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My one year old gags himself repeatedly. Is this just a weird thing kids do or should I be concerned?

Posted by admin on June 10, 2011

My one year old gags himself repeatedly. Is this just a weird thing kids do or should I be concerned?
He’s my first baby.. so I don’t know whether to be concerned or not..He’ll stick anything down his throat, gag himself and kind of smile after he coughs. It’s really bothering me. It’ll be the mallet to his xylophone or some other toy, or if he has nothing he’ll stick his finger in his throat. I can’t get him to stop it. I can’t stand seeing him with watery eyes, and coughing!! Should I bring this up with his pediatrician this week?

Answer by Sarah N

Answer by Senior08
Yes tell the pediatrician. That is not normal

Answer by golden oldy
Definitely talk with his pediatrician about it. There may be something causing irritation in his throat. Best to get it checked out.

Answer by minty
Absolutely bring it up with his DR, but really that’s just a weird things some kids do…
he is probably exploring cause and effect. He shoves something down his throat, which cause something odd to happen in his body, and then he gets a reaction from Mommy. He can do/control all this, just by gagging.
Well at least he’s not doing it out of frustration. Some kids get so upset (say if on a time out, or they can’t get what they want), they make themselves puke!! (also disturbing, and totally normal…)
Good luck

Answer by Dallas S
Yes bring it up to the pediatrican, But I would not worry to much about it because kids do some weird thing and they think it funny or cool.

Answer by Rebecca
YES definitely tell the pediatrician

1) it is not normal behavior
2) most importantly your child could choke

It is a serious matter and needs to be dealt with, I live in England and this teenager whilst in school died from choking on pen top lid and he was a teenager. do not wait until it is to late

Answer by alisongiggles
Lots of little kids experiment with their gag reflex. I think many keep doing it because of the funny faces on Mom and Dad’s faces when they do it.

My son stopped when I stopped making the funny faces and sounds in response.

baby coughing: My one year old gags himself repeatedly. Is this just a weird thing kids do or should I be concerned?

Thyroid Cancer? Concerned and Worried?

Posted by admin on May 3, 2011

Toddler Cough

Thyroid Cancer? Concerned and Worried?
I am seeing a Dr on Wed for this but wanted others opinions maybe someone w/ thyroid cancer or someone who has survived it ! I Have suffered for the last year with headaches, exhaustion and over all sluggish memory and a MAJOR lack of energy. I am 26 and my son is 17 months old at first I blamed a lot of the symptoms I am experiencing on having a very busy toddler and adjusting after pregnancy however. . .. . Within the last three weeks my headaches have gotten worse(daily for at least 3 weeks) the fatigue is just relentless and now for the past 2 weeks I have had neck and throat pain. If I touch my neck where my thyroid is located it hurts really bad its very tender and swollen, and I can not lift my head up because my neck hurts, I have this hoarse cough and ear pain(not sure if that is related) I have a family history of Hosimoto(SP?) and Goiter and Thyroid problems. The thing that concerns me the most is the Neck pain that seems to be getting worse. Any suggestions or help? I am starting to freak myself out . . .could this JUST be related to a thyroid problem or does it sound like something more serious ? Thanks for the kind and thoughtful words!

Anxious Mom and Wife :)

Answer by cbrdgt.
Well, before you think you have thyroid cancer, you should first get a thyroid blood panel to see if your number are normal. If you go to your doctor, they will palpate it and suggest an ultrasound if they feel anything abnormal and take the next step from there. I would go to the doctor since you do have thyroid disease in your family. Good luck!

Toddler Cough: Thyroid Cancer? Concerned and Worried?

Is this normal or should i be concerned?

Posted by admin on March 15, 2011

Is this normal or should i be concerned?
Me and my boyfriend had sex on the morning of the 9th. This was our first time having sex together. I hadn’t had sex in 8 months before that. We had sex really rough! i mean he was pulling my hair and everything and we were making so much noise! I mean it was great but afterwards I was sore a hell! the was speckles of blood all over the sheets. It burned a little when i went to the bathroom. An when took a shower, I could barely touch down there to wash it. I felt sore all day and the next morning i felt like I just had a baby. It hurt when I coughed or laughed. i stayed over his house that night and in the morning on the 11th we tried to have sex again. It hurt so bad i was almost to tears and yelling for him to stop. we had to go real slow. Before that when we were sleep i was having this terrible cramping in my pelvic area that felt like bad cramps. i could barely sleep. 3 days later we had sex again but i felt better by then. again it was a little rough but I did have to many problems. then we had sex again on the 18th and 19th. Once at night and twice in the morning and those times we all rough. later on i got those bad cramps again and yesterday but it was a little sharper. Why am I having this cramping. Is it beacuse Of the rough sex? Is my cervix bruised or something? I made a doc’s appt but Is this normal or should I be concerned? someone let me know please. I’ve never had sex this rough before him.

