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**Shots??**

Chicago, WI

My 2 month old got his shots a week ago and ever since then he is up screaming and nothing I do makes him happy. I don't know what to do ...is this normal???He was such a quiet baby and never cried now he does all the time.please help

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11 Mo Old with Rash on Stomach Only

Dallas, TX

My daughter has a rash on her stomach only. It is mostly on the right side. It started yesterday and was so light that I almost didn't see it and by this evening it has bumped up and started turning pinkish-red. We have started mixing in whole milk with her formula for 6 days now and she has been on Prevacid for 8 days. We are stopping the Prevacid for the weekend to see if it is an allergic reaction, but I don't understand why it is only on her tummy. It is not even on her chest. Any ideas? Also, just wanted to mention that she is not on any other medications and has not had a fever at all. I did contact her pediatrician on Friday and they are the ones who suggested stopping the Prevacid for the weekend.

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16 Month Old Son Slept All Day Yesterday? Is Something Wrong?

Dallas, TX

Hi moms, I had a quick question. My 16 month old usually very active son slept almost all day yesterday. He was probably up about 4 hours totoal. He would just come and lay down and go right back to sleep. He also didn't eat much yesterday, probably because he wasn't up enough to eat too much. He's never done anything like this before so I wanted to know if any other moms have experienced this. When he WAS up yesterday, he did play and act like his normal self. He is just getting over a cold so I don't know if that may have just drained him or what? But I'm concerned.

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16 Month Old with Dry Scalp

Sacramento, CA

I have come to find that my son has very sensitive and dry skin this winter. His back had already broken out with tons of dry patches, which with ritual lotion application, it has gotten better. But now I see that his scalp is really dry also. I see that they DONT make conditioner for children so Im curious, how do i make it better? Wash his head less? apply adult conditioner? My son gets a bath every night. I was considering washing his head less but he loves to lie back and submerg his head in the tub. Any ideas? Thanks

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16 Month Old with Sudden Balance Issues

Dallas, TX

Hey Mama's, I'm worried about my son. Yesterday our in home childcare provider called (which she never calls me) and told me that my 16 month old son Trenton had been stumbling and falling alot and she was worried about him. I first thought ear infection or the shoes he was wearing. I immediately called the dr b/c this is what they told us to look for when we were in for is 15 month well check and ear check. We took him to the dr. last night only to find out that he only had a build up of wax in both ears and only minimal fluid in one ear which wasn't enough to be considered an infection or need meds. The dr dismissed the falling and stubbling as a 16 month old "Dare Devil". I even told the dr. that he wasn't running and then falling he was simple walking over to the toys and would fall and just cry. He also bumped his head several times while falling. I'm heart broken that my son went through this yesterday and upset that the dr. just dismissed this as normal behavior for a 16 month old. I need your advise mom's, I really have no idea where to go next.

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16 Year Old Daughter & Gynecological Exams

Los Angeles, CA

I have a 16 year old daughter who's about to turn 17 in March. She has never had a gynecological exam or PAP smear type visit. I don't know if she is still too young for that type of visit. As far as I know, she is not sexually acitve. Does anyone know at what age she should be getting examined? Any feedback would be helpful.

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22 Month Old Having Bowel Movement Issues

San Francisco, CA

My 22 month old is having some bowel movement issues. She was constipated so we were giving her milk of magnesia which wasn't doing much. Then we gave her a glycerin suppository which released the blockage "and then some". After the initial blockage was removed, she continued to have issues "getting it out" so we went back to milk of magnesia. The milk of magnesia seems to make her have these "massive explosions". I am now giving her fiber in her milk every morning and trying to feed her prunes. The poor thing cries when she has to go poop and it is very "hard". Does anyone have any suggestions on things that have worked for them??

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3 Year Old Gets Carsick - HELP

Houston, TX

I am looking for any advice on how to help my 3.5 year old not get carsick. She complains of feeling bad almost no matter how long or short the trip. We try playing "I spy" to keep her looking out the window and also try to put some food in her tummy before we go anywhere. Is there anything we can give her like dramamine for little ones? Anyone have success with any methods? Thanks in advance.

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3 Year Old Has Pains in Her Shins.

Philadelphia, PA

My daughter is fairly tall for her age. She seems to tower over the most the kids in her class at daycare. She has been complaining lately more so than usual about her legs (in the shin area) hurting her. I am assuming that these pains are growing pains. Has anyone been through this with their children and what would you do to comfort them?

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32 Weeks Pregnant with Possible Gall Stones

Dallas, TX

I've been having pains in my upper right abdomen that shoot into my back since I was about 26 weeks pregnant. My doc said that it's probably gall stones and that they can't do anything until the baby is born. My daughter was born on her due date so if this birth goes accordingly I could be looking at 8 more weeks of pain. I spent last night in the recliner, which helped a little but the pain was still there. I notice the onset within 30 minutes of a meal, no matter how small the meal/snack. Even a bowl of Raisin Bran caused the pain this morning. HELP!!! Has anyone gone through this that can recommend some measure of relief? I pray that God will heal me and I won't have to get it removed after birth, but until then I would love some advise on recommended foods or stretches or ANYTHING. Thanks to all the mommies out there!

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4 Month Old with a Cold

Allentown, PA

My 2 year has only had 2 colds in his life. His first one wasn't until he was 1 year old. So now that my 4 month old has a cold I am not experienced at dealing with colds. He has a really stuff nose. He coughs occasionally, but I think it may be from the mucous in his nose. I took him to the doctor and they said not do anything as he just has a cold. I am running a humdifier next to him at night and during the day. But I can't really think of much else to do beside vapor rub. Does any have any tips for keeping a 4month old comfortable?

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4 Year Old Constipation Help?

Denver, CO

We recently moved to a new location in October and ever since then my 4 year hasn't been able to poop right. We've tried just about everything - prunes/prune juice, all types of fruit, cutting out dairy, buying bottled water (we have tons of minerals and thought that might be it) and even the laxative methods. Ex-lax, stool softeners and laxatives just don't work. When it becomes painful for her we finally have to give in and get out the enema, which hurts me and her! The doctor just told us to use prunes and cut out dairy and rice. But getting her to eat enough prunes isn't going to happen. She stops at three. Is there anything else that has worked for anyone that we can do at home?

