I tested positive recently for h-pylori through a blood test. I pushed my children's peds to test their stool (as I could get it back if they were positive), and had my husband get tested. My 6 yr old son is negative, but my 2.5 yr old daughter came up positive. her only issue has been strong smelling stool. I know this is something usually acquired as a child, but as an adult/child once you are positive, you can catch many times over. I am currently nearing the end of the triple treatment. It was tough on my 35 yr old body, mostly the one meds causing a horrible taste in my mouth all day/night. I spoke with their ped and they said they don't normally treat for it unless they show symptoms and said I don't need to. I asked to treat her in fear that I can get it back again. I feel terrible because she would need to do the same treatment, and I worry on her 2.5 yr old body what the meds will do. I don't know if it's safe at her age, or if she can tolerate it ok? I feel very torn. I am showing signs of an ulcer, and I know this can cause me serious GI issues if I keep contracting it.View Thread
I noticed my daughter has small little bumps, some areas are red, on her back. It is mostly between her shoulder blades, but also in a few other spots. It resembles heat rash in the little bumps, but scaly in some areas like exzema. Is it possible to have exzema on the back only? She does not have a fever, no other symptoms, she is teething/ any thoughts? I am in a cool climate, so I cant understand how it would be heat rash...View Thread
Hello. I am the mother of a 4 1/2 yr old and a 6 month old. My son has received the flu vaccine every year since he turned 6 months. He did receive the two rounds of the H1N1 vacc as well. I did not get the vaccine while I was pregnant with my recent pregnancy. I am having a hard time deciding if I want to get the vaccine. For my son, I felt that he has had so many years of vaccines, that he would be ok if he did not get it, however I am torn as he is in school now, and my daughter is so little. Do you know if the H1N1 strain has changed since the original mass vaccination? I did hear talks that the vaccine will soon be created in a very different (and gross way other than using eggs), has this started as of yet? In regards to my 6 month old, do you see babies in the 1st year that are considered healthy, that get the flu, recover well from it? I am so torn and want to do what is best, but I am fearful either way. My 6 month old has responded well to all her other vaccines, except she seems to react to the hepitis one, she gets red and swollen, all others there is never a reaction to them. Thank you so much!View Thread
My daughter is 8 weeks old and is only wanting to sleep on her belly. She has really good head control, but con not roll yet or hold her head up unassisted as of yet. I have tried the glider, swing, bassinett, crib, everything and she will auto wake right up and not go back to sleep in this position, even the car seat she freaks about! I have resorted to having her sleep on my arm, on her side, in the bed with me. I know I wont roll on her, but this is not ideal for either of us, and SIDS worries me. I do have the angel care monitor that I used with my son, he was a back sleeper with bad reflux. Would it be safe to have her sleep on her belly and just use the monitor since it monitors her breathing? I feel lost on what to do to do what is best!View Thread
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