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14. Do you think my child has a sinus infection? He/she has yellow/green nasal discharge?

Yellow/green drainage is normal the first 2-3 days of a cold. If drainage persists past 5-7 days, then child would need to be seen for possible sinus infection.
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13. My child is still wetting the bed during the night.What can I do to help?

If they are under 6 and are always wet, there is not much to do but wait for their body to mature. If they have been dry and are now wetting again, there are many considerations and the child should have a urine test and probably a visit to discuss.
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12. My child’s teacher says that my child has a difficult time paying attention in school and following directions. What do we do now?

First step is to request testing at school to determine ability and performance. Then a meeting with that information and the doctor can be arranged to discuss the results. We may treat here or send on for other testing.
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11. When do you think it is time to see an ENT specialist for my child’s ear infections?

After children have been on three antibiotic courses in a period less than 4-6 months or show signs of trouble hearing.
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10. If I am allergic to a certain medication, will my child be allergic to it?

Not necessarily, but we take that into account when deciding which antibiotics to prescribe.
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9. How do I potty train my toddler?

When they know the words to tell you the need and are able to maneuver pants up and down, they are physically ready. Girls tend to be earlier, usually l8 months – 2 years while boys a little later, usually 2- 2 l/2 years.
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8. When is it the right time to take my toddler in for their first dental appointment?

Generally around age 3, sooner if problems arise or later if afraid, shy or uncooperative.
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7. How do I get my child to give up the bottle?

Use a cup more and more. Limit bottles to bedtime or illness and watch for opportunity to remove completely. Bottles can be quite harmful after many teeth are in because milk or juice at bedtime can lead to cavities if not followed by rinsing or brushing.
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6. How do I wean my baby from being breast-fed?

Introduce a bottle of pumped breast milk or formula in place of one feeding a day and increase the number of feedings by bottle every few days. Usually first morning or good night feedings are the last to be given up.
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5. What do I do if my child is congested?

Start by increasing fluids such as water and juices, humidify the bedroom and elevate their head with a pillow or blanket under the mattress. Medications for stuffy heads are widely available and worth trying but are not always effective. Saline nasal spray also helps moisten the...
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