My >12-month-old was recently vaccinated for her 12-month shots and got her Varicella but the office was...
Posted by An_265039
My >12-month-old was recently vaccinated for her 12-month shots and got her Varicella but the office was out of the MMR. They told us to return a few days later when it was in stock and it was administered. Now her state immunization registry says her MMR vaccine is not valid because if she could not get it on the same day as her Varicella (live virus) then she should not have received it sooner than 4 weeks after. So that MMR does not count and she still needs 2 more MMR immunizations. Is this the case, all or nothing on 1 day? I don't see that there is any harm in giving her a total of 3 MMR vaccines but she's my one and only so sometimes I get a little crazy over-protective.View Thread
I have an adopted 9 year old doing the same things. Peeing in his room on the floor and in containers and on his stuff. He has rads. Reactive attachment disorder. It's not the answer for all of you but I'm positive it's the answer for some. There's next to no help for it out there but if u look hard you can find resources. John Hughes writes a great book about it. We struggle every day.View Thread
Where we live the health authority has requested all children to be vaccinated with MMR whether already vaccinated or not. My son is 8 and is up to date with his MMR inoculations, so I don't want him to be vaccinated again as I don't see the need for it and I am told MMR is a live vaccine. What are the actual pros and cons to a third (unnecessary) dose? Should I fight it or is there no harm? Thank you for your helpView Thread
Have you looked into Lpin1? It causes recurrent Rhabdo in children and is a genetic condition. My son was the first diagnosed in the United States and 33rd in the world. Since then they have found a few more in the States. They think it is more common than we think though.View Thread
I know it's been a few yrs since you posted about your daughter, but we had a similar situation happen to us 3 yrs ago as well where nurse mistakenly gave our 15 month old MMR less than 3 months after receiving his first MMR shot. He has had trouble sleeping since this time as well. I was wondering if you're still seeing this or any other developing concerns. Would be very helpful for us as we are on this journey as well. Thanks so much.View Thread
Hi and welcome to the community! If you have any questions, need advice, or have something to share, please don't hesitate to do so. This is a great place for parents to connect and find support for a variety of topics. Hope to hear from you soon!View Thread
I've visited this thread from a google search multiple times through the years and thought I would post here.
I'm a 23 yr old male, with very dry skin (eczema) since youth. I lived in the US, studied abroad in Australia when I was 21. Since I came back, my hands have started to turn bright red. No other symptoms, no pain or numbness, not even a cold sensation.
It gets better if I shower in the mornings, but always comes back at night. One doctor suggested that my blood vessels may be slightly enlarged.
Honestly, no one has no idea what causes this embarrassing issue. I drink a lot of alcohol, and it seems to be less severe after months of no alcohol consumption, but I doubt your teenagers drink as much as me.
I'm always hoping to get a response but I flat out just don't know. I moved to Japan three weeks ago, and although the humidity has done wonders for my skin..it hasn't helped the red hands at all. It's so frustrating!!!!View Thread
I'm a nanny for two girls who are 8 and 11. I love working with them and they're great kids.
However, they can be very rude, defiant, and downright mean.
This has been a pattern since I first started watching them 7 weeks ago. They are more rude to their parents than they are to me. They argue with everything they're supposed to do. The younger one throws huge screaming temper tantrums. When they argue I stay calm, use a normal tone of voice, repeat my request, and have consequences. I have never yelled at them.
The most hurtful thing though is that the older one makes a lot of catty, backhanded comments. I feel like it's hard to tell her that these are hurtful, she'll ask me why it's mean to say it.
Here are some examples: "I'm not saying that you're not pretty (meaningful pause)" "You're too blond" "Woah, your eye is crooked" (I had surgery to correct a lazy eye a few years ago) "Can I do your nails? They (meaningful pause) really need to be done"
Outside of this job I feel pretty confident. I have a loving boyfriend, great friends, I'm close to my family. But one shift leaves me drained, exhausted, sad, and crushingly insecure. Today I called the eye surgeon to see if my eyes are really that bad (my boyfriend and friends say they don't look crooked) and I was thinking that I might as well get a nose job at the same time, but...I can't afford surgery. I realized this is crazy talk. But that's how I feel when working with them, like I'm unbearably ugly and it hurts.
