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What should I look for when my child has been stug by a wosp ?

What should I look for when my child has been stug by a wosp ?

Symptoms not at bite: Special treatment is not needed if a wasp sting looks like a mosquito bite but just hurts more. If the child is 2yr or older, some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and some oral Benadryl for the swelling & itch is ok to use. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used. If there is an "anaphylactic" reaction (rapid allergic reaction) with trouble breathing, fainting; tongue, throat, or mouth swelling; one must call 911. ...Read more

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How to get toddler on board for brushing teeth? I have always done it, and it has always been a struggle. He screams and cries, what can I do?

How to get toddler on board for brushing teeth? I have always done it, and it has always been a struggle. He screams and cries, what can I do?

Some tips: Toddlers like to do everything they see so let him watch you brush your teeth. Make it a game. Let him use his own toothbrush and brush his own teeth then go over and brush them again. Some adult toothpastes have favors that are too strong for little kids , especially mint flavor. So use a kids friendly flavor, let him pick it out. Hope this helps. Keep on brushing. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Likely normal: Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. ...Read more

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I have a friend who got jumped 3years ago, an still has the bump on head is that safe he has not seen a doctor for it?

I have a friend who got jumped 3years ago, an still has the bump on head is that safe he has not seen a doctor for it?

Not likely a problem: If it happened 3 years ago and unless he has been having ongoing problems. If he has any issues should be seen by his doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has been complaining off and on about a tummy ache for about a month. Should I be concerned? There doesn't seem to be a pattern

My 2 year old daughter has been complaining off and on about a tummy ache for about a month. Should I be concerned? There doesn't seem to be a pattern

Observe carefully: Take notes on when it occurs. I now you say there is no pattern but there may be...What time of day? After meals? Every day? Evenings? Etc. In the absence of illness, first consideration is constipation...She may be backed up even if she poops daily. She may also be saying it for attention....Dairy can sometimes cause stomach aches so observe what she ate recently when she complains. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has been stuttering for a few months. Mostly when he is excited. Should I seek a speech therapist? What can I do to help?

My 3 year old has been stuttering for a few months. Mostly when he is excited. Should I seek a speech therapist? What can I do to  help?

Be patient: Many go through a transient stuttering phase at that age.It lasts a few months and fades.Try to be patient with him and do not call him out/correct him or complete his sentences. Discuss this with your doc at any future visit and s/he can sample his speech patterns.Many school districts offer free "child find" services for 3 and older to look at speech issues. ...Read more

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What should I do for an 8 year old son who has reoccurring allergic pink eye? He was treated it went away and now it is back.

What should I do for an 8 year old son who has reoccurring allergic pink eye? He was treated it went away and now it is back.

Avoid allergen: Avoid the allergen or treat it preventatively with an antihistamine by mouth or antihistamine eye drops. It is important to explain to his teacher, that is is non contagious or he will unnecessarily be missing school. ...Read more

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My son is about 10 months old. He has a snotty nose and has been sneezing. He's having a hard time sleeping. What can I do or give him to help?

My son is about 10 months old.  He has a snotty nose and has been sneezing.  He's having a hard time sleeping.  What can I do or give him to help?

No fun!: Get a cool mist humidifier for his room. Squirt nasal saline up his nose and use the bulb syringe to suction (they hate it - might need another adult to help). Vicks in the vaporizer is fine. Benedryl is OK in this age group for the allergy symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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My cousin has been ill withliver problems for quite awhile today she has been asleep for a long time n is hard to wake her up what should I do?

My cousin has been ill withliver problems for quite awhile today  she has been asleep for a long time n is hard to wake her up what should I do?

Liver problem: You should get your cousin to the er as soon as possible. She may have the problem of being difficult to wake up due to a high ammonia level in her blood due to her liver disease, among other things. If her ammonia level is high, she will admitted to try to get it down. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has white substance on her genital area for a while now.I was wondering if it a fungal infection and if it is what should I do at home?

Hi my daughter has white substance on her genital area for a while now.I was wondering if it a fungal infection and if it is what should I do at home?

It could be: It could be fungal, the best thing is to see your doctor so you can have a definite diagnosis and can start on appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been sick with a cold for weeks and has been blowing blood out his nose now for about a week what is causing it to happen?

