Illnesses & Symptoms

See all 31,083 articles
11 answers

Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every couple of weeks and it drives me crazy. I take him to his ped to make sure it's not a cold and it's not. They said I can give him zertec so we do, but it doesn't seem to help. He's a healthy kid! So yesterday his nose starts to run and when I picked him up from school his teacher asked me not to brim him back till his nose clears. I find it to be frustrating. Before preschool he had one cold. Never a runny nose and not it's a constant thing. I don't know what to do....

Aches & Pains

See all 37,345 articles
15 answers

Postpartum Joint Pain

Since having my son in January, I've had increasing joint pain in my knees (and thumbs!), along with some back pain -- feels almost arthritic. At first I thought it was just the normal wear-and-tear of my new daily routine along with lack of sleep. Well, I've been getting normal sleep now that baby sleeps through most -- if not all -- of the night, but the pain has only gotten worse. Has anyone else had this postpartum joint pain? Does it go away after breastfeeding maybe?


Severe Joint Pain

Hello, I have been experiencing severe joint pain since before giving birth...


Relief for Tendonitis

I'm wondering if any of you have personal experience with trying a "natural"...


See all 2,980 articles
15 answers

If It Is Not a Zit What Is It

I have a place where my lobe meets my face that feels like it has a zit head in it. It is the area right next to my face. It is pea sized and runs from the front of my ear to the back of my ear. It has been there a month and a half and has not headed up yet. so if it is not a zit what is it. I put acne medication on it daily. I use a daily face wash, stridex, and a cream for acne by avon. any ideas


Acne and Preteen

My 12 year old daughter has hit the age of acne. She has started to break...


See all 67,211 articles
35 answers

Is Is ADD or What?

My 9 year old has recently been diagnosed with ADD. Since the end of her 2nd grade year she began getting notes and we had conferences about her daydreaming, talking, raising her hand to ask questions that had nothing to do with the discussion. This has gotten worse as she is now in 3rd grade and she would get a note at least 3 out of the 5 days of the week. She is loved by all and her teachers say she is so sweet and thoughtful but she would not focus, daydreams, she still asks off the wall questions at school and many times she just...


Is It ADD?

I have been having a lot of problems with my middle daughter. She is almost...


Add / Adhd Help!

I need some information.. My boyfriend's ex just told him that their son (14...

Adenoid & Tonsilitis

See all 257 articles
11 answers

Tubes, Adenoids and Tonsil Removal

I am having a dilemma over what to do with my 3 year old. We just went to the ENT doctor today who said we should have tubes put in because of my son's problem with continuous fluid in the ears. He said they would remove the adenoids at the time if they need removed. I am positive they will need removed because he has had trouble breathing, especially at night, for awhile now. He mentioned his tonsils as well, because they are very large (they touch, and are rated at 4 on a scale of 1 to 4). I am very nervous to have his tonsils...


Removal of Adenoids

My son is 3 and has had chronic ear infections and sleep apnea since Sept of...


See all 21,489 articles
11 answers

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.


Allergy or What?

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


Allergy or Not?

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


See all 743 articles
16 answers

Qustions About Alzheimers

Our family is going through a crisis. We have learned that my mother-in-law has alzheimers, we have suspected over the past several months. But recently she has had a fast decline in her abilities, and then we finally had a diagnosis. My question is what now? The family is very close which is good, so we are trying to get organized, so we can help her and our father. But where do we start? How do we step in without stepping on his toes? What do we say to the 20+ grandchildren most who are under 13? She isn't bad enough for a...


FIL Has Alzheimer's

My FIL has Alzheimer's. We've known this for years, but my MIL is still...


See all 263 articles
5 answers

Anyone Ever Have Appendicitis?

Stabbing pain on the right side, no fever, and nausea are the symptoms being experienced. Did the symptom checker on WebMD...Appendicitis is the first thing that popped up. It contradicts itself concerning treatment. In one area it says wait four hours and then go to the ER if pain persists, but in another it says it is a medical emergency and to go to the ER ASAP. Do we wait the four hours or not? This is my 12yr old experiencing it Update: We are in the ER now and they think it is her appendix.


See all 1,475 articles
10 answers

Does Your Child Have Arthritis

So a little while ago I sent in a question about my daughter having an "infection" in her knuckle...well that is what the doctor thought. After a full round of antibiotics, and x-rays that confirm no broken bones or growth plates. We are getting set up with a specialist. Possibly arthritis? poor girl is in so much pain as her pointer finger on her writing hand is all swollen and she can't bend it. From what I read if she does have arthritis this could go on for 6 weeks and we are only 3 weeks in :( Any words of wisdom...any...


