Doctor insights on:
Should I Take My Daughter To Her Regular Doctor Or To The Sports Medicine Clinic For Her Sprained Ankle
Should I take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle?
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?
Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daughter has popping behind knee with pain. An ortho appt can take over a month at our hospital. What should I do to care for it besides icing it?
My daughter sprained her ankle and is flying to USA in morning for holiday - should she wear support bandage or what else should she do on the flight ?
Best for her to do-: -is wear support stockings, and be up and about as much as possible while in flight, so she does not get DVT. Anyone who is hobbling around is prone to get it as is flying for a long time. Also she should be on an aspirin regime. For the flight, 350mg 4X/day. When she becomes more active, drop it to 81mg/day. ...Read more
Dizziness: Always a good idea to have her checked, especially if recurrent. ...Read more
My 8 month old son has a high temp and a bad cough will the doctor be able to give him anything to take ? Waiting for doctors to open.... :(
Fever reducer...: Most fever and cough in an otherwise normal 8 month old is caused a virus. Usually there are no meds no kill the virus, so you try to make the patient feel better. Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for fever (no aspirin) can help. Cough medicines do not work for kids this age, and sometimes can have side effects. Keep child well hydrated. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
Not unless she: Is having problems with the wrist!Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter has ringworm on her back and her doctor can't get her in for 2 weeks can I take her to the ER to get meds for it?
Not a good idea: There are several antifungal agents available over the counter at any local drug department. They are located in the skin care section.The pharmacist or a tech can assist you if you find too many to pick from.Twice a day use for a week or two will treat most, unless your assumption is wrong and it is something else.Er's are for emergencies and full of people with contagious illness.Beware. ...Read more
I have an infection in my toe accordng to the nurse at my school. Who should I go to for it? Should i go to my family doctor or someone else?
My mom went to the OR for an arthroscopic meniscus repair at 7:30 am.how long should she be?it's 8:30am in NH now.is she about done?when can I see her
My two year old son has a red, swollen ankle. He has no pain and is running and playing as usual. Do I need to take him to urgent care today?
What way do I bring up cerebral palsy to my 2 year olds doctor and possible get her tested and can I bring it up to her orthopedic doctor?
My daughter has had a cough for a long time the artbuterol didn't work.. Should i take her back to her pediatric dr?
She has a sore throat and a earache that stared bothering her tonight. Do I take her to the ER or do I just call her doctor and try to get her in ASAP?
Contact doctor: Give some medicine for pain as your doctor has told you, and contact them in the morning ...Read more
See the doctor: As you describe your child's rash it sounds as it might be allergic but could be the beginning of a contagious process in a child of this age. You do not say if the child has a fever or is itchy. Whatever is the case, you should take the child to the doctor and not send her to school until cleared to do so by her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic I have a friend who broke her wrist her doctor wants her to get a X-ray every week is that normal?
No: Some fractures particularly to the sacaphoid may not be evident on initial films, and repeat x-rays are performed 2 weeks later to rule out this type of fracture. Weekly x rays are excessive unless the reduction is unstable and they are assessing the need for open reduction with internal fixation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where do I begin with diagnosis of ADHD with my eight year old son? Do i need to take him to a specialist or a regular physician?
Start with your pede: Pediatricians are trained to diagnose & manage adhd according to aap guidelines. Despite low insurance payment for their time, many treat adhd with its common comorbidities: odd, anxiety, learning disabilities, tics & enuresis. Developmental/behavioral pediatricians & child psychiatrists treat complex cases with intellectual disability, autism, syndromes, mood disorders, conduct disorder, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I go to a younger partner of my foot ortho doctor or wait for him to come back from break?
It is up to you: If you have an established relationship with your doctor and your specific problem can wait (your doctor's office can assist in figuring this out), you may want to go ahead and wait. But, chances are if this is a partner in the same medical group, the partner will share similar care values as your primary provider. So, in the end if you do not have an urgent need it is really up to you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom was RX with DVT. They gave her a shot in her stomach at the ER and sent her home. What will this medicine do for her and how soon will it work?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle
- Should i see a specialist for bacterial vaginosis or can my regular doctor take care of it
- Should i see a specialist for wegener s granulomatosis or can my regular doctor take care of it
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Should i stay in the room while my daughter gets her first pelvic exam
- My daughter is 2 months and cries non stop what should i do to help her
- Tongue ulcers should i see a regular doctor or my dentist
- When should i take my baby to the doctor
- Talk to a pediatrician online