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Advice PLEASE About My Sick Little Guy!

My son who will be 3 at the end of the month has been sick. He has had a fever,nasty dry cough,runny nose. I have been giving him triaminic for the cough and tylenol for the fever and today he started vomiting when I would give him medicine. He hasn't really ate anything and has been drinking very little. I called the Dr. office and they told me that it was probably the flu and to keep him hydrated and let it run it's course. Tonight he had a very small bowel movement and it looked like there was really dark "veiny" things in it and then he...


Mentally Ill Father

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


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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...


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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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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,...


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Diaper Rash Advice

My one year old son has had diaper rash for about two weeks and I can't get it to clear up(This is really the first time he has had diaper rash this bad). I usually use Desitin, but even that isn't working. I have tried Johnson's 3 and 1 diaper cream, my mom suggested corn starch and I have tried baby powder as well. I know I haven't exhausted the diaper rash cream options, but before I go out and buy a dozen of them to try, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what might help clear up his diaper rash?


Dry Skin with Rash

My 3 month old son has a very mild case of cradle cap and a very bad case of...


Severe Diaper Rash

My 8 month old daughter suffers from severe diaper rash sometimes and I'm...


Diaper Rash Problems

I have a 14 month old son who has a TERRIBLE diaper rash. It isn't like his...

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?


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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...