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5 Month Old Just Vaccinated and Acting Different

San Diego, CA

Hi, my 5 month old just got her 4 month vaccinations. She has recently learned to roll over and has to do it anytime she is placed on her belly. She is a rolling maniac!!!! I even had to put her in a play pen next to me at night so that I can stop her from rolling over so much and waking herself up. So anyway, back to the vaccinations...after receiving her vaccinations I realized that she is no longer rolling over. She doesn't even seem like she has the desire to try. I was thinking that her leg is possibly sore from the shots??? Maybe this is causing her to not want to put any pressure on that area???? She was a little fussy yesterday as well. So maybe she just isn't feeling like her normal self. I was just curious if any other moms have experienced this. She is still laughing, smiling and making eye contact. I am just a little concerned. I would love any feedback.

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5 Month Old with a Recurring Yeast Infection

Los Angeles, CA

Hi, I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with their babies having a recurring yeast infection? I have a 5 month old baby boy and this is the second time he's had it. I got rid of it the first time with Lotrimin, and I'm using the same medicine right now, but is there a way that I can prevent this from happening again? I understand that I need to keep his diaper clean, and we do that all the time, except at night since he sleeps for 8-9 hrs straight through. I don't want to wake him up to clean his diaper because it can be difficult to put him back to sleep. Thanks! -c

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5 Year Old with Bowl Problem

Los Angeles, CA

Ladies, my 5 year old has been having problems for already two years with her bowl movements. She had one big bowl and ever since then she was holding in her poop and when she would go they would come out really big. That was going on for a year and a half. I took her to Childrens hospital and back and forth to her doctors, therapy, changed her diet. Nothing seems to help. Now what is happening is it's coming out on her underwear and being that she is in Kindergarten it is a big problem. Has anyone had this problem with their kids and if so have you found something that works to help them go in the toilet?

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6 Year Old Boy/ ADHD

Austin, TX

My 6 year old boy is loving, caring, sweet and smart but is having a lot of issues in Kindergarten with focus, consentration and aggressive behavior that seems to be escalating. Has anyone tried an herbal formula (synaptol) vs. drugs. I am desperately looking for the right thing to help my son.

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7 Year-old with Some Body Hair

Austin, TX

My daughter is about to turn 7 and has a little bit of dark pubic hair growing already! There is no other sign of puberty, but this seems odd. Anyone had any experience with this? I didn't really hit puberty until I was 13 or 14. She has always been ahead on her growth and such, but this seems a bit much! Help!

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8 Month Old Ate "Old" Baby Food

San Francisco, CA

I realized tonight (after my baby was happily asleep) that my caregiver gave her some fruit that had been opened for probably 2 weeks (refridgerated). I've been sick with the flu and hadn't cleaned out the fridge. Should I be worried? I know that 3 days opened in the fridge is the max on this food. Any suggestions? Call the pediatrician? Wait and see?

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8 Year Old with Pimples

New York, NY

My 8 year old daughter has started getting pimples on her forehead. Sometimes they look like blackheads and other times they are just like little goosebumps, not alot but a few. Isn't this kind of young to be getting pimples? Is she too young for clearasil? She keeps asking me to get her something to make them "go away" as she is becoming self conscious. Any suggestions welcome.

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9 Month Old with Constipation

Yuba City, CA

My baby is 9 months old, almost 10 months, and has constipation. He has always had a problem introducing new foods, was colicky the first 3 months of life (that changed once we switched to lactose-free)and so we move slowly with new foods. One at a time and only one about every four days. We pretty much have it figured out which ones agree with him and which ones don't but lately we haven't introduced anything new, have been giving him water throughout the day, prunes and apples in his daily diet and also acidophilus at night to help his little digestive system (which he's been on since a newborn to help with the colic) all of these things combined used to loosen him right up! But in the last week none of them are working and the poor thing is struggling to push "deer poop" out daily and is screaming becfore passing anything. Anyone else with any ideas before heading the doctor for stool softener? I really would prefer natural/alternative methods before running to the doc's office. Thank you!

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A 2Nd IUD, Norplant, TUBES TIED????

Dallas, TX

Hello Mom's!! In March it is time for my IUD to come out. I have had it for 5 years and have LOVED it so so so much!! I have to decide what else to get in it's place and I am at a loss. The ONLY reason I am not jumping back on the IUD bandwagon, is that is really made for someone with one partner. Not saying that i have multiple or anything, I have none actually. BUT I am single, and I do not think that in the next 5 or 10 years I will have only one partner. They really stress that factor of it. So my ? is, do I go with the IUD, or try the inplant? I do not want anymore children, that is a solid decesion that I will not change my mind on. Will my insurance pay for my tubes to be tied? I would be 100% willing to have that done also, but I think there are age and child requirements on it, (Or is that just with Medicaid patients?) I am 23, have one child and have basically raised two others. I am done making babies, just want to concentrate on the ones God has given me already. So IUD, Norplant, or FIXED?? What do you think ladies?

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Abdominal Problems

Sacramento, CA

Something is going on with my abdominal area and i am hoping someone out there has an idea of what might be up. My GP thinks i might have a umbelical hernia and i go see a general surgeon on 12/10. so heres my symptoms...about a year or so ago i had the first episode which was my belly was swollen and all around my belly button was just unbearable to touch. this lasted approx 2 days. yes, i know, i should have gone to the doc right away, but i hate going so i didnt... then this year around the end of october it felt like someone was pulling my belly button from behind, some swelling but no super sensitive belly button, and sharp pain on my right side down and under from belly button. yes, i know i should have gone to the doc but my sons school had a pumpkin path that i had volunteered to help with and so i waited to go.. went and saw the doc on nov 6th. the swelling was gone but the pain was still there. he referred me to the surgeon. i am still having pain to the right of my belly button and it feels like when you get a stitch in your side from running. this pain is from the right of my belly button down to where my c-section scar is. it hurts more if i move fast!! i had a hysterectomy approx 5 years ago and had a hernia then that i wasnt even aware i had. does this sound like a umbelical hernia? I'm going to the bathroom okay, so i dont think its an intestinal blockage or a uti. does appendix trouble feel like this? I am dreading going to the surgeon, any ideas what he will do to me? thanks fellow moms!!

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Acai Berry?

Louisville, KY

i was just wondering if anyone has tried Vital Acai Berry and Total Cleanse. i have heard about it recently and im very hesitant to use any sort of diet pill or anything. but i think a colon cleanse would be a good way of detoxing my body and i want to see if that might help with energy levels and head aches. please let me know if you have tried either!

