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Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Get child to doctor: If my child had croup, i would immediately take him or her to the pediatrician. It may not be croup, but if it is, it could be dangerous. Don't worry, but get to the pediatrician now. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more


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Should I be worried if my baby girl has mrsa?

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Mrsa: With proper treatment & prevention through hand washing, you should be fine. ...Read more

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My son has malaria. Should I be concerned?

My son has malaria. Should I be concerned?

Yes: He needs to be treated right away. Otherwise, he will become severely anemic, can develop bleeding & clotting problems and can even lead to death. The treatment is quite simple. ...Read more

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My son has dehydration. Should I be concerned?

My son has dehydration. Should I be concerned?

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 more

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Should I be worried if my 8 m.O. Son has a temperature?

Should I be worried if my 8 m.O. Son has a temperature?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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My son is 11 months old and still does not have his 1st tooth. Should i be worried?

My son is 11 months old and still does not have his 1st tooth. Should i be worried?

Don't worry: Primary teeth eruption can be very variable. It's not time to worry. Can occur from being present at birth to first tooth erupting in toddlerhood. ...Read more

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My baby has a bad cough, should I be worried?

My baby has a bad cough, should I be worried?

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 more

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Should I be concerned that my daughter is getting colds repeatedly?

Should I be concerned that my daughter is getting colds repeatedly?

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 more

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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

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 more

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My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

No: Pale colored stool in children is usually a transient phenomenon. Seek medical attention if the condition persists or child develops jaundice. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Should i be concerned if my son was born with meconium aspiration.. Has anyone experienced this?

Should i be concerned if my son was born with meconium aspiration.. Has anyone experienced this?

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

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Should i be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

Should i be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

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

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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.?

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 more

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