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Don't freak out! In healthy kids, MRSA -- if it does anything at all -- usually causes skin and soft tissue infections like boils. Yes, there are those terrifying cases you hear about on the news in which kids become dealthy ill with pneumonia or a blood infection, but these are really really really really really uncommon. Unfortunately, the also get a huge amount of press because they're so scary. Your son's fever and bad cold are probably the result of some...
Quote: Originally Posted by Knittingfor4 Just to be safe, what are symptoms of UTI? The most common sign in babies is fever without another explanation. People also mention crankiness, vomiting and funny-smelling pee as possible symptoms -- but there are plenty of reasons for those other than a UTI.
My first daughter developed an adhesion when she was around 4 months old. I left it alone for awhile, but when her urine stream began to look more and more thin/under pressure/aiming in the wrong direction, I opted to treat it. In all honesty, it probably would have been fine if I left it alone, but I was worrying about it all the time -- every time she fussed I thought she was in pain or had a kidney infection. Flax oil worked like a charm. I put it on the adhesion...
You could start with a urine test looking for glucose and ketones. Much less traumatic than a blood draw.
They look like Beau's lines.http://http://www.visualdxhealth.com...beausLines.htm Beau's lines are a clue that the nailbed (beneath the cuticle)n was damaged as it was growing. You're seeing the results of that damage as it grows out, but whatever caused the damage is over. If it's just a few nails that are affected, it's usually trauma to each individual nail (either by injury or infection). If most of the nails are affected, it's usually an illness, high fever or...
Sorry, should have been more clear. The median raphe forms during fetal life when (in boys), the two halves of the scotum and penis come together and fuse. Think of it as a seam. Sometimes a few skin cells get stuck in the middle during the process of fusion, which can make the seam a bit lumpy -- but that's not very common. You probably don't need to make an appointment to talk to his doc about it unless it continues to be red and itchy.
No, it's not a nerve. It's a normal structure called the median raphe (also known as the perineal raphe). Sometimes they get cysts in them, which makes them a bit lumpy. Either way, there is no connection to the inside of the body, so go ahead and put cream on it to help with the itching.
Your dh has miliaria rubra -- heat rash. The distribution (chest and back) is classic. If you scroll down to Figure 6 on this website (which is actually a picture of a baby with heat rash), you'll see how close it looks to the second picture you posted! http://www.aafp.org/afp/20080101/47.html Without a picture of your daughter's rash, it's hard to say if it's the same thing. Heat rashes are very common in babies and children, so it's a possibility. But it would...
Check out descriptions of "Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy" (aka PUPPP) to see if they fit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruriti...s_of_Pregnancy If you think it's a match, check out this website for help. It's written by a fellow sufferer with a good sense of humour. Lots of tips about what helps and what doesn't: http://www.tcinternet.net/users/krit...aomi/PUPPP.htm
If it's truly her neck that's hurting, rather than the side of her face, I'd be thinking about lymphadenitis rather than mumps (lymphadenitis is also much much more common). With viral infections, you can get big ol' swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If that's the case, there's not a huge amount you can do other than keep her comfortable and support her body as it fights the virus. Warm packs might feel good. You might even want to break down and giver her some...
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