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12 Yr. Old Suffering from Stomach Ache in the Morning

Fresno, CA

My 12 yr old says she has a stomach ache every morning before school. I am not sure what to do. She doesn't seem to not like school or have any problems that would bring on stress related aches. I was trying to determine if it is PMS related, but doesn't seem to be. Most mornings she will not eat any breakfast due to the pain. I have kept her home from school before thinking it was flu related but by afternoon she was feeling fine without throwing up. Does any one have any suggestions on what I should do? T.

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And Recommendations for Treating Molluscum Contagiosum

Tampa, FL

My daughter had a few bumps on her belly and I took her to the Dr last month and she was diagnosed with Molluscum contagiosum. The Dr said it will go away on its own and that the cream that is prescribed for it dries the skin out too much so we have not done anything. She did give us a refereral for a dermotoligist if it is not better by Dec. I have looked up Molluscum contagiosum online and I have seen some horrible cases. At this point my daughter only has a few bumps, it has not gotten any better or worse, but I do not want to give it an opportunity to get worse. I have looked up treatment online and found something called ZymaDerm I plan to look into a little further. Does anyone have any advise or recommendations regarding Molluscum contagiosum? Thank you!

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Bed Wetting

Dallas, TX

I am the mother of a 6yr old and he still has to wear pull ups at night. I have been told not to worry about it too much at this point, and that it could be emotional stress or hereditary. I am finding out that this more common than i thought- but was wondering if anyone had any advice on this. Thanks!

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Best Cough Remedy

Cleveland, OH

My 1yr old has been very congested the past few days and last night has added coughing to the mix. I have been running the humidifier in her room but it doesn't seem to be helping that much. Please advise if you have a great cough/cold remedy - thanks!

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Checking Blood Titers in 18 Month Old

Houston, TX

I was wondering if anyone has done this or has any advice for me. I've heard that a lot of times a child will form enough antibodies through the first couple of vaccines to prevent the disease and really does not need any more vaccines for that particular disease after that. the way to check and see if your child is immune is to have a blood test to check "titers" anyone have experience or advice? how can i get this done? any info please! thanks so much!

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Constipated 19 Month Old

Dallas, TX

My daughter, 19 months old, has always been a "once a day" kind of gal, but she hasn't had a bowel movement since the day before yesterday (and she was a little distressed by that one). Today she's been grabbing at her diaper and saying very pitifully "poo poo." When I tell her she needs to get her poo poo out, she says no; when I ask her if her bottom hurts she says yes. I've tried to give her prune juice and she will not drink it. She detests messiness on her hands and feet so I thought perhaps she doesn't want to feel the mess against her skin in her diaper so we tried sitting on her potty (which she doesn't use yet at all) and even holding her on the toilet so she can "be like sister" but that didn't help, either. Any suggestions for my baby's poor bottom?

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Daughter Just Diagonsed with UTI Looking for Tips to Get Her Better Faster

Chicago, IL

My 4 year old daughter who has never had a UTI before was just diagonsed with one. She had none of the regular symptoms the icthy burning etc. She woke up last Thurs. night in some much pain the Ped. on call at her normal Dr. office told me to take her to the ER. Well one hospital visit that lasted for two days she is now out. Monday she had a follow up exam and her meds had to be changed there was not much improvement in getting rid of the UTI. I have been giving her tons of water and cranberry juice. The juice and water combinded with the meds. usually work for me. My daughter is also looking at getting a sonogram of the kidneys and bladder and a cystogram to see damage this UTI may have caused. Just looking for other moms who went through these tests with their kids how bad were they and also tips to help her get better faster.

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Diaper Rash

San Diego, CA

my son has a diaper which i can't understand why. i always change his diaper and i have been using the same diapers. i have tried but paste and medicated talc powder for babies but it has'nt gone away. Any advice on what works.