Arthritis at 35

I was wondering if anyone else had early onset of arthritis. I'm pretty...


Arthritis and Pain

My mother suffers severely from arthritis pain and being almost immobile....


See all 5,422 articles
4 answers

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...


Could It Be Autism?

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

Autism Spectrum

See all 6,890 articles
4 answers

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...


Could It Be Autism?

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

Bed Wetting & Night Accidents

See all 2,695 articles
6 answers

Chiropractic Care for Bed Wetting

Looking into chiropractic care for bed wetting. Does this work or not. Please respond if you have tried this and what kind of results you had.


6Yo Wetting Bed Again

My 6.5 year old has started wetting the bed again, the last 3-4 nights in a...

Blocked Tear Ducts

See all 367 articles
27 answers

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.


Blocked Tear Ducts

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

Bones & Osteoporosis

See all 139 articles
22 answers

Have You Had These Procedures, What Are They Like?

Just recently changed GYN. He was great. Wants me to have a "bone density" scan to check for osteporosis. What is this like? What can I expect when I go to have it done. He also gave me information about a "bladder sling" I guess it was. I'm over 50 and experience some bladder leakage when I cough deeply. Doesn't seem to be a major problem except when my allergies are really bad. Could you tell me about what this is, how it helped, did it hurt, is it surgery, etc. Thanks!


See all 1,404 articles
7 answers

Questions About Bronchitis

I had bronchitis for about a month. I seem to be over the worst part... not being able to breath, coughing alot. Now I am left with really thick mucus in my throat. When I do cough, I cough it up. Not be be gross, but it is sometimes yellowish and never clear. Does it sound like I need to go back to the doctor? Do you have an suggestions on what I can take to help thin it all out and get it back to normal? I feel so much better than when the bronchitis was taking over. I just want to get rid of all of it.


Bronchitis or Asthma

My daughter has had a dry hacking cough that affects her mostly at night for...

Bronchitis & Bronchiolitis

See all 1,511 articles
23 answers

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?


See all 10,177 articles
14 answers

Could This Be Cancer?

I have a wart, mold looking thing on my eyelid. I started "growing" it about a year ago. It has changed color and shape. It does not hurt at all but people have been noticing it alot recently thinking I have something on my eye. I just had lunch with a girlfriend who had skin cancer on her face removed, but it wasnt raised and wart looking. It actually was flat. I guess I am concerned now about having it looked at. I mean what happens if it is cancerous? In the back of my mind I have wondered if it was cancerous but no one has ever come...


Advice on Cancer..

I have a aunt that is dealing with having cancer. She had the cancer removed...


Moms with Cancer

Are there any moms on here battling cancer? I have recently been diagnosed...

Cerebral Palsy

See all 446 articles
8 answers

Seeking Information on Cerebral Palsy

I would like to meet parents of children with cerebral palsy and who have had preemies. I had my son when I was 29 1/2 wks, and he spent 57 days in the nicu,he is healthy 6yr old now. Just would like to talk about it and maybe comfort some other parent who maybe going through it.

Chicken Pox

See all 1,306 articles
10 answers

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...


Is It Chicken Pox???

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


Chicken Pox or Is It?

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

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

See all 4,506 articles
25 answers

What Do You Know About High Blood Pressure?

I've always had high blood pressure... well, above 'normal' (which is 120/80)... The past few time's I've been to the doctor for various reasons, I've received letters: 'This is letting you know that you should schedule a follow up visit for your last BP reading'... I've always let it go, because usually, I'm stressed to the max when I go to the doc, so I've passed it off as that. Well when I went Monday, my BP was 150/100. SOOOO not good. I'm not obese, take relatively good care of myself, trying to quit smoking, eat pretty healthy,...


High Blood Pressure

My 6 y/o daughter was recently found to have high blood pressure both at her...

Cold & Flu

See all 40,201 articles
30 answers

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?...


See all 7,358 articles
23 answers

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. ...


Son Is Constipated

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


Baby Is Constipated

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

Cough & Cold

See all 6,004 articles
9 answers

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...


Always Stuffy Nose

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


Help with Stuffy Nose

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



See all 6,110 articles
4 answers

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!


See all 4,209 articles
5 answers

Does Anyone Have Diabetes?

