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Sunday I gave my grandsons some strawberries that were given
Sunday I gave my grandsons some strawberries that were given to my husband by a coworker. They were small, end of season berries, almost overripe. I did not see any mold. They had been picked 3 days earlier and stored in a sealed plastic container unwashed. I washed the berries and sliced them, throwing the obviously overripe ones away. I only ate a few, the 5 year old 2-3, but my 22 month old grandson ate quite a few. This was at 4 pm. He awoke the next morning and seemed shaky. His mommy thought that he was hungry and gave him a veggie smoothie, which he vomited in the car on the way to my house. He had a total of 5 episodes of vomiting. His dad contacted the pediatricians office and the nurse on call said to wait for an hour and then begin pedialyte. There was no further vomiting, and we kept him on the pedialyte even though he cried for food. He did well throughout the day, and then the same thing happened this am. He vomited 2-3 times, NPO for an hour and then sips of pedialyte. He had to be distracted from food. He was playful most of the day but had to be forced to sip the pedialyte. After 8 hours, he was ravenous, and we gave him applesauce and dry rice krispies. He seemed uncomfortable about an hour or so after eating. No vomiting, but just wanted held. He did not have a BM yesterday or today. Again, the nurse on call was notified, but did not think it was an emergency. He is now sleeping soundly. Did I give my grandson food poisoning, and what else should we do?
I went to breastfeed my 10th month old son and put m down
I went to breastfeed my 10th month old son and put him down for a nap. He was really fussy and so I had to rock him quite a bit before he fell asleep. He slept about 20min and then woke up and vomited all over the bed. I thought it was because was rocking him after feeding him so I cleaned him up and put him in the living room to play. A little while later I noticed that he had big welts or hives on the back of his neck. I asked my husband what he fed him for lunch and my husband told me he fed him scrambled eggs which he had never had before. My son then had a huge diarrhea. So while cleaning him up I noticed that he was red all over his stomach had small welts on his legs and his head. So I called the pharmacy and they told me to give him 2.5mg of loratadine. So I gave him that. 30 min later my son vomited again. But the welts were going away and the redness was less so I figured he was ok. The pharmacy said that I could only give him that once in a 24 hour period. Will my son need more medication? Will his hives come back? He started to have some trouble swallowing when I was giving him the loratadine but he hasn't shown any signs of breathing problems or wheezing. What should I do if his welts or hives come back.
My 5 year old son been throwing up since last night ,
hi , my 5 year old son been throwing up since last night , can't keep anything down, no fever, no diarrhea, is there anything I can give him otc to get him to keep fluids down, any suggestions, got an appointment with Dr Monday, but I'm afraid of dehydration.
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I NEED A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PEDIATRICIAN.My child
Hi, I NEED A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED PEDIATRICIAN. My child(Age 6+ years) had a 3 times recurring throat Mar-April within 2 month.First time he was given amoxicillin 500 mg for 10 days.2nd time Cefdinir 250 mg for 10 days.In both cases he felt good within 2-3 days and finished the complete 10 day medications. His 3rd infection occurred on Friday 4/19.His doctor gave him Amoxicillin 400 mg.We are on 5th day but there is no major improvement.The fevers(101-103) stay unless we give Tylenol,swollen lymph nodes,cough,irritating throat,throatpain ,leg pain,vomiting all symptoms are very much persistent. Doctor did a rapid strep test in all 3 cases to diagnose his case Questions: 1. Why this time its taking long time?Or is the antibiotic not working? 2. Is it Lemierre's syndrome or Lemierre's disease?Should the doctor order Lab Culture 3.Do we need to consider antibiotics by injection? 4. What to expect on a followup visit? 5. Do we need a 2nd opinion
My 8 month old has been sick with a cold weeks. WeView more pediatrics questions
My 8 month old has been sick with a cold for three weeks. We have been to the doctor and the emergency room. He is keeping food down now but he can't seem to shake the congestion or cough. What do I do?