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Diaper Rash

San Francisco, CA

Hi there, Our daughter has a diaper rash, I think from diarrhea that was caused by antibiotics (her fist cold seems to have snowballed). Any suggestions of how to clear it up fast? I'm keeping her clean and using diaper cream, hoping it will help. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it except when I gently wipe her when changing her. Thanks!

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Diarrhea for 2 Weeks!?

Los Angeles, CA

My daughter is 14 months. She had diarrhea and some throwing up the whole week before Easter. No one else in our home had gotten it. She was very weak, had no appetite, or energy. Took her to DR. Friday before Easter and got stool sample kit. She wasn't dehydrated, thankfully, and DR. said it was possible that it was just the flu because sometimes it can last that long. Well, we did 2 days of the 4-day kit, and then she didn't got at all for 2 days. So we thought she was getting better, her appetite and energy came back, but then the diarrhea came back again and she still has it. We finished filling the stool sample kit this last Monday and Tuesday, so now we are waiting for the results to see if there's something else going on. It should take 5 days. Being on the BRAT diet definitely helps, and she drinks plenty of water and gatorade, no dairy. I'm just wondering if any other moms have ever had this same type of experience with your child? I hate the idea of her having some sort of bacteria or parasite. Oh, and to add on top of it all, she's teething her back teeth, and she's so miserable from that too, and she wakes up a lot at night. So unlike her. I would so appreciate any advice, encouragement or shared experiences.

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Elidel Prescription/excema

Grand Rapids, MI

Hi Moms! I took my 3 year old son to the pediatrician last week for his well-child check-up. He has had excema since he was about 6 weeks old. The doctor gave him a prescription for Elidel. Then, I found out from a friend that Elidel has been linked to cancer! Has anyone heard this or had any experiences with using Elidel on small children. I have not filled the prescription yet and don't plan to if this is true. Also, I know that excema may be caused by a food allergy. I just don't know the best way to do a trial elimination of some foods that cause allergies, eg. milk, gluten, etc. Anyone have any ideas on how to do this? Thank you!

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Good Pediatrician in West Fort Worth

Dallas, TX

I am looking for a new pediatrician for my 22 month old son. I want a pediatrician who does not dismiss my concerns and will at least make an effort on interacting with my child. I am hoping some of you out there might be able to recommend one and share your thoughts about the office as well. Thank you so much.

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Growing Pains...? or Is It a REAL Problem?

Provo, UT

My 6year old son has been complaining about a pain in his Rleg-- It started at the ankle.. then the mid calf now its at the knee... I'm starting to get worried. Its painful enough for him that when i message it, he looks like he is in a lot of pain. I've been told by many people(His doctor as well.) that these could be growing pains and that growing pains are pretty painful... He has been growing alot, but.. I'm worried that it might be something more. Any ideas??

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Growing Pains?

San Francisco, CA

My 4 year old daughter has been waking up several times at night screaming and crying. At first I thought she was having night terrors because it was almost like she was still asleep, but last night she kept saying that her legs hurt. So, now I'm thinking it could be growing pains or cramps. She hasn't injured herself, or been overly active. As a side note, she gets angry and very loud and upset when she is woken up from sleep, and is not easily comforted back to sleep, so these late night episodes affect the whole house. My question is: What can I do to help alleviate the pain and comfort her? Can I do anything proactively to lessen or prevent the pain?

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Have Any of Your Children Had Torticollis And/or Flat Head?

Chicago, IL

I had posted a few months ago about having breastfeeding troubles. Well, that led me to a speech pathologist/lactation consultant, who suggested a physical therapy consult. The PT said that my son had slight torticollis. I've started treatment to correct this, and now the PT is suggesting using the "helmet" to correct a flat spot on my son's right side. I just wanted to hear stories of what other parents did. I've been told that this happens to 48% of babies.