My boyfriend has been sick with a cold for weeks and has been blowing blood out his nose now for about a week what is causing it to happen?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as a usual cold does not last weeks and bleeding is always a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My son will be 4 september 28th 2012 I have had him evaluated privatly and it appears that he has pdd. What should I do next is it a school that I need enroll him in or is there other evaluations I should try or dr I need to see for him I am a concerned p

My son will be 4 september 28th 2012 I have had him evaluated privatly and it appears that he has pdd. What should I do next is it a school that I need enroll him in or is there other evaluations I should try or dr I need to see for him I am a concerned p

PDD: Pdd refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in development of socialization & communication skills.Early intervention including appropriate & specialized educational programs & support services plays a critical role in improving the outcome of individuals with pdd. See http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/pdd/pdd.Htm for more info, contacts, study trials, etc. ...Read more

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My son was born with a white sore on the roof of his mouth and his 5 months old now is it bad I have been to the doctors but they made an appontment a moth away im worried

My son was born with a white sore on the roof of his mouth and his 5 months old now is it bad I have been to the doctors but they made an appontment a moth away im worried

Children : Children can be born with a white or yellow cystic vesicle on the hard palate - also called the roof of the mouth. They are called "epstein's pearls." usually these resolve on their own within weeks after birth and they do not require treatment. Is the "sore" you are describing getting bigger? Looking infected or does your son have a fever? Is it affecting his eating? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is possible that the "sore" you are describing is not an epstein pearl and may need attention sooner than a month from now. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a bad moist cough. Is there anything i can do for him? He also has been pulling at his ears this will be his 3rd ear infection

My 2 year old has a bad moist cough. Is there anything i can do for him? He also has been pulling at his ears this will be his 3rd ear infection

Bronchitis/ otitis: He may have bronchitis and /or an upper respiratory infections with a co-existing otitis media. Best to see your pediatrician for this and the recurrent ear infections. ...Read more

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My 17 year old daughter has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and is really struggling tonight. She has an appointment with a gp monday to get a prescription what do we do in the mean time?

My 17 year old daughter has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and is really struggling tonight.  She has an appointment with a gp monday to get a prescription what do we do in the mean time?

Continue : Continue to provide support and reassurance to her, search online for proper ways to relax (relaxation techniques), avoid nicotine or cut down gradually on it if being used for a while now, avoid caffeinated products, eat healthy and get enough sleep. I would also suggest you list down questions you will have for the doctor. ...Read more

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My son just turned a year and he has an ear infection in both ears. How do I prevent this from happening again?

My son just turned a year and he has an ear infection in both ears. How do I prevent this from happening again?

Suggestions: Most ear infections follow colds and therefore are less likely in summer. Risk factors are day care, reflux, supine breast or bottle feeding, pacifier use, family history of ear disease, and secondhand smoke exposure. Alter the risk factors you can. Allergy usually doesnt manifest this young. Xylitol may be preventive. ...Read more

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My one year 5months daughter has been coughing at night. I went to see a pedia and she said it is an allergy. How do I know what she is allergic to.

My one year 5months daughter has been coughing at night. I went to see a pedia and she said it is an allergy. How do I know what she is allergic to.

See an Allergist: There are many possibilities food?Dust mites?Pets?But allergist would 1st take a careful history(ie., do allergies run in your family?Etc), &possibly due a few simple scratch tests(usually better than blood test & feels like a prick with a toothpick.Not needle). Sometimes no cause is found but allergist can help with simple treatment measures. We see this type of cough often...Don't worry. ...Read more

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What should I look for when my child has been stug by a wosp ?

Symptoms not at bite: Special treatment is not needed if a wasp sting looks like a mosquito bite but just hurts more. If the child is 2yr or older, some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and some oral Benadryl for the swelling & itch is ok to use. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used. If there is an "anaphylactic" reaction (rapid allergic reaction) with trouble breathing, fainting; tongue, throat, or mouth swelling; one must call 911. ...Read more

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Why does my child have diarea?

Why does my child have diarea?

See Peds Dr: Too many options: food choice; food allergy; other allergy; virus or other infectious; depending on age-could be congenital issue; stress/anxiety; etc., etc. Best to start w/child's pediatrician for good history & exam +/- basic tests. ...Read more

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Can I have a child if I had tof?

Can I have a child if I had tof?

See below: You should discuss this with your cardiologist and gynecologist. This maybe a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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My child 2 years have no apetite?

A rule-of-thumb is : To put a tbsp. Of each nutritious food/ year-of-age on her plate & offer more if she's still hungry. Discontinue bottles. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day & juice to 0-4 oz./day , from a two-handled, open-mouthed cup. Have 3 sit-down family meals & 2 snacks/day. Model good eating habits. If she's healthy & developmentally normal, she'll eat what she needs if you don't push her. ...Read more

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Where should my child be treated?

