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Coxsackie virus...: ...Typically causes hand-foot-mouth disease which involves sores in the mouth (sometimes very painful ones) and a rash. The text-book rash is vesicles on the hands and feet, but sometimes it's on the trunk, diaper area, arms or legs; and often it's not vesicles. Sometimes it's a little itchy, sometimes not. Maintain hydration and it runs its course and goes away. ...Read more
Liver function test: Elevated liver function tests (ALT, AST) also called transaminases, can be a sign of liver problems or may rise due to medication, acute illness, trauma, etc. There are many reasons. A single high reading should be repeated along with other tests of liver function. If tests trend high, more testing may be needed to find the underlying cause. ...Read more
My mom watches my 6 month old son. Recently she was diagnosed with croup. Should I be worried and have my son checked out? He has a slight cough.
10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?
Petechiae?: Petechiae are a very particular kind of red spot that does not blanch with pressure and usually is not raised. It can be a sign of serious disease. However they are also common (above the nipple line) in kids just from things like coughing or breath-holding. Flea bites are normally raised, do blanch with pressure, and itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,my 10 years old son has around his eyes small red dots,he didn't had nothing new ,no temperature, came out overnight. Thank you?
Petechiae: If they are flat and asymptomatic, these are possibly petechiae, or small bruises. Ask him if he did anything vigorous like standing on his head or rough-housing with friends, or even straining to go to the bathroom. If they occur in other places on his body then you should definitely check in with his pediatrician. ...Read more
My 6 year old son woke up with a swolllen ear lobe and a fever blister on his lip should I be concerned ?
My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?
Blisters: Blisters all over the body is most commonly due to chicken pox. Otherwise this is very unusual and can be related to serious reaction to ingested food or drugs or to environmental contacts. Would have provider put eyes on it. ...Read more
Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You submitted so little, the info submitted does not adequately define the problem.. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with acute bronciolitis, would a warm mist humidifier help my child's cough?
Cool Myst: Cool myst humidifiers are safer because you cannot burn yourself on the steam. Also, have a fan near by to circulate the humid air. ...Read more
My 4 year old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. What causes him to do this?
Many causes: Autism is a group of brain based disorders that can result in a variety of symptoms. Some children will have aggressive tendencies as well as impulse control problems in addition to their typical symptoms of autism. Talk to your child's doctor about how best to approach this problem. Sometimes a behavior management program can be helpful as a first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Your Doctor: Your 10 yr old daughter is "crying the time". Excessive crying at this age signals emotional distress however finding the cause can be challenging and multiple factors may be contributing. The early adolescent stage involves rapid body changes and emerging concepts of body image and self-esteem. Effective parental intervention will require the guidance of your child's doctor. Schedule soon. ...Read more