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What temp should I bring my 2 year old in for an appointment?

What temp should I bring my 2 year old in for an appointment?

Depends: Fever in & of itself not an indication when to see a md. The nature of illness, the way child acts, is child eating & drinking, is child vomiting or diarrhea, is rash, is heaadache, is child listless, what is specific compaint other than fever, has child responded to fever meds? These r all things 2 consider. U can call? Use judgement? If in doubt, see md. Low & b sick, hi & b well. ...Read more

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At what temperature should I take my 2 year old to the doctor?

100.5: 100.5 is considered a fever. With any fever it doesn't hurt to have a 2yo checked out by a doctor. Even without a fever if their symptoms are severe get them checked. Keep in mind that a fever and a trip to the doctor doesn't necessarily mean you'll get an antibiotic. Most infections are viral and don't need an antibiotic. Trust your doctors recommendation. Sometimes tincture of time is the best. ...Read more

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My three year old has a cough and low grade fever just common cold or do I need to make an appointment with her dr?-

My three year old has a cough and low grade fever just common cold or do I need to make an appointment with her dr?-

You decide: A general rule for this is based on the kids behavior.If they are taking feeds/fluids well;playing for periods during the day and sleeping well at night you can probably monitor it at home. If her feeds are off,she doesn't play and otherwise bothers you it is time for a visit. ...Read more

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My 7 year old has a fever of 39.0 c should I take her to the hospital.?

My 7 year old has a fever of 39.0 c should I take her to the hospital.?

Other symptoms?: Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness.A kid with a 39c temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If aleart and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until a regular doc is available.If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other symptoms suggestive of big problems go now. ...Read more

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Hey I was just wondering what is the right weight for an 18 year old girl should be .

Hey I was just wondering what is the right weight for an 18 year old girl should be .

No magic number: The right weight is whatever looks and feels right to her while she is able to keep up at her favorite sport and is having normal periods. Everything else is rubbish. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When I should I take my 1 year old to the emergency room for a fever?

When I should I take my 1 year old to the emergency room for a fever?

Depends: Many infant illnesses are viral & fever will last several days before recovery. If baby is taking in enough fluids to wet every 6hrs or better, is playful for much of the day & has no specific symptoms you can let it run its course. If baby can't seem to be playful at all, looks sickly or otherwise spooks you, call the doc's service or go in. ...Read more

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My son has a 100.4 temp do I take a trip to the ER or monitor my son for a while.?!

My son has a 100.4 temp  do I take a trip to the ER or monitor my son for a while.?!

Fever: If your son is an infant less than 2 mo, you can repeat his temperature in 1-2 hrs. If it 's on the rise, bring him to the ed. If older, just monitor his temperature for the next several hours, especially if he has no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

FEVER: At this age common cause is viral; associated symptoms: runny nose, cough, malaise, refusal to eat, some headache, body ache, etc. If these are not there, look for any burning urine (possible uti). Too much headache, vomiting or any worsening- will need immediate medical attention. Make sure she drinks enough fluid, give acetaminophen/tylenol 160 mg every four hour for fever 101 or above. ...Read more

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What medicine shoul i give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

What medicine shoul i give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up the mucus in his nose, then apply salt water nose drops several times a day. Use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress. Use vaporub on his chest and keep him well nydrated. ...Read more

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My one year old has had a fever of 40.1 celcius(100.4 farenheit) for an hour. Should we take him to the emergency?

My one year old has had a fever of 40.1 celcius(100.4 farenheit) for an hour. Should we take him to the emergency?

Fever: Sn er visit is not necesary. First you want to make your baby as comfortable as possible. Make sure the baby is well hydrated, and if the fever surpasses 101f, you can give a dose of infant acetaminophen. If you are unable to control the fever this way, i recommend consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a 43 year old female and for the last 2 months I have had bone pain?

What do you suggest if i'm a 43 year old female and for the last 2 months I have had bone pain?

