My3year old Grandaughter was jyst diagnosed with Mono. Shes
My3year old Grandaughter was jyst diagnosed with Mono. She's been sick for about 5 days with sinus, enlarged tonsils. She was put on augmentunm and is doing much better. What is the course of Mono in someone so young. Her spleen is enlarged
her pediatrician..I give her to help settle her stomach pain
My daughter has flu-like symptons however after visiting her pediatrician as well as the ER she has tested negatively for Flu. She has not had a flu shot but she is sick with no appetitie for food. She is constantly vomitting and has a fever of 101.9 what can I give her to help settle her stomach pain?
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My daughter is 7 months old and breastfed. Up until the last
My daughter is 7 months old and breastfed. Up until the last few days, she has tolerated the bottle with thawed & warmed breast milk just fine. Over the last few days, she has slowly stopped eating as much from the bottle and now refuses it completely. She nurses from mother just fine but mother is not home during the day. Should I be concerned and what are my options?
My daughters grandmother has hep c and was babysitting her.
Hi my daughters grandmother has hep c and was babysitting her.My daughter was scratching herself as she has exzema in one spot despite me putting cream on prior. She may have drew blood....my concern is could hep c transmit if she happened to scratch the grandmother and then herself? (Grandmother said she didn't and didn't notice sharp nails) also what about if grandmother had saliva or closed wounds on hand and my daughter touched them and then scratched herself or rubbed eyes?Also, again risk of transmission from grandmother giving daughter toilet paper if her hands were not washed prior?Thanks! This morning I woke up and noticed some red under my daughters nail so my mind went to blood....hoping it wasn't grandmothers and if anything just my daughters or something else that was red that got under nails (which I try to cut and file but they always seem to get sharp lol).Would you worry about testing in this scenario or not worry?Thank you for your help!
My friend was diagnosed with IBS and she was put on Bentyl
Hi,My friend was diagnosed with IBS and she was put on Bentyl for spasms and colestipol for diarrhea the Bentyl hasn't helped at all and the colestipol was working but now it's not helping she can't get in to see her doctor for a while. She needs some advice on what she can take to ease the symptoms until she is able to get in and see her doctor. She started talking the ibgard tablets 1 three times a day and it's giving some comfort but it says to take 1-2 would it be ok to take 2 up to three times a day and what would be something else you could reccomend for her to take to help with the symptoms? Thanks for reading
I am wanting a second opinion. My 8 year old so was stung by
I am wanting a second opinion. My 8 year old so was stung by a jellyfish on Oct 8 2016. The next morning we noticed a swollen lymph node about the size of a robin egg under his left ear. He was stung up the left side of his arm and leg. We came home on the 10th and took him to a nurse practioner on the 11th. She checked his ears and nose and throat and stomach. The node was not painful to him or anything. She said since he had no symptoms that we should give it a few weeks for it to go away on its own. I wanted 2 weeks and there was no change in size. He went swimming and said it kind of hurt after that. She the prescribed him ammoxicillon I'm October 24. We have been taking the medicine as prescribed and I can't tell that it has gone down in size at all. He still has no other symptoms. The nurse practioner says she does not know if a jellyfish can cause this...we live in Missouri. I have googled swollen lypmh node with no symptoms and what comes up is lymphoma. I was just seeing what a doctor thought about the situation. Could this be from the jellyfish? If so will amoxicillin fix it? How long should I expect his node to be this big? Does lymphoma have any other symptom I should be looking for?
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My daughter is 4 months old. She has a urinary tract
My daughter is 4 months old. She has a urinary tract infection, this is the second infection since 9/30/16. She is on day 7 of antibiotics. She has a new fever as of last night. I'm wondering if there could be something viral going on since she is taking antibiotics or if maybe the antibiotics aren't working for her.
Our son is 10 years old, and has almost constant sleep
Our son is 10 years old, and has almost constant sleep problems. He usually only sleeps 7.5 to 8.5 hours a night. Our pediatrician has recommended Melatonin. But it backfires every time. It puts him to sleep fast, but he wakes up after about 4 hours, wide awake for the rest of the night. I've tried Benedryl (as my mom gave it to me nightly for my entire childhood), but I don't want him to end up dependent on it. I want him to 'learn' to sleep and have good sleep habits. I have severe insomnia and delayed sleep phase syndrome, as do all the people in my family. We try everything from no tv/ipad, to laying with him, to music, etc etc etc. He is 'hyper', but his days should tire him out. School all day then baseball games some evenings. But come 7pm or 8pm, he gets wired... no matter how tired he 'should' be. What would you recommend for a situation like this? Thank you