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Acne Frustrations

Seattle, WA

I am hoping to hear others experiences with acne treatment. My teenage daughter is frustrated with her skin problems. She has inflammatory acne with pustules and deep cytes on her face, back and chest. She has tried several facial products ie Mary Kay, Neutrogena, clearasil, etc. She has also tried prescription topical and oral products. Unfortunately, due to a health condition, her options are limited. We are due to follow up with the dermatologist in a few weeks. My daughter is a lovely young lady but has grown very self conscious due to her blemishes.

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Add/adhd Diets and Natural Remedies

Buffalo, NY

i have 3 children who are add/adhd. i have been searching and searching for all natural and diet remedies and all i can find are these "buy my book" things providing little to no information. i do not want to drug my children. i want to make them better. are there any suggestions. i am looking for a list of foods they can/can't have and some herbal remedies that others have tried and worked. please someone help... i am getting desperate

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Adult Son with Problems

Fort Wayne, IN

My son is 29 and has Marfan Syndrome. He is on disability due to this. He is very intelligent (really I am not bragging). I know that what affects the body also affects the mind. He is typical Marfanoid. 6'11", had heart surgery at 21, long fingers, scoliosis, etc. He has pretty much secluded himself in his apartment, keeping it dark with only one lamp. He plays on a computer with 25 or more people signed on at the same time SEVERAL times a week. He has jumped from one interest to another over the last 4 years. I know that at 29 he has to take care of himself, but he does'nt. I have had to tell him that he cannot come over to see me just when he wants something. And that is what he does. I think that he needs therapy, maybe xanax and an antidepressant. But he insists that he is alright. So I have had to let go. I pray for him to let God back into his life. He has God's salvation, but has left our community church. Does anyone have any ideas or encouragement to offer? Thank you and God bless you!

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Advice About Using an IUD vs Birth Control Bills

Amarillo, TX

I have been taking the birth control pill since I had my son and took it before I had him. I have been experiencing some really bad headaches the last couple or so months and have been trying to loose weight but been unsuccessful. My husband and I thinks its due to the birth control pills. We want to have another baby but financially at this time are not able too. I am considering having an IUD put in. But have read some things about it that seems like it my be uncomfortable or not health. I am seeking advice from other moms/women that have had this done and what they think about it. My best friend uses it and loves it. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Advice from Any Mother with Information on ADHD

San Antonio, TX

I would like to hear from other Moms concerning AD/HD. I have a 11 year old granddaughter who has been on some type of medication since she was about 6 years old. She is very dramatic, never accepts the word NO, and constantly complains that no one in her school likes her. She is very forceful in relationships with other children---everything must be her way. She is a beautiful child and I hate to think she will never be able to control her emotions. Cries at the drop of a hat and argues about everything her mother tells her to do. Is there any hope for children like this?

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Advice on Ear Piercing for 4 Year Old

Dallas, TX

My daughter is turning 4 next week and she really wants her ears pierced. Many of her friends have them pierced and she loves earrings. I thought I would wait until she was older but she asks every day. I have told her that it is painful and explained that we would have to clean them, etc. I would love some advice from mothers who had their daughters' ears pierced around this age and good places to go if we do decide to let her do it.

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Advice on Stopping Cuticle and Nail Biting

New York, NY

Does anyone know of an effective but harmless method of stopping one's child from biting his nails and cuticles? My son is 9 years old and his habit has gotten worse and worse. I am afraid his fingertips will become infected. I am looking more for a substance at this point rather than a method of incentives. But if there is anyone with experience in either, I would appreciate the advice.

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Aggressive Two Year Old

Cleveland, OH

I have a two and half year old boy that has really bad temper. when he get mad or doesn't get his way he will start to throw thing, hit, and sometimes if i try to ignore him he will hit his head on something just to get me to look at him. Everyone told me that he will grow out of it but, I fear that there is more to his behavior. I want a happy and healthy enviroment for my boys ( i also have six month old). So any advice on how to deal with his aggression or way to turn his anger into something that he can control better, would greatly be helpful

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Almost 3 Y/o Daughter with Kidney Reflux

Milwaukee, WI

My daughter was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with Type 1 kidney reflux. We have an appointment next Thu. with her Urologist regarding surgery. She has been on preventative doses of antibiotics for over a year, and at her last VCUG test she showed no improvement. Now we are at the next logical step, surgery or some kind of injections(?) We will get more info. at the Dr. but now she's developed ANOTHER UTI. Her fever spikes to 102+ and she becomes totally lethargic... I feel so helpless... I guess I am wondering if anyone has children with kidney reflux, or anyone has any information for us. Anything at all, I would be so grateful... Thank you, J.

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Almost 3 Year Old Is Pulling Out Hair

St. Louis, MO

My daughter, who is almost 3, has recently started twisting and twirling her hair, and then will proceed to pull out the knot, which also takes a big chunk of hair out. I was wondering if this might be a nutritional thing (like a lack of a certain vitamin?), because she was biting her nails at first, and since I started giving her children's vitamins, she has stopped this. I have also tried numerous things, such as her favorite blanket, etc., but she doesn't really sleep with a stuffed animal, and she doesn't really carry her blanket around with her for security. I also tried buying her a doll with long, silky hair thinking she might twirl that, but she didn't really take onto that either! So, any advice would be great, and the sooner the better since she is starting to go bald on one side!

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Almost 6 Month Old w/RSV.....

Dallas, TX

We just found out today that my almost 6 MONTH old has RSV, my boss told me I should bring him to work w/me. I think this is totally OUT OF THE QUESTION. I am under the impression he should not leave the house until he is well...am I wrong?? She has no children, so I don't think she understands the severity of the issue! I also have a little girl who will be 2 on Saturday, and she has a horrible cough and am wondering if maybe she too has this! I just read online how horrible RSV can be for those under 12 months...has anyone ever had an infant w/RSV??? Anything I can do to make him feel more comfortable (besides the steroid my Dr. prescribed)??? Thanks ladies!