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Help - My Son Has a Bad Yeast Infection

Dallas, TX

My poor son has had a rough week. He was diagnosed with a double ear infection Friday and has since started antibiotics which have caused diarrhea and a bad yeast infection. We have been giving him acidophilus supplements and feeding him yogurt and everything they say to give him. I've been treating it topically with Lotrimin AF at every diaper change and trying to keep him cool and let air circulate and let him "air dry", though that isn't working well. I'm rinsing wipes and just using lukewarm water to clean him up. My husband called the pedi office Monday and the nurse said there was nothing we could do other than all that. The problem is that it just isn't improving. He's still on the antibiotics till Saturday. I called the pedi office again a couple of hours ago, but haven't received a call back yet. They are usually really good about a quick turn around, so my guess is that they won't be able to give me any other answers. I am sure they must think I'm overreacting because I had to call them yesterday too because he fell and cut and bruised his forehead badly. I have to do something for him. He is in so much pain in his diaper area. He can't sleep. Diaper changes are near impossible; he does everything he can to get away while screaming hysterically. I plan on begging for some diflucan or something like that for him. Does anyone know if they can prescribe that for toddlers? (He's 2 next week.) There has to be something I can do for him. Any other suggestions? Please help!

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Help for Short Naps

Chicago, IL

I am looking for suggestions to help my four month old take longer naps. She will only sleep for 40 mins max(sometimes shorter). I know she is still tired when she wakes up, but she will not go back to sleep and is then tired an hour later. She sleeps fairly well at night- bed around 8pm and up around 7am with one feeding around 2 or 3am. I have tried darkening her room, a story and rocking routine, letting her fall asleep on her own, letting her fall asleep with me and then putting her down. Nothing seems to matter. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I Need a Wonderful, Helpful Pediatrician

Dallas, TX

Okay, I need help again! I am on our 2nd pedi. and just don't feel like I've got the right match yet. I need someone who can help me.....explain, instruct, guide, etc. My daughter's pedi. (Dr. Carolyn Ashworth) is nice and knowledgeable, but always seems like she's in a hurry and needs to move on. I feel like my questions are stupid and wasting her time. I live at 190 and Preston and would like someone close to that area. Any suggestions? Thank you!!!!

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I Need Advice on How to Get a Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Dallas, TX

Having trouble getting twin babies to sleep through the night. Any suggestions? They are 9 most. old but were 11 weeks early. Should they be sleeping through the night by now? I hear other moms say "my baby slept through the night at 6 weeks on" and I am amazed. They are just now starting food but that does not seem to help much. Please share your advice with me. I'm tired - perpetually. And I work full-time.

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Infant Not Gaining Weight

Dallas, TX

I have an 10 1/2 month old little boy. When we went to the doctor for our 9 month checkup he had not gained any weight since his 6th month appointment. The doctor seemed to be a little concerned but assured me it was probably nothing. We went back 4 weeks later and he had only gained 6 ounces. (She had put him on a high fat diet for the 4 weeks. Cheese, h.b. eggs, mashed potatoes etc.) 6 ounces still seemed very little to me considering I've heard they gain about 1 ounce a day. Anybody else have their babies really slow down this early on. I'm a first time mom and have nothing to compare to. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Infant with Loose Green Bowel Movement

Medford, OR

Our 3 month old has recently started having bowel movements that are greenish in color and also far less seedy - in fact they are more watery than not. For a day his diaper changes were more in number, however that has decreased back to the normal rate. He is breastfed only, and doesn't show any signs of dehydration. In fact he is very perky and healthy. I do notice that he is constantly chewing on his fingers. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Infantile Spasms

Dallas, TX

I am finally home with my 7mth old from the hospital with a diagnoses of "Infantile Spasms". What I am seeking are people that maybe are experiencing this or have experienced this or know someone that has and has had a POSITIVE result. I can't handle any negative stories right now...I need affirmation that my sweet girl could be ok. Thank you in advance.