Answer by whateveryousay2007
It’ll do it everytime. It’s great every now and then but you pay for it later. Take it easy.

Answer by Sunshine
the pain would be from all the roughness . its fine every once in a while but everytime that can give you bad pains and they may get worse . i say take a break from doing it rough ,

Answer by electralove88
daaaaaaaaaamn girl!u didnt have sex for 8 months and suddenly its THE EMANCIPATION OF THE CELIBATE?u r probably all BANGED UP (no pun intended)from all that rough n tumble.take it easy.u r human,not a lawn mower.u r ok.

baby coughing in sleep: Is this normal or should i be concerned?

Should I be concerned about my symptoms.?

Posted by admin on January 28, 2011

Should I be concerned about my symptoms.?
Long story short, I babysit a 17 month old. Her sister got sick and then in turn got me and the baby sick. (despite my Lysol, hand sanitizer and go wash your hands efforts)

With H1N1 going around, I’m a little nervous about my symptoms.
I have a horrible dry cough, pains in my chest, i get winded walking ten steps, stuffy nose, and suddenly I’m very dizzy. Also, my temperature has been climbing steadily over the last two hours from 97.9 to 100.1.

What does this sound like? Should I be concerned or will my regular cold/flu meds and routine (rest, fluids) do the trick?

Also, going to the doctors is out of the question because my doctor is moving to a new practice and our files are no longer in their systems and I cant pick them up until Thursday.

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer by Ruth Ann
Sounds like you have a common cold. Watch for other symptoms like high fever and sever body aches.

Answer by Dawn
Read up on eating fresh garlic for the flu. It is an antibacterial/antiviral/anti-fungal herb. It was used as an antibiotic in World War I. And unlike antibiotics, it also works on viruses like the flu. Try to eat 2 or 3 cloves a day until you are well… uncooked.

Answer by kwgirlroper09
Hi you need to go see a doctor as this could be pneumonia. You can go to any doctor in the US and not have to have your records with you or transferred. You just need to fill out a form is all. What you are describing sounds like pneumonia and if that is the case you need to be seen. Don’t put it off as even though this is the modern days pneumonia can still kill. Good Luck.

Answer by puspa
Hi Bella.

The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, including 2009 H1N1 and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Severe illnesses and deaths have occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.

For more info please visit

What are “emergency warning signs” that should signal anyone to seek medical care urgently?

In children:

• Fast breathing or trouble breathing
• Bluish skin color
• Not drinking enough fluids
• Not waking up or not interacting
• Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
• Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
• Fever with a rash

In adults:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Confusion
• Severe or persistent vomiting

Take Care. Regards.

baby dry cough: Should I be concerned about my symptoms.?

Should I be concerned about my son’s bump to his head?

Posted by admin on January 19, 2011

baby coughing in sleep

Should I be concerned about my son’s bump to his head?
My 4 year old bonked my 19 month old in the head with a metal kitchen beater. It caused a good sized goose egg right away. He cried for a little bit but then seemed fine. This happened at about 5pm and he went to bed at 7:30. He woke up this morning (about 8:40) and he had thrown up in his crib some time during the night. It wasn’t dried when I saw it so it must have been this morning before I got him out of his crib. I sleep with the baby monitor on and only heard him coughing. But he has a cold so maybe he’s just getting more sick? Isn’t throwing up a sign of a concussion?

Answer by Super Psychonaut
I’ve always been told that if the bump is hard to the touch, it’s OK. If the bump is soft or mushy feeling to the touch, go to the emergency room. Throwing up could be a sign of concussion also.

Answer by SpoonsAreTheMan
With a metal beater…. i wouldnt tell the doctor that.

baby coughing in sleep: Should I be concerned about my son’s bump to his head?