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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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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?

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