Health: Preschooler, Singulair

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Is This Going Around?

I was wondering if anyone elses child is going through this? My daughter is 2 and for the past month she has been coughing, sneezing, runny nose and now an ear infection. She has been to the Doctor in the past month 5 times and has been on a course of antibiotics and it just doesn't seem like it is getting any better not worse, but not 100% better. I know right now that I am having problems with my allergies and have for the past 2 weeks. At first she was diagnosed with a sinus infection then it went to an ear infection now I don't know...


Chronic Ear Infection

My 10 mo old son has had an ear infection for over a month. We have tried 5...

Healthcare Providers

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Children Seem to Be Sick All the Time

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on trying to keep kids healthy. It seems that this past winter and into the spring my boys are constantly sick with either the flu, colds, rotovirus, or even ear infections. I work in the healthcare field and am a nut about cleanliness, i.e. washing hands etc. Should I be giving them vitamins or any other nutritional supplement such as Pediasure to help? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am at my wits end!


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Your Opinions on Singulair

I have a 5 yr old daughter who gets a wicked cough a few times a year. This past trip to the ped he suggested we start her on 4 mg of Singulair. My husband is asthmatic and the ped feels that there is a possibility that she may be diagnosed later in life with asthma. She is considered at risk because she has had upper respiratory issues a few times this past winter. My question is that I've heard both good and bad about this medication and I am just concerned. Most of the issues involve behavioral outbursts and children becoming more...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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My 4 Year Old Has Allergies..

My 4 year old , 5 in Dec. Has allergies. He has been on several different types of Allergy medicines and nothing is seeming to help. He gets headaches and runny noses often. He is a very active child and loves playing outside. We also spend alot of time in the country.


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Singulair Side Effects- YIKES!!

My 3 year old daughter started taking Singulair about two weeks ago. In the last week, she has become very aggressive, an has zero patience, along with taking 2 hours or more to fall asleep! I JUST remembered there were some crazy side effects from the paperwork I read when we first started this medicine. Sure enough I look it up, and all of these issues we have been having are listed as side effects of Singulair. This week has been very hard on her at home and at preschool, she has never gotten in trouble at preschool before and its a...


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4 Year Old with Allergies and Asthma

Hi,my 4 year old has had the worst time this year with her asthma...she has been on alll the over the counter stuff and most of the persription too. nothing seems to help much. she is currently on pulmacort repsule in the nebulizer and takes albuterol inhailer for attacks. Her doctor just says that she has already been on everything she can take for her age..but I still think that there has to be something that can hepl het have better control with the asthma and allergies. I any one has any suggestions please let me know.

Sleeping Habits

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How to Break up Phlegm in 4 Year-old

Ok, so last time I posted I asked for help with my mosquito magnet 4 yo. Someone suggested menthol ointment on certain parts of body. I continue to spray my son with bite blocker and now add the menthol ointment, too. We've been doing this every day for weeks since the post. NOT.ONE.BUG.BITE. I swear, it's like a miracle. So, I'm testing my luck again for another miracle. My son gets bad coughing when he catches a cold that disturbs his naps and overnight sleep. He used to have severe breathing issues with a cold (and only with a...


Asthma? in 4 Year Old

Audrey S.'s question got me thinking... My son's dr. said she's not ready to...

Stages & Milestones

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Does Anyone Else Fear Dying Young?

I know this sounds strange, but I have been having thoughts or premonitions of my own death lately. I don't have any reason to believe I'm dying, I just keep having these dreams & visions of my funeral. I realize we're all going to go someday, but what saddens me is imagining my children w/out a mom...I have 4 ranging from 7months to 7yrs. I keep thinking I should be recording video of things I would want them to know, etc. Has anyone else had this feeling before? One good thing that has come from it is I'm sure cherishing everyday...