43 yo with bone pain: It could be early osteoporosis or a metabolic bone condition. There are also other medical conditions. You need to get checked medically, and may need some blood tests and x rays. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a bad cold and fever what should I give him?

My 2 year old has a bad cold and fever what should I give him?

Not much: Very few OTC meds help with colds. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin for fever or pain. A humidifier in the bedroom may be helpful. Nasal saline spray for congestion. Benedryl may help for congestion as well. Honey is safe to give to a 2 year old and can be somewhat effective for cough. ...Read more

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My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

My seven year old has a headache and fever what should I give him ?

Headach & fever: How high is the fever? How severe is the headache? Any neck stiffness? Cough? Runny nose? Ear pain? Tylenol/advil/motrin (children's version, use appropriate dose for age and weight) will help both ha & fever. If there are other symptoms or ha/fever worsen, see fp for further evaluation & treatment. Cool compresses to the forehead may comfort the child, too. ...Read more

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My daughter is six months. She has a temperture of 99.2 & a wet cough..Should I worry &, take her to the ER or what should I do? Please help!

My daughter is six months. She has a temperture of 99.2 & a wet cough..Should I worry &, take her to the ER or what should I do? Please help!

See Dr. today if...: 99.2 is not a significant fever. The most likely cause of these symptoms in a 6 mo.Old is bronchiolitis, a viral infection that is self-limited and does not respond to antibiotics. Keep her well-hydrated. A humidifier may help. See your doctor (or go to er) if it seems she is not getting enough air. See http://kidshealth.Org/parent/infections/lung/bronchiolitis.Html#. Also see my comment. ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter injured her hamstring in track practice last may (7 months ago). What kind of dr. Should she see for a diagnosis?

My 15 year old daughter injured her hamstring in track practice last may (7 months ago). What kind of dr. Should she see for a diagnosis?

Sports Medicine: Any physician that routinely manages musculoskeletal injuries and specializes in sports medicine can help. Either an orthopaedic surgeon or family practice physician (perhaps with added fellowship training and expertise in sports medicine) would be best. You can search any of the national society web sites. Try www.Sportsmed.Org/patient/ or www.Aafp.Org. ...Read more

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My 17 month old girl has ran a fever 2 nights in a row with a runny nose, what can be wrong with her and should I take her to the e.R. ?

My 17 month old girl has ran a fever 2 nights in a row with a runny nose, what can be wrong with her and should I take her to the e.R. ?

More info needed: If your child is eating/drinking well, has playful times, and no other problems except the fever and runny nose-try tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce the fever and make an appointment in the morning. ...Read more

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Should i go forward with my 10 yr old daughter gettinggetting braces, or is it best to wait for her 12 yr molars?

Should i go forward with my 10 yr old daughter gettinggetting braces, or is it best to wait for her 12 yr molars?

Follow advice: If your orthodontist says don't wait, do it now. Waiting can result in space loss, compromising the treatment result. Your orthodontist has individualized your child's care. He or she has 10+ years of education past high school to be able to know the best treatment plan for your child. How much training in orthodontics does the well meaning friend have who told you to wait. Go with the pro. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has MRSA infection. Should i be worried for my kids and keep them away?

Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has MRSA infection. Should i be worried for my kids and keep them away?

Not necesarily: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while ; accounts for the majority of minor pustules ; abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals ; people ; found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.Any wound can become infected by this germ. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son fell today and hit his head pretty hard, what are signs I should look for to be concerned about? Is it ok for him to go to bed?

My 2 yr old son fell today and hit his head pretty hard, what are signs I should look for  to be concerned about? Is it ok for him to go to bed?

Concerned: You have to check for vomiting, nauseas, visual changes, dizziness , near or not to syncope, headache, ..........Maintain awake for more than 3 to 5 hours, and call your pcp for check , or if the patient present any neulogical or anything you can go to er. ...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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