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Swimming With Croup
Not advised: The child's respiratory capacity may be compromised, making them more prone to tiring and then risk of accidental drowning. With bacterial pneumonia, there is usually a fair amount of fluid in the lungs, and thus the capacity may be compromised. It would be ok to dangle feet in the water, but i wouldn't advise actual swimming until done with medicine and cleared by doctor. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: If the cause of stridor is viral, as in a bad case of laryngitis, or in a child with croup, then exercise would make the person sicker and might be dangerous. The same goes for bacterial causes of stridor. If the cause is exercise-induced-stridor (eis) or paradoxical-vocal-cord-dysfunction (pvcd) in an otherwise healthy athlete, then exercise is ok but he should get treatment from specialists. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pneumonia. A penicillin sensitive strain of s. Pneumoniae could be effectively treated with amoxicillin. You list "atypical pneumonia" which is caused by legionella, mycoplasma, chlamydophilia, q fever etc. All of which are resistant to amoxicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercising when Ill: Please stop. Yes. Of course a 'tepid' bath is safe. But, exercising when you are feverish? Shall we have a heart to heart about being unwise? Stubborn? When one is ill rest is indicated. The dictionary definition of rest is "to not work". In my practice i always extend that definition to: "to not work out". ...Read more
Asthma: Have the child be evaluated by the pediatrician. May need antibiotics as any ENT infection can worsen asthma symptoms and make your little one miserable. If the child had seen a physician and is still symptomatic then take him/ her back if they are not getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STDs: The reason they are named stds is that they are sexually transmitted, so unless you are having sex in the public swimming pool (and this really happens), this is very very unlikely. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more
Have clear nasal drainage with asthma. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but i keep having cough?
Good that : Your asthma is under control. You will need to maintain your steroid treatment for at least three months and wean off from your albuterol gradually . Oftentimes we forget that using a nebulizer also loosens up nasal mucus that drains in the back of the throat causing persistent coughing! continue your meds as prescribed. Talk to doctor if concerned or condition worsened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How deep to suction a child with a trach 9year old child with trach diagnosed with cerebral palsy
It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more
In some ways: Asthma is an inflammatory disease aggravated by allergies, heat, and humidity. Air conditioning allows asthma sufferers to remain cool without having to open windows, allowing pollens and other irritants into the house. However if the irritants are already in the house, like cigarette smoke, dust or mold in the ductwork, etc, then open windows could be the better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For an elderly with dementia and dysphagia. Proned to mild aspiration pneumonia. . Gets healed fast with antibiotics and oxygen. Would suctioning help?
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
Yes: Per the red book which is published by the american academy of pediatrics, "molluscum contagiosum should not prevent a child from attending child care or school or from swimming in public pools. When possible, lesions not covered by clothing should be covered by a watertight bandage.". ...Read more