said she would outgrow. Should i be concerned? Is there something I should be doing?
Dr. Is right: What you describe is tracheomalacia. Most children outgrow this by 2 years. It does make breathing noisy. They may have more difficulty breathing if sick with a cold. Positioning the child on their side with the neck slightly extended during sleep is helpful. Tracheomalacia can occur in varying degrees of severity. If it is extreme, sometimes children require a tracheostomy-but uncommon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, if not sleeping: Cough is a natural healthy response to rid lung passages of respiratory irritants--as long as it is occasional and not life altering. But, if your baby's cough is severe enough to disturb your sleep or hers, then further evaluation is warranted. Also, cough with fever, bloody sputum, persistent vomiting, wheeze, or breathlessness could signal a more serious problem. For these, call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Several issues of concern will need to be addressed; age of your child, environmental exposures to include daycare attendance and secondary smoke, growth and development, and your child's ability to ward off infections. A visit with your pcp will allow a thorough assessment to determine the cause and consequently the appropriate management to promote your child's health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma types: Many infants may have transient wheezing a form of asthma that typically will resolve by the time that the are school age. This particular form of asthma is triggered by viral illness. Other forms include those triggered by allergies, and there can be a family history of asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 montha old baby has been having a fever around 37.1c since yesterday. He is feeding and active. Should i be worried? Could it be he is teething?
Not fever: Under 38c which is 100.4f is not considered fever why did you take it he could be teething but that alone would not cause a fever. If teething you are lucky as he is not showing it i would not take the temp unless the baby is showing some abnormal behavior or symptoms i assume you are following your md advice about feeding and have started solid foods good luck with your child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: This conditions varies from minor and inconsequential to life threatening. The condition the first day or two usually defines the degree of associated problem. Those that end up in respiratory failure on ventilators or ecmo do the worst.Those with transient breathing problems do well.I sit across from one now who is making straight a's in grad school. ...Read more
Yes, you should be: Babies should have a pink color, should breathe easily thru their nose, and should be able to feed without stopping to catch their breath. If the babe cannot feed, is bluish in color, is pulling hard to breathe or coughing a lot, he/she should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Go to the emergency room if your doctor is not available. ...Read more
My one month old daughter has a stuffy nose and her temp. Is 99.1. I just want to know if I should be concerned.?
Temp is normal: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants aggravate the problem.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & cough & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned if my daughter was born with gastroschisis. Will she have any problems having children?
No problems: Gastroschisis is usually an isolated finding. This means that it is not associated with other medical issues. ...Read more
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