Illnesses: Maalox

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If I'm Sick Can I Get Baby Sick??

I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat. It hurts to swallow and talk. I dont have a fever or anything but I'm deathly afraid of getting my 5 mo old sick! Am I allowed to take antibiotics if I'm breastfeeding? I have a dr appt at 3 but until then I'm afraid to get too close to my baby. He seems sad that I'm not interacting with him much today but I'm not sure what might get him sick. :(


Hand Foot Mouth

My 2 1/2 yr old son has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, Mouth. His mouth is...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...


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Milk Allergy, Acid Reflux or WHAT???

I daughter is 6 1/2 weeks old and is having issues with feeding. Symptoms: Spitting up - a lot now that on Nutramigen, before it was occasional. Diarrhea - for a week, as of today (Was constipated until switching to Nutramigen) Sounding congested - Dr. says it's not a cold (worse on milk-based formula, but doesn't clear up on Nutramigen) Coughing/Gagging/Choking - Dr. says it's a milk allergy or acid reflux (prescribed Axid for acid reflux and on Nutramigen(hypoallerginic formula) Stomach ache - Did not get better on Nutramigen. ...

Chicken Pox

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Need Relief for Son's Mouth

I just took my 24 month old to the Dr. for having a high fever that has lasted for about 2 days. There are no other symptoms other than a fever and some blisters on his tongue that just showed up. The Dr. said it was a form of Hand Foot and Mouth. He doesnt have anything anywhere else on his body, just on his tongue. Does any one know anything about this or how to sooth the pain? All I was told was to give him 1/2 tsp pink Benadryl and 1/2 tsp Mylanta or Maalox mixed to numb the sores. He is loosing weight due to this because it hurts to eat.


Relief for My Mom :(

My mom has shingles and she is in a lot of pain. Along with the nerve pain,...


Is It Chicken Pox???

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


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4 1/2 Month Old Has Been Constipated Since Birth, Tried Just About Everything!

My son has had trouble w/ bowel movements since birth. I've been supplementing with formula since his first week (since my milk never fully came in). On his pediatrician's advice, we've tried milk-based formula, soy, apple juice, pear juice, milk of magnesium, nothing seems to help! Since we changed to soy last week, (again, on the Ped's advice) he's going more frequently, but his BM's are more painful now and even causing a little bleeding. He did really well on Good Start Natural Cultures for a while, then he started getting really...

Cough & Cold

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Acid Reflux in Infant

Hello everyone. I am writing to get as much feed back on acid reflux in infants as I can. My daughter started spitting up when she was 2 weeks old i was breastfeeding her and she was extremely uncomfortable. She would arch her back when feeding and then after words she would spit up and chock like 2 hrs after feeding her. The spit up would come out her nose, and she could never settle. After talking with her ped we first tried sleeping her up right, hold her on my shoulder for 30 min after feeding and burping often this did not work. Then...


Nasty Diaper Rash

My daughter is almost 20 months old. She's had the upper respritory cough...


Always Stuffy Nose

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


Ear Ache

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Hand Foot and Mouth- Yowza!

Hi- looking for some advice. My poor 3 year old son has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Realized it Tuesday night and got him into the doctor on Wednesday. He is totally miserable, crying a lot (up hourly at night) and I feel so helpless. We're giving him ibuprofen (5 ML based on age/weight) every 6 hours or so but he is in so much pain. They suggested giving him a tsp of liquid Maalox every four hours to help coat the throat/mouth but that's been impossible to do. I don't know what I'm looking for exactly- do we just give him popsicles and...



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Fever and Red Hands

my 6 year old got sent home from school with a fever....101.2 when i got her home i noticed her hands were red and warm? any thoughts?


Hand Foot Mouth

My 2 1/2 yr old son has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, Mouth. His mouth is...



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Severe Diaper Rash During Flu

My son who is 15 months old has had the flu for about 4 or 5 days now and has awful and I mean really awful diaper rash from all the diarrea he has had. What can I do to help clear it up and make it less painful. I am using just a spray bottle of warm water and paper towels to clean his bottom & was putting on generic Desitin but that doesn't seem to be helping. Any advice would be appreciate as we are both miserable and the doctor can't see us until next week.


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Home Made Butt Paste Recipes (With Maalox) for Severe Rash~

When my daughter was little, the Dr recommended some concoction for her frequent outbreaks of horrid (bleeding open sores..the whole bit) diaper area rash. Often it was yeast involved as well. It would change from one diaper change to the next. We would do as much cloth diapering as we could when at home, etc and that helped a ton (water only paper towel wipes as well). But I do not remember what the recipe for the Maalox included concoction was and a friend is in need (My child is 16 now, so it was many years ago for me!). Anyone have a...


Sun Rash ??

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


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Vomiting with Strep

I posted a question about 3 weeks ago now about my child having strep. Well 2 weeks later she ended up with Strep again. The first sign was vomiting. She didn't vomit when she had it two weeks ago but this time she vomits everyday. Its usually at night after she has gone to bed, she wakes and vomits in her crib. She has been vomiting every day, usually once for 6 days now. Can anyone else out there tell me if their child vomited that long after being put on an antibiotic? One more thing, she saw the pediatrician Saturday and was put...


Hand Foot and Mouth

My son was just diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth and I am reaching out to...