All kids get mad. All kids get hurt. All kids get overtired at one time or another. Sometimes kids who are mad or injured or overtired have a temper tantrum of sorts that culminates in breath holding. I don't mean the sort of breath holding that happens when you are crying so hard that you turn red but rather getting so upset that you hold your breath and even pass out.
Talk about powerful! Once your toddler learns holding his breath works
Posted by: drmolly in croup, cough, breathing problems on
Jan 17, 2010
It is 2 a.m. and you hear your 3-year-old in her bedroom awake and coughing. This cough doesn't sound like any cough you have heard before.
Your child is agitated, sounds like she is gasping for air and even when she is just breathing you can hear her air moving in and out. When you look at her chest and neck they seem to cave in oddly as she tries to breathe more deeply. Her voice is hoarse and she may even have a fever. The amount of
It's 2 a.m. and your 4-year-old climbs into bed with you, squirming and irritated. He doesn't feel like he has a fever and hasn't had a bad dream and yet he can't seem to stop moving around. Exhausted yourself, you get frustrated with his constant movement and walk him back to his own bed for the night. As you pass by the bathroom with the nightlight on you notice something odd: your child has spots - everywhere! Quickly you turn on the big
In my office I have had a lot of families very willing and eager to have their kids get the seasonal flu vaccine but questions and concerns linger about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine (aka swine flu) and whether it is really necessary given the mild nature of this strain of influenza thus far. There is a lot of misinformation and fear-mongering about this year's vaccine and I hope to set the record straight.
Q: I've heard this swine flu
Wondering when to take your sick child to see her doctor and what kind of treatment to expect? Here are a few cases of flu-like illnesses and how they turned out.
Otherwise healthy 8-year-old came in with a one-day history of fever up to 104 degrees, mild headache, head congestion, cough, fatigue and body aches. Dad is concerned this may be the swine flu and wants him assessed. This child's exam is consistent with a flu-like illness
Posted by: drmolly in diabetes, breathing problems on
Mar 15, 2009
Breathing fast. That was the only thing obviously different. The symptom I couldn''t explain.
T''s mom e-mailed me one Saturday and said the 2-year-old wasn''t eating well but was drinking lots and that he was breathing faster than normal. I asked my usual questions: Fever? No. Cough? No. Vomiting or diarrhea? No. Any obvious pain? No. So I suggested they give it some more time and see if it was evolving into an illness and fever or