First Aid: Preschooler, Steroids

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4 Year Old with Allergies

My daughter had a severe rash with swelling on her face this weekend so I took her to a local Urgent Medical Care Center. By the time the nurse got us into a room to do the temperature, weight, medical history stuff the rash had spread to the top portion of her torso and back and spots on her arms and legs. She complained that it was itchy and it hurt - but she didn't have any problems breathing. It ended up, after being put on a "Fast Track" status, that it was severe hives. Not your run of the mill sneezing, runny nosed allergy that I...


Need Bug Bite Help!

Hi there, I have twin 3 year old boys. Practically since birth they have...


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4 Year Old Son with Allergies/asthma

My 4 year old son was recently diagosed with allergies associated with asthma. He gets a persistant cough this time of year and in the fall. The cough sometimes causes him to vomit. He has had allergies since he was a baby, however, the asthma part of this is new to me. I feel uneasy about it because he seems to be on lots of medication now. We have a nebulizer and he inhales albuterol twice daily. He also has nasonex, zyrtec and singulair. Zyrtec was the most effective, but now doesn't seem to work as well--this is when he was given...