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Information About the Rotateq Vaccine

Dallas, TX

I was wondering if anyone has had their baby vaccinated against rotavirus. My pediatrician told us about this vaccine for it, but he said that the first vaccine was taken off the market due to serious side effects. This vaccine, Rotateq has been on the market for about a year and I was wondering if anyone has used it, and if so, had any problems. I have to decide by next month if we are going to do it or not, as they need three doses before age six months. My daughter is not in daycare, but will be going to the nursery at the gym and church on occasion. Thanks!

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Keratosis Pilaris

Dallas, TX

Hi! My 2 1/2 year old son has had keratosis pilaris since he was 5 months old. I was wondering if anyone here also has a child with this AND if you have had any success with lotions, creams, vitamin A deficiency theory, milk allergy theory, etc. I would appreciate any personal experience advice.

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Leg Pain

Sacramento, CA

My daughter is 4 yr old. Around the first part of the month, she complains about her legs hurting (from the knee to the ankle-calf). Her doctor believe it is growing pain. I know this could be correct, but would like to get some input from others.

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Looking for a Pediatrician

Los Angeles, CA

I am a first time mom with a 4 month old son, while I was pregnant it never crossed my mind that I needed to look for a pediatrician for my baby. So when my son was born we went ahead and took him to the pediatrician that the hospital referred us to... We are extremely unsatisfied with my baby's pediatrician. She is very careless, never answers any of our questions, she is always in a rush to get out of the room, she also overcharged for two of our visits. I am looking for a pediatrician who is attentive and caring, someone who can provide my son with the proper medical care he needs, someone I can call if I have any questions, short waiting time is always a plus. A mother always wants what is best for their children so who better to ask than another mother. I am looking for a pediatrician within a 10 mile radius, maybe a little bit further. Downey area...THANKS

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Looking for a Pediatrician in 183 & Anderson Mill/ Volente Area

Austin, TX

My baby is due at the beginning of November. I am looking for a pediatrician who is not too far from where I live. I live at 183 and Volente in Northwest Austin on the border for Austin and Cedar Park. I am looking for a doctor who is pretty available, who does not judge in the realm of breast feeding or if I would like to dely my child's vaccinations. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Looking for AP Pediatrician in the Pearland/Friendswood/Clear Lake/ Alvin Area

Houston, TX

Hi, everyone. I am looking to replace our pediatrician with one who has more AP ideals (attachment parenting). I am not sure where to start! My 3 year old son does like his doctor, though my 1 year old daughter has made no attachment yet. I am also expecting a baby this winter. Specifically, I am looking for a pediatrician who supports breastfeeding BEYOND the first 6 weeks (really, that supports extended breastfeeding) and doesn't try to push solids, who is supportive of research-based delaying of solids, and who doesn't want to prescribe antibiotics EVERY time the babies get the sniffles, KWIM? I just feel that our current pedi prescribes antibiotics way too often (my kids are hardly sick) and is not supportive of extended breastfeeding nor delaying solids. She was pushing starting cereal at 4 months, which I don't agree with at all. Niether does the American Academy of Pediatrics, but I know many pedis tend to suggest at 4 months. Those are my main concerns, though a doctor who is supportive of co sleeping (done correctly) would be great too! Thanks, mamas. I really don't even know where to begin!

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Looking for Excellent Pediatrician in Rowlett/Rockwall Area

Dallas, TX

I am looking for a fantastic pediatrician for my daughter because I am not satisfied with her current pedi. While her milestone checkups have been fine, she has been sick and we took her there three times in one month and they just shuttle her through and give meds and we are out the door. Finally we took her to Childrens hospital and they did a chest xray and gave breathing treatment and sent us home with a nebulizer which has made a HUGE difference. I want a pedi who I can really trust and really cares about my daughter. Any suggestions?

