Cold & Flu

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Cold, Runny Nose Advice

My 18 month old has her first cold. She has a runny nose, and drainage that made her gag and throw up a little last night. I could hear that she has a lot of drainage and was having trouble breathing through her nose. I have been SO very lucky that she has been a very healthy child. She just started in a Mother's Day Out program, so I am sure she'll begin to pick up more germs. Can anyone give me advice on alleviating cold symptoms and what to watch for, in terms of this moving to an ear infection? Should I use the humidifier? Vapor rub?...


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Childbirth and Head Cold

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has had the misfortune of being sick during the delivery of your baby. I am inducing this Sunday and I have a head cold that is really bothering me. Nasal congestion and coughing. I am a little nervous about being sick and being around my new baby....I am sure they will give me a mask to where when I am holding her. I am mostly concerned aboput being even more uncomfortable during labor and delivery. Any advice or stories would be appreciated or any quick cures for a head and chest cold. Thank you


A Simple Head Cold

My daughter Sophia who is a little over a month old has a head cold and her...


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Cough Cough Cough!

I have the most IRRITATING cough that I cannot seem to shake! I am about 8 mos. pregnant and can't take medicines I normally would. I have a check-up on Friday so I can ask my OB then, but does anyone have any remedies in the meantime? It feels like there is a constant tickle in my throat and in the top of my chest. Plus, I have to run to the restroom each time I have an episode so I don't wet myself due to the weight and movement on my bladder. Help please!!


Toddler with Cough

What do you do for a 2 year old with a really bad cough. Well actually, the...


Soothing a Cough

My daughters have had several colds this winter, but their latest one is...


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How Do I Break a High Temperature??

My son has had a temperature all day. He was up at 5:30am with a temp of 101.+ and I gave him some tylenol and kept him in bed with me and the temp went down. It went up a little before nap time and has been pretty consistent throughout the day at 99.6. Now we are back up to 101. He is in the bath now, he has had popsicles and lots of fluids. I am not sure what else to do. Any suggestions????


Out of No Where Fever

My 18 month old slept terrible last night, this morning he has a fever with...


Strep- High Fever

Hi, My 7 yr old has strep for the first time. Woke up from a nap w a 104.6...



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Is It the Flu

Does anyone know how to tell the diferance between a bad cold and the flu?


Flu or Not?

Just wanted to pass this along. All week this week my son has been sick,...


The Flu Is Here

Hi Ladies, My son was diagnosed with the flu yesterday and already...


Could It Be the Flu

Okay I know this is going to sound really crazy but I have onyl had the flu...


Flu or H1n1

how did you know if your child has the seasonal flu or the h1n1 flu? thanks

Flu Shot

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Flu Shot or Not?!?!

So here is my question. What are all of your thoughts on the flu shot? I have never had the flu shot, I seem to go through the questioning phase with every pregnancy as whether to get it or not. Both of my other two pregnancies I did not get one and did fine. But this is the first time I have been seriously nagged by the doctor to get one. Is it because of the challenge of their being the two possible strands this year or just an over cautious doctor. So how many of you get the flu shot for each pregnancy. And if you did get it while...


The Flu Shot?

Is the flu shot definitely a dead virus that they give you? I know I...

Pneumonia & Bronchitis

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Was It Pneumonia?

My 2 year old daughter had what appeared to be a cold over the weekend. Sunday night she got a high fever (104.6) and was breathing very rapidly, coughing and throwing up. I called the on-call nurse who said we should bring her to the ER. The ER doc didn't see anything on the x-ray, but he heard "crackles" in the lungs so he said it could be the start of pneumonia. Since they weren't sure if it was bacterial or viral he prescribed amoxicillin. Anyway, she responded so quickly and is feeling so much better today. I wonder if it was pneumonia...

Sore Throat

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What Do You Do for a Sore Throat?

We came home from a family reunion in Atlanta on Sunday and I had a sore throat. It has only gotten worse. I came home from work around 230 on Monday because I could not get warm - which is very odd for me. Normally it takes a lot for me to be cold. I took my temperature and it was 103.7. I took a cool bath and meds and got it down. My throat was sore then, but nothing more than a cold type of a sore throat. I went to the doctor on Tuesday morning because I couldn't get my fever below 100 even with meds. They said my throat was red and...


Very Sore Throat

Hi All, I've got the flu, and with it a very sore throat. I'm taking...


Sore Throat... Help

I came down yesterday with a sore throat and fever. Today the fever is gone...