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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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