My grandson is 17 months old. About 8 days ago he broke out
My grandson is 17 months old. About 8 days ago he broke out in large hives and the doctor said it was because it body was fighting off a virus. During this time he developed light red dots on the skin and the doctor said no need to worry. Told us to give him bendryl. We did and all is good now for about a week, but a couple days after seeing the doctor we noticed that his testicles were red. They are still red and it's been about 6 days now. When he changes his diaper, he tries to pull them like he's uncomfortable. They are not swollen and if we press on them gently it doesn't seem to bother him. We are going to change his diapers back to the ones we were using about a week ago because we recently changed them. And tomorrow we are going to let him run around without a diaper to see that helps. We are wondering if we should take him to the doctor but don't want to be over re-active.
Can I send a picture? I need a pediatric dermatologist,
Can I send a picture? I need a pediatric dermatologistJA: How have your child's checkups gone? Is your child progressing steadily in height and weight?Customer: Fine. Height and weight fineJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Milk protein allergy GERD
My daughter has 4 blood tests since August and they are
My daughter has 4 blood tests since August and they are getting more curious and concerning. We are waiting for the specialist at a hospital to review however, would 1 nucleated blood cell cause concern in a 20 month old? That is what propted further tests that have indicated high bone turnover- extremely low vitamin D and alkline phosphatase increasing by 1,000 each month for the last 4. It's over 5,400 now. Should I be banging down their door looking for answers? The pediatrician seemed very concerned but the hospital/endo specialist has been "reviewing" her file for 10 days. Any advise is much appreciated.
My vaccinated son had chickenpox which he came down with on
Hi, my vaccinated son had chickenpox which he came down with on Sunday, October 2nd. He was almost healed up and now has had hives since Sunday. I've been treating with Benadryl and they keep coming back. We don't have any new foods or anything else new. He's 3 years oldJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes they suggested it could be viral. I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: He has autism, and his brother had a cold last week. He hasn't had a fever, but has had a tiny bit of a runny nose. Otherwise he is acting normal.
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.
My 4 year old has a fever, cough, watery eyes, and red rash
My 4 year old has a fever, cough, watery eyes, and red rash on his face. Fever went down with Ibuprofen. No change in rash from Benadryl. I thought it might be fifth disease but a friend says it could be measles?! He's been vaccinated. How can I tell the difference?
My 10 week old has been sleeping in a new bassinet days ( he
My 10 week old has been sleeping in a new bassinet for 3 days ( he outgrew his old one).he sleeps fine in it- tosses and turns some but sleeps 6 hrs. I purchased an organic mattress for the bassinet made with wool, natural latex and cotton. Now I am worried because I read online natural latex mattresses can cause Simptoms on babies?
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.