Health: Toddler, Safeway

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12 Month Old with a Stomach Bug

Last weekend was my son's first birthday. I think that someone showed up to his party with a little bug because now he's sick. It started on Sunday with vomiting and diarrhea and here is is one week later and he still has diarrhea. He will only nurse He'll sip on water or breastmilk but all other dairy makes him sick. I took him to the dr on Thursday and they put him in hospital w/ IV to get him rehydrated. I'm at whits end b/c he's still acting whiny and tired all the time, he's only nursing, he won't eat anything solid therefore his...

Childhood Illnesses

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12 Month Old Allergic to Milk?

Hello moms! My 12 month old recently made the switch to organic whole milk. He has been having a major problem with constipation and then diarrhea. Then, after his milk this morning, he threw up. He's been on regular milk for about a week now and before he was doing fine on regular formula. (He was on Enfamil since i had to stop breastfeeding at 6 months.) I was wondering if anyone has heard of a baby being allergic to milk when they did fine on normal formula. Could his tummy upset just be coincidence? He has no other symptoms of...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Diapering Through the Night?

Hi everyone! My 8 month old is mostly sleeping through the night (yea!!!) but, a fair amount of the time, he wakes up with his clothes soaked in urine. poor guy!! I'm using Huggies disposable diapers, size 4. He weighs about 18 lbs, so the diapers are one step up already (the box says 22lbs) What else can I use to keep him dry through the night? Thanks!


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What to Do If 2 Month Old Is Getting Constipated?

I have a 2 month old baby girl with silent reflux. It is getting much better now do to prevacid and switching her formula to soy. My dr had adviced us to try rice in her formula at first, which we tried but I just didn't think it was doing her any good so I took her off. It's been almost a week, she is in such a better mood but I feel she is getting constipated, possibly because of the soy, and maybe the rice she had for a week or so???? If anyone knows anything I could give her that would be safe and effective that would be great. I have...

Healthcare Providers

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Need Advice on Prenatal Vitamins

I'm trying to find the best prenatal vitamin for me - and am having a very hard time. I've bought several - but haven't started taking any of them yet. The "TwinLab" prenatal seemed good but contains Polysorbate 80 in the "inactive ingrediants" and I have read very bad things about that. The Trade Joes prenatal looks good - but too hard to swallow. The New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal seems maybe good but they add all this extra herbal stuff that I don't know if I really want to take. Can anyone recommend a prenatal that doesn't go...

Home Remedies

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Help - My 13 Month Old Has a Bad Diaper Rash!

My 13 month old daughter developed a sudden diaper rash with two very raw areas that look like popped blisters (approx 2 cm in diameter)right where her bottom cheeks meet. Otherwise the bottom is red rashy looking. She has only had a little rash once before in her life, which healed completely within a few days. This is the fourth day of this and I'm starting to wonder if it is more complicated than just diaper rash. Any thoughts or advise on how to care for this. She doesn't act like it is hurting her much, but it really looks...


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21 Month Old- Misbehaving

My son Nick is 21 months old and I have been having a few problems with him and I am looking for some ideas to control the problems. First off, like many kids his age he is hitting. I have tried hitting him back (lightly) to show him how it feels, that only works sometimes, I have tried the time out thing, which at his age I don't think it's really worth trying yet, I have tried pretending to cry when he hits me-that doesn't work either. I'm getting fusterated, because nothing seems to work. He also pulls on our dogs legs and ears(we have a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Relief from Yeast Infection

Talked to doctor and was prescribed diflucan (had 2 doses, 7 days apart) which didn't clear up infection. Now using otc monistat 7 for yeast infection, but itching is unbearable. Vagisil helps for brief few hours but the itching is constant all day and night. I started eating yogurt and taking a Culturelle pill daily. Does anyone have any suggestions/medications/remedies to help alleviate the itching until the infection is gone?


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Child Has Worms...

Okay, I am really ambarrassed to even talk about this because I feel it's somehoe my fault not to mention it's disgusting. My 9 year old daughter's butt was itchy about a month ago & without getting into details we found out she had worms. The doctor gave us medication for her and it seemed to have gone away. Unfortunately she started itching again down there and sure enough they are back. My question is has anyone else out there gone through this and what did you do to prevent this? I try to make sure she keeps her hands washed and...


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Can't Kick the Congestion

My daughter had RSV back in January and then Feb 14 I brought her back in because her hacking persisted and temperature spiked back up again. She tested negative for RSV and they said she had an ear infection. She was on amoxycillan for 10 days. Her hacking/congestion still persist with runny noses. I am sucking her nose out every morning and a few times a day over the weekend. The Dr said the congestion could last up to 8 weeks when she got the RSV. It has been that long and is still very bad in my opinion to the point that I am...


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Problems with My 12 Month Old Drinking Both Regular Milk and Soy

I have a 12 month old little boy he was on ailimentum formula as an infant my Dr. swithched him first to Soy b/c he stopped wanting to drink the formula and he is 1 year old. He had horrible diarhea so we switched to Lactaid Whole milk. He started having 7to 8 diapers a day that ranged from very mushy to borderline diahrea, plus for the first time ever got a bad diaper rash that we couldn't get rid of. My Dr. wanted me to stick with it for awhile and prescribed cream that did not help at all. I switched him again to Rice Milk. It's only the...