Illnesses & Symptoms: Child

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

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Constant Runny Nose

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

Aches & Pains

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Help with a 6 Year Old

I need help with my 6 year old he's outta hand. He likes to tell me waht to do and not to listen to me. Any time you tell him to do something he throws a fit. If he doesn't get his own way in school he throws a temper tantrum. If you ground him all he says his I'm telling on you. His dad doesn't help me any either because when he does go see his dad he gets his way and he walks all over his dad and his dad thinks that's okay. Please help me deal with him.

Acne

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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5 Year Old with Acne

My 5 year old daughter gets acne on her lip in almost the same spot. It...

ADD, ADHD

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6 Year Old Argues!!!

I have a 6 year old son who argues with EVERYTHING we tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stop?

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her...

Adenoid & Tonsilitis

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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Removal of Adenoids

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

Allergies

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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5 Year Old Snoring

My 5 year old son snores horribly at night. I have spoken with the...

Appendicitis

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Update:appendicitis in 6 Year Old???

Hi ladies! My 6 year old started complaining about severe stomach pain in the middle of her belly two nights ago. She didn't eat dinner and was really tired. She fell asleep so I figured it was just a virus. She woke up at 5:30 that next morning (yesterday) in terrible pain and with a fever. She didn't want to walk, couldn't stand up straight well. We went to the ER and she had a temp of 101, pain that went down to her right side and the doctor immediately started talking about appendicitis. He had her sent out for an ultasound but said...

Arthritis

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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? Wow...my 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...

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Arthritis at 35

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

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Arthritis and Pain

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

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...

Autism Spectrum

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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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6 Year Old Boy/ ADHD

My 6 year old boy is loving, caring, sweet and smart but is having a lot of...

Bed Wetting & Night Accidents

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Help with Bed Wetting 5 Year Old

My 5 year old has been night trained since he was 41/2, but he has started wetting the bed again a few months ago. He wets the bed almost every night and I am getting tired of finding his wet cloths in the bathroom, and I can’t be washing underwear for him every 3 days or so. I thought it might be because he started pre-school this year, but I am sure that it is not the problem since he has been in school several months before he started wetting the bed. I tried waking him up during the night, but he sleeps so soundly that I can’t...

Bronchitis

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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.

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Bronchitis or Asthma

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

Bronchitis & 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?

Cancer

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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Could This Be Cancer?

I have a wart, mold looking thing on my eyelid. I started "growing" it about...

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Advice on Cancer..

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

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...

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

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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,...

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High Blood Pressure

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

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6 Year Old Boy/ ADHD

My 6 year old boy is loving, caring, sweet and smart but is having a lot of...

Cold & Flu

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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?...

Constipation

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5 Year Old Cronic Constipation

My 5 year old daughter has had constipation since she was born. She would go for 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. At times, she has been so constipated that she has had fevers. When she does go it "hurts" her. We have asked the doctor and they said that it was her formula (when she was an infant) and the lack of fiber, fruits and veggies now that she is older. Laxatives have been recommended. I was told the same thing by two different PCPs. Yesterday, I gave her a dose of laxative and today I gave her another dose. She has not...

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Son Is Constipated

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

Cough & Cold

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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, she was diagnosed with an ear infection and she also had croup which was bad enough that night to warrant going to the ER cuz she was struggling so much to breathe. While at the hospital, they gave her an adrenaline nebulizer and a steroid shot. The croup has cleared up and she's been on antibiotics for her ears, but the stuffy nose has not gotten much, if any, better. Its worse at night or when she lays down, making nursing her to sleep very tough. She also...

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Dehydration

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Dehydration for a 5 Year Old

Just trying to find out if anyone else has this problem. My son seems to get dehydrated very easy. One second he is fine the next second he says he has a headache and starts to vomit. It has happend maybe 4 times in the last 2 years. I always try to get him to drink a bunch during the day he never tells me he is thirsty I always have to remind him to drink. He does not drink soda mostly water with a splash of juice never just juice it always has mostly water in it. But I have never seen a child do this. So my question is does your child do...

Diabetes

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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Diabetes in Children

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

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Signs of Diabetes??

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

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New to Diabetes

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

Diarrhea

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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!!

Dyslexia

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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...

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Is This Dyslexia?

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

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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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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Fifth Disease

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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...

Flu

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6 Year Old Who Snores

My 6 year old daughter has snored for as long as I can remember. I took her to her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and he recommended surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I know this is a common procedure but it still seems a little drastic to me. Are there any alternatives to surgery to help her snoring and get a better night's sleep?

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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...

Head Lice

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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...