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Always Run Down

Dallas, TX

I work FT, am a mother to two young children and a wife. I try to eat good and exercise when I can. I sleep enough hours at night, but not always well. Lately, I have been really run down. I wish I could just go to bed and sleep an entire day, but that is NOT going to happen. I feel bad because when I come home from work I don't feel like making dinner and playing with the kids. I'd rather just sit and cuddle with the kids or read a book. While I can skip dinner, my kids can not and my husband will just eat junk. Any solutions you mom's use to keep your energy up? I just need to keep going when my work day ends and my life work continues.

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Always Tired After Weaning My 9 Month Old...

Minneapolis, MN

Hi, I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem... I just weaned my 9 month old last month and lately I've been SO TIRED. I am getting enough sleep, 6-8 hours a night but during the day I am more tired then usual. I can't remember if this happened with my first child so I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I will be going to my doctor if it doesn't get better next week. Thank you!

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Always Tired!!!

Dallas, TX

Hey moms, I have been overly tired for the past couple weeks, and I can't figure out why. My diet hasn't changed, my sleeping schedule is pretty regular, I don't feel stressed out at all. I just don't have any energy! I was hoping someone out there could offer suggestions or possible reasons for being so exhausted, because it's really bumming out my little boy that I don't have the energy to play with him for very long. I would love to fix this! Thanks in advance!

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Angry Outburst While Eating

Dallas, TX

Hi moms, I was wondering if this is phase or what. My son recently has started having angry outbursts while we are eating, this is about the 3rd one he has had. I start feeding him, then all of a sudden he starts clawing at his mouth and then pulling food out of his mouth, scratching his face, bucking his body, and oh don't forget the screaming!! Is this normal, my other son has never done this. I know every child is different, but this is crazy!! **** Its the food he loves, we take turns feeding, as in he feeds himself awhile then i feed him then back and forth. Everything is fine, then all of a sudden he goes crazy! Thats why its so weird. ** He does have reflux but its under control, and its not every meal he does it, in the past 5 days he has just done it at random times. He does have food allergies, but he hasn't had them. Everything is like normal foods he as had numerous times. ;-) TIA moms!

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ANOTHER Sleep Deprived Frustrated Couple.

Portland, OR

My son is 13 months old.. He was a terrible sleeper until about 6 months then got better;-) Yah... But he still wakes up at least once a week in the middle of the night. I usually give him a bottle. (We are never sure if he is cold, teeth, growing, hunger or stomach?) If I give him a bottle of milk or water he usually goes right back to bed. We live near a noisy company that starts working (making noise) at 5am. So my son wakes then and now even when they are closed he wakes at 5am. IS this all normal? My husband and I argue every morning because we are tired! He thinks that he shouldn't go to him in the middle of the night and wants to let him cry in the morning until 6am or 7am. I feel like we should go to him when he wakes. Babies want to sleep, I can tell he just isn't fussy when he wakes but has a need. Right now he has an eye tooth coming down so he isn't eating much either. Do any of you have the same situation?

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Any Help with PCOS?

New York, NY

I was diagnosed with PCOS (poly cystic ovarian sysdrome) in December of 04. Since then I have been through on Endocronologist, and have yet to find help for this problem. My weight has stayed high ever since I was diagnosed, with no help from doctors. I am now at the stage where I am about to become diabetic, and need some relief. Any information is a help.

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Any Moms Who Have Dealt with Growth Hormone Therapy and Meningitis?

San Antonio, TX

I am looking for anyone else who has had to deal with Growth Hormone Therapy. My 15 month old son will be starting therapy very soon. He is the average size of a 6-8 month old right now in height and weight. He has had a long list of medical issues during the past year, including: meningitis, pneumonia, asthma, shudder attacks, reflux, and others (too many to list it all). I don't know if there is a link between everything. He sees a Pediatric Endocrinologist who has done numerous tests on him and found the Growth Hormone deficiency (hormone is almost non-existent). I've done some research online about Growth Hormone Therapy, but would like to talk with someone who has had to go through it. Some of my questions are: Is there a set time during the day to give the shot? Where do you have to give the shot (location on body)? How long do you have to stay on the therapy? and many others. If you have gone through any of these, please help answer my questions. I'm getting frustrated with him having new medical issues every other month and no one can give me an answer as to why or what is causing it all.

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Any One Else Out There??

Kansas City, KS

I am 28 years old and a full time working mother of two kids a four year old son and a eight month old daughter. My issue is that I have never been over 100lbs other than being pregnant. I stress so much about gaining weight that I think I'm making it worse for my self. I know alot of people would love to have this problem but when your in my shoes it really is troubling. Can anybody give me some advise on gaining weight? All my doctor can say is your chasing kids around and that I'm healthy other than being underweight. I just want more energy and feel better about myself. Thank you in advance for all of your help. S.

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Any Parents with Children Who Have Cleft Lip/palate, Microtia or Facial Asymetry

Dallas, TX

I have an 8 year old son who was born with a unilateral cleft of the lip and palate, microtia of the right ear and mild facial asymetry. I was just wondering if there are any mothers out there who are dealing with this also. My son is such a precious little boy, he has the most beautiful heart and the lord has blessed him with the personality and temperment to deal with anything. He is in the second grade and kids are starting to ask him questions and i think its starting to bother him. Luckily he is a charmer, anyone who has spent a few minutes with him falls in love with him! I am just being a paranoid mom...I am worried that the teasing will soon begin and I have no way to protect him from it. I guess I really dont have an exact question here, I just wanted to see if there were other moms out there dealing with this too! Thanks!!

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Anyone

Houston, TX

Well it's like this since I had my daughter which is about to be 6 next month my stomach has always been big.Okay my point is that when I eat something it makes my stomache a little bloated and it looks like I'm pregnant.I haven't been pregnant since I had my daughter and it has been going on since then.Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing and what do you think may be the cause of this happening?I haven't really talked to my OB about it though what thoughts do you have on this?Thanks in advance for all the advice.

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Anyone Always Bloated?

Dallas, TX

Hi ladies, I would like to know if any of you know anything you can do about being bloated all the time? I don't have periods anymore so that is not it. Wheather i eat very little or a lot i am bloated. When i wake up in the morning seems to be the only time i am not bloated.I am on some medications & also take a vegatable stool softner (recommended by my Dr.)I need some relif please?

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Anyone Else on Mamasource Who Had Fibromyalgia

Columbia, MO

I was wondering if there is any other mothers who have Fibromyalgia. With all the symptoms Ive had and talking with the doctor Im thinking Fibromyalgia and she says no muscle myalgia. I didnt tell her all the symtoms Im having and after doing extensive research about all my symptoms Im 99% sure that Fibromyalgia is what I have. Id like to talk with other people who have it.

