Illnesses: Child

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Movie for a 5 Year Old

My 5 year old daughter and I both love dogs. I was thinking about taking her to either Marley and Me or Hotel for Dogs. Can anyone say if they're appropriate for a 5 year old? Thanks!

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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...

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5 Year Old Snoring

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

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...

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...

Chicken Pox

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Could This Be Chicken Pox?

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

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Is It Chicken Pox???

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

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Chicken Pox or Is It?

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

Constipation

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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...

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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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...

Rash

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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...

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...

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...