Illnesses: Infant

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Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a severe mental illness. The diagnosis is schizo affective disorder. I knew him in high school, and that was before he developed his illness. We reconnected on facebook last year and started dating by the end of April. Due to past circumstances, I honestly believed that I was not able to have children, so I was not as careful as I should have been. I became pregnant very soon after we started dating, and then soon after that I found out that he had this illness....


My Baby Is Sick

Hi my 5 mos is sick she has a runny nose and a cough, and i did take her to...


Too Sick or Not?

Hi Moms. I am a daycare provider and recently I have had some pretty sick...


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Allergic to Baby?

I've had stress hives off and on (rarely) since 10 years old. I became higlhly allergic to dust mites, pollens, molds and animals with fur after the age of 18. I take alternating doses of zyrtec and claritin. Even with my 13 cats, this allergy med regime works 98% of the time. Since the baby has come home (1.5 months, baby is 2 months), I've had hives spring up at east 2 times a week, if not more. It's mainly hives over and under my breasts, underarms, and lips would swell. The last few times, it was more widespread... crease at...


Infant with Allergy?

My 6 month old seems to have some kind of allergy from the weather. We went...


Allergic to Enfamil?

My 3 month old has had feeding issues since he was a month old. He gets a...


Allergy or What?

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


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Input from Moms of Autistic Spectrum Kids About Help Wanted from Extended Family

I have a grandson on the autistic spectrum and belong to a support group for grandparents. I would love input from you mothers (and fathers) with kids on the spectrum. What are some of the problems you have with extended family? What would you like from them? I write for a Parent Coaches blog on the subject of grandparents' roles today, relationships with adult children, and such. I want to help grandparents like myself learn how to be most helpful with special needs kids, since I hear from both sides about communication difficulties, hurt...


Could It Be Autism?

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


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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?


Management of RSV

My son has RSV and has bronchiolitis with it. The doctor said it's not so...

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...


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...


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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

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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...


Help with Stuffy Nose

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


Always Stuffy Nose

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



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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!

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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...



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Is It the Flu

Does anyone know how to tell the diferance between a bad cold and the flu?


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 Not?

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


Flu or H1n1

how did you know if your child has the seasonal flu or the h1n1 flu? thanks


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Rash.........same As Before

ok, going on day 14...he still has this same rash, no other symptoms and has never had any other symptoms....just this rash you can see on my profile covers him from head to toe and has a mild irritation/itch. It gets worse when he touches water. Have to wait a month to get into see a specialist. Been to the Doctor yes, and the ER....they don't know what she has, they just know its not anything they have seen.


Sun Rash ??

Today after my 10yr old daughter came in the house after being outside most...

Stomach Virus

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Stomach Virus or Something Else?

My 6 year old daughter has been having severe stomach pain, usually within a a few hours of eating. It gets worse at night and she has woken up the last several nights around 10pm, crying that her stomach hurts. She has vomited a few times and immediately after that she feels better. At first I thought it was constipation so we gave her a children's laxative and she has had several BM's. She does not have a fever, no diarreah, doesn't seem sick except maybe a bit more tired from the late nights. No one in her class has anything like...


Stomach Bug vs Flu?

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

Tear Ducts

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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...


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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...


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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...


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...


Cleaning up Vomit

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