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Anyone Ever Used Silver Nitrate Before?

Dallas, TX

My son had a g-tube placed and had granular tissue form all around the stoma (hole) or openening of the skin where the button goes..(there's no stitches) anyway, they give u these sticks that turn the red tissue black and dries it up. They said it can burn. Well last night I did it for the first time by myself and what I thought was tissue on his left side I put silver nitrate. By the way Monday in the surgeons office, he didn't cry or fuss, or scratch or itch....last night he did. My husband and I removed the gauze and and it looked as if I had "burned" his whole left side of his stomach! I felt so damn bad! I wanted to cry. I called the surgeon on call, which is not the one who did the nitrate. He said in a sarcastic way, "obviously you don't know how to do it yourself, so don't use them anymore" well duh, I'm new to this button thing, they won't give me a home health nurse with my son's condition. So what am I supposed to do. So he said, "if it gets big, u just come in the office and we'll shave it off". Ok fine. ANd he said bye quickly and hung up. Like I wasted his time. By the way, he said you can't get a major burn, it just kinda tattoos the skin. So my question is...has anyone else had this same issue happen to them using this stuff? and what happened to them? Thanks. D.

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Anyone Experience This Before?

Anchorage, AK

My 2 1/2 year old daughter had spotting in her underwear and I feel like I should be concerned by this. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this and if I should take her to the doctor? It only happened once, so perhaps she just hurt herself and didn't tell me?

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Anyone Have Any Experience with a Giant Cell Granuloma...?

Los Angeles, CA

Hi Mamas: My sweet 5 year old daughter has been diagnosed with a giant cell granuloma on her gum. It is a benign tumor (thank God!), but is the agressive type. She had surgery to remove it once but unfortunately, it returned within 6 months. Now her oral surgeon has decided that the best course of action is a series of injections (yikes!) into the tumor. AS you can imagine, I am not looking forward to this, however I will of course do what is best for my baby girl. I was just wondering if anyone out there had any expeirence with this type of therapy - it's 1 corticosteroid shot into her little mouth 1 time per month for 6 months. Let me know if anyone has experience and what I should expect. Thanks so much mamams! -M.

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Anyone Have Sensitive Stomache After Giving Birth?

Dallas, TX

Ever since I had my 1st child, who is now 4, my stomache is very sensitive to cheese, any time I eat pizza, or lasagna I get horrible cramps, vomiting, and the D word. Doctors can't explain it, it occurrs randomly, it is so weird, and Doctors refuse to admit, that it is related to my body being affected after child birth. I never had this type of reaction before childbirth, so I am thinking it has to be related. Here is my question, has anyone else experienced this or something similar, and if so, what did you do about it, besides obstain from that food? I guess no more pizza for me! How sad! It lasts about a year after I had my first child, and the same thing now after my second one. I am tired!

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Anyone Heard of a Viral Rash

Tampa, FL

My son who is 17 months old had a couple of episodes a year ago that his pediatrician termed a "viral rash". It was usually following a high fever and consisted of tiny red bumps covering his entire body that took a week or so to go away. He has recently had a similary "break out" for lack of a better term, but has not had a recent fever. I tried to think if he had eaten anything new and couldn't think of anything. I gave him a couple of doses of Benadryl like my pediatrician had recommended last time and it is slowly getting better. I haven't taken him to doctor b/c I am thinking she will tell me to continue what I am already doing. I was just wondering if anyone had any similar experiences to share. He has pretty sensitive skin and eczema, so I have to really watch sometimes and sometimes he is completely clear. Thanks.

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Anyone Out There with a Child Diagnosed with CAH?

Waco, TX

My precious 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with CAH. In the past 5 years she has not went through any body changes, nor had any noticeable problems, so we basically are beginning treatment to prevent any future things from happening. I know it could have been worse, as she shows no signs of her condition, but I was devastated the thought of her having to take medicine the rest of her life and wear a medical bracelet!! I am just looking for anyone who has some experience or advice on this particular diagnosis.

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Anyone Used Arbonne for Excema

Tyler, TX

My son has excema that flares up terribly. We currently use Hylira, then a steroid cream on top of that only when its bad, then Eucerine cream on top of that. I am concerned about all of the petroleum products I put on him. Has anyone used Arbonne and did it work or not?

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Are My Kids Breaking?

Dallas, TX

Ok, so my son has autism and we found this out back in October of 2007. Today my daughter had her four year check up and I love her doctor, he is the best and I would never second guess him or trade him for the world! Last year Bella weighed 25.1 lbs and was 35.5 in. tall. This year she is 28.1 lbs and 35.5 in. tall. The weight is great, my kids have always been at or around the low percentage on weight because thier metabolism is fast and they are so active, so my issue isn't there. It's that she stayed at 35.5 inches tall and has not grown a single inch in a year. The doctor is running tests to figure out what is going on, he thinks she may have an issue with her thyroid or something. What do you mom's think? Maybe I am over reacting but she is my baby, she is four and I am woried about her. What could cause a child not to grow??? She eats well, I make three meals per day, we don't eat out and she has her snacks. I feel like I am breaking my kids or something, any ideas on what could cause a child not to gain height? By the way, no one on my husbands side or my side ever had this issue. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Aspergers

New York, NY

My 12 year old son has been diagnosed with aspergers.I've done a lot of research on it. Can anyone give me any other advice on how to help him. He's just started a social skills group with a pyschologist Mondays after school.

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Baby After a Vesectomy

Houston, TX

Hi moms, My husband and I (reluctantly) agreed several years ago that he should have a vesectomy because he didn't want to have anymore kids and both of my pregnancies were really hard on me so he didn't want me to go through that again and at the time I was adament that I didn't want to go through it again either. Well now I'm having second thoughts and struggling w/ serious baby fever. I don't know what to do. So, have any of you had your husbands have a vesectomy and then have it reversed? How was it getting pregnant? How did he react to you changing your mind? My husband has already said "no" once awhile back ago when I started "kind of joking" about it, but now I'm serious and I really don't think he is interested. We have talked about adoption before and even fostering kids, but right now I'm able bodied and would hate to think of taking a baby away from a family that otherwise would not have a baby w/ that option and foster care scares me right now since my kids are still pretty young. Should I give up and be happy (which I am please don't get me wrong) with what I have been blessed w/ or should I really push for this?

