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How can I help my toddler with feeding difficulties, a hypersensitive gag reflex?

How can I help my toddler with feeding difficulties, a hypersensitive gag reflex?

Occupational therapy: Normal toddlers can be gaggy with certain foods. You will know if it is time for professional intervention if they begin having a feeding aversion and avoiding certain textures. When feeding time becomes a chore and you find yourself unable to cope or your child is not gaining weight it is time for help. Your pediatrician is the first place to start for advice and growth parameter evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Feeding problems?

What is the definition or description of: Feeding problems?

Generally refers to: A child who is unable or unwilling to eat enough to nourish normal growth and development. There are many causes for feeding problems and a child who is not feeding well and failing to thrive should have a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?

How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?

Weight gain is key: Feeding patterns of infants vary with age, and from one baby to another. The bottom line is that growth/weight gain should be adequate, and the baby should appear well nourished, happy, and active. As far as any feeding problems, that can mean many different things, and i'd be happy to hear about specific questions or challenges you are encountering. ...Read more

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Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Premature baby with feeding problems, what to do?

Describe the issue: Answers on the site are somewhat limited if the question fails to provide adequate basic information. What, how long, past efforts to help the issue, etc. All help us focus on the question. The site is not a chat, so each question must be complete, as it is not linked to prior submissions. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Not necessarily: This is considered a safe medication for lactation. It should not be a problem for mother or child. ...Read more

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Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Children with cp. Pda. Hie, seizures n arching of the body, feeding problems, what to do?

Epilepsy Clinic: Long term management through your local (or a referral) neurologist is in order. Quality of life issues for the patient and care givers need to be addressed and properly managed. ...Read more

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How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems?

How does prematurity relate to children with sleeping and feeding problems?

Delayed development: Prematurity is always a risk because it may leave a legacy that results in delayed development. Sleeping and eating are primitive reflexes that are regulated by lower brain control mechanisms. See a nutritionist who understands the benefit of selected vitamins as supplements. ...Read more

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Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Does anybody here have any experience with preemie twins and feeding problems?

Feeding preemies: Preemies, whether they are twins or not often have feeding problems. It is typically not recommended to try to breast or botttle feed until their gestational age is about 34 corrected weeks since their neuological maturity is not developed well enough to suck, swallow and breathe in a coordinated manner until then. They may have some oral aversion if they have been on a ventilator a long period. ...Read more

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How can I soothe my toddler’s cough and stuffy nose in the middle of the night?

How can I soothe my toddler’s cough and stuffy nose in the middle of the night?

COUGH: Symptoms of cough usually more at night and early morning. Make sure his nose is clear, use saline nasal drop and suck the mucous with bulb syringe before sleep, use a humidifier or vaporizer with Vicks in the room at night. Can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) according to weight once at night, keep room temperature 68 f, to max. 70 degrees.
If cough continues, check with toddler's pediatrician to rule out asthma. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

Please see below.: Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib. If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep. If these actions don't help enough, your child needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

Honey, if over 12...: ...Months of age (some say 3 years): honey was tested against all major cough medicines and found to work better. ...Read more

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What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my toddler swimming when they have a cold/cough?

Is it ok to take my toddler swimming when they have a cold/cough?

Yes: Swimmiing is fine. In general we can all exercise with a cold or cough. We should not press or work out hard as that can affect the immune system negatively. But swimming for fun with a mild cold is ok. The water should not be too cold either. ...Read more

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How can I help my toddler 14 month to cough mucous from his chest?

How can I help my toddler 14 month to cough mucous from his chest?

Have him drink: Plenty of fluids and use saline and suction for his nose (unless he is able to blow his nose). He is too young for "cold" medications, which really don't treat the cause anyway. You can also use a humidifier in his sleeping area (unless he has a mold allergy or asthma). Please see his doctor if he has a fever, pain, difficulty breathing or history of respiratory problems, or if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Could occasional cough be a sign of item lodged in esophagus in toddler? Eating and drinking normal. Acting normal. Coughed maybe 5x

Could occasional cough be a sign of item lodged in esophagus in toddler? Eating and drinking normal. Acting normal. Coughed maybe 5x

Cough: Is it serious: It sounds like with swallowing and acting normal you do not need to be worried. Drinking fluids is another reason to be reassured. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for cough for toddler ages 3 years of age?

What's the best remedy for cough for toddler ages 3 years of age?

Cough: Make sure she drinks a lot of fluids. You may rub Vicks vaporub on a small area on her chest. A new study showed that honey maybe effective for children's cough especially at night. ...Read more

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Can I mix childrens cough medicine (hylands all natural) in water so my toddler will take it?

