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Upper Respiratory Infection

I have a 7 month old daughter and a 3 year old daughter that are both sick. I'm more concerned about my baby because she can't take medicine like my 3 year old can. She is so stuffed up, can hardly breathe, stopped wanting to eat baby food, only will be nursed but not as often as usual, lost a little weight, only wants to be held by mom, not wanting to play, has a very bad cough, just lost her voice today, and doesn't want to sleep but when she does not for long. I keep cleaning her nose by using drops and then use a sucker to clean it out...


Help with Pneumonia

Hi all, my son will be 4 in October and this is his 4th time getting...


3 Yr Old Pneumonia

My poor baby had RSV @ 2 and now he has pneumonia at 3!!!! He is in a smoke...


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Allergic to the Dog?

My 18-month old has a pretty-much contiuously runny nose. It usually combined with nasal congestion. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to bother her and it doesn't transform into infections or other problems. I suspect she may be allergic to our dog. Is there a way to tell? Is it possible to test for just a dog allergy? Or do I have to subject her to a huge painful test? I really don't want to do that, but if she is allergic I need to konow.


Allergy or What?

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


Allergy or Not?

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


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Is It Asthma?

My 1 year old son has had a cough since the second week in January. He'll wake up in the middle of the night just hacking and chocking. He has a few fits during the day as well but it's really a night time thing. I've tried every kind of medicine there is and nothing seems to work. His ped. wants to start him on Asthma meds. to see if they help. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does my son have asthma? I hate to label him with such a restricting illness.


Asthma or Not Asthma?

I have an 18 month adorable child who started to have wheezing at about six...


Asthma or Not?

Sorry, this is going to be long ....My 3 1/2 year old daughter has had...


Treatment for Asthma

Hi, Is there any treatment for asthma? Homeopathy or some other medicine,...


Filter for Asthma

Anyone know of a filter in the kids room that can help with asthma in room??


Cold & Flu

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Cold, Runny Nose Advice

My 18 month old has her first cold. She has a runny nose, and drainage that made her gag and throw up a little last night. I could hear that she has a lot of drainage and was having trouble breathing through her nose. I have been SO very lucky that she has been a very healthy child. She just started in a Mother's Day Out program, so I am sure she'll begin to pick up more germs. Can anyone give me advice on alleviating cold symptoms and what to watch for, in terms of this moving to an ear infection? Should I use the humidifier? Vapor rub?...

Pneumonia & Bronchitis

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Was It Pneumonia?

My 2 year old daughter had what appeared to be a cold over the weekend. Sunday night she got a high fever (104.6) and was breathing very rapidly, coughing and throwing up. I called the on-call nurse who said we should bring her to the ER. The ER doc didn't see anything on the x-ray, but he heard "crackles" in the lungs so he said it could be the start of pneumonia. Since they weren't sure if it was bacterial or viral he prescribed amoxicillin. Anyway, she responded so quickly and is feeling so much better today. I wonder if it was pneumonia...