U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

my son has had red joints. can kids get arthritis?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jessica Davis
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, kids can get several forms of arthritis. Arthritis just means "inflammation of the joints". Different causes include infections (lyme disease, bacterial "septic" arthritis) and autoimmune or inflammatory "rheumatic" diseases (lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid, psoriatic, dermatomyositis, ankylosing spondlyitis).
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Although the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is very uncommon in kids, another type of arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is more common. This type of arthritis is known to cause swollen and sometimes red joints. There are other types of arthritis that cause this too, so it is very important to have these symptoms evaluated.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Kids are susceptible to many types of joint problems, including some types of arthritis. A symptom like this requires an office visit to determine the cause of the redness in order to determine proper therapy.
Dr. Marcia Whalen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: There are forms of childhood arthritis like juevenile rheumatoid arthritis. Typically children will present with red, warm, swollen painful joints without any history of trauma.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, but if they get multiple joint arthritis, it is possibly due to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This child should be evaluated by their physician.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 36-year-old member asked:

My son is 6 and has been healthy. He started having seizures. He is under medication. Why can this be happening? No head injury or illness.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Seizure disorder: The brain goes through a rather lengthy period of development& growth& continues to remodel itself until the late 20's. A seizure disorder, whether transient & benigh or long term, can emerge at any age & for a variety of reasons. Your dr or neurologist may have a clue for origin after tests, but a large percentage arise from no known reason & are labeled "ideopathic".
Springfield, MO
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had a blister on my toe but the skin broke and now there is just a piece of skin hanging there and it hurts. What do I do? When will it heal?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
The loose skin : Should be trimmed away, the blister cleaned, then dressed with an antibiotic ointment and then covered with a band aid. It will take a few days, but the soreness will gradually decrease as the skin under the blister dries out and toughens up.
A 34-year-old male asked:

I m 34, male. Since last 2 yrs I m suffering from asthama.I never had this problem in my life. But now its very difficult to breathe.?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: For new onset of asthma symptoms in an adult, he can see and follow-up with his primary care doctor. If symptoms are difficult to get rid of, or are unusual, the patient can see an allergy & asthma specialist, and/or see a pulmonologist (lung doctor). Pulmonary function tests and allergy tests can be helpful when looking for the best treatments. For bad symptoms, the E.R. Is the place to go to.
A member asked:

Period is 4wks late..Iv had pregnancy symptoms but neg blood&urine. Could it still be pregnancy? Waist increased 1inch since last week.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Unlikely: If all testing negative, i doubt it. You may have simply not ovulated last cycle and that is why you are so late. Are your periods normally regular? Check with your obgyn and good luck.
A member asked:

Diabetic, have not had a bowel movement in 3 days, why?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Constipation: Constipation causes are variable. Is diabetes well controlled? Increase dietary fiber and water intake. Fiber supplement such as benefiber or citrucel or konsyl may be of benefit. If problem persists, see your doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.