I need some help here Mamas. I was just diagnosed with Diabetes yesterday (while in the hospital for chest pains- not the best weekend). They really didn't give me any information about it or what to eat or even how to test my blood sugar. (I got the test stuff today and just read the instructions that came with it and checked it). I have no idea even what normal blood sugar is (mine was 171 tonight). I am waiting for a call back from the hospital's diabetes management class coordinator but in the meantime I'm at a loss. I think I'm a type...


Diabetes in Children

Does any one have a child with Diabetes. I am looking for what signs and...


Signs of Diabetes??

I dont know much about diabetes so hopfully some of you can give me some...


New to Diabetes

My husband is 37 yrs old and was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He lost...


See all 4,408 articles
11 answers

Diarrhea - What to Do

Hi- My daughter is 10 months old and has diarrhea ever since we were at the doctors office for her check-up a week and a half ago. She did not receive any vaccines however, she did receive her first dose of the flu shot. She has no other signs of being sick, ie; no fever, still eating well and over all good spirits. I am not sure what to do. She is eating table food in addition to being breast fed four times a day. Any suggestions about what to do would be great. Thank you!!


See all 1,126 articles
6 answers

Dyslexia & Dysgraphia

My soon to be 8 year old (March 20) daughter has always written things backwards. She used to write her name in mirror image all of the time. So not only were the letters backwards they were written from right to left. In kindergarten I asked her teacher about it, and the teacher said it was still quite common at that age. In first grade I asked the teacher about it, and she said that since my daughter was not failing that the school would do no testing on her. Finally, I found out I could pay for testing through the Child Studies...


Is This Dyslexia?

Hi friends, to make this kinda quick, my 5th grader asked me the other day...

Ear Ache

See all 714 articles
18 answers

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.


Eating Disorders

See all 868 articles


See all 360 articles
19 answers

Endometriosis and Fertility

My question is does anybody out there have endometriosis, and what has trying to get pregnant been like for you? We have not really tried, but we do not use protection and yet nothing has happened yet. Some of my friends say I should go to a fertility doctor now before we really try and get a work up? I know years ago one of my doctors said that there is no way to tell, for me, if it will be hard or easy. He said I have a lot of scar tissue from the endometriosis, so he said until I try there is no way to tell. Is this true? Just wondering...


See all 2,516 articles
31 answers

Help with Fatigue

Hi all- Maybe I'm just writing this out of reaction to today, but I've never had a day when I felt so tired! In my other two pregnancies, I had fatigue, but never from the moment I awoke until evening, solid. I had a decent night's sleep, although my internal "pee alarm" went off at 6:30 a.m. just like it has almost every morning of each pregnancy (my first clue I was pregnant...2 days in a row, I thought "I better pee on a stick!" LOL!) Anyway, I'm about 7 weeks, and today was just brutal...would've loved to crawl into bed all day, but...


See all 11,870 articles
13 answers

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...



See all 797 articles
4 answers

Those with Fibromyalgia

I've had fibromyalgia for several years now and am having trouble finding a bra that I can be comfortable in for more than a few hoursl. I have some pressure points right where the bra goes and am pretty miserable by afternoon. I just tried the genie bra which was very comfortable at first but alas after a few hours I couldn't wait to take it off. Can any of you give me some ideas?

Fifth Disease

See all 261 articles
5 answers

Is It Fifth Disease?

My five year old son has had a rash for about 4 days. His cheeks are really red and kind of warm to the touch. He also has a rash on his trunk, arms, legs that is not as red. It is flat /slightly raised. It does not itch and he does not have a fever. He was sick about 2 week ago and was put on antibiotics(zithromax) for bronchitis. The rash did not appear until a week after he finished his antibiotic. So, I am not thinking that they are related. I'm wondering if this could be fifth disease. I did try Benadryl and it did not take the...


See all 6,018 articles
13 answers

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

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

See all 521 articles
13 answers

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

i just found out that my 14 month old has hand foot and mouth disease. my doctor gave me a print out about HFMD but i find it to be not very helpful. i have been researching it on the internet, but i was hoping someone that has been through this with their kids and will have some advice or insite on what to do and how she could have caught this.

Head Lice

See all 701 articles
10 answers

Is It Lice???

Hello Our friend came over with his daughter Saturday and found lice on her Sunday...I have vacuumed, disinfected and thrown away the costumes she was playing with. So here's the question my 2 year old has sticky white dandruff looking gunk on the top of her scalp(she is late to get hair so when wet you can see scalp) I didn't see anything moving what is it? What should I do?? She has not been scratching at all, and her brothers look fine. She also loves to rub yogurt in hair...don't ask...and hates to have her scalp scrubbed, which i...