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Mom Seeking Pediatrician in OKC or Edmond

Oklahoma City, OK

I was just wondering if anyone loves their pediatrician. I am looking for one in the Edmond or OKC area. I would like one that is good with teens too. I have a 13 year old son that I could use some help with from a doctors point of view. Any doctors you can think of would be great. Thanks again, Deb

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My 3 Year Old Has Sores All over Her Scalp; Tested Negative for Staph; NEED HELP

Dallas, TX

My daughter Kacey is 3 and has sores on her scalp. They are almost like pimples with a white head. We went to the doctor last Thursday and he took a culture and sent it off. It showed no growth; therefore not a staph? Anyway, she has been going to the doctor daily to get a shot (stong antibiotic) and also taking an oral one (Aug?). When we go daily for the shot he also "pops" the white heads. Her head is SO sore and it's really depressing when my daughter flinches when I get close to her (she thinks I'm going to touch the sores). Anyway, I have to wash her hair 3X a day and scrub the sores (I hate doing this to her) but we have to keep the sores as clean as possible. He's tried all the scap shampoos and topical fungal creams and they haven't worked. I'm scared that on Monday she will go into the hosptial to be treated for staph via IV. Basically, has anyone ever heard of this before? The symptoms are red bumps or mounds, some of them form a white head and when popped ooze out pus (Like a piple would). It's not itchy to her and it doesn't cause pain when not being handled. Her head is so sore though from all the popping and scrubbing ; (. Has anyone heard of this????

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My Daughter Looks like She Is Walking on Inside of Her Feet..........

San Diego, CA

Hello!My daughter is almost one. She has been walking great since about 10 1/2 months. I just noticed about two weeks ago it looks as if she is walking on the inside of her feet, it is more noticeable on one foot then the other. She does not wear shoes yet, just the little leather soft ones. I have her 1 year check up this month, i will surely ask the ped. However i was wondering what any moms have to say who have had or heard of the same thing? If she was barefoot, you would not notice-but in her shoes or footed pj's it is noticeable when brought to attention. Just curious.....

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Need a Good Pediatric Dermatologist

Dallas, TX

I am needing a good pediatric dermatologist for my 3 yr old son. I have had no luck with my regular pediatrician. Let me fill you in. Since May my son has had some irritation in his diaper/pull-up area. We have been airing it out...using big boy pants...using A&D ointment, cornstarch, you name it. It got worse and worse. Finally lots of things looking like bite marks (contact dermatitis I'm guessing) popped up all around the immediate area. I took him in to his Doc and he quickly said, "looks like bug bites" gave me a steriod cream and sent me on my way. Went away almost and then came back...got a new cream from him...almost went away again. I finally went in during his sister's 2 month appointment and told him I thought maybe it was yeast (He was on antibiotics alot the last several months for ear infections). He said he didn't have time to look because of the holiday (this was July 3rd), but prescribed me Nystantin. Now after a few days of that day and night, my son woke up today looking like someone dipped his poor privates in scalding water. He is swollen and bright red and it is keeping him up at night and he is having trouble walking. I just don't know what to do, but I don't want to see my doctor again. He didn't even take the time to look at my son again. So I'm probably going to acute kids tonight to see what they say and in the mean time wanted to get the wonderful mom's on here to give me your thoughts as well. Thanks so much in advance. I'm hoping my little boy can start to enjoy his summer soon!

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NEED Greatest Pediatrician EVER Fast

Dallas, TX

We just moved here and are leaving one of the leading pediatricians in Dallas. He was rated by D Magazine in the top 5 for the last ten years. I just can't make the drive any more. My daughter has to see a doctor today. She has been sick for about three days. If you can rally together and give me a great recommendation, I would really appreciate it. I don't need good, I need FANTASTIC!

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Newborns and Diapers

Houston, TX

I have a newborn baby boy and I am having trouble with his diapers. No matter the size he wakes up with pee up his back, but only on one side. I have tried several brands and several sizes. I feel like they are tight enough but he has small hips and a small behind any suggestions or does this happen to everyone?

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No Bowell Movements in Last 18 Hrs??

