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My 1 year old is constantly congested since born. He snores

My 1 year old is constantly congested since born. He snores while sleeping and snorts while eating. He does not have a runny nose and when I try to suction his nose nothing comes out. He is still on formula (starting to ween him) but has no other symptoms. No cough or problems with his lungs. Overall he is healthy he was at the doctor a couple of weeks ago and lungs were good and tonsils were properly sized. Is this something that could be an allergy?

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My son (3) is sleeping right now, but is breathing very

My son (3) is sleeping right now, but is breathing very rapidly and has been for the past few hrs since he's been asleep. He's had a cough for several days and it kept him and I awake all last night. I took him in to the Dr this morning, and he had no breathing issues and no fever. Of course he developed a fever lat this afternoon and now this fast breathing. Other than that he doesn't seem distressed. I'm wondering whether I should take him into the ER or wait until morning and see the Dr. Thank you

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I had my child tested for autism by a developmental

I had my child tested for autism by a developmental pediatrician when he was 5. This was because he was not speaking well at his age and was shy so his teachers were concerned. The pediatrician determined after testing that he was not autistic and was just a late talker. He is 9 now, and speaks a lot! He loves to talk. We have had to work with him on things such as a frontal lisp though which he has really improved on. We have concerns though, and he is never what the system calls "bad enough" to get help, I will list my concerns and if you could let me know if this sounds like autism I would appreciate it.....- Very bad memory, can be told things many many times and still forget, but then can have an amazing memory for things he wants to remember (ex....he always remembers what days and times swimming lessons are, if we promised him a treat and so on)- He has trouble formulating sentences and using properly order of words. His sentences are often jumbled and proper english is not always used. For example: "Did you talk the doctor" instead of "Did you talk to the doctor"- He is slightly OCD, over worries about things- He is very social with people he knows, but put him in a situation where he does not know people and he has trouble making eye contact and saying more then yes or no, or good. But put him with people he knows and he is a social butterfly.-He does not seem to care if he talks to people he has not seen in awhile such as family and his Dad. I find this a bit odd. He never wants to call people and see how they are....He does not seem to understand the social aspect of things like showing interest in people and relationships being a two way street.- He can get a routine down and then nail it everyday, like getting ready for school....he will make sure he leaves at the exact minute he should and so on.....but for a while there he would not remember what to do to get ready for school according to him, not until I told him I was removing my help and was leaving getting ready for school in his own hands did he show me that he knew how to do everything- Simple things like making a bed properly, we can tell when something is neat and tidy, he seems to have trouble with that- Simple problem solving can be very hard for him to the point where we worry what is wrong....like him having trouble with pouring the laundry detergent in the washer- But all of his marks in school are either average or above average- His weaknesses in school are problem solving and art- His cordnation is not good, his fine motor skills are not good- He has a lot of trouble writing neatly and never wants to follow direction with colouring....he only wants to do his own things- He was not considered a bad enough case to get a occupational therapist...he has been on waiting lists for years- He is very sensitive and can have his feelings hurt easily- He loves swimming but is not good at sports- He is not overweight- He seems to develop ticks such as eye rolling but then they go away- He sleeps well- He does not like loud noises....he hates having his alarm set, it really bothers him but he uses it every morning- He obsesses over safety and follows rules to a tee- He has trouble copying other people, like when trying to teach him how to fold things- He seems to lack common sense at some things, like when he should do his laundry because the basket is over flowing.....but then can be so detail oriented with other things like remembering something from a movie or game- He is a very loving boy, never hurts people, does not have bad behavior- He hates getting into trouble....we give him 30 minutes of fun time a day to use a electronic device, if you take away even 5 minutes due to him being disciplined he will beg for the 5 minutes back and be so sad about it- He remembers directions very well- But then he cannot remember names of very common things like the stove for example- But he remembers how many seconds to boil an egg- He has a huge imagination and can get lost in it by playing made up games.Well I hope this helps a bit. I have lots of pictures and videos of him talking and so on if that helps. Any other questions just let me know. I do not want to wait another 1.5 years to have him evaluated again if there is nothing to worry about.

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My 3 year old son has had a fever ranging from 100 to 103.4

My 3 year old son has had a fever ranging from 100 to 103.4 for the past 5 days. I believe he had flu symptoms for the first three days including a headache, vomiting, lethargy, poor appetite. Than on day 4 he appeared to be getting better, but still had a slight fever. On day 5, today he woke up with a cough sounding like croup and his temperature went back up to 102.5. Sleeping all day, poor appetite and throat hurts from coughing, plus stomach is upset. Is this just a virus that will pass, or something that should be looked at by a physician?JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?Customer: Cough started this morning, but symptoms of a fever for 5 days. Poor appetite, lethargy, stomach hurtsJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: He has a history of bronchitis. He seems to be breathing fine accept when he coughs.

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Dr. Su S.

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My son is 14 months and he refuses to eat. Ever since when

My son is 14 months and he refuses to eat. Ever since when we introduce him to food he never ate. Is there something wrong with him?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: 1 doctor told me that maybe he drinks too much milk but I give him the amount of milk that on the box says. We are taking no medicines.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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Dr. Su S.

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My 14 year old hit his head today by jumping in the snow. He

Hello my 14 year old hit his head today by jumping in the snow. He went from the hot sauna to thinking he will jump in the snow. However he leaned backwards and fell backwards and hit the back of his head really hard on the ice. That happened 30 minutes ago. He is laying down in his bed now. He is feeling nauseous. He tried throwing up, but did not. He is under three blankets and is cold, and he has a horrible headache and his whole head hurts, not just the back of the head that he hit. His pupils are not dilated and react to light well. Shall I take him to ER?

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My wife believed our 16 month old daughter might have

My wife believed our 16 month old daughter might have swallowed something. She is acting really strange and has even vomited shortly after we gave her water. She was making like a gagging sound a bit and then after she drank some water she puked a little bit. Ever since then she has been drooling a bit but very quiet and now she is sleeping on my wife.

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11 year old son feels like he has to yawn constantly and at

11 year old son feels like he has to yawn constantly and at bed time feels like he can't get enough of a breath and has to take deep breaths.

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Dr. Su S.

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My Dr never talks to me about when to call her or when Im

my Dr never talks to me about when Im Supposed to call her or when Im supposed to go to the hospital when my kids are sick. It seems like people always say I need to take my kids to the Dr but then I go and nothing happens and I feel like I'm just waisting money and time. So when do I call the Dr and when do I go to the hospital? My 16 month old is sick it started a few days ago with runny nose, cough and sneezing. The mucus is clear and thin like water. Then the other night he was retracting when he was sleeping. He had subcostal and suprasternal retractions. He got a little restless to so I put the shower on and he coughed some stuff out and was able to sleep better. I called my Dr the next morning to tell her that he had some trouble breathing but that at the moment he seemed OK but he was still retracting. They told me not to go in and to just watch him. At lunchtime he was increased work of breathing when he was trying to eat and he was retracting alot so I called my Dr back but she never returned my call. A few hours later my son developed a fever of around 102.5 so I cooled him off and called my Dr but she hasn't returned my call. His fever is lower around 100.0 now but he is restless and still retracting and has nasal flaring. He still has a lot of mucus too. His lungs sound clear or clear when he coughs. And his o2 SAT is 91-93%.so I feel like he is not In an urgent state where he needs to go to the er but at the same time I feel like a little oxygen could help. But the hospital is 20 mi. Away and it's the middle of the night with 2 feet of snow on the ground. Is it worth going to the er or should I just wait and call my Dr again In The morning. Or is my son fine. Kids get sick and I just need to wait it out.

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