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Baby Ear Piercing

Los Angeles, CA

I would like to get my baby girl's ears pierced. I am still hesitating and considering the pros & cons. What was your experience? Would you do it again? And also, where did you get them pierced. Should I just walk in to any jewelry store? I would be thankful for sharing your experience!

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Baby Exzema

Dallas, TX

Has anyone dealt with baby exzema? Did you find it linked to a certain food? My 1 year old has had little patches on and off since birth,but now(just turned one) has a horrible rash all over for the past 2 weeks. Her doctor says exzema. Iam thinking it must be related to something she is eating. What do you think?

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Bathtub Safety

Dallas, TX

I have a master garden tub in a new home and need some advice. For whatever reason builders put the water controls on the outside corner of the tub...making it super easy to reach by my 18 month old. The knobs are the easy push knobs, and I can not keep my little girl from turning them on. In fact she thinks it is quite fun and the cats love it too. I am concerned that she will turn the hot water on and scold herself. I have looked everywhere (online, 1st step, home depot, babies r us, everywhere)for a safety lock to put on these knobs...can anyone offer some suggestions where else I might try. Thanks for any advice.

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Bed Wetting

Dallas, TX

Hello Moms, I have a 13 year old girl, who keeps having bouts with bed wetting. We potty trained fine, and then when she was in kindergarten we moved. That's when it started. There are 2 different theories out there, one of which, (her Dr.'s theory) is hormonal. After a year of waking her up around 11 pm and making her go to the bathroom, which worked while I did it, a week after that year was up, she was wetting again. And it comes and goes. She'll be fine for several months, and then it starts again. Her pediatrician at the time put her on some medication, that worked. And we kept her on it for quite a while. But I'm one of those people who are concerned about the long term effects. So eventually we got off of it. There is another means of cure from a company that uses a device that gives off a slight vibtation at the first sign of dampness. But that's sounds a bit cruel to me. That's the other theory is that the person is in such a deep sleep, they don't feel the bladder fill. Her pediatrician retired, we're kinda inbetween dr.'s. If any of you have had this issue with an older child, I would really appreciate your input.

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Bed Wetting in Older Child

Austin, TX

HI, my youngest girl is 12 and started wetting the bed when she was about 4, after being potty trained. I, myself, wet the bed until I was 7, as did my other daughter, and I figured she would grow out of it. Her doctor thought the same thing. In fact when she started her period, about 6 monthes ago, it stopped for over about 2 weeks. But not it's happening everynight, when previously it happened about 3x's a week. Her doctor stil thinks it will pass, but said if I get worried or if she wants we can put her on medication. Has anyone else had this problem?? Do meds make a long term difference? I don't want her to be struggling with this problem in her teens and adult life!! What we've tried so far: *setting alarms- she pees before they go off or later after they've gone off, or doesn't wake up for them at all *the alarm system- a thing that fits in underwear that sets off an alarm when so the child wakes up as she is peeing. the alarm is loud enough to wake up the rest of the house so parents can come in if she doesn't wake up. we would forget to plug it back in after she got up once, sometimes it went off for seemingly no reason, it came unpluged in the night or some other thing was always going wrong with it. it lasted for about 3 monthes before it stopped working completely. *cutting out foods she might be allergic too such as dairy, wheat and nuts for about a month. *waking her up at night whenever I wake up. This is my latest effort and has been making some differences, but is no permanent solution. Oh!! one more thing that might be important, she also has insomnia and has for about as long as she's had the bed wetting issue. I've feel they're related as they're both sleep disorders, her doctor doesn't seem to think so.

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Bedwetting

Houston, TX

My daughter is 12 and still wetting the bed every week and sometimes several times a week. We have tried several things, limiting her liquids at night, waking her up in the middle of the night for her to go, we tried the very expensive pad with the alarm (which did work for a while, until she stopped using it because it was "too uncomfortable"), I have also purchased the potty pager for teens. The problem is she will not use it, she may start out the night when I put her to bed with it put then she moves it. It seems to me that her problem is really not bothering her that much anymore. I do wash her sheets but now she has to make her bed by herself. I have recently told her she cannot have any sleep overs until she stops, I just feel like she is not even trying or concerned about it. Not sure what to do, I dont like punishing her because of this problem but I need to see that she is concerned and wants to do something about it. Please help.

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Bedwetting 10 yr.old Boy

New York, NJ

Has anyone had anything that has worked for them as far as a bedwetting child? My son continues to wet and he will be 11 in March! He refuses to wear any sort of pull-up, and he'll still wet even if I wake him up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night...we've tried no fluids before bed, going to bathroom before bed, etc. I just use special bed pads right now. I'm leary of gizmos and gadgets for bedwetting because my brother used all these and nothing worked. Do I really just have to wait till he grows out of it? HELP!!!

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Behavior or Actually a Medical Problem

Nashville, TN

How do I get my 4 1/2 year old to stop pooping in his pants. He will not tell me he needs to go. We have had a problem with constipation and he takes miralax everyday. I have tried everything rewards and discipline. He thinks it will hurt when he goes on the potty, after I make him sit there for how ever long he decideds to stop holding it and go, he says that didn't hurt I say I told you. We have been to Gastro about this. Please Help, any other ideas. I am at my wits end. He will go in his pants and not tell me, I am constantly asking him if he needs to go. I have told him I am tired of cleaning up poop. I have told him were gonna go to the Dr. to scare him. i have said everything and done everything. I don't know how to get it through his head to stop. I have wondered if it was a behavior thing and if I should take him to a Psychologist just for them to talk to him. Please Help Thanks

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Bells Palsey

Dallas, TX

Is anyone familar with or suffered from Bells palsey. My 19 year old brother woke up with it on Sat. Out of know where. He has been to the doctor and they put him on meds and said it usually goes away in a few weeks. Any suggestions or insight?