Redding, CA

I have an almost 3 week old breastfeed baby girl and we have been having tummy issues all week/weekend....I thought it was gas at first, she pulled her legs up and squirmed and stuff so we tried grip water and Mylicon for a few days and it just didn't seem to be doing anything with consistancy. So I stopped with both about 2 days ago and the discomfort continues! I can feel her little tummy girgeling and moving and she just grunts and crys and moans....I don't know what to do for her! Now I havn't seen any poops since last night at 8 pm (18 hrs ago)... I am beggining to get a little worried. I made a doc appt for tomorow at noon... is that soon enough? Are they any positions I can hold/put her in that will help get things moving? I have been eating very little gasey foods also in hopes that it would help her...and of course now I am constipated as well! Any one out there have any helpfull ideas or insight to share with us? Thanks! I hate to see my baby girl in pain!

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Non-vaccinating Friendly Doctor in Bolingbrook Area

Chicago, IL

Hi. I know that I am going to have people saying that I have to vaccinate my child. I am not requesting to hear that. I am still trying to decide, but my current doctor is willing to wait until she is 3, but not willing to completely go without. We are currently waiting, but I am more interested in completely avoiding vaccinations. I'd like to find doctors that are willing to go along with this somewhere around the Bolingbrook area for future use. Thanks, H.

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Not Breathing Scare -- Teeth-Brushing -- Input???

Dallas, TX

I just had a scare with my 2-1/2-year-old daughter. I was trying to brush her teeth. And as the dentist told me to do, I was having to hold her down on the floor, gently, with my legs holding her arms down. (It is awful, but at 2- 1/2 she still won't cooperate and doesn't brush her teeth well if at all.)She was screaming as always, wiggling, trying to get away and then she wasn’t breathing and started turning blue! Immediately I held her up, blew in her face trying to get her to gasp for air and then let her go – because she was trying to get away – and she wobbled like she was dizzy, fell a little against the cupboard and I caught her. She was hysterical, but she finally caught her breath and then bega saying tearfully, “I’m scared!” I don’t have a clue what happened, but it scared me to death. I don’t think that was normal at all!!! She was really unable to breath and turning blue. I am going to call her dentist in the morning to see what other alternatives I have to doing this. I've also been concerned about her not being able to catch her breath or gasping when crying over other things before, and expressed that to her doctor who said it's something kids do when they cry hard. But it just doesn't seem right. And tonight was NOT AT ALL normal.Has anyone experienced this? Also, any solutions for teeth-brushing at this age?

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Pediatric Cardiologist Referrals?

Dallas, TX

Hello mamas, The doctor is concerned about my son's heart murmur, and wants an echocardiogram done. She referred me to a pediatric cardiologist, but they cannot work him in until September 4, and that's a long time for my little guy to wait (he tends to worry). Does anyone have any personal experience with any pediatric cardiologists in the Dallas area? We're up in McKinney, but are willing to go just about anywhere to get to someone good. Thanks!

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Pediatric Dentist

St. Louis, MO

Our pediatric dentist is Craig Hollander of Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills. He came highly recommended by several of my friends. Last year he was rated the #1 Pediatric Dentist in St. Louis and after one visit we liked him very much. However, recently when I was referring him to a new mom, I explained that the parents are not allowed to go in with the child for the exam. My friend was appalled at this and explained she would never go to such a doctor. My own dentist has the same policy for children at his office. Is this an unusual request from a dentist? Would anyone like to refer this doctor as well?

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Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Los Angeles, CA

Has anyone had to take their infant to the pediatric gastroenterologist? I have an eight month old who isn't retaining water in her intestines and therefore suffers from extreme constipation. This all started as we explored more and more solid foods. Her ped is concerned enough that we are having to see a specialist - anyone else out there experiencing this? Any insights? Thanks - very sad and worried mum.

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Pediatric Recommendations

Chicago, IL

We recently moved to Algonquin and I'm very interested in referrals for a new pediatrician for my 2 year old and future doctor for one on the way. Does anyone know a great pediatrician in the Algonquin area and why do you love them?? Thanks so much!

