Illnesses & Symptoms: Meijer

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Possible Sinus Infection During Pregnancy

Hi everyone, I'm hoping we have a nurse or doctor lurking around here. My OB's office is closed on the weekends and only takes emergencies on weekend calls. I'm 15 weeks pregnant and what has started out as a nasty cold may have developed into a sinus infection. The pain and pressure in my face is getting worse every day and becoming unbearable. Does anyone know what OTC medications other than sudefed and tylenol will help with this that I can take? I know that sinus infections are typically treated with antibiotics but there isn't much I...


Constant Runny Nose

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

Aches & Pains

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Help! Help! Help!

I am at my wits end! I have twin boys 17mo old. They were born at 30 weeks. Nathan my youngest but biggest is doing good and catching up to his true age. We have some difficulty with eating but not too bad. He eats lots of different foods (solid, real toddler food) not the best morning eater. Still on the small side he weighs 21 lbs. Nicholas my oldest but smaller one is the worst eater in the world!!!!!!!! He has acid reflex we are taking care of this with meds. and stay on top of the situation because he is such a bad eater. He does not...


Postpartum Joint Pain

Since having my son in January, I've had increasing joint pain in my knees ...


Severe Joint Pain

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


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What Is Your Favorite Product to Help Acne?

My hormones seem to be changing and I keep breaking out around my mouth and chin. What are your favorite products to clear up acne or prevent it all together? I do use Origins face wash and moisturizer daily.


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How to Add Cereal to a Bottle

I have a question about adding cereal to a bottle. I have tried to add a small amount of rice cereal to my son's bottle, but it only clogs up the hole in the nipple. I am not putting very much at all in, so how do I avoid this? I use the Playtex Nurser system. Maybe I need a different kind of bottle nipple. I have tried using a nipple with a bigger hole, but that doesn't work either. I have heard countless people say they have added cereal to milk or formula, so I know it can be done. I could never figure out how to make this work when I...


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Food Ideas for Milk Protein Allergy and Soy Allergy

My son was diagnosed at 5 days with a severe milk protein allergy. He is currently on Enfamil Nutramigen formula. When he turned one we had allergy testing done and discovered that he was allergic to milk and soy, which is pretty much in EVERYTHING! I am getting frustrated with trying to find different things things to feed him. (and frustrated trying to STOP family from feeding him things he is allergic to.) Any ideas or recipes that I could try that the whole family might enjoy? I prefer simple and easy, but I am willing to try almost...


Allergy or What?

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


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Family with Autistic Child

A family at my children's school suffered a fire over the weekend that destroyed their home. Their 5 yr old son is autistic so you can probably imagine how having his home, schedules, belongs, etc destroyed is affecting him. They are currently staying in a hotel for the moment, so barely any comforts of home. I am going tonight to pick up a gift card for the family from our PTO but also wanted to get some individual things for the children. I am looking for some advice on what might be a good toy/game for the 5 yr old - what kind of toys...


Organic Baby Food

We recently started feeding rice cereal to our 5 month old. I have been...

Autism Spectrum

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Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Corn & Sugar free...Need Help!!

In trying to figure out what foods are causing autoimmune issues for me my doc. has suggested an elimination diet. I am looking for recipes, bakeries, ideas, thoughts or suggestions. Has anyone else gone on an elimination diet like this? Other moms keeping a gluten free home? I know these foods are high on the food alergin list so I am hoping others out there can help if they have had similar experiences. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful. Oh, any stores or bakeries in the Naperville-Plainfield area besides Whole Foods, Trader...

Bed Wetting & Night Accidents

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Any Ideas for Re-occuring Bed Wetting

My 5 year old son has started bed wetting again after almost a year of rare occurences. I think it's because he's starting kindergarten this week, and is very excited. It's the only new event that could possibly be bringing this on. Last night it happened twice. We've told him we may have to try "big boy" overnight pants (which upset him---because "pull-ups are for babies--not kindergartners"--his words. Any other ideas, besides getting him up 3 times a night? We're already taking him to the bathroom before we go to bed and again...


Wet Bed Every Morning

I'm seeking encouragement from fellow Moms who might have been through this....


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Slimmy Baby Carrots

We do our shopping at Meijer and often when I buy Bolthouse Baby Carrots they are slimmy and slippery. Do they just need to be rinsed? or should I return them? If You all say return thr I will no longer be getting them there. Although I recall a time when we had the same issue with costco.


Could This Be Cancer?

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


Advice on Cancer..

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

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

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Immediate Prescription Assistance

I am looking for anyone who can help or has ideas that might help. My grandma went to pick up her prescriptions this evening and was told she is no longer covered on grandpas insurance from his work. She called insur. and they confirmed. She has multiple health conditions and cannot afford the $700 for her scripts the pharmacy wanted to charge her. She is deathly afraid because she does not have any medications for tomorrow and to be honest I'm worried bout her. Her blood pressure is through the roof with stress and worry. I am going to...


High Blood Pressure

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

Cold & Flu

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Cold Medicines While Pregnant

I just called my doctor about what I can take while sick and pregnant. I've gotten so many different answers from people that I'm not sure who I beleive. My girlfriend said she was told anything Tylenol and she took Tylenol Cold and Flu. When I asked my nurse, she said yes, anything Tylenol but not cold and flu. Nothing with pseodophedrine in it. Not sure how to spell that. The pharmicist near me said Sudafed which is probably the closest to pseodophendrine you can get. Help. I have chest congestions, stuffed nose and runny and...


