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How much should a 8 year old weigh

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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BMI matters: One's BMI should be between 20 and 25. At 5'8". A weight of 125 gives BMI 19.4. A weight of 160 gives BMI about 24.5. Ideally aim for 135-145 pound... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
About 140 Lb: The normal ranges from 125 to 160 lbs. A 15 year-year-old should aim for the lower end. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lo... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It depends on: how tall he is. If he is 4 '8 " to 4'11", it is a good weight. If he is a lot shorter than that, it may not be. You can ask his doctor what is a healt... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Go to CDC.gov: To get growth charts for any age and sex, go on-line to www.Cdc.Gov and click on growth charts. Pick appropriate sex of child and then look up any age... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Adams
Adolescent Medicine 44 years experience
Check his BMI: Pediatricians use the body mass index (bmi) chart to see if a child is heading towards problems with overweight or obesity. If you know your child's e... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Adequate: It may seem a lot because your using a less concentrated med, but this is the proper dose for a UTI using this med.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Double dose: The recommended dose of benedryl is 1 mg/kg, and the average 8 yo weighs about 25 kg. This amounts to twice the recommended dose.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. P. Malini Ariyawansa
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, but do not push: You should provide a healthy breakfast with some milk. Let him know that it is important to eat breakfast. That is all you need to do.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Penile erection age: There is no specific age when it an happen. It can even happen in infancy.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends on how taken: A normal temperature for an 8 year old is the same as an adult: 98.6 degrees, fahrenheit if taken orally. An axillary temperature (under the arm) tend... Read More

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