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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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Could a child be addicted to junk foods?

Could a child be addicted to junk foods?

See below: A child may certainly have a strong preference for junk food, . An, the child will eat what is bought for him/her, and will eat what they see other people are eating. It does not raise to the level of an addiction. Care takers need to be in charge of the food that is provided. ...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