Illnesses & Symptoms: Older Child

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8 Year Old Hates Everything

Hello, I hope I can get some great tips for my 8 year old son. He hates everything! He hates it before he tastes or smells it. He will not try anything, when he does he puts it in his mouth and spits it out. It is such a battle and has become a huge problem. Well I guess I can say he loves peanut butter and jelly. But I dont feel he should get his own way and eat that all the time. Any suggestions?


Constant Runny Nose

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

Aches & Pains

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Almost 6-Year-old Wants a Nintendo DS or a Wii

My almost 6-year-old has been pleading for a Nintendo DS or the Wii, like all his cousins and some of his friends have. My mother-in-law really wants to get him one for his upcoming birthday, but my husband and I are not sure we want him to have one. We're concerned that even if we restrict his usage of it, it will be addictive and he will be less interested in his usual activities --- reading, art, t-ball, scooter riding, music, imaginative play, etc. He's the usual energetic kind of boy but we love that he has a creative and...


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9 Year Old Daughter Maturing Too Soon

I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter maturing quickly. No, she has not started her period, but she is developing in all the other areas. Her pediatrician says it is "normal", but I am don't agree. I am looking for a endocrinologist (pediatric), but until I get in to see a doctor, I wanted to know what other moms are experiencing with your young daughters maturing.


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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...


6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...


Is It ADD?

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

Adenoid & Tonsilitis

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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...


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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...


Allergic to Gluten

My allergy test from a blood sample finally came in . . . as suspected, I am...


Allergic to Soy

My 7 year old is allergic to soy. It is in EVERYTHING. He is also lactose...


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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...


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Private Schools for ADHD & School Screenings for Autistic Spectrum Kids

Wow, where do I start with this question. First a little background. I have a 7 year old girl who was diagnosed with ADHD in December. She is now on meds that has helped a lot but I think still needs some tweaking. She is now able to at least sit at her desk in public school for a short period of time and know that she has a task in front of her to do. Her teacher says that she is doing better but still needs a lot of reminders to complete a task (before she wouldn't even start a task). The school is wanting our authorization to have her...


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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Obsessive/compulsive/worry Type of Personality in a 6 Year Old

Hi everyone. I'd like to start by saying that my 6 year old is such a pleasant, beautiful kid. Over the past several months, we have noticed the worrying get out of hand. We have had to pull him out of activities due to his little fear of bodily injury. He was losing sleep anitipating when the next activity was going to be and would count the days. We felt it wasn't worth all that anxiety and decided to take him out and telling him (we didn't quit), but it was his choice when he will be him control. As I have been...


Could It Be Autism?

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

Bed Wetting & Night Accidents

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7 Year Old Is Still Wetting the Bed

My husband and I have noticed that our 7 year old who is in the 2nd grade has reverted back to bed wetting. We have noticed that for the past month it has occurred more then 5 times and the last 4 nights in a row. We have cut off liquids fairly early. We have even made attempts to wake our son up in the middle of the night, to go to the bathroom and become very discouraged when we find out he has already wet the bed. My husband becomes very angry with our son. As a mother I tend to let our son know its ok, and tell him it was an...


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Friend with Cancer

I have a friend/co-worker who has breast cancer and is going to have surgery later this month. I would like to put together a basket of goodies to send to her. I don't want to do just chocolate and cookies but some stuff she will need or would like to have while going through chemo also. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have thought of books and stuff but I am sure there are some things she will need and didn't think of.


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...


Moms with Cancer

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

Cerebral Palsy

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Seeking Moms with Children Who Have Cerebral Palsy or Hydrocephilus

would like to meet moms in a similar situation to mine, my five year old son has severe cerebral palsy, hydrocephilus and other problems, from being born premature. I would like to meet parents in similar situations to just have someone to talk to who understands what im going though. I have really good friends, but they really dont understand and i dont hold this against them, just like to no someone who does understand.

Chicken Pox

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Chicken POX... 17 Month

HELP.. My niece is on her way with my sister from France. They discovered my niece has chicken pox in the airport! How do I keep them apart? what can i do to reduce the symptoms for my little guy?!


Is It Chicken Pox???

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

Cold & Flu

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7 Year Old Runny Nose

I am looking for some suggestions on OTC items or remedies to help my 7 year old's runny nose. It seems like he has had a runny nose for years. I have asked his doctor about it and he just seems to think that its nothing and it will go away. Well it doesn't, it's not infected just runny. He is tired of blowing it and wiping it and I am tired of always telling him to take of his nose! Help, any suggestions on what works best?!?


6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...


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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...


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

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Stuffy Nose Wont Go Away.

my daughter has had a stuffy nose for almost a week. i called the ped. they just said to use a vaporizer/humidifier i have been using a humidifier for a couple days now and nothing has changed with her stuffy nose and her eyes have been watery to. is there anything else i can do?



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Dehydrated 9 Year Old Son...

My son was not feeling well yesterday, headache, eyes hurt, just feeling weak all over and felt like he was going to vomit but never did. He took a shower and went to bed. Woke up this morning feeling the same way so I made him a doc appt. My husband took him in this afternoon and was told that he was simply dehydrated the same as he was in June when we brought him in for roughly the same symptoms. He had a large glass of water with his dinner last night and a decent glass of milk with breakfast this morning so I am really not understanding...


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Advice on Almost 8 Year Old Who Wets at Night

Hello..I have an almost 8 year old who I have kept in pull ups at night due to wetting at night..we stopped using them several months ago to try to make him more concious, etc. but it doesn't work..seems like i'm always washing bedding. I limit his fluids at night, and make sure he goes before bed, etc..any ideas??


Type 1 Diabetes

My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although, I...