Their parents either ignore their rudeness or get in screaming fights with them in front of me. I don't feel like it's my place to tell the parents about it because I'm just the help, who am I to tell them how to parent?
I don't know what to do. I would appreciate any advice you have.View Thread
If your baby is suffering from blue tongue or skin, weight loss, fever or lethargy, then the grunting is probably an indication of serious respiratory problems. Check with specialist one more time to confirm on it.View Thread
Dr. Benaroch, can u tell me how long should I wait? When my daughter was about 18 months old I took her to a doctor who referred the case to a surgeon and the surgeon suggested pulling apart the labia..I didn't agree bcz I read about it online. Right after we visited the surgeon the labia came apart at the time of her regular wash up in lukewarm water. I suspect her mom(influenced by the surgeon's advice) also played a part there. She had pain for a day or two. But soon afterwards the labia stuck together. This time the adhesion extended though she could urinate normally. Now my daughter is 38 months old. things haven't improved. Once in a while she complains while urinating. Just how long can we wait doing nothing?View Thread
With pool, beach, and all things sun season here, it's important to make sure that you are using sunscreen that is effective. However, "nearly 1/3 of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization's annual sunscreen report."
Did your sunscreen make the list? Read the article above for more information, including the top recommended brands.View Thread
Just remember that every child is different and everyone grows at different rates. Go and see a GI doctor if...
Posted by An_262922
Just remember that every child is different and everyone grows at different rates. Go and see a GI doctor if you are worried and they will either put you on some milk that has more calories (like pedi sure) or tell you not to work.View Thread
This article has some advice on how to handle belly aches in children -- it suggests keeping a diary of belly pain in an attempt to find the cause that might be a good idea (recording when it occurs, what she's eaten, what she was doing before it happened, etc). It wouldn't be a bad idea to have her pediatrician exam your daughter just to make sure the pain is not being caused by something that needs further medical attention than what you can provide at home. This article can also help you decide if your daughter needs to see a doctor. Pleas let us know how she is doing!View Thread
Is your son under any kind or stress or has there been any big changes in his or your family life lately? This article about potty training has some information about setbacks or resistance from your child and addresses children in your son's age group. Hope this helps!View Thread
" About 1,920 pounds of baby food have been recalled by Beech-Nut Nutrition because products may contain small pieces of glass, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service says.
The recall is for 4-ounce glass jars of "Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken," that have the number P-68A inside the USDA mark of inspection, an expiry date of "DEC 2016," and the product numbers "12395750815" through "12395750821."
The baby food was produced on Dec. 12, 2014 and shipped to stores across the United States."View Thread
Hi all. My son has all the symptoms and pain of this disease and his xrays are showing he probably has it def. in one hip and I got a hold of all his paperwork from the Dr.s and they failed to tell me now, he has a mild flattening of the femur bone (the head) in the other one as well.. We got approved for Shriners in Sacramento , CA. Now just waiting on a Dr. to be assigned to him. As of now they are very full and my son is on crutches most of the time. I really would like to go to Mount Sinai Hospital with Dr. Standard, but not sure financially we would be able to do the trip out there and where would we stay if we could, lol... he is the best I hear in this disease.View Thread
3 weeks ago my son had an ear infection so his doctor put him on cefdinar. 2 weeks after he finished he had...
