Illnesses

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Helping Out a Chronically Ill Friend

We are good friends with a family in our neighborhood. Our children attend the same school. We have known each other for a couple years. The mom suffers from a chronic condition related to her Pituitary Gland. She is often bedridden and is currently in the hospital. I wonder how can I support them better when times are tough? I have thought that bringing a meal by is good idea. I would like to extend a helping hand in a way that is thoughtful but not creating more stress for them. I don't want to say, "Well, if you need...

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Mentally Ill Father

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

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Too Sick or Not?

Hi Moms. I am a daycare provider and recently I have had some pretty sick...

Allergies

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Allergic to the Dog?

My 18-month old has a pretty-much contiuously runny nose. It usually combined with nasal congestion. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to bother her and it doesn't transform into infections or other problems. I suspect she may be allergic to our dog. Is there a way to tell? Is it possible to test for just a dog allergy? Or do I have to subject her to a huge painful test? I really don't want to do that, but if she is allergic I need to konow.

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Allergy or What?

When getting my 2 year old ready for dinner i took her shirt off and found...

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Allergy or Not?

Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought...

Autism

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Seeking Female Pediatrician for 12-Yr-old Autistic-Spectrum Child

Hi, there! My daughter, whom we adopted from China when she was 10 months old, has a long list of psychological challenges, but we do our best to deal with those through specialized schooling, therapists, and medication. Right now, my question is a bit different. She menstruated regularly as clockwork for about a year (started early!) and then suddenly stopped. She has been 5 months without a period. My own OB-GYN can't see her, as a minor, and suggests she see her pediatrician. Problem is, I have come to LOATHE our pediatrician, who...

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Could It Be Autism?

i know a 2 year old who still does not talk, is overy irritable, clingy to...

Bronchiolitis

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2 1/2 Month Old with Bronchiolitis

I'm not sure if I spelled it right, but we took my 2 month old to the doctor with a very bad cold and cough. He said she had bronchiolitis. Can anyone tell me what I can do to make my daughter a little more comfortable & if I should calm down & not be too worried. I've gotten a vaporizer and some saline drops for her nose. We just can't get her to cough up the "yucky" stuff. Actually we can't get it out before she swallows it again. Help... does anyone have any suggestions?

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Management of RSV

My son has RSV and has bronchiolitis with it. The doctor said it's not so...

Chicken Pox

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Could This Be Chicken Pox?

my son has red bumps on his body.. abotu 20 spots... arms legs torso.. a couple here a couple there. it is 40 degrees outside.. not a mosquito to be seen. my hub said bedbugs.. but I see no evidence of bedbugs... He is acting totally fine.. no fever.. no lethargy.. running around all day. he is not vaccintaed for chicken pox. i have not heard of any cases of pox at their school.. (and the school is good about sending notes home for illnesses.) the only reason I think chicken pox. is this is the time of year for pox.. i...

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Is It Chicken Pox???

Help, My son has a rash all over his chest, tummy and sides. They started...

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Chicken Pox or Is It?

I am wondering if anyone has had this happen to their children that have had...

Constipation

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14-Month-old Is Constipated

My 14-month-old son is constipated a few times a week. I have been in contact a few times with the pediatrician's office and am doing everything I can. This started when he was switched over from formula to whole milk. Also, he does not drink much water. I am always forcing it on him, but he won't drink much. I give him prunes or blueberries to eat, make his baby cereal with prune juice, give him whole grain foods, etc. I also water down his milk and occasionally put Karo syrup in his milk. He still has problems with constipation. ...

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Son Is Constipated

Hi, I was just wondering what I should do if my 6 month old is constipated....

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Baby Is Constipated

My baby boy is almost 14 months, just three weeks ago he started whole milk,...

Cough & Cold

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Son Wakes with Stuffy Nose

My son who is 14 months old usually wakes earlier in the morning than usual (6 am) with a stuffy nose. Once he is up he wakes up completely after his nose has been cleaned out. Rarely he will not have a stuffy nose in the early morning and sleep until 7. His schedule gets all off waking up an hour earlier (he'll take 2 naps and then go to bed late), plus I would love to have that extra hour of sleep. I've tried everything from humidifier to vaporizer and it still never fails in the early morning hours he gets such a congested nose he wakes...

