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I was diagnosed with the flu and was put on Tamiflu. After

I was diagnosed with the flu and was put on Tamiflu. After taking Tamiflu for 24 hours I feel as though I need to urinate but cannot without difficulty. I also seem to have itchy skin all over.

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Dr. Su S.

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My 10 year old daughter has had a swollen throat or lymph for

My 10 year old daughter has had a swollen throat or lymph for months know. Can that be tonsillitis? If its tonsillitis would it stay swollen for months?

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doc4kids

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My question concerns my 2 and a half year old daughter. The

My question concerns my 2 and a half year old daughter. The problem is itchy skin with no rash. This started 5 months ago (February) on her scalp. The itch then moved to her arms (usually her forearms, but sometimes its the whole arm) and her legs (almostalways above her knees). It is sometimes itchy on her chest, neck and face. She usually has no rash. The only time a rash has broken out has been when we were in a Lowes Home Improvement Store (not everytime we were in there, but at least 3 seperate timesthere). Here is the strange part. We have been to her peditrician so many times that I can't count. We have seen a dermatologist, we have seen an allergist several times. She has had allergy testing (which was negative), her allergist ordered blood testing(which also showed nothing of concern). She has been taking 3/4 tsp of Zyrtec twice daily, along with Singular once daily. I have been applying Rx steriod cream and a host of over the counter creams (both "natural" and "non natural" varieties). NOTHING hasgiven her significant relief. We haven't changed any soaps, cleaners, etc (other than using milder detergents or soaps to help with the itching). I don't believe this is enviroment related, due to the itching persists even when she visits grandparents in anotherstate and even when we went on our beach vacation! Please help!

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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

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My son is 7 years old and has hayfever. He has been taking

My son is 7 years old and has hayfever. He has been taking 1 tablet of cetrizine hydrochloride and it was working up until a few days ago when the amount of pollen seems to have increased. How much of this medication would he be allowed to take?

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Dr. Su S.

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Hello. My daughter (5) has had "allergic shiners" since she

Hello. My daughter (5) has had "allergic shiners" since she was 15 months. At 15 months, the doc drew blood and tested for common allergens but did not find anything. She still suffers from circles. They come and go throughout the day. Could there be any other causes? She does have eczema and generally dry itchy skin and a few grey hairs. I don't notice anything that is particularly alarming.Our pediatrician has checked her out and says it's just the way she is made. Her iron levels were just checked on 13 May (five year old check up). Normal (12.something, I think). I asked the doc about any other possible reasons for these circles. Like thyroid problems (which I have had since I was a kid) or other iron problems, but she dismissed them quite quickly. Said can't be a thyroid issue because she is growing and a normal iron level means there could not possible be another problem. Our doctor is, um... very old school, and on several occasions has completely dismissed things because she doesn't listen very well to parents.Maybe she's right, and she's just made that way. It's just that everyone asks me about her circles because they are bad. So, I'm constantly wondering if she's possibly missing something that could possible be solved with some blood work.

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Dr. A. Clark

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Hi, my son has a persistent dry cough at night and is very

Hi, my son has a persistent dry cough at night and is very very pale. He is not drinking as much fluids as normal. He was drinking a milk substitute infant whole food formulae 3x a day (to ensure he got 600ml calcium daily - he has a severe milk and egg allergy), but won't drink it now.He has had the cough for about 8 weeks and it is not bad, but not going away. His sleep patterns are also disrupted - not wanting to go to sleep until late , waking upbduring the night then falling asleep during the day ( previously would sleep from 7.30pm to 7am without waking). He is 3.5 yrs old.He is otherwise o.k - do I need to take him to the doctor?Thanks

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Dr. Su S.

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My son is 3 years old. He has tubes in both ears and has ear

My son is 3 years old. He has tubes in both ears and has ear infection in both ears. They are draining and have drops we're using. But he has a small itchy dry red (rash) on his cheek (face). It was about a size of a quarter 3 days ago. Now its the hole cheek and almost looks a little puffy around the eye. Is this a reaction or sypmtom that goes along with the bad ear infection or something else. The rash is not bumpy or spotty. Its red, dry, itchy skin. I thought it was just wind burn or chap cheeks from the cold. But now idk it is since the eye is a bit puffy.

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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My 8 yo daughter when being seen for a sore throat was noted

My 8 yo daughter when being seen for a sore throat was noted to have a prominent R neck vein ? cause

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doc4kids

Physician, Asst Professor of Pediatrics

MD

 
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My son has little red bumps on his stomach, legs, back and

My son has little red bumps on his stomach, legs, back and arms. They itch and look like a rash. We are unsure of what is going on and what to do. Some of the bumps seem to be going away, while others seem like they are just forming. He is the only one in the family with the bumps. The bumps are slightly raised but are releasing no fluids. Please let us know what they may be and what we can do to help him. Thanks!

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Dr. Ficus, MD

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