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Probably yes: A child who is exposed to diarrhea at daycare, will probably get sick because kids at daycare tend to pass germs to one another every day. If the child has protection against the diarrhea, either from having a vaccine (against that exact germ), or from having had the diarrhea illness (caused by the same exact germ) in the past, then the child may get just a mild illness or no illness at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Partial protection: Some vaccines give partial protection to some kids and these will be susceptable to infection by wild disease carriers. Some of the measles this year in houston were traced to an imported case infecting kids with no, one or two doses. The chickenpox vaccine has essentially ended CP deaths (were 50/yr) but we still see breakthru cases, all of which can develop secondary illnesses like invasive strep. ...Read more
LOSS OF APPETITE?: She is only drinking, not eating much that is why she is sick ? Or vice versa? ...Read more
Yes: If you child is allergic to mold, it can make him/her sick with respiratory symptoms of congestion, cough and sometimes wheezing. There are also some types of molds (such as black mold) that can make anyone ill. Those types of molds may require special remediation by a specialized company to safely remove the mold. You should discuss your concerns further with the pediatrician. ...Read more
Watchful waiting: The flu can cause pneumonia so the child should be monitored and if respiratory distress occurs they should be taken to a clinic. Chicken pox can cause skin infectiosn so paifule red sores indicate that is occurring they may also develp pneumonia so agsain if respiratory distress occurs they need to go to a clinic. ...Read more
Yes: These patients are considered contagious from at least 24 hrs prior to the onset of the fever/rash and for the first 24 hours after starting treatment. Those who acquire the strep from this case would be expected to also develop the rash unless treated prior to the onset of fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 year old child fussy eater worried he dosnt eat enough and only eats rubbish constipation dry skin no appetite?
Make sure that: The food provided is all that there is. Do not try to make him eat and lock up the "junk". If he does not eat the food provided, do not substitute. Take it away and serve it again from the fridge for the next meal. You are not responsible for his eating. Parents provide, not force. A child will willingly go hungry to express independence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint Attention : Precedes social communication. Aba or denver model therapists apply intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational methods to elicit eye contact, a word approximation, sign language or a picture exchange before giving the child a desired object. Use ~ 10 minutes of "screen time" only to reward reciprocal social interactions.Don't anticipate his needs. Insurance companies pay, in most states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 month old continues to cough after RSV has cleared. Teething or something RSV related? Sometimes she coughs so much she throws up.
Common: Infants who have RSV bronchiolitis will often cough intermittently for at least a month after the primary infection. They will also cough more with irritant exposures to dust/fragrance/smoke/etc. For the next year they can wheeze on occasion with minor colds.As long as baby is eating and playful it is likely okay.If the kid starts refusing feeds or to play they deserve a followup exam. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?
Whooping Cough: I am sorry to hear that your friend's child is ill. There are good vaccinations to prevent this kind of illness in both children and adults now. There is also no guarantee that your granny will get ill. Exposure to illness in no way predicts infection. But, if granny does become seriously ill her physician should know that she was exposed to pertussis, the bug that causes whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Must he? Legally, no. It's easy to get around vaccination rules these days. Should he? Absolutely, both for his own protection and for the protection of other children. We're seeing epidemics of serious, preventable diseases now because of gullible parents who refuse vaccination. Their children are a danger to others who might be immunosuppressed or might not have responded to the vaccines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?
Might not: It looks like your child might have a viral upper respiratory infection presenting with congestion, runny nose, then loose stool or even diarrhea. Make sure he or she gets plenty of fluid or water and give him/her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if fevers develop. Symptoms might last for a week or so. Bring your child to see a doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Nope: Swallowing gum is harmless and this too, shall pass. ...Read more
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