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Help Needed for Constipated Child

My son is almost 9 and has been suffering with tummy aches and constipation for a couple months now. When he first started complaining about "not feeling good" I didn't connect the constipation with it because as far as I know, he hasn't had trouble with it before. For about the past week now, he has had trouble passing stools because they are big and hard....sorry I know this is gross, but we're all moms right? Anyway, it's about killing me to hear him whimpering in the bathroom as he's trying to go and he's afraid it will happen at...


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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Cough & Congestion

Hello everyone. Does anyone out there know of a good decongestant and cough suppresant? My son is 2 and has an awful cough and is very congested. I have tried the vicks vapor rub and the vaporizer and is helps somewhat but he is still very miserable. I have had him the the dr. twice and they just say give him over the counter medicine. I have tried Triaminic and mucinex. Any help would be great. Thanks



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1 Year Old Has Diarrhea

My son just turned one last week and the doctor reccommended we start transitioning him from Formula to Whole milk. So last week I started giving him half formula and half whole milk. On the weekend I gave him two bottles of whole milk only each day and no formula. But during the weekdays he goes to the daycare and I usually give him three bottles of 5oz. formula. Day before I gave three bottles of whole milk instead of formula. And yesterday he got Diarrhea. That has been the only change in his diet. Also he got his one year shots on...


Diarrhea - What to Do

Hi- My daughter is 10 months old and has diarrhea ever since we were at the...


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What to Put in a Bottle When Baby Has a Fever?

Hello everyone. My 15 month old son has been running a fever since Wednesday night. It's been a low-to-medium grade fever... goes up and down as the tylenol takes effect and wears off. He is teething and cutting molars, but I really don't think it's teething, because until now, he has NEVER run a fever while teething.(although my older three boys always did, this one just doesn't) He really hasn't wanted to eat any food, just a few bites of this, and maybe one bite of that... very little. I started to put Gerber brand Apple Juice in...



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Pregnancy and Swine Flu

Hi Moms, I am freaking out and need some advice.....I am a teacher in a school who has AT LEAST 2 confirmed cases of Swine Flu. My issue is I am 7 months pregnant, can't find a vaccine anywhere to save my life, AND...I work in a modular unit with only 4 classrooms, and that is where the kids have it are. So, my work told me about the situation and then left it up to me. The doctor says to take a few days off, which I did. But, now the situation is not getting better...more kids in the modulars are out, and I have no way of knowing if...


Flu or Not?

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

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

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Canker Sore in Mouth

Anyone have any advise how to get rid of a canker sore in my mouth? Tried origel to get rid of pain and it has not worked. Can't find a med for in the mouth to get rid of it. Everything on the shelves is for on the lips. Any advise would be welcomed. Thanks


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Spring cleaning.....what to Do with Old Perscriptions.

I know I've seen requests before on this issue...but I must ask again! How do you properly dispose of old medicines, vitamins and perscriptions? I have a bag full. Should I burn them or is there a drop off site for that sort of thing?

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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Organic Baby Food

We recently started feeding rice cereal to our 5 month old. I have been doing a lot of research in regards to baby food and organic foods. I know there is a list of food you should try to eat organic. Does anyone feed your infant organic food? What are your thoughts?

Pink Eye

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Pink Eye W/no Insurance

ok moms, no judgements please...i had to drop our insurance a couple months ago b/c the premiums doubled. long story short, we still have no insurance. my son had a gunky eye last night, and this morning it is still gunky and slightly swollen and reddish. i'm sure you're all thinking "pink eye", which, i am too. my question is, will this go away? i know it's highly contagious and we have kept him home from daycare. but i have had this before and all they did was give me some eye drops and it was fine. is it worth it? just wondering. we'll...


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....


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Trouble with Eczema

Hi Moms, I was wondering what kind of lotion to use for my 3 year old with eczema? He was always had very mild eczema that I have had under control. I always put lotion on when he got clothes on in the morning and when he gets pjs on at night. I use Johnsons bedtime lotion. I don't know if it because of the dry weather lately but he had a flare up that I can't get rid of. So if anyone has a lotion that they would recommend it would be helpful. Thanks.


Is It Eczema?

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


Baby with Hives?

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

Stomach Virus

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Getting Smell Out

Yesterday my son caught an awful stomach bug and vomited all over the house before making it to the bathroom. We have cleaned and cleaned and I washed everything in the washer that I could, cleaned with Oxyclean and sprayed Febreeze but I cannot get the smell out of my chair and area rug. It is driving me crazy my whole living room smells like vomit! Has anyone had any luck with anything getting the smell out?

Support Groups

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"Seeking Moms' Whose Children Have Gluten Intolerance"

I'm looking for information in regards to Ciliac Disease. My daughter is 9yr old and was just diagnosed with this gluten intolerance. Are there any moms' groups out there or terrific website to help guide you through what foods taste the best for kids and where to get them as inexpensive as possible?


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Vomit on Carpet - Best Cleaning Method

My son vomited on his bedroom carpet the other night. I cleaned it up as best I could with soap & water and vacuumed the area, but the stench is unrelenting. What is the best product/method to remove the stains & the smell?


Cleaning up Vomit

dd vomited on the couch, its leather so not really a big deal till you add...