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Big Lump Under Breast Bone, Please Help

Dallas, TX

I got very sick this weekend with a very high fever and I developed a big lump under by breast bone, it's about 3 and 1/2 inches all around. My husband says that it looks like I have a pregnancy tummy under by bra line. It's not hard, but its very sensitive to touch and it hurts the worse when I walk, it feels like I'm carrying around a big bowling ball. I went to the doctor and he just listened in on that ear and then said the lump was nothing. I had to get an antibiotic shot and meds for my fever, he said my blood results showed I had a bad infection. Apparently the shot and meds have worked because I'm here writing right now, but the lump has just stayed the same. I'm just worried that it's going to grow or that it's never to go away. Should I calm down and just wait until my infection is done with and see if the lump goes away? Has anyone else ever had something like this happen to them? I'm really worried and I would really appreciate some calming words.

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Bladder Issues

Dallas, TX

I am 27 and I have never had a problem with bladder infections until now. I have three kids and my youngest is 16 months. In the past 7 months I have gotten 3 UTI's and I just wanted to know if anyone else has this problem of has had this happen to them. The doctor doesn't seem worried but I am alittle concered,, I guess maybe because I've never had this happen before. I would love your feedback. Also, is the cranberry pills just as good as drinking the cranberry juice? Ok,it's Tuesday now and I am no longer burning but I feel pressure in my pelvic floor not hurting but uncomfortable.. I don't know what this means or if I'm creating this pain myself because I'm thinking about it all the time. I was thinking it's because I haven't had a BM since starting the antibiotics so could that be where the pressure is coming from? Thanks! I'm going nuts here!

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Blowing Noses...

Cincinnati, OH

I've been part of this group for a while now and this is the first question I've really needed help with. My daughter just turned 6 this week and I still am unable to get her to blow her nose if she has the sniffles. I've tried teaching her how to blow out a candle through her nose (when it's not stuffy), showing her how to do blow by example, everything I can think of and she just says she can't do it and it hurts. I don't believe it actually hurts her I just think shes being stuborn about it. Also she has been potty trained since she was 2 1/2 but she STILL WONT WIPE when she goes poo. She says she doesn't want to get poo on her hands or smell it and I ask her if she thinks I want to have to smell her poo every time? This is a VERY smart child but she dose seem to have confidence issues because if she trys to do something and it's "hard" the first time she wants to give up and I have to keep on her to keep trying (i.e. putting shoes on, spelling her name, learning the sounds of letter). I'm at a loss on these two things that it just seems I CAN NOT get her to grow out of!! lol any advice would be wonderful. ~~~S.

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Body Aches Since Quit Nursing

Wichita, KS

I just recently (last week) stopped breastfeeding my son and now ever since Friday night my whole body has been aching. I have no idea if there is any correlation between the two, but that is the only thing that i have done differently. I haven't lifted anything heavy or done any unusual exercising lately. Has this happened to anyone else? Is it just my body adjusting since i have stopped breastfeeding? This is the weirdest thing....my neck, arms, legs (upper & lower), and back (upper & lower) all ache...other than that I feel fine. Any info or suggestion would be appreciated.

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Breast Cancer

Lubbock, TX

I am due to have a baby in 2 months.I recently discovered a couple of rough dark spots on my nipples kind of scab like.i wondering if this is a normal change or not.I have always been scared of breast cancer. I have a couple of lumpy spots in my breast but a doctor told me that i had fibercystic breast disease which would cause some cysts.Does any one know if the other spots may be a change i have developed from prenancy or if i should have it checked out.Please let me know if oyu have experienced the same or have any advice.I am only 23 but it is still possible to get breast cancer.Any advice?

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Breastfeed Baby Not Gaining Weight

Saginaw, MI

I have a 7 week old baby who was born weighing 7lbs 9oz and when she left the hospital she weighed 7lbs a week later she weighed 6lbs 13oz. My doctor watches her weight but shes now only up to 7lbs 10.5oz at 7 weeks old i have had to start giving her 4 oz of fourmula a day so she would gain weight we have been doing this for a month. she eats at least 20 min on each breast and every two hours ( i even wake her to eat if she is sleeping) at night she sleeps for 5 hours and we start the two hour thing over again. My doctor says shes healthy but some of my family is wanting me to switch to formula and not to breastfeed at all. Does any one else have a slow weight gaining baby?

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Breastfeeding

Syracuse, NY

I have a 2 month old, and I was starting back to work and was thinking about stopping the breastfeeding, so I started and bound myself so that I would stopbut after the first day I couldn't do it. I missed the experience. Now my milk production is at an extreme low. Any suggestion to increase it and bring it back to where it was?

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Breastfeeding Moms

Tampa, FL

My three month old daughter has been having little blood specks in her stool. I called the doctor about it and they said if it happens in her next stool to come in. It has happened one diaper change a day for the last three days. I breastfeed her and already cut out dairy in my diet. She is in great spirits and very smiley and happy. She doesn't grunt or cry when she goes number two. Any advice?

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Broken/Cracked/Bruised Ribs

Detroit, MI

Last night my fiance was plowed into playing softball and is having severe pain in the left rib cage area. He is having pain when breathing, coughing, and laughing. He doesn't have insurance until we get married in September, so going to the doctor is kind of a last option. I am looking for any suggestion of somewhere affordable to go or ideas for the pain..ice,heat?

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Brookstone Pillow

Dallas, TX

I have heard many ads on the radio for the Brookstone Sona Pillow. They say it will stop the snoring and sleep apnea without a prescription. My husband suffers from this and I have seen mixed reviews so I am asking you guys if you have experienced this pillow and if you would recommend. Thanks!!!

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Bug Repellent and Sunscreen for 4 Month Old

Chicago, IL

So I know that neither bug repellent or sunscreen are recommended for infants (although some places do say 5-7% DEET for over 2 months), but has anyone used anything that was safe for infants and that doesn't have to be ordered online. As always, I've waited until the last minute and now I'm not sure if there is anything I can even get!! ***We're going tent camping this weekend in Iowa. I believe they have had some cases of West Nile this year. The land is old farm fields that are being reforested so the trees are still quite young. Hopefully not too many mosquitoes yet!!!

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Bump on My 2 Yr Old Daughters Perineum

Chicago, IL

I sure hope someone has any insight into this. I have had her seen at the doctors 3 times for this lump/bump on her perineum (small space between the vagina and anus)and they have, i.m.o. dismissed my concerns. She complains about it every day, sometimes crying and saying ("bump...bump"), she is not constipated. She has normal bowel movements, with no strain. I do notice that it is more painful a couple of hours before she has a bowel movement. Last night she was up crying a couple of times about it. I am sick at the thought that something is wrong and no one is helping her. Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Butt Pimple???

Jackson, TN

My 2 year old daughter has a large red bump on her butt with a white head. When I wash it or put neosporin on it she pulls away and says it hurts. Of course I googled it and am now scared it is staph. The pimple isnt crusty or oozing anything, just red with a white head and obviously painful. She also has two little red bumps on her other butt cheek, but they have no white head, but she says they hurt, too. Im sure I will take her to her dr. tomorrow just to be on the safe side, but any other idea as to what this could be?!? Is it just a pimple and Im getting all spazzed out as usual? She is my first and only child, so I take EVERYTHING super seriously!!!

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Can You Really Get Pregnant 2 Weeks After Stopping the Pill?

San Francisco, CA

Hi moms, here's my story... About 3 months ago we had found out that my husband was diagnosed with cancer and would have to undergo chemotherapy. the treatment they were going to use was the agressive treatment which would mean that my husband would become steril after treatment. He has already stored some sprem already for future use. But about 3 weeks before he started treatment I decided to stop using hte pill-only b/ cit was getting too expensive to keep buying! anyways. my husband had decided that it would be a great time to try again for another child "naturally". Well it has been about 3 weeks since I had my last full menstral cycle. and just this past monday I had gotten It agin onyl the first day it was a bit heavy and so far the rest of the week it's been nothing but spotty. my body has been known to release more than one egg each month. Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else and if so what was the outcome? I did attempt a pregnancy test which came out negative and I do know that if it is too soon to tell the result will come back negative everytime? My quetion is how long should I wait to attempt the pregnancy test again?

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Can You Recommend a Good Chiropractor Close in My Area of Tamarac or near By ?

Miami, FL

Hi Ladies, I have never been to a Chiropractor in my life, I think I need one now. During my 2nd pregnancy towards my last 3 mths I developed very bad sciatica on my left side. Now for the past 2 mths I am getting a very painful pain on my left side but with out the shooting pain that runs down your side like it would with sciatica. It hurts when I bend towards my left & when I pick up the baby. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning my back starts to hurt. But There are days it does not bother me. Now I think what will help me is a chiropractor instead of going to a regular Dr. Has anyone been through this ? Can you please recommend a good chiropractor? Thank you in advance! L.

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Car Sick Toddler?

Dallas, TX

Hi Moms, My toddler is 2 1/2. Lately he will tell me that his tummy hurts while we are running errands or driving short distances. In the past 3 weeks we've been on 2 roadtrips and he's complained of tummy hurting and then proceeded to throw up. my husband was severely motion sick as a child and still is as an adult. it makes sense that he's inherited this trait. i spoke with a nurse at my pedi's office. they said to give him benadryl for long trips and a few other options. i'm curious to find out what other mom's have found that worked for their children. and good tricks on cleaning up his car seat, besides taking the whole thing apart to wash it? thanks for your ideas! J.

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Chain Smoker Father-in-law

Chicago, IL

Hi, My father-in-law is a nice person, but he is a chain smoker. When we visit my in-laws, he smokes right in front of my children and me. I have told my husband that I don't like that. I suffer from allergies and so do my kids. He even smoked around me when I was pregnant and when my son was a baby!!!!! I am afraid that if I say something to my father in law, he will yell and scream "if you don't like, get out of my house!". What would you do??? I like to visit them, but I really hate the smoke!!!

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Chapped Cheeks and Lips

San Francisco, CA

My son has had chapped cheeks for a while now. The usually get red and are scaly. Lotions helps somewhat. Recently his lips have started to bleed, but only at night. It's usually just a little blood, but this morning his lips were caked! Does anyone know if these are symtoms for something? He doesn't drink a ton of water, but always has access to it. He is given milk or diluted juice for meals. Our thermostat is set pertty low (57-58 night and 60-61 day). The rest of his skin does not seem to be dry and I don't believe he's had a fever. Any thoughts would be appreciated...

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Chapped Lips

Dallas, TX

I can't get rid of my chapped lips. I am having a baby girl in 6 days and want to be able to kiss all over her without the chapped lips. Any suggestions...I have been applying carmex to no avail.

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Chicken Pox Help!!

Detroit, MI

ok. Moms I am not sure if my son has chicken pox or not but he did get the shot to "avoid" them. here is what I find. one small red spot on his forehead then another skin colored spot in his head. a couple of spots on his front neckline that are red. but not raised bumps. SO I need to know what you all think? Thanks for your help no fever no cough no other symptoms.

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Chicken Pox Help!!!

Dallas, TX

Hi Moms, Need some help. My husband & I have become Temporary Placement Parents for 2 little boys, 1 month & 17 months old. Today we had to get the 17 month old caught up on his shots & they gave him the Chicken Pox Vaccine. My question for you moms out there is, If he by chance gets them is there any help out there we can get, because I have never had the Pox. What I mean by any help out there is, if he gets the CP, would we be able to go to the hospital & have them keep him with me in the room so that I don'tget them or what. I really can't afford to get the CP myself, I have 3 other boys at home to take care of & my husband works a full time job. I appreciate all the response I get from you & hope everyone is enjoying the New Year & the nice weather, for now.

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Chicken Pox Vax

Minneapolis, MN

Hi all, Just looking for some opinions: my little one is due for his chicken pox vaccination at his next check-up. Why do they now give that vaccine? I'm 33 and never had it. My brothers and I all had chicken pox, and it didn't really seem like that big of a deal. Now, my MD is telling us that our little guy should get it--just wondering how many of you got it? I do know that once you've had chicken pox, you're more susceptible to shingles. I'm a believer in vaccinations, but I have spaced them out. It just seems like our little ones are getting so MANY more shots than we ever got. Just looking for some more advice/info b/f I make the decision whether to go ahead with the shot or not. Thanks!

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Child Complaining Her Tongue Hurts...

Chicago, IL

Hi moms...my daughter is currently getting over a gastro eneritis (sp?) and was feeling much better. Immediately after she started complaining that her mouth hurt...decided she must be getting her 2 year molars. Last night...ALL NIGHT she cried unconsolably and said her tongue hurt. Nothing seemed to help. I called the doctor and she said that she may have mouth ulcers and is probably in a lot of pain. Her only advice was to give her Motrin. Has anyone been through this or have any advice as to how to sooth her pain when the Motrin doesn't seem to be working?

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