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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Possibly: Pottery may contain lead in the glaze. It is not advisable to eat or drink from them. Regular use could cause lead poisoning and is definitely not advisable if you are pregnant or for children.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Need antibiotics: Not only do you need antibiotics to cure it but all partners you have had need to be treated. Left untreated chlamydia infections can lead to infertility due to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Also if not treated you will spread the infection to future partners. Males are often asymptomatic or only have brief symptoms of burning on urination. Untreated males will also spread the infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Fluoride decreases cavities by 60%. Overfluoridation causes extra white spots and occur in children by eating toothpase not generally from fluoridated water(use only a pea-sized amount and only at age that they can spit well - 3 or over). Healthy teeth are crucial to overall general long-term health. Fluoride does not cause cancer.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: You should see your pediatrician who can help you find a behavioral therapist. If your school has mental health counselors at an in- school clinic, this would be another option. Don't wait seek help so you can regain control.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved greatly in the past two decades.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Recessive: Both parents must carry the gene with a 25% chance (1:4) with each conception that the baby will have cystic fibrosis.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
If prescribed for pt: If this med was specifically prescribed for your child you should not exceed the directions given with the prescription. There are not specific formally approved use in pediatric age group though it may be used. In adults it can be used a maximum of 4 times per day. If your child is having breathing difficulties and you feel he needs treatment more frequently than every 6 hrs, contact his doc.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Ask your doctor: You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Occupational therapists as well as speech therapists can help children with textural issues and oral-motor control problems. Both therapists should be involved with children with Down syndrome starting in early infancy. A nutritionist with experience in pediatrics would be highly recommended in this particular child in addition to the others to help mom plan a balanced diet.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Encourage Expression: It's important to encourage your child to express his feelings. However, teaching the proper tone of voice is important. Ignore requests made in a "whiney" voice. You may need to make a brief statement - "i can't hear whine!" - to make your point. Always important that you model correct conversation. Kids emulate the adults in their world.
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