Diarrhea, or loose stools, often accompanies an infection in children. Vomiting can be frightening for a young child, but it is rarely a serious problem. However, diarrhea and vomiting both can lead to dehydration. This is more likely to occur in young children.
Jill M. Wallner, MD
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What does it mean if my child has diarrhea or vomiting?
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What vaccines do parents often overlook?
Patients generally get immunizations in scheduled groups, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which can make it easier for patients to get their immunizations. However, if a patient is off the normal schedule they may need to get an immunization at an odd time. Additionally, the flu vaccine is frequently overlooked because it is a yearly vaccine. Other immunizations that are overlooked are the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which starts at 9 years of age. This vaccine is recommended but not required for both males and females.
What causes growing pains?
The physiology behind the cause of growing pains remains unclear. However, there are some theories that may help explain these symptoms. According to pediatric specialists growing pains are a complex pain syndrome similar to fibromyalgia. It can be explained by lower pain thresholds, overuse and stress on the bones, hypermobility of the feet or other joints, a person’s family environment or a combination of these.
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