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My baby is five months old and has had a wet cough and
My baby is five months old and has had a wet cough and diarrhea for the last few days. This afternoon she awoke from a nap with a rectal temperature of 100.7. We gave her Tylenol and it came down, but has since gone up to 102.2. She's sleeping a lot and is very irritable. Being that today is Sunday, we can't get in touch with her pediatrician. Do we need to take her to the hospital?
We are out of town summer or I would have gone to see my
Hi Pearl, we are out of town for the summer or I would have gone to see my pediatrician by now...My 9 yr old daughter started with stomach pain in belly and left of belly about 2 weeks back. Off and on pain--would start in the morning, after food, while eating--no consistency. Have sour in mouth and some vomiting. It never got completely better, but in the last couple of days, has had a bit of loose stool, has not vomited in 2 days, but started getting fever today--reached close to 104 at one point. Last couple of days, has been doing less activities and appetite has decreased and food intake has gone down. She can walk, talk, no indications of pain while urinating, but perhaps a bit of burning sometimes. No dehydration noted. Gave her tylenol to lower fever and have given her probiotics and mirolax. She had an ultrasound 1.5 yrs back and GI visit 3 months back and nothing noted except general tummy pain. We give her lactaid milk. Did notice tummy pain started with mango season, but have stopped giving her that. Since we are in NC, I just want to know at what point should I go see a doctor--I will have to take her to urgent care or emergency since our insurance is Kaiser and out of state. Recommendations? Thanks. MonaJA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse? Not for this question, but they might if you need additional services. You'll have to ask the Pediatrician about that. Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: A month back she did hid her head, but I took her to doctor when her head ache got worse. Doctor could not tell if she had a concussion, but I monitored her for 48hrs after the injury. He only told her to take it easy for a couple of weeks. Other than that, now injuries. Not sure if fever is related to stomach tenderness.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Pediatrician about your situation and then connect you two.
I have a 7 year old daughter who will be 8 in September.
I have a 7 year old daughter who will be 8 in September. Over the last week she has had belly pains that I believed to have been associated with diarrhea. It did last about a whole week. Two days ago I noticed her left nipple is swollen. There is about a quarter sized, soft, movable lump right beneath the nipple. She says it is tender to the touch. I have not noticed any other symptoms. My youngest daughter was in the ER Friday with a bad case of strep, but my oldest does not exhibit any of those symptoms. My first guess was food poisoning with the week long belly ache and diarrhea. Then when I noticed the lump under her nipple, I am wondering about the beginning of puberty. I am an RN, but not a peds nurse. I have not noticed and signs or symptoms of an infection (no enlarged lymph nodes, no fever, the area is not warm to the touch or red, and no noted nipple discharge). She is very small for her age as she has always been. She is 48 lbs I think, which is actually really good for her bc when she was about 1 she completely fell off the growth chart. We were sent to a pediatric endocrinologist at children's and everything came back fine. They just said she will probably always be small. Should I have her pediatrician take a look at her? And if so what would they be looking for?
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 downView more pediatrics questions
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.