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Always Stuffy Nose

My 2 1/2 year old daughter has been having this stuffy nose problem for past...

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Help with Stuffy Nose

My 5 month old has had a stuffy nose for a little over a week now. Last Wed...

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Dehydration

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Food Dehydrator - Any Suggestions?

Hi all - I'm thinking of buying a food dehydrator. It would be an occasional-use gadget - not something I did everyday. I would like to get something quality, but nothing industrial sized or too pricey. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Ear Ache

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Ear Infection or Toothache?

I confused, can I being having a ear infection and its making my lower left teeth hurt OR am I having a toothache and it causing my left ear to hurt? Its been hard to sleep on left side because of the pain in my left ear and left side of face, chewing on left side also is hurting, Can this also cause neck pain? Am 9 wks and unsure what to take Tylenol or can i take Ibuprofen? any advice would be great. thanks S.

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Fever

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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????

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Out of No Where Fever

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

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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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Flu

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Is It the Flu

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

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Flu or Not?

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

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The Flu Is Here

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

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Could It Be the Flu

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

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Flu or H1n1

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

Rash

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Rash.........same As Before

ok, going on day 14...he still has this same rash, no other symptoms and has never had any other symptoms....just this rash you can see on my profile picture....it covers him from head to toe and has a mild irritation/itch. It gets worse when he touches water. Have to wait a month to get into see a specialist. Been to the Doctor yes, and the ER....they don't know what she has, they just know its not anything they have seen.

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Sun Rash ??

Today after my 10yr old daughter came in the house after being outside most...

Stomach Virus

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Stomach Virus Question

My 6 year old came down with the stomach virus late Monday night. She felt terrible all day Tuesday and was feeling better by Wednesday. Thursday night I came down with the virus. I felt awful all day yesterday, but I felt better today. I had my daughter spend the night away from home last night to try to avoid the germs as much as possible. I have cleaned and Lysoled everything that would stand still. Tonight before she went to bed she mentioned that her tummy hurt. I know that could be several things - remnants of the virus, the fact that...

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Stomach Bug vs Flu?

My four year old is just getting over the stomach bug. Throwing up w no...

Tear Ducts

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Clogged Tear Ducts

My 8 month old son has had clogged tear ducts since he was born. I wondered if anyone else has experienced this. The doctor says it normally goes away on it's own, but it's getting very frustrating. He screams when we try to put the warm washcloth on his eyes to wipe it off and we do it as gently as possible. Has anyone had the procedure done to open the tear ducts? If so, what was your experience with that? Does it work? Thank you for your help.

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Blocked Tear Ducts

Hi Mamas, I have a wonderful 13 month old daughter who had blocked tear...

Torticollis

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About Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

big words for those who have no idea what they are right?? i have 6 month old absolutely beautiful and perfect twins. the first born, my son, was quite "squished" in me where as my second had ample room. no surprise that my first twin has torticollis and plagiocephaly. we have been going to PT for a couple of months, and where as the torticollis is so much better (not fully but a vast improvement), i can not tell about the shape of his skull. i know they say that it will reshape within the first year, but should i be concerned? if anyone...

Vomiting

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Cleaning up Vomit

dd vomited on the couch, its leather so not really a big deal till you add the fact the the cushions were off, i have a piece of carpet on top of the hideabed to make sitting on it less saggy, so that plus the hideabed mesh and the bamboo floor got a good layer of vomit on it. whilst cleaning i got to thinking how do other mothers clean up vomit? is my method a good one or am i doing it the hard way? so share your vomit cleaning methods and list any alternative names you use for vomiting (to make things interesting) we use puke, hork...

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Vomiting with Strep

I posted a question about 3 weeks ago now about my child having strep. Well...

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Throw up or Spit Up?

I have a three month old who just started throwing up (spitting up) after he...