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Is it possible for my toddler to be allergic to dogs even though her only symptom is a rash from being licked?
My toddler vomitted for several hours yesterday without fever nor diahra. Today she is back to normal. I wonder what illness could she have?
May not have been il: A kid can certainly have a brief vomiting episode from an infectious trigger & viruses are most common. However, given toddlers interest in exploring the world & using their taste buds to test their curiosity; this could have been related to ingesting a foreign substance. Anything at babies level;potted plants with bugs or moss, etc. I've seen amazing things end up in their poo over 3 decades. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddlers diarrhea: Toddlers diarrhea is a state of chronic diarrhea in which the cause is unknown. It is the equivalent of irritable bowel syndrome in adults. In your childs case you should keep a diet diary for two weeks to see if there is any connection to the food he is eating and his diarrhea. A big culprit of diarrhea in toddlers can be juices. ...Read more
How long can a fever last in a toddler with a viral illness? It comes and goes. Fever began 3 days ago.
Up to a week: Many viral illnesses that would last 24-48 hr in an adult will remain symptomatic in toddlers for a week. As long as they keep up with their fluid needs (wet at least every 6-8 hr) their system will usually self heal. A worsening of symptoms or change in behaviors may indicate a new secondary infection requiring a recheck. ...Read more
Nope: Not as an isolated symptom, no. Has your child had the Baylor screen? This screens for many metabolic and other disorders, I have been using it in my practice for many years for families that would like expanded newborn screening. http://www.baylorhealth.edu/Research/InstitutesCenters/IMD/ClinicalTests/SupplementalNewbornScreening/Pages/default.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are darkened areolas a reliable symptom of pregnancy at 6/7 dpo? Or too early? I weaned my toddler a month ago. I just noticed this change today.
Patience: No. At 6-7 days after ovulation, there is no sign or symptom that says there is a pregnancy, and there is no sign or symptom that says there is not a pregnancy. It is too early for one to be thinking about pregnancy. A woman can start thinking about pregnancy if her period is missed, about 2 weeks after ovulation, and do a home pregnancy test a few days after that. Patience is a blessing. ...Read more
Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs.If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more
For the last 4 days my toddler has been vomiting undigested food and what looks like spoiled milk with no fever and nos signs of illness?
What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read more
No: If it was truly 5th disease and not a look alike, you only get it once. The infection confers lifetime immunity. ...Read more
See below: Pertussis begins with mild respiratory symptoms similar to common cold (catarrhal stage), followed by paroxysmal stage characterized by paroxysmal cough and whoop often followed by vomiting. This stage often lasts 6 to 8 weeks. Severe cough spell and apnea (cessation of breathing) especially in young children can result in rectal prolapse, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and seizure. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Symptoms may differ but typically would manifest in poor weight gain and growth pattern, or actual weight loss, diarrhea, being tired, less active, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes, frequent infections due to poor absorption of essential nutrients and many more depending on the food and missing nutrients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitions: Generally, global developmental delay is the term used at that age. If testing shows a toddler's overall functioning to be < 50% of what it should be for his age, he is at risk for intellectual disability ( formerly mental retardation) when tested at age 6. Another clue is lack of significant progress over time, despite having early intervention services to increase his rate of development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer