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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Don't worry: Hi, It is pretty common for the baby teeth to come in late. Sometimes the first tooth doesn't come until age 1 year. There isn't any particular reason for the teeth to come in late. It just seems to happen randomly to some babies.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Height percentile: Unfortunately most young men stop growing around age 17 to 18. It is unlikely that you will grow more given that you are almost 20. Growth hormone shots need to be given when the patient is less than 11 or 12 years old (in boys - earlier for girls). After age 14 to 15 growth hormone shots usually will not help increase adult height.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
If around others: If she is around other children or siblings then covering it would be a good idea to prevent spread to others. If not around others then there isn't a need to cover it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Few months: It depends on the dose you were on when you stopped and how long you were on it. Usually when people take a few months off (summer break) they may be able to start again at a lower dose (20 to 30% lower), but will quickly need to increase back to their previous dose (within a month). That's just my opinion. You might get a different answer from another doc.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hmmm: If he/she fell from a height (a chair, table etc.) then you should see the doc just to be sure. Most falls while standing, walking or running do not cause severe injuries unless the child lands on something very hard or pointed. Lacerations need stitches of course, but bruises/lumps heal fine. If the child starts vomiting go to er. If the child acts very tired or lethargic/sleepy go to the er.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
1 in 100,000: For your age group the risk is less than 1 in 100, 000 assuming you are in the usa or similar country. If you are a college student living in a dorm then your risk increases five fold. Also military recruits are at increased risk. There is a vaccine available which may be covered by insurance. The disease spreads by droplets (coughing etc.).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: 400 mg or even 600 depending on the size of the teen. Always take it with food. Check with your doctor if there are other medications the patient is taking to be sure there is no drug interaction. See your doctor if the headaches are getting worse, happening more often, or if they are accompanied by other symptoms such as difficulty walking, unsteady gait, vision changes, personality changes etc.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: Reflux (spitting up) is perfectly normal. If it is accompanied by other signs such as weight loss, poor weight gain, fussiness, discomfort, bleeding, back arching, choking, trouble breathing then see your doctor right away.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sleep hygeine: Have you implemented a strict bedtime routine even on weekends? Have you removed the tv and electronics from her room? Does she study and read in her room? If so let her do it in the kitchen. Does she take at least 1/2 hour before bed to relax, perform her showering, brushing, picking out clothes, packing her backpack, etc.? Have you tried some a white noise generator? No caffeine.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: No. It is chromosomal. Down syndrome is not usually passed from one generation to the next. So it is not dominant or recessive.
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