A 34-year-old female asked:
i'm 34 years old, my periods have been regular always but cycle length is now 25 days, does it happen as you age? i don't have children.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Still Normal: A 25 day cycle is still considered normal. Even if your cycles have always been exactly 28 days, they can change. Women are not robots, the functions in our body have normal variations.
Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
Sleep schedule: Nighttime is for longer stretches of sleep and feedings not associated with baths or playtime whereas during the day feedings are often followed by playtime or walks. Naps tend to be shorter than nighttime sleeping as well. Newborns sometimes reverse day and night however by 3 months most babies can go up to 6-8 hours without feeding at night.
A 31-year-old member asked:
I know a child that plays with a fresh dryer sheet and smells it all day. Is it harmful?
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Internal Medicine 50 years experience
No: The developing mind is curious about everything exposed to, each one is a new experience to the senses. If something pleasing, the child will repeat it and repeat it and to some level become attached to it. Unfortunately, if the pleasure neurotransmitters of the brain are imprinted with the wrong things (fatty foods, improper physical contact, drugs), this may become a lifetime dependence.
A 30-year-old male asked:
My child have mild feaver from last five days?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hang in there: If the fever is under 104 f (40c), and your child has no other symptoms such as cough, ear pain, sore throat or pain with urination, etc, keep your child well hydrated and hang in there. Some viruses can cause fever for 7-10 days. That's the cut-off we use to decide that further investigation is needed. Give lots of love and fluids and keep your eyes open to watch for new symptoms, .
A 29-year-old female asked:
My child has developed red rush with white bumps. He hasn't been well for few days.?
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Pediatrics 54 years experience
PYODERMA ?: Best seen by md , looks like infected lesions.
Will i harm my child if i stand him on his leggs at 5 months 2 or 3 times a day
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Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many : Many parents are concerned that if their baby stands too early that they can get bowed legs - not true! babies begin to bear weight with support on their legs between 2-5 months, though they don't begin to stand on their own until 6-9 months. Many babies have legs that appear bowed just because of the way they were positioned in the mother's utuerus and this goes away by the time the child is 2 years old. There are a few disorders that cause bowed legs such as vitamin d deficiency, blount's disease, and skeletal dysplasia. All of these worsen with age instead of improve and have other abnormal signs that a doctor can check. If you have a specific concern about your child's legs, please discuss it with your child's doctor.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2014
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