We Have LICE

My itchy head woes continued as we did a lice check yesterday. I have it,...


Question About Lice

My 15 month old has lice. My mom discovered last week when we went over to...

Headache & Migraine

See all 750 articles
4 answers

Migraine & Stress

Good morning ladies, sorry if I stumble in this question as the medicine just start to take effect. I had another migraine yesterday, it stared last night but it was tolerable, it did however made me wish that I would have stared write down when I get them so I could find why or at least I could bring my notes to the doctor. I have read that many of you have migraine so I am hoping some body could share some info. I don't really like to take medicine (I am not against but rather go natural if possible) so I went to sleep last night...

Heart Disease

See all 827 articles
10 answers

My Mom Is Having Heart Surgery!

I just found out my mom who is 53 is going to have heart surgery to replace two valves that are leaking in her heart. I am very optimistic about the actual surgery i think she will pull through fine. I am just wondering about the recovery... what kind of help is she going to need and for how long? I've been doing my research and know all the technical details but would like to hear from others whos family member or they themselves have gone through open heart surgery and what was helpful comforting and such afterward? thank you for those...


Open Heart Surgery

Can anyone give me any information on the recovery time for open heart...


Doggy Heart Murmur

Our 14 yr old terrier mix has had a heart murmur for a couple years. It...


Heartburn & Indigestion

See all 338 articles
9 answers

Indigestion and Heartburn

I am 29 weeks pregnant I have been having heartburn and indigestion so bad i get sick. it happens every night i use to drink milk to relieve it but has gotten worse. I cant take tubs or Rolaids I get sick when i take them. I cant sleep it is a burning feeling below my ribs and up all m throat. it doesn't help to prop up to sleep i am just miserable.

High Blood Pressure

See all 3,764 articles
11 answers

Q About Hypertension

So my DH went to the dentist and they took his blood pressure and said it was 137/99. I just read that 140/90 is hypertension and he is prehypertension. What I can't seem to find is whether this is a permanent thing that will just have to be treated? Also should we make an appt to see the doctor asap or just try to help him loose weight and change diet habits (he is pretty overweight - I love him just the way he is, but we are more worried about the long term effects of being that overweight). He's only 22, but is something like stroke...

High Cholesterol

See all 997 articles
14 answers

My Kids Have High Cholesterol

Yesterday my kid's doctor did blood work on them that i requested and she said they have high cholesterol. I never heard of such a thing since they are so young. She said there cholesterol should be under 200. My daughter's was 201 and my son's was 205. I don't understand. They eat all kinds of things so, i don't know one partical food it could be from. They don't even eat alot of cheese. My husband said it could be from the meats they eat during the week- like i make steak, hamburgers,but they also eat chicken, pasta, cereal. Any help...


Kids & Cholesterol

My 5 year old recently had his cholesterol checked at his 5 year check up...


See all 123 articles
9 answers

Sling Surgery for Urinary Incontinence

I'm scheduled to have surgery to have a sling put in to help eliminate urinary incontinence that has bothered me since my daughter's birth. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had this surgery and what their experience was like. How long was recovery? Was it worth it? Any other advice....I'm getting really nervous about the whole thing. I've had surgery for hernia repair so know what to expect in terms of what will happen at the hospital. I'm just a little worried that it will be worse than I am expecting!!

Irritable Bowel

See all 141 articles
10 answers

IBS Sufferers--a Question About Meds

Have any of you been prescribed or taken nortriptyline (an anti-depressant) for IBS? If so, did it help and did you experience any side effects? I have had IBS for years and have tried a variety of meds, diets, etc., some with limited success but nothing that has alleviated my problems. FYI, I've had many, many tests, including a recent colonoscopy, that have ruled out more serious conditions or Celiac. Within the last year I've discovered that I have a significant problem consuming fiber, which is frustrating because I enjoy fruits and...


Crohn's Disease Help

I am on a mission for my big sister who has a VERY severe case of crohn's...

Lyme Disease

See all 408 articles
5 answers

Lyme's Disease in Toddler

Any mom's out there with a child diagnosed w/ Lymes Disease. Just got back from dr and they seem to think this is what my 2 yr old has. Going for testing for confirmation. Just wondering if anyone has any info. If in fact it is Lyme's, they think it is in the early stages which is good from all that I've read. thanks


See all 4,137 articles
11 answers

Breastfeeding While on Medication?

