My 2 year old son has had a reoccurring croup like cough
My 2 year old son has had a reoccurring croup like cough since a chest infection he caught in February. Everytime he gets exposed to a viral illness from his little sister who goes to full time nursery its always turns into this croupy barky deep cough. Although he has been treated with both the brown and blue Inhalers, nasal sprays, Piriton and now lastly reflux medication the cough persists. These attacks occur mostly when he is trying to nap or at night when sleeping and the cough gets so bad and barky that it affects his ability to sleep as a result he is very irritable and grumpy the next day. He has had allergy tests for common allergens but they came back non response so we were told to take off asthma inhalers as the likelyhood of asthma was low and his immune system is fine according to recent blood tests. He does have a low iron count but is on a supplement for this. The only treatment that gives any kind of relief when he is like this is oral steroids such as prednisolone or dexamethasone they do give short term relief allowing him to rest soundly. Please any advice you could give regarding any diagnosis would be grateful.
My 12year old son (he's 13 in September) has been waking in
My 12year old son (he's 13 in September) has been waking in the mornings for the past month or so with pain in the middle of his chest (he puts it at 5 on a scale of 1 to 10). The pain subsides as the day passes, to nearly nothing by each evening. He has grown about 2cm in height per month for the past 6 months, & he has ‘broadened' quite a lot in his shoulders and chest in that time too. Should I be concerned about his chest pain?
My 4 months old baby doesn't gaib weight. In 2,5 months she
Hello , my 4 months old baby doesn't gaib weight . In 2,5 months she gained 200g . A month ago I stopped breastfeeding and she gained 750g . My gp sent us for blood test and the results came back as she has anemia . So we made the test again and is the same . I was giving her 150ml formula milk but a few days ago she started not eating all , only 90ml , 100ml or max 110ml . The gp refered us to a pediatrician but I got the appoitment in 2 months . And the gp didn't give us any advice what we should do until then . 2 months is long time
Dear Dr Gupta, my 32 month old son has been eating very
Dear Dr Gupta, my 32 month old son has been eating very little for the last two weeks not even 1000 calories average per day. From the 2-17 May we were in the Dominican Republic and I thought the climate affected his appetite. Since our return two days ago he has still been eating minimal amounts but was drinking a lot of chocolate milk and was very well hydrated until today. Today he has only eaten 4/500 calories so far and has now got a temperature, I have given him 5ml ibuprofen for children at 6.30 pm .... it is now nearly 8pm and he has fallen asleep but has still got a temperature. Prior to his falling asleep he complained of his stomach aching but refused to eat or drink. His stool resembles the pellets a rabbit would produce. Please advise?
Is a headache that resolves itself without painkillers
Hi,Is a headache that resolves itself without painkillers within a short time normal for a 6 years old child? It only happened once.He also complained about right leg pain (cramping pains) on a separate day but that too happened once. I believe it is not a growing pain as it only affected one leg.I am actually not sure if he isn't making these pains up to stay at home as he told about them to us while driving to school but true or not I just want to find o
I noticed a tiny bump on the back of my now 13 months old
Hi,I noticed a tiny bump on the back of my now 13 months old daughter's neck a few months ago. I thought it was a pimple or a heat rash and I didn't check it regularly. It is still there even though it has been a long time. Do you think it is something serious? Is it best to get it checked by a doctor?
I am expecting and due to travel to Malaysia when i will be
I am expecting and due to travel to Malaysia when i will be 14 weeks pregnant. is it still safe for me to travel to that country whilst pregnant. If there are any issues I should be concerned or careful about please could you let me know.
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