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  • Introducing Our WebMD Doctors!

    Hi All, You may have noticed some new faces answering some of your questions here in the last few weeks. We are so excited to welcome our awesome WebMD doctors to the boards! We have a REALLY great team of doctors at WebMD who are so incredibly kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and excited to be a part of the conversations here. A quick introduction: - Hansa Bhargava, MD, is Senior Medical Officer and WebMD's in-house pediatrician. Dr. Bhargava is the spokesperson for initiatives such as FIT....
  • 1 day ago

    kids won't go to sleep

    I have 2 great granddaughters ages 2 and 4 . They have had to move in with me due to loss of jobs for both parents. Both parents live here also . The kids will NOT go to sleep before 9 or 10 pm every night even though they get up at & am every day they will play scream fight get up dozens of times . We have tried every thing we can think of reading books, watching movies, extra play time, less play time, warm baths with soothing lavender oil, bed time snacks ,no snacks we are ready to break out....
  • What You Should Know about OTC Medicines

    Do you feel like you have things pretty well figured out when it comes to the basics of safely using OTCs? About 60,000 young children are brought to the emergency room each year after getting into medicines that were left within reach. Here are some tips for safe use, storage, and disposal of your medications: Where do you store OTC medicines in your home?
  • One year old will not drink

    Hello, We really need advice here. We have a one year old daughter. She used to drink bottles but at about 6 months old started refusing them. Since then she has been exclusively breast fed. At this stage my wife's milk supply is running extremely low and to top it off she will be returning to work soon. Our daughter has never been great with sippy cups. We have tried every style we have been able to find. The problem is with my wife's milk supply running so low we are worried she isn't....
  • 3 days ago

    6-Year-Old Has Terrible Breath

    My son just had strep throat and finished his cycle of antibiotics. But he still has "strep breath." He doesn't have any symptoms of strep, however. Could he still have strep or is the breath caused by something else? Anyone else experienced this? It's seriously gross.
  • 4 days ago

    Is Your Home Poison Proof?

    This week is National Poison Prevention Week. Poison control centers across the country get more than 2 million calls a year about potential exposure to poisons -- and 80% of all poisonings are in children between the ages of 1 and 4. Brush up on these safety tips to make sure you’ve taken all of the proper precautions to prevent poisonings in your home: Need more child-proofing tips? Check out this slideshow: What steps have you taken to make sure your home....
  • 4 days ago

    Possible signs of autism?

    Hi everyone. My first post on here :) My son is 14 months old and I believe he is showing some signs of autism. I really want an outside point of view. Signs are He flaps his arms He has no interest in other children He doesn't point or wave but he does clap. He has an obsession with wheels or anything that goes around. He hasn't said any words beside mama which he does not say to me..he will say it randomly whilst doing something. Obsessed with a certain baby tv channel..he won't watch....
  • 4 days ago

    Elevated CPK level

    My son is now 2 years old, born premature on 34 week. Recently he had learn to sit up on his own. We were hoping he could crawl and stand up soon. He had a prolonged jaundice in 1st month (highest at 18.1mg/dl). Now a full blood screen result in CPK of 982U/L, doctor told us all others result were good. I am hoping the CPK level was just temporary elevated due to his fast heart rate and the way he cried and resists during the blood withdrawal process. As for now doctor had not confirm anything but....
  • 6 days ago

    Undescended testicle

    My son just had his six year old physical. The doctor said that his right testicle might be undescended. I am to watch him for a week when he takes bath to see if I notice if it drops like his left one does. If it doesn't the doctor gave me a number for a urologist. His doctor told me he could have a developmental issue with his right testicle. What does this mean?
  • 7 days ago

    My young adult son

    My son, who is 19 and a college student, has gotten up from a hot bath 3 times over the past few months and has fainted. He is 6'2" and 220 lbs. what is going on here?