Loving My Pain Free Life
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Loving My Pain Free Life

My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.


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3 Signs That You Should Take Your Child Into The Pediatrician When They Are Sick

Claire Roberts

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide whether or not you should take your child into the pediatrician when they are sick. You want to do what is best for them, but at the same time you want to keep them home if you can wait out the sickness on your own. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can look for and take into consideration when it comes to deciding whether or not you should take your child into the pediatrician. This article will discuss 3 of these signs. 

They Have A Fever Lasting Longer Than A Designated Amount Of Time 

If your child is under the age of 2, then it is recommended that you take them into the pediatrician if they have had a fever lasting longer than 24 hours. However, if your child is over the age of 2, then you can wait 72 hours to take your child in. However, there are also other factors to take into consideration, such as if you are able to bring the fever down with medication and whether the child is eating and/or drinking. If you can't seem to bring the fever down with medication, cool baths, etc., then it may be wise to take your child in sooner. Also, if they aren't interested in eating and drinking, or if they can't keep anything down, you may need to take them in sooner due to the high risk of dehydration for babies and young children. 

They Break Out In A Rash Or Hives

If your child randomly breaks out in some type of rash, or if they develop hives anywhere on their body, it is very important that you take them into the doctor. The cause of the break out could be due to a number of things, such as medication, food, plants, laundry detergent, etc. However, because it can sometimes be hard to determine what caused the rash or hives, and because they can sometimes be threatening to your child, it is best to take your child in to have a doctor look at them right away.  

They Are Pulling On A Body Part 

If you find that your child is constantly pulling on a certain body part, this may be a sign that it is bugging them. For example, if a child is pulling excessively on their ear, it may be because they have an ear infection and it is hurting them. Also, if your child is pulling at their genital area, this may be due to the fact that they feel pain from a urinary tract infection (UTI). In either case, taking your child into the doctor to be tested is always a good idea.

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