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A 45-year-old member asked:

having difficulty reading. 7 years old?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Eye examination: A seven year old should be able to keep up with his/her peers in school. Vision might be a problem and a visit to your friendly pediatric ophthalmologist would be in order. There are other reasons for slower progress in reading, but the eye doctor is a good first step. Also how do you know reading is difficult in this child? Did the teacher, or school nurse make this observation?
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Glasses?: A seven-year-old who has trouble reading might just need glasses. Get him/her evaluated by a good eye doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Also may want to consider an evaluation for dyslexia.
Nov 11, 2014

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See below.: Lymph nodes are 'houses' for white blood cells (in addition to filtering debris and germs out of the body). Sometimes, just as when you build an addition on your house, you don't tear it down when you don't need the space anymore, the lymph node stays large. As long as it doesn't keep growing and doesn't get red, tender, squishy, or rock-hard, it can be monitored by the doctor at checkups.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

Stevens-johnson syndrome. How worried should I be at 50 as opposed to worrying about my 7 year old grandson?

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SJS: This is an extremely dangerous and has very high mortality rates. If you are unsure if either you or your grandson have this, it is essential that you get into a doctor immediately to be evaluated. This is not the forum to address the seriousness of this deadly disease. First get it seen by a doctor, then all of the doctors on health tap would be happy to provide further insight.
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