Where should my child be treated?

Pediatric cancer ctr: If your child has acute leukemia, the must be treated at a center which 1) has a major focus on pediatrics 2) which extends to pediatric oncology 3) and which participate in cooperative clinical trials. These are usually academic centers but there are a few community hospitals which have these specialties and participate in children's oncology group (cog) and nih sponsored trials.This is important. ...Read more

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What should 8 months child eat?

What should   8 months child eat?

Most anything.: An 8 month old should not have whole cow's milk due to a risk of intestinal blood loss and anemia. He should not have anything that he could choke on, really anything that requires chewing. We used to think that it was better to wait until a child was older to give more allergenic foods like eggs, peanut butter, or fish, but we now believe that allergies are more common if you wait. ...Read more

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Why do I have to vaccinate my child?

To save their life: Prior to vaccinations, thousands of children died each year from infections. Vaccines were developed to enable children (and adults) to develop protection against these illnesses. Except for smallpox, all of the vaccine-preventable diseases are still present somewhere. All it takes is for an unimmunized child to come in contact with someone with the disease to contract that illness. ...Read more

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My child is vomating what shall i do?

My child is vomating what shall i do?

It depends: If your child has a fever, is very young, or can't keep down any fluids, call your doctor. If no fever, start with small amts of clear fluids (pedialyte, diluted gatorade) 1/2 oz at first, then increase gradually every 1/2 hour. Offer small amts of light food (brat- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) once she keeps down fluids only for 2-3 hours. Continue for several days. Call doctor if not better. ...Read more

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Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

No: This combination is currently not recommended for use at this age due to potentail serious side effects. ...Read more

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How would I punish my child for cursing?

How would I punish my child for cursing?

What age?: You do not mention the age, but in any instance , try to figure out why he is cursing. Establish rules in your home for language and what is not tolerated. Younger kids sometimes do not have the malice to curse and they simply repeat words without really not knowing what it means. Consequences should be at the time of the infraction, and never by demeaning the child, take privileges away. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my child to be ignoring me?

Is it normal for my child to be ignoring me?

Yes: Sure, they probably have their minds on something funner. Children don't have a long attention span, and would rather listen to fun things than instructions, anyway. If you want their attention, get at their eye level, gently square their shoulders to yours, and speak to them eye to eye. They may not like it, but they will learn that when you talk they should listen...At least until teenage years. ...Read more

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My child has laryngo malasia!. What should I do?

My child has laryngo malasia!. What should I do?

How old?: How old? What are the symptoms? Laryngomalacia is common in the first year of life. Generally it is immaturity of the laryngeal cartilage that normalizes typically by age Has he been seen by ENT? Typically no treatment needed, just patience ...Read more

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What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry.This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them.When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play.They don't like it.Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior.They do it to get noticed & get their way.Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more

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What makes a childs blood low?

What makes a childs blood low?

Diet or blood loss: The most common reason for child anemia (what i assume you mean by low blood) is that they are not absorbing enough iron. This can be not enough in their diet, foods blocking its absorption (like if they drink way too much milk), or eating things that contain chemicals like lead that block it. If low iron is not the problem, they may be losing blood somewhere -most common in the GI tract. ...Read more

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How might my child avoid germs?

How might my child avoid germs?

Hand wash & vaccines: Teach your child to wash hands. Scrubbing hands for 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing “happy birthday” twice. Make sure you disinfect surfaces in the house. Get the children vaccinated , get all the recommended vaccines. It is important to wash hands before eating. ...Read more

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What should a 122cm child weigh?

What should a 122cm child weigh?

Wide range of normal: With such a wide range of normal, the best resource for determination of "ideal" weight is your pediatrician during a well exam. Nonetheless, having said that, you may benefit by visiting www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts & select the cdc growth charts for the appropriate age of your child. Then you should know "normal" can vary from the 5th to 85th percentile for age. ...Read more

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Why is my child coughing so much?

Why is my child coughing so much?

Aler Allergiesvirus: could be a viral infection or an allergy.gastroesophageal reflux can also cause coughing.could be sinuses too.exposure to smoke/animals/perfumes. ...Read more

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Amoxillin is given to a child for?

Amoxillin is given to a child for?

Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) is given for bacterial infections like strep throat or urinary or skin infections. ...Read more

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Why is my child's breathing raspy?

Why is my child's breathing raspy?

More info needed: need more information to make an accurate assessment. How old is your child? How long has this been going on for? Any current illnesses? Yelling or crying recently? If there is difficulty breathing, they need to be evaluated by a physician in person ASAP. ...Read more