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Daughter spent the night at her great grandparents;smoke outside,still lingers in the house Running ever for 3days (99-102) Gunk in eye, cough

Daughter spent the night at her great grandparents;smoke outside,still lingers in the house 
Running ever for 3days (99-102)
Gunk in eye, cough

New Virus: If she is congested this is likely a new virus. If her fever doesn't trend down over the course of today have her seen tomorrow. Is she short of breath? Is she breathing fast? Does she perk up and give you a smile with tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin? Her exposure to cigarette smoke definitely makes her more likely to catch a virus, you are correct! ...Read more

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Are a lot of social work duties being handed over to nurses in hospitals. I've heard social work jobs are becoming harder to find in hospitals.

Are a lot of social work duties being handed over to nurses in hospitals. I've heard social work jobs are becoming harder to find in hospitals.

Social work: This is quite true and is due to decreased reimbursement to the hospital and they are simply cutting costs. There is a tendency to force social workers to join institutions or governmental organizations - this is part of a bigger plan by the current head-man to fundamentally change america by creating a socialist society. With control of social workers they can control to a certain extent society. ...Read more

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Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

No: I would not consider an argument that daycare workers have amongst each other abuse. Inappropriate, yes. Adults should refrain from arguing in front of children. It is inappropriate for daycare professionals to be doing this. It may be scaring the children who are witnessing this, and teaching them inappropriate behaviors. ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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How can women in wheelchair manage their bladder while traveling or working all day in public?

How can women in wheelchair manage their bladder while traveling or working all day in public?

Several ways: If the bladder is neurogenic you will need to with self cath or use a Foley catheter, or,super pubic tube. If your w/c use is for leg weakness consider limiting fluid intake during the day, using bladder relaxants, or scheduled voiding times to avoid that urgent sensation. ...Read more

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Why would seniors often resist living in a nursing home?

Why would seniors often resist living in a nursing home?

Loss of independence: The elderly are not different than the rest of us. They want to retain their independence and sense of freedom as long as possible. Being in a nursing home often means that they will lose some of their freedom and it is a hard concept to accept. ...Read more

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What is pro/con of nursing home in smaller town where they gather people together in lobby near nurses station much of the day? Most know each other.

What is pro/con of nursing home in smaller town where they gather people together in lobby near nurses station much of the day? Most know each other.

Therem is a con: When the nursing home gathers residents like that, for only part of the day, there is no problem, but when they are there all day, it means they are not getting individualized or group attention and this can cause behaviors, not prevent them. You want a nh that has activities and has some individual or group activities for some portion of the day. ...Read more

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Do kids in foster care finish school?

SUre they can!: Kids in foster care can do anything they want to do. It may take a bit more planning and they need to be moe aware of all the help available to them through their school district and the community. I've cared for foster kids who have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, teachers. It may be a little bit more challenging, but ask the help of school guidance counselor to help you through! ...Read more

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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Does a career in nursing and working night shifts have a negative impact on your lifestyle?

Does a career in nursing and working night shifts have a negative impact on your lifestyle?

That is possible.: It can be particularly difficult for sleep (sometimes leading to shift worker disorder). My husband is a nurse & we learned to work with strange shifts. ...Read more

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What to do for runny nose in kids in daycare?

What to do for runny nose in kids in daycare?

Lots of tissues: Runny nose is a right of passage in daycare. With the normal frequency of pediatric viral infections and the impossibility of prodromal isolation it's the gift that "keeps on giving". ...Read more

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Work involves changing environment all the time i.e. heat in store and outside in shop in AC being sick x3 in a row, took antibio. but still high temp?

Work involves changing environment all the time i.e. heat in store and outside in shop in AC being sick x3 in a row, took antibio. but still high temp?

Fever of unknown: i suggest you see a doctor.you probably need to have a septic work up which involves checking your urine ,blood and maybe getting a chest X-ray .usually just taking antibiotics without having a clear source is a bad idea ...Read more

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Does a career in nursing and working night shifts have a positive impact on your lifestyle ?

Does a career in nursing and working night shifts have a positive impact on your lifestyle ?

Night shift disorder: There is a very long list of trouble with working night shifts. It is on google with the above wording. I have never heard of positive impact! therefore i hate night shifts. ...Read more

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Are kids gaining weight because the pe programs were dropped in schools?

Are kids gaining weight because the pe programs were dropped in schools?

Hard to say: This is really not a medical question, but more of a social political one. That said the amount of exercise provided by school pe is trivial. A larger reason children may be getting obese is the overall lack of exercise caused by decreased opportunities for "pick up sports" that kids once played ( sandlot ball! ) .Sports may become overly organized and the province of only the athletically gifted. ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When i work with difficult people, i just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more

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I live in a house where several indoor outdoor cats stay in the back room and i'm alergic to cats.Are there any good allergie masks to deal with this?

I live in a house where several indoor outdoor cats stay in the back room and i'm alergic to cats.Are there any good allergie masks to deal with this?

Cat allergies: If you are going to live with those cats for a while, you need to consider allergy shots. They have a 95% success rate with cat allergies. It is a better long term solution and face masks are really useless unless you are actually cleaning after the cats and do not want to inhale particulate matter from their litter. ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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Baby breathed in a cloud of drywall dust the other day while walking near construction in building. Got away asap, 2 days later has cough/ runny nose?

Baby breathed in a cloud of drywall dust the other day while walking near construction in building. Got away asap, 2 days later has cough/ runny nose?

Not sure: Not sure it is related and can be coincidental with a viral infection. If the baby is showing signs of breathing difficulty or wheezing, i would have the pediatrician evaluate it. ...Read more