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We Have LICE

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

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Question About Lice

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

Headache & Migraine

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5 Year Old Complaining of Head Ache

My 5 year old daughter has been complaining of a headache or her head hurting for the past 3 days. She has also started blinking her eyes repeatedly. I don't know if her eyes are causing her headaches or not. She just had an eye exam and the doctor said she's great so I don't know what else it could be? Is it normal for 5 year olds to get headaches?

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5 Yr, Old Headache

My 5 year old son was going outside so we could leave for church, He started...

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Migraine & Stress

Good morning ladies, sorry if I stumble in this question as the medicine...

Heart Disease

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Gift for 5 Year Old in Hospital

I'm looking for a nice gift for a precious little 5 year old girl who is recovering from heart surgery in the hospital. She is definitely a "girly-girl." Thanks!

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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I Think My 5 Year Old Has Acid Reflux

He had a problem about a year and a half ago but only lasted a few days. In this last week he has started to what he says is "throwing up", but I think he's burping because what he's burping up is just water and nothing else. Now I haven't seen him do this, it always happens when he goes to bed (laying down have anything to do with it?). Just wondering if anyone has any experience or knows anything about acid reflux in kids and what can I do and give him? Is there anything else we should be concerned about?

High Cholesterol

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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...

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Kids & Cholesterol

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

Medications

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A Question for Medical Professionals

Can anyone tell me the difference in a dietician and a nutritionist? Is it kind of like the difference between a licensed counselor and a psychiatrist? I'm needing some professional advice on eating healtheir for me and my family. I want to make sure I go to the right person. Also, do you need to be referred by a doctor to them for insurance to cover it? Or will I be paying the full costs even with a referral? Any more advice regardng dealing with these professionals? Thank you in advance!

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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My 5 Year Old Is Freaking Out About Traveling over the Holidays

Each year me and my 2 girls travel from MA to NC to visit my family over New Years. For whatever reason this year my 5 year old is adamant about NOT going. She is suddenly afraid of flying and my sister recently got a dog and she is nowafraid of the dog. My 9 year old is excited to go. I've tried explaining that there is nothing to be afraid of. That Santa will be leaving presents for her there too. That she doesn't have to see the dog at my sister's house. That gramma and grampa really miss her (who my 5 year old typically LOVES and...

Mononucleosis

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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...

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Babysitter Has Mono

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

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Mono Mono Twins

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

Pink Eye

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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...

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Pink Eye? :(

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

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More Pink Eye!!

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

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Pink Eye Symptoms

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

Rashes

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My 5 Year Old Has Excema

My 5 year old daughter has excema. When she was an infant, it was so bad that she has scratches all over her face. She was reffered to a determatologist. He gave me some cream w/a prescription in it. This does not help her at all. We have controlled the dryness on her scalp by using T-gel ut her skin is still very dry. Last time we couldn't control the dryness, the doctor put her on steriods for 7 days. I hate the fact that the only way to help her skin is to put her on steriods. I have heard lots of bad thing about steriods. The doctor...

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Is It Eczema?

My 7 month old has been having these dry, rough pinkish places come up like...

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Baby with Hives?

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

Seizures

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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...

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Moms with Epilepsy

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

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...

Strep Infections

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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

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6 Year Old Diagnosed with ADHD

My 6 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD. I've been reading studies about children taking Omega-3 fish oil and improving as much as with Ritalin. Has anyone tried fish oil? Did it work? How long did it take until you saw improvement? Does anyone have opinions about the different types of medication for ADHD? I'd rather not give my child a stimulant, but I'd like to know about the pros and cons of the different stimulants if we do decide to use one. Thanks!

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5 Year Old with ADHD

My 5 year old has ADHD and I need some support. He has terrible tantrums and...

Urinary Tract Infections

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Help with Bed Wetting 5 Year Old

My 5 year old has been night trained since he was 41/2, but he has started wetting the bed again a few months ago. He wets the bed almost every night and I am getting tired of finding his wet cloths in the bathroom, and I can’t be washing underwear for him every 3 days or so. I thought it might be because he started pre-school this year, but I am sure that it is not the problem since he has been in school several months before he started wetting the bed. I tried waking him up during the night, but he sleeps so soundly that I can’t...

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Not a UTI...

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

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Is This a UTI

Could this one be a UTI? even though i don't have any burning, just...

Vomiting

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Help with a 6 Year Old

I need help with my 6 year old he's outta hand. He likes to tell me waht to do and not to listen to me. Any time you tell him to do something he throws a fit. If he doesn't get his own way in school he throws a temper tantrum. If you ground him all he says his I'm telling on you. His dad doesn't help me any either because when he does go see his dad he gets his way and he walks all over his dad and his dad thinks that's okay. Please help me deal with him.

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Moody 5 Year Old

Around the time my daughter started school, her moods have changed. She went...

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My 6 Year Old

My 6 year old boy is having alot of problems at school, he just started...