Throat infection in infants

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Avatar f tn My friend told me the mass of tiny blisters that I thought was just a deveation of the cold sores I get after a highly stressful episode looked like empetigo. It is spreading up my nose and upper lip and further down my chin and on my neck today. Now I feel bumps on the roof of my mouth. Could this be the same thing? I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks and thought it was allergies. I also ate 2 mangos within the last week. Never eaten them before.
Avatar f tn Taking steroid medications Having an HIV infection or AIDS Receiving chemotherapy for cancer or drugs to suppress your immune system following an organ transplant Being very old or very young Being in poor health Thrush is commonly seen in infants. It is not considered abnormal in infants unless it lasts longer than a couple of weeks. Candida can also cause yeast infections in the vagina.
Avatar f tn Having a fever with a flu is a way to fight it off. Same with a strep throat. The problem with strep throat is not the fever it is that the Strep. bacteria has a toxin that can cause heart problems and so forth if not treated. So that the fever and sore throat are ways the body shows there is a serious infection going. Also, a rash. So, I thought you would like the link below. https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.
Avatar f tn So I have had a really bad throat, tonsillitis and tonsil stones all the time since I got back from volunteering in a hospital in Africa. This morning I woke up with a really severe sore throat, hoarse voice and just generally feverish. This evening I asked someone to check the redness of my throat, and when she did, she noticed something she described as a "second tongue". I googled it (sorry) and images of epiglotitus came up that looked exactly like mine.
Avatar n tn 1 week ago my throat became sore and upon waking up 6 days ago I could not swallow. I had a horrible throat infection with the back of my throat turning deep red and white. I have had a tonsilectomy 3 years ago due to a chronic strep problem and the pain I felt was almost as extreme as my post surgery pain. I went to the emergency room and was given a rapid strep test that came back negative. The doctor gave me 250MG of Cephalexin and 100W of Propoxyphene-N.
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever seen or heard of an infants throat inflating, just like a bull frog's, when he exhales? It is more pronounced when he is on his belly with neck extended. He doesn't appear to be in respitory distress. Yes, this happens all of the time.
Avatar n tn Infants born premature; Infants less than 6 weeks old; Infants with congenital heart disease; those with chronic lung issues; and immunodeficiency.
Avatar n tn I am confused about how much amoxicillin to give my 80 pound son for strep throat. One doctor prescribed 1 teaspoon every 12 hours of 400 MG/5 ML SUSP. Another doctor prescribed 2 teaspoons every 12 hours of 400 MG/5 ML SUSP. Is it 1 or 2 teaspoons?
1361044 tn?1277598308 Honestly, in my opinion, babies are so wrapped up in this new world, all the new things going in for them, that a little cold (virus) hardly slows them down. it could be your baby is behind because she doesn't feel well all the time, and THAT is holding her back. Maybe not, but in either case I would push for them to figure it out. Chalking it all down to a virus is a lazy, sorry excuse. My point is, YOU DO know your child more than anyone.
Avatar m tn i have a baby of 1 month.
Avatar n tn Coxsackievirus may cause painful red blisters in the throat, palms of hands, soles of the feet, inside of the cheeks or even on the tongue, gums, hard palate. This is highly contagious and has the potential to spread within a group of infants and young children. However, it would be best to have your sister evaluated further by her doctor for proper diagnosis and management. Fever mediion, bed rest and plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration is recommended when fever is present.
Avatar m tn and one neck side lymph node is little big. i send her to doctor , she said, she has no infection in throat and tonsil. just i want a opinion. please share with me.
Avatar f tn You can google Labtestsonline for a further explaination of blood tests. Vaious counts, etc. are different in infants than adults and can be confusing. The main thing I wanted to tell you is if there is an infection brewing, I would ABSOLUTELY take the child to an Infectious Disease Doctor rather than have him treated by a GP or Pedi. Antibiotic resistant infections are at epidemic proportions (MRSA) and can very quickly overwhelm an infected person.
Avatar n tn Infants of Diabetic Mothers are at risk for the usual causes of newborn sudden death such as sepsis (infection) and inborn errors of metabolism. In addition, cardiac collapse from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with outlet obstruction can be a factor.
385668 tn?1301793880 ve not heard of it happening in adults, but I know that it does happen in infants. They can have sudden severe instances of bradycardia due to feeding and acid reflux. I think most docs would say it couldn't happen, but?
Avatar n tn Hi Aidens_Mom, Ya it's new to me also that asthma causes a 103 degree fever! Asthma can lead to pneumonia but not the other way around. When steroids are inhaled into the lungs to treat asthma it creates an immune suppression and can make the person more susceptible to infection. This is a scary thing for a mother not to mention your son and should be investigated further. I would recommend they refer you to a Immunologist,and have the level of antibodies your son has evaluated.
173939 tn?1333217850 Thank you, Mommy2b, yes, they are devastated... Our pediatrician is a vague guy. He always replies: "Wait and see, apply some vaseline and come back in a month." I usually find more info on MH thanks to you guys! I just looked up some info in the Merck manual, it doesn`t answer everything but I came across this Group B Strep infection at birth again most of us get tested for shortly before childbirth --- so that GBS test could be a really important factor.
Avatar n tn They did not find the cause of the infection. Her throat was red though and she had a rash occur on her stomach suddenly. They gave her a strong antibiotic shot, sent her home. We came in next day, she was better, they prescribed amoxicilian. My doctor wants to have her tested for vesicoureteral reflux. Why?
Avatar f tn Branchial fistulas are more commonly seen in young infants, but if your parent opt out of surgical correction for a number of different reasons, they are seen in adults. Me and my twin brother both have this. If this sounds like what you have, then you can look it up some more and talk to your doctor. You might have to reccommend him cracking open his medical books because most doctors that I talk to scratches thier heads and shrugs thier shoulder about it.
Avatar f tn My child has been in the hospital with pain in her back. Strep b was growing in her throat culture while this occurred. It is growing again. What could be wrong with her?
Avatar n tn Bronchiolitis is an infection of the smallest conducting airways (bronchioles), caused almost invariably by a virus. The infection results in inflammation, mucus production, swelling, and occasionally bronchospasm. The most common cause of bronchiolitis is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), most commonly occurring in epidemics in late fall and winter each year. RSV affects almost all infants.
Avatar n tn Hi, Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and children. It commonly occurs when bacteria enter the skin through cuts or insect bites, it can also develop in skin that is perfectly healthy. It usually presents with red sores that quickly rupture, ooze for a few days and then form a yellowish-brown crust; itching, or painless, fluid-filled blisters.
Avatar n tn A normal pause in breath for infants would be up to 20 seconds without a change in their color , limpness or a decrease in their heart rate . If the baby manifests any of these symptoms , it would suggest a problem that requires an inquiry for possible causes .