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Suspect Child Sick
Agree: I would add 5) if your child is difficult to arouse (by this i mean hard to wake up, not lying on the couch like a lump because he doesn't feel well), and 6) if something specific hurts (like an ear or throat), or 7) he refuses to drink or hasn't passed urine in many hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I bring my six to nine month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is sick
When should I bring my two to four month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is sick?
When should I bring my four to six month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is sick?
Rule out underlying: If you think your child has RLS (actually more common than you think), you probably have - this is genetic in many cases. Ask child to describe and of note, symptoms will only be in evening at rest as opposed to some "other diagnoses" like growing pains or musculoskeletal issues. See physician to rule out underlying medical issues or medications that are causing and then try the behavioral treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Children experience continuous tooth eruption, on average, between six months and thirty-two months of age. Coincidentally, they lose maternal antibody protection and begin to socialize at this same time. So, it's no wonder that signs of illness, and in particular fever, runny nose, diarrhea and rashes spawned the teething myths of yore. But, don't argue with your grandmother about it ... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Generally yes: It kind of depends on what you mean by "sick". Active fever -yes! Vomiting, diarrhea -yes. Runny nose without other symptoms -no. Cough that has been there for a week -no. Tummy aches without fever,vomiting or diarrhea..only complained about in the morning before school - no. When in doubt, see your pediatrician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Constant cough: A child that has aspirated a foreign object or mucous will initially have a constant cough, that usually stops only when exhausted. Cycles if coughing may occur with brief periods of rest.After a period the kid may develop fever and shallow rapid breathing.A history of eating material such as popcorn, nuts or other foods that can form particles is often common. ...Read more
Yes: Infections are a prime cause of flares of jia/jra (and many other autoimmune diseases as well). Activating or "turning on" the immune system during many infections results in the production of chemical signalling molecules in the body that likely also cause the bad or "confused" white blood cells to become more active and attack the joints. Stress can also alter immune function and trigger flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fly when less people: Make sure your child is healthy prior to the flight. Consider flights that are in the middle of the week or off season when planes are less crowded. Consider giving vitamin c if not already taking multivitamins. Flying does not equate with becoming ill, but for some kids ear pain can be a problem. Chat with your child´s doc for the possibility of getting a script for ear pain drops. ...Read more
Wrong venue: You can’t possibly expect to get a useful answer from this website. In fact, the fact that you’re trying to do so is worrisome with respect to the care of your baby. It must be your 1st baby, because a more experienced mom would never be so impatient as to ask this question after only 24 hr. Get some advice from a female family member, or take your child to a walk-in clinic (NOT the ER). ...Read more
Emergencies: Specific instructions about your child's illness and what to look out for. Make sure they are CPR - certified. Have a video monitor in your child's room installed if you are really worried about oversight. ...Read more