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Our 4 year old son has had the croup last 4
Hi. Our 4 year old son has had the croup for the last 4 days. We went to his pedi and he listened to him and took chest xray. Xray normal. Said sounded perfectly clear. He does have asthma. He takes flovent twice a day and albuterol when he is sick. And the pedi has him on a steriod. Two fays ago he was coughing non stop all day amd night. After starting the steriid the cough subsided greatly. Only coughs occasionaly now. My question is his resp rate has been 36-40. However he is playing running eating and drinking like he isnt sick at all. His energy is high. I dont understand?
My daughter who is 2.5 just fell about an hour ago at the playground
My daughter who is 2.5 just fell about an hour ago at the playground on the jungle gym. She fell through a circular type chute and hit the front of her head on the top left side above her brow bone. It became a raised knot after minutes. I iced ten minutes on and ten minutes off two times. She of course wanted to go to sleep after the incident. I let her sleep for about 20min, then I woke her up to see if she would wake up, and she did. Now she won't go back to sleep and the bump on her head has gone down. I am scared, don't know what to do? Should I take her to ER?
I took my two week old on a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood.
I took my two week old on a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood. Since it was warmer than I thought she got a little hot and sweaty by the end due to being a bit overdressed. I immediately took her inside and striped her to her diaper, have her a good feeding of breast milk and sponged her off with a damp cloth. Her skin is no longer hot or red, but a forehead thermometer is reading her temperature as 99.1. Is this considered a fever requiring an ER visit? Is there anything more I can do for her?
My son who is 5 years old was sleeping and we measured
Hi,My son who is 5 years old was sleeping and we measured his temperature and it was 35.7. He did not feel cold nor hot if we feel his forehead and he seems to be sleeping deeply. We also noticed he is mildly sweating on his forehead. Could this be something serious? should we take action?
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My 15 mo. son started getting diarrhea yesterday. He vomited
My 15 mo. son started getting diarrhea yesterday. He vomited once the night before but hasn't since. He had a regular appetite yesterday and we supplemented his normal fluids with a few bottles of pedialite. Today he has ate good on certain foods, like he ate a whole banana and some pancakes for breakfast, some applesauce for lunch and later for dinner he ate some banana and jello (sugar free). He has sucked down a lot of pedialite today. His stools have gotten more and more watery as the day has gone on to the point where it looks like he is just peeing out his rear. We called the Dr. office earlier today and they said mainly to worry about if there is blood in stool, which there hasn't. It's so hard to tell if he has urinated because his diapers are so soaked from his bm. He still has plenty of tears, and from what I can read that is a good sign he is not dehydrated. I'm just worried that he has had so many movements today. We have probably went through 10-15 diapers today. My question is this an emergency room deal tonight or just get him to primary care in the morning?
My 3 year old son continues having diareah, but
Hi again, My 3 year old son continues having diareah, but it's not as watery now as before. I am very concerned about his temperature, which is 100.4. He's been having this temperature for three days already. Is it normal? Should I be concerned?
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I have this friend who now has a two year old little boy, thatView more pediatrics questions
I have this friend who now has a two year old little boy, that has been in foster care, with the same family since birth. This child is "too" perfect! He will not cross a line from the carpet onto the hardwood floor, even though there is no barrier. When placed in a high chair, he sits with both hands to his side until she encourages him to put his little hands on the tray. The child sits and plays with toys, non-stop, never cries for more than a second, for any reason except for reasons stated below.Obedient to the "T". Stays right where he is told to stay...maybe a lot of parents with a typical two year old would welcome this type of behavior, just for a minute, However, it is very concerning that a two year old is so well "trained".She was told (by the foster mom)that the baby was always bathed in cold water, because of "sensory issues".She observed the cold bath being given and the baby screamed and fluttered the whole time. Since my friend has had him, she bathes the baby in a normal temperature and he loves bath time.He was taught sign language, even thou he is not deaf, nor are, any members of the former foster home. Maybe this is a new trend ???What is more concerning is, my friend has a distinct bell tone on her phone, so that she can recognize her mother when she calls. Of all of the other rings on her phone, this particular "bell sound" sends that child screaming. He is not "crying" but a "blood curdling terrified" scream, and runs to someone for comfort.Before coming to her home, he was terrified of strangers, would cling to the former foster "mom" and scream when reached for, or just talked to.He has been with the new Mom for about a month and is gradually moving around, like a two year old and strangers/friends can now say "Hi" without his screaming and clinging.There is no chance of this child going back into that home, but other foster children may. The question is...Should my friend, right away, take the child for a complete Physical and Xrays to see if anything shows up, old healings etc.. Do you think there is reason to be concerned? She has not spoken with a professional because she has not seen any outward/obvious signs of child abuse, just strange behavior of this little one, and concern enough to share with me, a friend. Please help !