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Is it easy to misdiagnose strep throat as tonsillitis?

My son had strep throat, and is now being treated for it. However, before he was diagnosed by his pediatrician as having tonsillitis, which I feel is a long shot because you usually...

My son has frequent nose bleeds. What should I do?

My son has a nose bleed at least once or twice a week, and this mainly happens during the weather. Right now, we pretty much deal with it because it's a seasonal thing, but there...

Are there any home remedies for ear infections?

My son has an ear infection, and only that. He doesn't have any other symptoms of a cold or flu. Should I treat his ear infection with a home remedy? Are there any natural remedies...

My daughter's throat is always scratchy. Who should I take her to see for some help?

My 8 year old daughter has a scratchy throat nearly every day. It makes her very uncomfortable. Should I take her to an allergist or to an ENT? She never had allergies before;...

How do I know if my son needs his tonsil removed?

My son gets sore throats constantly, and sometimes it seems like his tonsils also get inflamed. How do I know if he needs his tonsils removed? Do doctors do any tests to see?...

My daughter has a lot of wax in her ears. How can we clean them?

My daughter is 4 years old and has a lot of wax in her ears. I was told by mother not to use Q-tips to clean them because they may actually harm her. What should I use to clean...

My 3 year old shoved a bead in his nose and I can't get it out!

My 3 old son got into his older sister's beading kit and shoved one of the beads up his nostril. I can't get it out! He seems fine but the bead is definitely up there! Should...

My son has a small throat polyp. Will he have to under general anesthesia for the surgery?

My 13 year old son was diagnosed with a small, benign polyp in his throat. He will need surgery to have it removed. Does this type of surgery require him to go under general...

How can I treat my child's stuffy nose?

My son often has a stuffy nose. This makes it particularly difficult for him to sleep at night. What can I do treat his stuffy nose without too much medicine (since he gets this...

Is there a natural treatment for strep throat in kids?

My son is allergic to penicillin and has strep throat. The doctor gave him amoxicillin, but we don't want to use antibiotics altogether. Apart from antibiotics, are there any...

My daughter breathes through her mouth due to her adenoids problem. Is this okay?

My daughter is 5 years old and gets swollen adenoids. When her adenoids are bothering her she breathes through her mouth -- especially at night. Is this normal?

What is the best way to treat my toddler's ear pain?

My toddler loves being in the swimming pool and often ends up with ear pain after splashing around in the water. The pain comes and goes in both ears. What can I do to ease her...

What age is best for a tonsillectomy?

My 17 year old daughter has been getting strep throat a few times a year. Is she too old for her tonsils to be removed? Does it hurt more the older you get?

What does strep throat look like in a child's throat?

My son has been complaining about a sore throat for the past couple of days. I thought it was from allergies, but it's persistent, and now he's saying that it hurts even worse....

My daughter has a pimple in her nose. What should I do?

My daughter is 3 years old and has a painful pimple in her nose. What can I do about it?

What could be causing my ear pain?

In the beginning of the summer, I think I may have gotten water in my ear. Now, I have constant ear pain. I have been to the doctor, and they let me know that I do not have an...

Relapse tonsillitis

My son has been experiencing a relapse in tonsillitis, bad breath and fevers for the past six months. Why?

Hyperacusis

My son is severely autistic non-verbal, he is very sensitive to noise but would rather put his fingers in his ears than wear ear defenders, he is home with me, but did go into...

What could be the cause of the amount of ear wax my daughter has?

My daughter is 4 years old and has a lot of wax her ears, which keeps recurring even when I try to clean it every morning. What could be the cause of this?

Is steam safe for kids?

I usually have my child inhale steam when she has a cold, just to clear her sinuses. But, I recently read that giving steam may increase a child's chances of cancer. Is it true?...

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