Can I mix childrens cough medicine (hylands all natural) in water so my toddler will take it?

If you must: The kid would get more out of a few hugs than they will from this med. Its main value is in giving you something to do. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!

Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!

Hylands cough: Hylands cough medicine has no side effects, it is soothing with no after effects. The only problem is that its effect may not last the entire night. ...Read more

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My toddler was prescribed an inhaler to relieve a cough that doesn't go away but I was told that excessive use of inhalers can develop into asthma?

My toddler was prescribed an inhaler to relieve a cough that doesn't go away but I was told that excessive use of inhalers can develop into asthma?

Not quite: The inhaler is to relieve bronchial constriction. The inhaler will not lead to asthma....Asthma leads to the use of an inhaler. Excessive use of any medication can lead to unpleasant side effects that can land you in the er. Use the inhaler properly and as directed, and if there is still a problem with the cough, be seen again. ...Read more

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Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Need: More information, how long has the toddler had the cough, any prior treatment or evaluation or any associated fever or wheezing ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddler to cough after running if they have allergies or cold?

Is it normal for toddler to cough after running if they have allergies or cold?

No: Cough with exercise, especially during an allergy attack or a URI suggests asthma. This can be treated, see your dictor. ...Read more

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Toddler has congestion and cough, is it common for her to have a headache with this? No fever

Toddler has congestion and cough, is it common for her to have a headache with this? No fever

See Your Doctor Now: Upper respiratory infections are common in children; body aches & headache can occur however headache can be a sign of more serious illness or complications such as sinus infection, meningitis. & more. Be aware toddlers have limited communication skills & cues to worsening or severity of illness are easily missed. See your child's doctor now for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a toddler to get whooping cough if he's been immunized?

Is it possible for a toddler to get whooping cough if he's been immunized?

It's rare-: But not impossible. The vaccine is 96-99 % effective, but that still means 1 or 2 in 100 may not build up good antibody levels. If there is concern he has pertussis, cultures can be done. If the concern is did he build up immunity, then a blood test can be done to see if he is indeed immune. That test is not cheap, but if significant concern, then is warranted. ...Read more

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How do we treat cold and flu (cough) in a 2 year old toddler?

How do we treat cold and flu (cough) in a 2 year old toddler?

All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As she is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www. Cdc. Gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief. Html ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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Toddler has cough /low grade fever. He's in great spirits but cough seems like it's getting worse. Is it normal for cough to get worse before better?

Toddler has cough /low grade fever. He's in great spirits but cough seems like it's getting worse. Is it normal for cough to get worse before better?

Cough: It is common for upper respiratory symptoms to get worst before better but if cough continuously gets worst, does not improve, has associated difficulty breathing, fever, not eating well, not sleeping well from cough then needs to seen by his/ her physician. ...Read more

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Toddler has had mild cold and cough for past 3 days - no fever. Last night he got a fever 101.5 and is now coughing regularly. Should I be concerned?

Toddler has had mild cold and cough for past 3 days - no fever. Last night he got a fever 101.5 and is now coughing regularly. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Many colds eventually trigger middle ear infections or other secondary infections. You may want to contact the kids doc before the weekend and discuss the symptom pattern for guidance. A visit may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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Can a toddler get whooping cough even if they've been immunized?

Can a toddler get whooping cough even if they've been immunized?

Pertussis vaccine.: Although the likelihood of contracting whooping cough in someone who has been vaccinated is not very likely no vaccine is 100% effective. If you think your child may have whooping cough then see a Dr. Right away. ...Read more

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Can a toddler still get whooping cough if they've been immunized?

Can a toddler still get whooping cough if they've been immunized?

Unlikely but possibl: There is no vaccine that is 100% guarantee you will never get the disease effective. Also, if your body has certain types of immune deficiencies, some vaccines might "not take" for you and you won't build up an immunity for that disease. So while the technical answer to your question is yes, it is very rare to get disease after immunization. However, protection may wear off and you need boosters! ...Read more

Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Feeding Difficulties (Definition)

Feeding difficulties is an umbrella term where any problems in feeding occur. This could be an infant who is not able to suck and swallow appropriate or unable to developmentally move on to advanced/complex food. It can also describe and elderly person who no longer has a desire to eat leading ...Read more


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Feeding Problems (Definition)

A child who is unable or unwilling to eat enough to nourish normal growth and development. There are many causes for feeding problems and a child who is not feeding well and failing to thrive should have ...Read more