Illnesses: Myself

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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....

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Too Sick or Not?

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

Allergies

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Allergy or What?

When getting my 2 year old ready for dinner i took her shirt off and found red sploches that looked like hives all over her chest and tummy. I have no clue what it is... I have her Zyertec and just watched her to make sure it didnt spread or any breathing problems...which were none. She ate nothing different than what she has eaten before. She ate eggs and lunch meat for lunch. She did wear a new t-shirt that i dont think i washed before putting it on her. Do you think it could be a sudden egg allergy or something she is...

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Allergy or Not?

Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought...

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Allergic to Gluten

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

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...

Constipation

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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. ...

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Son Is Constipated

Hi, I was just wondering what I should do if my 6 month old is constipated....

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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...

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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...

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Always Stuffy Nose

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

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Fever

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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????

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Out of No Where Fever

My 18 month old slept terrible last night, this morning he has a fever with...

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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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Flu

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The Flu Is Here

Hi Ladies, My son was diagnosed with the flu yesterday and already today I am hearing about 2 more kids I know coming down with the flu. Is it in your community or your child? Are they taking Tamiflu? My son is 4 and he didn't get the flu shot. Timiflu seems to be working very well as he is already feeling better. Wondering what determines if the doctor prescribes it or not. How many days will your child be out of school?

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Could It Be the Flu

Okay I know this is going to sound really crazy but I have onyl had 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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Flu or H1n1

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

Rash

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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 picture....it 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.

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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...

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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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Cleaning up Vomit

dd vomited on the couch, its leather so not really a big deal till you add the fact the the cushions were off, i have a piece of carpet on top of the hideabed to make sitting on it less saggy, so that plus the hideabed mesh and the bamboo floor got a good layer of vomit on it. whilst cleaning i got to thinking how do other mothers clean up vomit? is my method a good one or am i doing it the hard way? so share your vomit cleaning methods and list any alternative names you use for vomiting (to make things interesting) we use puke, hork...

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Vomiting with Strep

I posted a question about 3 weeks ago now about my child having strep. Well...

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Throw up or Spit Up?

I have a three month old who just started throwing up (spitting up) after he...