Ok Mommas, I am getting conflicting advice from my health care professionals. I am due in two weeks w/ baby #2, have been on Synthroid (for hypothyroid) and Toprol (for high blood pressure) since 2005. Was not on either medication when I had baby #1. Have been taking both meds during this pregnancy. My question is if any of you have breastfed while on these medications or know someone who has? Ob said it should ne safe. Pediatrician said Synthroid ok, but Toprol possibly not, and I should ask lacatation consultant when I have baby at...

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

See all 1,267 articles
17 answers

Treatment of Child with Disabilities at School

Background on my daughter. She has been diagnosed with ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) , Generalized Anxiety, Tic syndrome & Sensory Issues. I've been battling with the school for a few years now on getting an IEP or 504 put in place. I'm setting up another meeting & I refuse to leave the school until one is put in place. My daughters grades are dropping in one particular subject b/c her teacher absolutley refuses to make ANY special accomidations. My main question is they are currently punishing her by taking away her...


See all 539 articles
12 answers

Kids with MONO?

My 2yr old daughter has been diagnosed with mononucleosis (MONO). It started out as a throat infection, tonsils full of puss, swollen glands, and on & off fever. After being on antibiotics for a whole week, once she was off the antibiotics she got sick again...with just hi fever and one day with diarrhea. The following week I took her to the doctors with just on & off fever... but the doctor said her glands were still swollen. She had blood work done and the results came back saying she had MONO. I have never heard of kids as young...


Babysitter Has Mono

Oh no! Our regular babysitter has mono. She watches my two girls (ages 6...


Mono Mono Twins

my sister in law is pregnant for the first time with mono mono twins. has...

Multiple Sclerosis

See all 148 articles
13 answers

Anyone Out There with Multiple Sclerosis?

Hi Moms, If you look at my other postings over the last 2 months you'll see that I've been sick..What I "thought" just started out as a cough, turned into bronchitis and went from there.... I went to a second doctor to get another opinion because the dizziness, nauseous, blurred vision and numbness comes and goes so often... He is doing a bunch of bloodwork on me (THANKFULLY) I get the results back in the morning.. He's checking me for lupus, thyroid issues and tuberculosis .. Very scary feeling I'm having.... My blood pressure is low...


Mom's with MS

I'm a 36 year old working mother of three (one teen, two toddlers). Just...

Pink Eye

See all 1,798 articles
14 answers

Pink Eye? Not Pink Eye?

Hey Guys, I need some advice /opinions here, sorry it's kind of long. My two sons, ages 2 and 4, go to a home daycare with 3 other kids. The lady who watches them is the grandmother of one of the girls there. Well the girl started complaining that her eyes were burning and she ran a slight fever one day. The next day she woke up with her eyes crusted shut with yellow/green gunk. Her eyes were swollen but not pink. So mom took her to the doctor, who then sent her to an eye doctor. Both said that is was probably just her sinuses...


Pink Eye? :(

Yesterday my right eye was bothering me when I put my contacts in, I didn't...


More Pink Eye!!

My 2-year-old daughter got the croup over the weekend and now has pink-eye....


Pink Eye Symptoms

Has anyone's babies every had pink eye and if so what were their symptoms?...


See all 1,871 articles
5 answers

About PMDD or PMS

Is anyone familiar with two very specific aspects of either PMDD or PMS? The first aspect I'm interested in is intense all-over itching, without a visible rash. The other aspect I'd like info on is eczema, specifically related to PMDD or PMS. Can it possibly flare up around the time of one's period? So I guess what I'm trying to figure out is, how can menstruation affect skin, either by causing extreme itching (not hives, and not a rash but nearly unbearable itching), or by causing eczema which is usually extremely mild to...


Any Advice on PMDD?

Just wondering if anyone has any other advice on PMDD besides anti-depressants.


PMDD And Yaz

I suffer from SEVERE PMDD. I'd like to hear from anyone in the same...


Living with PMDD

I think I have PMDD I'm going for my annual check up in a few weeks and will...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / PCOS

See all 245 articles
4 answers

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

I have a good friend who was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She was diagnosed a few years ago and knew that it could cause fertility issues. She is only 27 and she and her husband have just started trying to get pregnant. Because of her diagnosis, her doctor is monitoring her very closly and has started her on different medication in an attempt to cause her to ovulate (her body does not do it on its own). She has been reading a lot about other woman in this situation and most of them have not been able to conceive. I...


