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What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

What is the best way to take temp of a 2 year old?

Ear OK: The goal of taking the temperature of a child is to determine if they have a fever, which is a temperature over 100.4 f or 38 c. In a baby 6 months or less, it is important to get as accurate of a temp as possible, therefore use a rectal thermometer. In a 2 year old, an estimated temp is fine, so a thermometer which uses the ear or temporal artery is fine and much less invasive. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to break a fever and if a 2 years old has temp of 103.5 should I take him to the doctor?

Which is the best way to break a fever and if a 2 years old has temp of 103.5 should I take him to the doctor?

If you are worried: Then yes go to the doctor. To bring a fever down Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen work well. So does a tepid bath...And homeopathic belladonna. 103.5 is a hot fever but is not overly concerning as long as the child is drinking and acting pretty normal (will be less active due to the fever). ...Read more

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What is the best way to explain the death of our family dog to our two year old son?

What is the best way to explain the death of our family dog to our two year old son?

He understands it: He understands the finality of death.When he steps on a bug he knows it's dead.Keep any other discussion simple.He is not a little big person and unlikely to follow discussions about "a better pace" or doggy heaven. Expect an occasional question about it to come up randomly over the next year.Again make answers short. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my 2 year old has autism?

What's the best way to know if my 2 year old has autism?

Observation : Because there are no blood tests to test for autism, we rely on behavioral observations. For parents here are a few questions: does your child make eye contact? Will they imitate you? Do they respond to their names? Do they play with a wide variety of toys? Does your child point to show you things? If you answer no to 2 or 3 of these, see your pediatrician and share your concerns. Best! ...Read more

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What are the best toys for a two year old?

What are the best toys for a two year old?

Interactive: Toys that require some imagination and creativity are best at this age. Building blocks, toy cars and trucks, xylophones, etc are all great. You can even begin to give them paper and markers to practice scribbling. Play fun music in the background and let your child dance around the room. Allow them lots of unlimited time outdoors running around. Sing songs and read books together. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for a two year old?

What is the best vitamin for a two year old?

Inexpensive: Many kids are at risk for deficiency in iron and vitamin d with today's circumstances. Cheap drugstore-chain multivitamins for kids need cost almost nothing and i've seen nothing to make me think the pricey / heavily advertised ones are any better. Your physician can give you some good advice here. ...Read more

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My two year old has eczema on his hands. What is the best treatment?

My two year old has eczema on his hands. What is the best treatment?

Lotions: The best thing to start with is a thick lotion like aquaphor or eucerin. Even plain vaseline can be helpful. If those are not working, your child should be seen by their doctor as he might need a prescription strength ointment. ...Read more

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What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

Heat rash: A low concentration Hydrocortisone cream or ointment ( .05-1%) should help. Also corn starch powder ( johnson's baby powder) helps ease out the itch. ...Read more

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My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

All stuffed up!: First, I am a huge believer in usuing nasal saline drops (salt water). Try putting a drop in your child's nose every 3 hours. You can also put a litlle neosporing at the opening of each nare. Have your child drink as much fluids as possible and dilute the milk with water as necessary. If your child's symptoms worsen or fever develops, you should visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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