David Messenger MD


Jellyfish Stings: Allergic Reaction

The reaction that you have to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting depends on many things. The potency of the venom changes with the type of jellyfish and also is stronger during some seasons than in others. Other things that affect the severity of your reaction include: Your size, age, and general health. The…

Fever Ranges, 11 and Younger

Temperature varies a little depending on how you measure it. For children up to 11 years old, here are the ranges for high, moderate, and mild according to how you took the temperature. Oral (by mouth), ear, or rectal temperature High: 104° F (40° C) and higher Moderate: 100.4° F (38° C) to 103.9° F (39.9° C) Mild…

Stopping Facial Bleeding

If emergency care is not needed, the following steps will protect the wound and protect you from another person’s blood. Before you try to stop the bleeding : Wash your hands well with soap and water, if available. Put on medical gloves, if available, before applying pressure to the wound. If gloves are not available…

Crying Child That Is Not Acting Normally

Crying is a child’s first way of communicating. Parents and caregivers become better over time at identifying their child’s cry. Along with crying, a child may not act normally when something is wrong with him or her. Infection, illness, injury or pain, or a medical problem may cause a child to not act normally. If your…

Jellyfish Stings: Allergic Reaction

The reaction that you have to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting depends on many things. The potency of the venom changes with the type of jellyfish and also is stronger during some seasons than in others. Other things that affect the severity of your reaction include: Your size, age, and general health. The…