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3 year old has had a swollen, red throat, no fever, no

3 year old has had a swollen, red throat, no fever, no nausea, healthy appetite, no other symptoms. Has developed the habit of sleeping with mouth open.

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My daughter has tiny pimples on her bottom. We are in the

My daughter has tiny pimples on her bottom. We are in the midst of toilet training so she wears diapers at night (pull-ups) and mostly underwear during day (except when she goes #2)What could these pimples be? Diaper rash?Enclosed is pic....She has them on both sides.Also, is it safe for herto sit on shares toilet seat in preschool? Can she get any infections or g-d forbid hep c or hiv with these pimples (they do seem closed but I'm not sure if one opens or pops at some point) by sitting on the shared potty?

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Our daughter had this show up yesterday. It is raised, warm

Our daughter had this show up yesterday. It is raised, warm to the touch, and does NOT hurt her in any way. Today she had it show up also on her leg. I really need help diagnosing. We took her to urgent care and they did not know what it was, but prescribed an antibiotic as a caution. Please help!

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Dr. Ficus,. My 2 year old daughter (almost 3 in one more

Hello, Dr. Ficus, my name is***** 2 year old daughter (almost 3 in one more month) ingested a slice of bread earlier today that accidentally gave here to eat as part of her meal earlier. I did not notice the mold until much later when I went to use the bread again. I know chances are slim of serious problems but I am worried because she immune compromised from another bacterial infection or virus her brother passed on to her a few days ago. So she has had fevers for the past few days nothing bad like 100.5-101.0, then today it was up to 103.7 approximately 2 hours or less after eating the mold bread. I thought maybe it was just her current illness getting worse but then I saw the mold on the bread, she has not vomitted but I ate some of the bread too and experienced abdominal discomfort many hours later. I have been able to drop the fever somewhat down to 100-101 with rotating ibuprofen and acetominophen every 3 hours and her pediatrician will not be available until Monday. Should I take her to the emergency room? And would amoxicillin have any benefit if she did ingest some sort of serious mycotoxin or fungual poison? It is 5am so I completely understand if you cannot immediately respond but if you can please e-mail me (*****@******.***)with a professional opinion I would be in your debt. Also, please let me know the steps to take when finished to ensure that you receive adequate compensation. Thank you for your time.

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My 5 year old daughter just had 5 year checkup. Very healthy

My 5 year old daughter just had 5 year checkup. Very healthy kid. Peanut allergy and very mild eczema but otherwise never really been terribly sick at all her whole life. At 5 year checkup pediatrician noted a woolen cervical lymph node on right side of neck...barely looked at it. Just said "come back if it gets bigger" --- a month has passed. It has not gotten bigger, maybe even has got a smidge smaller. It is nontender. Very mobile. <1cm. Out of curiousity, I looked at old photos of her. Found a photo from about 2 years ago, where her head is turned and I can see the same exact node. It looks the same size as it does now. At what point do I need to go back in? At what point would they require a biopsy? Thank you!

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We are traveling in Europe now with my 15 year old son. We

Hello. We are traveling in Europe now with my 15 year old son. We flew three days ago to Barcelona. He has been having having problems with popping his ears, and his ears feeling full all day today. He kept saying that he could not hear and tried to pop them, both ears were full. He gets that a lot, but after a few popping it usually goes away. This time it did not. Now he is in bed trying to fall asleep, but the pain in one ear is very bad. It really hurts to move his jaw, to swallow etc. the other ear is fine. He still pops it, it still feels full, but only one dad now. It does not hurt when you pull on the ear, it only hurts in one area... What shall we do? I don't want to go and look for local doctors... Do you think it could be an infection? No offed symptoms... Slight runny nose.,,

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My daughter has had diarrhea with mucus for almost 3 weeks

my daughter has had diarrhea with mucus for almost 3 weeks now with up to 8-10 soiled diapers a day. We have put her on the BRAT diet, pedialyte and her formula. she developed a horrible diaper rash which we now have under control. She is teething horribly and has a lot of mucus/saliva - could this be the issue? We have eliminated everything else.

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My two year old grandson has nose bleeds off and on. It

My two year old grandson has nose bleeds off and on. It happens overnight, during the day and at different locations; his mom's house, my house, daycare etc. His mom says it comes from dry air and it gets so uncomfortable for him until he scratches his nose like crazy. Could this be a reaction from something other than dry air? What can we do to help him?

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I was told by my son's ENT to give Rescon GG allergy/sinus

I was told by my son's ENT to give Rescon GG for his allergy/sinus problems of runny nose and congestion, in addition to taking daily Zyrtec. I was told to give him 1/2 tsp of Rescon 3x's a day, which I did for about a week and a half or so, but have been giving it to him twice a day for about 2 months or so now.My concern is that I just pulled back the label on the Rescon and read the inactive ingredients, which contain methylparaben and propylparaben, along with a few other ingredients. I've heard a lot of bad things that can happen from parabens, namely endocrine and reproductive disruption. I'm really concerned that I've done irreversible harm to my 21/2 year old son.I know most studies on parabens have been inconclusive, but can you give me any insight on this? Is he going to be okay as far as you know? (by the way, I'll be switching to another similar brand)

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