Diabetes in Children

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


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7 Year Old Temper Tantrums Constantly

My 7 year old has temper tantrums and is very rude to myself and sibling, family members etc. She seems miserable most of the time. She hold it together in school and after school program but by the time she gets to me she falls apart crying. Also has MANY phobias. She is afraid of everything and seems to hate herself. She is on meds to sleep at night or she would never sleep without them. sees counselor and psychiatrist. Started taking Depakote during the day but is not on a therapeutic dose yet. I need help. No one can seem to...


Diarrhea - What to Do

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


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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...


Is This Dyslexia?

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

Ear Ache

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Hmm What Do You Think? Teething or Ear Infection?

I am calling the nurse today, but I wanted to know how things have been in your house. My son told me Friday night that there is something pointy in his mouth.. translation 6 year molars. Confirmed by the dentist. Saturday he got a fever, I did not think much of it, but the left ear has been consistantly higher than the right when taking his temp, this also hapens to be the side that the "pointy thing" was on. So my question is this.. do you think the fever is just a product of teething (heat from the tooth breaking through), or do...


Eating Disorders

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...


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5 Days with High Fever

My 7 year old daughter has had high fever (102-104) since monday and wiht tylenol/motrin it will go down to around 100. She is on a z-pack with today being her last dose. On top of the fever she has whooping cough and has had ongoing break out of hives. We went to a local ER and her chest x-ray was clear and urine was clean. No one checked her blood pressure or did any type of blood work. They diagnosed her with bronchitis and sent us home with an inhaler--which has not helped anything. Another boy in her class has hives with a low grade...


My 10 Year Old Fever

I have a 10 year old that has a fever of 103 but no other symptoms except...


Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

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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.


Hand Foot and Mouth

My daughter was diagnosed with Hand, foot and Mouth disease yesterday. I am...


Hand, Foot, Mouth

My 6 year old has hand, foot, mouth disease. Anyone have ANY suggestions on...

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...


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...

Heart Disease

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Doggy Heart Murmur

Our 14 yr old terrier mix has had a heart murmur for a couple years. It makes her sort of cough and choke when she gets excited. Lately it seems to be getting worse. At the time that it was diagnosed we put her on special food for a while, but she dropped some weight and started doing better and we were able to take her off of it. The only other thing the vet could do for her was to put her under anesthesia and give her an EKG. After he explained the only purpose for the EKG was to get a baseline reading to be able to see how much...


Major Back Surgery

I am a 29 yr old with a 8 year old daughter. I was diagnosed with spinal...


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...


High Calorie Diet

Hi Moms, My 18 month old daugher is small for her age. She weighs only 20...


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HELP ! I Am Looking for a NATURAL Menopause Medication

I am 49 and have been in Menopause for almost 4 years now. I can't take it any more !! I can't sleep more than 2 hours without waking up drenched in sweat. I have hot flash's ALL day. I need some idea's for a "Natural" medication. I have already tried "Prempro" and "Estroven" and I don't want to take the 'chemical' medications. PLEASE HELP !!


Meds for Anxiety

I went to my doctor today. He has been trying to expand his practice and has...

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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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...


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Babysitter Has Mono

Oh no! Our regular babysitter has mono. She watches my two girls (ages 6 months and 6 years) while I work part-time. Her doctor said that it very rarely spreads to children from adults but I am REALLY WORRIED. Her doctor also said that it could last for months. I'm wondering...would you let her watch your kiddos? She feels Ok now, but I am afraid of her being contagious and spending lots of time with my girls (and in my house). Thank you!!!


Advice on "Mono"

Hi moms, my 16 y/o was diagnosed over the weekend with mono. In the...


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Has Anyone Heard of PMDD or Has It?

I am 39 and work full time. I have a 14 & 6 year old boys and a 17 year old step-son. Every month when it is time for my period, I get really bad PMS. I have been reading about PMDD and I am thinking I have that. I feel like I am going out of my mind when this starts. I think I have a about 1 week out of a month that I am happy and feel good about everything. The rest, I can't stand my self, my husband, or my kids. My 14 year old is only here for the summer but my 6 year old and my 17 year old step-son are with me everyday. I hate...


About PMDD or PMS

Is anyone familiar with two very specific aspects of either PMDD or PMS? ...


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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...


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7 Year Old with Epilepsy

I was wondering if there were any parents out there that have dealt with their child being weaned off Epilepsy medication or have had their child grow out of having Epilepsy. My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepy 3 years ago, she is now 7. Good news is that she has been seizure free for two years and, the doctors want to do an EEG to see what the likelihood of her seizures continuing. If the results are good we will slowly takes her off meds.

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...

Strep Infections

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"Strep Throat and Tonsils"

My 9 Year old son has been getting strep throat 3 times a year for the last 4 years. The Ent wants to remove his tonsils and adnoids! Has anyone been through this and did it help with not getting strep throat?

Support Groups

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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?

Urinary Tract Infections

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Bedwetting 7 Year Old

My 7 year old is still wetting herself at night. I have read all the things saying that this is normal and I am cool with that (although my husband really struggles with it). The recent problem though is that she is totally comfortable wetting herself. So much so that the other night when she got ready for bed with her pull up on and then stayed up a little later to play she just decided to wet in her pull up instead of going to the bathroom.... Any suggestions?


UTI Or Not?

I've been having pressure and dull pain in my lower left abdomen/pelvic area...


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A Cough and a Vomit.....

Almost three weeks ago my 10 1/2 month old son came down with a little stomach bug. A few days after that he caught a pretty bad cold. During the cold when he would cough really hard it would make him vomit. Fast forward to present time, cold is all but gone, and aside from two days in the last 19 he is still vomiting about once a day (was 3-4 times a day at height of cold) after a he coughs. Took him to his dr. two weeks ago for his 10 month check-up and she told us that we just need to let the cold run it's course and things should...


6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...