I've twins boys, now they're 5 months. The twin 1 hasn't
Hello, I've twins boys, now they're 5 months. The twin 1 hasn't been eating to well and he cries whenever he want to eat but he wouldn't and he well be hungry but he won't and the doctor has been prescribing Abidec for since he was born, but hasn't been any changes since then. Please what else can i do to help with his eating A bit.
Y. Vasavada, My 11 months old daughter was diagnosed with a
Hi Dr. Y. Vasavada,My 11 months old daughter was diagnosed with a viral infection a few days ago. She had high temperature (up to 40C). Her temperature went away after about 2 days but she started to cough today. Should I wait for a few days to see a doctor about a secondary infection?
My daughter has very high fever. It goes up to 40 C. Our GP
Hi,My daughter has very high fever. It goes up to 40 C. Our GP told us it is probably a viral infection. I give paracetamol and ibuprofen alternately. She is going to be 1 year old on 21st March. On the ibuprofen bottle it says to give 2.5 ml between 6 - 12 months and 5 ml between 1-3 years. Can I give her 5 ml dose because 2.5 ml doesn't seem to help her like it used to before?
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My nine year old son has absence epilepsy which has been
My nine year old son has absence epilepsy which has been well controlled for 18 months with ethosuximide which he has been tolerating although it (or the epilepsy) makes him very tired and he does not have a good appetite.About two weeks ago he vomited 16 times in one night but I didn't think too much of it as many peers had a stomach bug. He was then fine for about three days then vomited massively in the night, waking from sleep.About 11 days have now passed without incident until tonight when he woke from sleep and vomited massively. It is strange that it seems to be in the night and when he is asleep.I don't know if I should be concerned. I wonder if it is a) some return of the ‘bug' or b) seizure-related or c) medication-related?Do you have any ideas?Many thanks
I'm sorry because I don't know whether to open a new
Hi there again. I'm sorry because I don't know whether to open a new question and have also posted on my old one.I wrote to you one week ago about my 9 year old who had been sick 16 times in one night and then better for two-three day's then violently sick in the night again. We thought he might have returned to normal food too quickly.It has been another week and my son has been fine. Again, tonight, he has just woken up and vomited massively. Should I now be worried?As background, he has absence epilepsy and is on ethosuxamide but has been for 18 months with no problem. When he was first sick 11 days ago, some of his peers did have a vomiting bug...So I did assume he had a vomiting bug. Now I don't know what to think. Has the bug come back?Or is he now having some strange nocturnal seizure activity causing vomiting?Or is it the medication which he has, until now, tolerated well.Do you have any ideas/ suggestions?Many thanks
We have a movement monitor placed under the mattress of my
Hi,We have a movement monitor placed under the mattress of my 11 months old daughter due to my paranoia about sids. It sounds an alarm in the event of no movement in 15 seconds. Last night, the alarm went off and jumped from my bed to check my daughter. She was sleeping on her left side on the right side of the cot and was moving her arms. She didn't wake up fully and went back to sleep immediately. I am feeling really stressful because I am still trying to figure out if it was a false alarm or not. I contacted the company via their website. I am still waiting for their respond. Can you please give me some advice as a doctor and put me in the correct direction?
Gupta, My daughter is 11 months old and sleeps in a cot. She
Hi Dr. Gupta,My daughter is 11 months old and sleeps in a cot. She started to be more active during sleep and bumps her head to the cot rails. I am not using any cot bumpers at the moment because of the risks but is there a time when I can use them without worrying? Can I use them after her first birthday?
My son is 5 and a half months old. Overall he's very well
Hi there,My son is 5 and a half months old. Overall he's very well and growing well. I noticed today (which nobody else has mentioned) that at birth his head circumferance was 34.5cm (think this was 27 centile) then 11 days old he was at 37cm (this was 50th centile, I think) then at 5 months checked again and he was at 45.3cm, which I think is 96 centile - is that right?He has stayed between 50th & 75th centile for weight and is currently 68.5cm in length, putting him in the 91 centile.My Dr didn't mention anything about the above, but to be honest I'm not sure he looked at all of the data as a whole, which I have now done. Should the centiles change that much for head circumfrance or should you stay in the same centile band?Obviously I'm worried and wondered please if you can advise on the above?Thank you in advance.Emma (London)