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Pediatrician in Grapevine and Mother's Day Ideas!

Dallas, TX

I have a pediatrician in Bedford but I am kind of frustrated with him as he doesn't really give me any specifics regarding how to and how much to feed my son, going from nursing to cow's milk, etc. My son just turned one and is soooooo not interested in being weaned at the moment! We live close to Baylor and I'd like to find someone in that complex. Also, weaning advice from others that have nursed for a year (or more) would be greatly appreciated! :) On a side note: I have started making mother's bracelets and other jewelry from home to supplement my SAHM income (which is nil!!). If anyone is interested in more information, please email me at [email protected]____.com Thanks Moms!

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Pediatrician in Irving

Dallas, TX

I need a good doctor for my 3 year old in the irving area. Preferably somebody who is by appointment only & is good for people who have to pay out of pocket, as we're not insured. He only needs his yearly check up & the one I've been taking him to is walk in only so I'm there for at least 3 hours. Thanks!!

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Pediatrician in Santa Cruz

San Francisco, CA

I'm pregnant with my first and am looking for a pediatrician in the Santa Cruz area. Anywhere from Santa Cruz to Aptos is fine. Any recommendation is appreciated, however I'm specifically looking for a female, breastfeeding positive, ok with delayed vaccinations type pediatrician. Thanks!

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Pediatrician Needed in Lake Jackson

Houston, TX

I have just moved to Lake Jackson from Indiana, and would love to hear some recomendations for good pediatricians in the area. I would also like to know about any ped. I should stay away from. I also like the idea of possably finding a dr that practices natural med. as well as traditonal (someone that would write a script if needed but would also suggest natural options that are available)

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Pediatrician with a Flexible Vaccination Schedule in SF

San Francisco, CA

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Pediatrician in San Francisco that was a little flexible with the vaccination schedule. I am looking to have my child vaccinated, but he will not be in day care so I would like to have the option to stagger the vaccinations a little bit or start at 2 months rather than birth. Thank you for your recommendations!

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Please Help Need Motherly Advice About My Son and His Headaches

Chicago, IL

I need some advice. My son has had a few headaches and some headaches have involved vomiting as well. He was hospitalized on the 20th of June for this because he became dehydrated. They gave him a CT scan of his head which came back normal. While my normal ped pulled some strings to get us in quickly to a neurologist I decided to cancel it because he was doing fine. We also see a pediatric behavior doctor and we both decided that I should go ahead and cancel it because he didn't think it was necessary at this point. He got a headache on July 8th with no vomiting but it quickly went away. Monday, the 14th he began vomiting and complaining of a headache again. He still is complaining of a headache but hasn't vomited in 18 hours. I only can get him to take motrin if I grind it up and put it in his gaterade. He clearly doesn't feel well, I am keeping him hydrated because I don't want to go back to the ER. I need advice should I try to get him back in to see the neorologist?? They are probably going to want to do an invasive test. Since his CT scan came back normal would u see the neorologist anyways. It's pretty far and I don't want him to have unnecessary tests, but at the same time I don't want to miss anything. Please help his appointment was supposed to be for tommorrow, and I am kicking myself for canceling it. What would you do?? I left a message with a nurse to call me back and am impatiently waiting to see what she says. Thanks in advance! Update: I was unable to get my appointment back for tommorrow but she got me in for Monday with a neurosurgeon, which is who I made the appointment with in the first place just with a different doc. She said he should really see neurology first but we can start here. Meanwhile I am trying to find a neurologist that takes all kids and the one I found so far is booked till January. Hopefully, I can get some answers from the neurosurgery doc. Anyone know about neuorlogists that take all kids?? I don't think he can wait till January, though. Thank goodness he can be seen on Monday even though it's not the "right" doctor but he is specialized in the brain so that's all that matters. I agree that 5 is so young to be getting them, could it be something else?? Some doc's say it's probably a virus, but I don't think I agree. I'll keep you posted, thanks again!

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