Posted by An_262369
3 weeks ago my son had an ear infection so his doctor put him on cefdinar. 2 weeks after he finished he had ear pain again so we took him back and they determined that it did not completely go away so the put him on amoxicillin. During this time he did not have any other issues. No fever, chills, body aches potty issues. Nothing. Then, on his 5th day of the amoxicillin, he suddenly had a slight 99 degree fever. Then, the next day he woke up with a 102 fever and was in a lot of pain with body aches and just miserable. I gave him the usual motrin and fluids but the fever never went down. I then rotated Tylenol with Motrin for the rest of the day but by that evening his fever went up to 103. At that point we took him back to the doctor. He was checked out for everything except blood work. The doctor did not hear any lung problems or see anything in the ears nose or throat. No rashes or skin issues, no bathroom issues. Infact, his ears had cleared up so at this point we suspected it was viral and the doctor determined this as well. We were told to finish his antibiotics and that since this was probably viral that he would have a high fever for about 3-4 more days and to continue keeping him comfortable and hydrated. We kept him in fluids and Motrin/Tylenol for the rest of the night. This morning was the tipping point however. He woke up with a 102 fever and gave him Tylenol. Within 2 hours it became 103.4. The hour after that it became 104. I was going to take him into the ER but I called the emergency service at his pediatrician first and spoke with a doctor who stayed on the phone with me while I applied several cold cloths over is body and kept him drinking more fluids. Even though it had only been two hours since he had Tylenol they had me give him Motrin. After much discussion I was to continue the cold cloths and keep them going while he drank very cold water every minute or two. Along with this and the Motrin, the hope was to get his temp to 101 or lower within the hour. If not I was to take him to the ER. If it did come down, I was to then put him in a tepid bath. His fever was so high that the cloths became not warm but actually hot within minutes of applying it to his skin. However after much hard work and praying we got it down to 101. I got him into the bath for about 45 minutes and he it went down again. An hour out of the bath I checked the temp and we are sitting at 99/100. I have him drinking every 1-2 minutes and his next dose of Tylenol is at 7p and Motrin at 10p. I am hoping someone (an MD) can read this and tell me what they think is going on. There have been colds, flus and all kinds of things in his 6 years but the never a fever this high and never this constant. He did have RSV when he was a year old and even the highest fever then was 103. We have an appointment at the doctor tomorrow morning again but I am very very worried. Nothing like this has happened to him before. I am familiar with bacterial issues and antibiotics but not viral issues. It seems to broad a range for them to keep telling me its just "viral" and that it has to go away on its own. Can someone maybe give me some idea of what might be going on????
P.S. He DID come into contact with 4 people who had either bronchitis or upper respiratory infections the day before they all got sick. BUT his doctor checked for this and he cleared him. He also does not have a cough or any wheezing or breathing issues.
Note: No exposure to tics, no auto-immune diseases, no cuts or scraps or injuries.View Thread
FINALLY! I have that issue. I'm almost 70% sure it's radial-ulnar synostosis. But most cases say that their palms face down.. My left Palm faces upwards. I just want to figure out exactly what it is so I can know I'm not alone.
However, I do think it's pretty neat. Have you ever gotten an X-Ray on it? Honestly one of the most mind boggling things ever. It looks amazing haha.
Nice knowing someone else like me is out there.View Thread
Is there any antibiotic cream that is a good alternative to bactroban? I know there are other antibiotic creams that would kind of work like neosporin, but I'm talking about a good prescription strength antibiotic cream as an alternative when the pharmacy is saying they are out of bactroban and have a shortage and can't get it for a month?View Thread
Hi I'm new to web MD so hopefully I'm writing in the right place. My daughter is almost 10 and a few nights...
Posted by An_262239
Hi I'm new to web MD so hopefully I'm writing in the right place. My daughter is almost 10 and a few nights ago she woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me she was shaking but wasnt cold and was peeing a lot and her heart was beating fast. I called the after hours nurse and told her and also mentioned we all just were getting over a stomach bug. She had me check her heart rate and said I'll call in 30 to see if it went down and then we will go from there. It did so she said it was probably from us being sick. Since then she had mentioned a few times that she has been peeing a lot more. Tonight, however a few nights after this incident she told me again she is shaking and showed me her hands and said she keeps peeing. I also noticed her keep coming back to sip her water. Any thoughts?View Thread
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