See all 11,846 articles
23 answers

Is It Eczema?

My 7 month old has been having these dry, rough pinkish places come up like on his arm in the inside crease of his elbow and on his face. I know he suffers from allergies, he is so stuffy more so at night, and since allergies and eczema go hand in hand thats what i think it is. should i take him to his pediatrician or an allergy specialist for diagnosis?? our pcp is so vague she may just say "yeah it Could be" and that be it. And if it is eczema how do you treat a baby?? thanks moms:)


Baby with Hives?

Hi. My 5-month-old baby seems to keep getting what looks like Hives. I...


See all 1,815 articles
13 answers

Any Mom's Out There with Epilepsy?

I had my first grand-mal seizure at 33 years old while 8 months pregnant. My pregnancy was then considered high risk and weekly monitoring was required. Everything turned out fine and I have a beautiful son. I was prescribed an anti seizure medication which I stopped taking shortly after my son was born. 8 months after the first seizure I had another. At this point my Neurologist ran additional tests and I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. He put me on a different medication. Still in denial about my condition I stopped taking my...


Moms with Epilepsy

I am being quite vulnerable here, but I am desperate to talk with other moms...

Sickle Cell Disease

See all 40 articles
16 answers

I Would like Info on Sickel Cell Trait

I am 8 mos pregnant and I just found out that my baby's father has the sickel cell trait. He has 3 children from past relationships and he says that even though he is african-american and I am white that she (the baby) will have it because all of his other kids have it. I have tried researching it on the net but I am having minimal luck. Can anyone help me out with understanding this. I would really appreciate it. Thank You.

Sleep Issues

See all 1,923 articles
11 answers

Insomnia -Snoring - Any Advice?

Hey everyone I am going through some major insomnia and was hoping others may have advice for me. First off, husband is a snorer so that doesn't really help this situation, but that's is probably just a small portion of the problem. I do wear ear plugs to help with that. I have major insomnia right now. In the last 5 days or so I have not slept through the night -and probably only got around 4-5 hours of sleep. I know some of this is due to me being in Peri-menopause. I feel like my hormones are one of the biggest things causing...


Husband Sleep Issue

Does anyone else have a husband that will fall asleep in mid conversation or...

Stomach Virus

See all 1,027 articles
8 answers

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...


Stomach Bug vs Flu?

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

Strep Infections

See all 2,951 articles
12 answers

My Sons Positive Strep Throat Culture

Hi, My Dr. Just called me to let me knoe the strep throat culture they did came back positvie for him. I guess this means that he is a strep carrier at least in his throat. My Dr. said she was putting some calls into Rilys to see what the next option would be. Has anyone ever been through this with their kids? He prob has had strep throat 8 times this year not to metion the 6 times both his brothers had it. He is 4 yearsold. Any advise will help Thanks

Support Groups

See all 3,853 articles
21 answers

Support Groups for Adhd Parents

I have a 7 year old with ADHD/Impulsivity who has trouble focusing at school. He is on medication. Any suggestions on how to help him focus at school?


ADD / ADHD Help!

My 5 year old son was just dianosed with ADHD. We have been having a lot of...


See all 1,399 articles
5 answers

What to Do About Thrush???

MY 3 month old has Thrush! I am breastfeeding twins, and am afraid of the other getting it too. Doc recommends Nystatin. I 've read many differing results. Anyone with experience dealing with this?? Advice needed.


Is This Thrush?

My son is four months old and last night I noticed a tiny patch of something...


Thrush - Again

What I was wondering is if anyone has had Thrush multiple times and if so,...


Is It Thrush?

I am a new mom with a three week old and need some help. We have been having...


Advice on Thrush

Any previous experience with how to treat thrush? This is my 2nd child, but...


See all 335 articles
6 answers

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...

Urinary Tract Infections

See all 2,283 articles
9 answers

Is This a UTI

Could this one be a UTI? even though i don't have any burning, just frequent urination, low back pain. About 2 weeks ago i went to the ER because i thought i had a UTI, well they took urine sample which they said had bacteria and gave me a 3 day treatment of Cipro, well i felt better but then this past friday i started having this sharp pain down my urethra and the pain would go way after i urinated and i started getting urgency to pee alot , and i had read that a lillte bit of baking soda on a glass of water would help with an UTI so...


Not a UTI...

So, my six year old daughter has been peeing nonstop for about two months. ...


See all 39,929 articles
11 answers

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...


Vomiting with Strep

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


Throw up or Spit Up?

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