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Doctor insights on: 10 Morals To Raising Your Child

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How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability. A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more

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What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

Many thigs can: Infections like prenatal viruses; e.g. Cytomegalovirus, rubella, hepatitis, etc.; inflammation or swelling of the liver, certain genetic and/or metabolic diseases, sometimes heart failure or prolonged jaundice, etc. It is important to see a liver specialist if your child has elevated liver enzymes and/or an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more

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Very elevated CRP (child), should I worry? Dr. Dismisses

Very elevated CRP (child), should I worry? Dr. Dismisses

CRP: What are your other symptoms? How high was the number? If your doctor feels it's ok then it probably is. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a child has elevated eosinophil levels?

What does it mean if a child has elevated eosinophil levels?

Allergies: It usually means that the child has allergies such as dust mite or pollen etc. It can also be an indicator of a parasite infection. If there is diarrhea better get him/her tested for parasites. Have you been out of the usa? Or do you have a lot of contact with dogs, cats etc? ...Read more

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My child had labs down a ESR was 85, platlets at 578k, and CRP was elevated. Any thoughts on this?

My child had labs down a ESR was 85, platlets at 578k, and CRP was elevated. Any thoughts on this?

Needs more info: The lab results are suggestive of acute infection or inflammation. Without clinical scenario, even close speculation is not possible. ...Read more

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What causes a childs lymphocytes to be elevated, and what causes neutrophils and absolute neutrophils to be lowered?

What causes a childs lymphocytes to be elevated, and what causes neutrophils and absolute neutrophils to be lowered?

Virus?: Increased lymphocytes can be seen with viral disease, blood dyscrasia, or many other issues. Go see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read more

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Child's AST elevated twice (43 and 58). Abdominal U/s, other labs and X-ray normal. What is best way to investigate reason further? What other tests?

Child's AST elevated twice (43 and 58). Abdominal U/s, other labs and X-ray normal. What is best way to investigate reason further? What other tests?

Liver function tests: Those are very very mild elevations and can even be caused by a transient viral infecton. What were the original symptoms? Perhaps a wait an see approach and repet the bloods in a month. ...Read more

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What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more

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Is this statement true? "All it takes is the lead dust equivalent of a single grain of salt for a child to register an elevated blood lead level. "

Is this statement true? "All it takes is the lead dust equivalent of a single grain of salt for a child to register an elevated blood lead level. "

Not really: You need prolonged exposure to a source of lead/lead dust to develop unsafe blood lead levels, and most of the cases are symptomless early in the disease, that's why screening for lead poisoning is important in children and in high risk areas ...Read more

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What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

Irritation vs error: A first thought is to make sure the standards being applied to the lab are those for kids in the age group & not adults. Growing kids will have enzyme numbers that are different from adult. If valid for the kids age range, the enzyme numbers usually reflect irritation of the liver cells. This can be stress from a toxic exposure, an infection or metabolic disease. ...Read more

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What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

Unfortunately, many.: Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems. A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support. ...Read more

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Child 9 blood work, elevated liver high401 told common in girls her age, wants more blood work in 3 months. Why ask for more blood?

Child 9 blood work, elevated liver high401 told common in girls her age, wants more blood work in 3 months. Why ask for more blood?

Liver test: There are multiple liver tests so it after depends on which test is high. The reason often for a repeat, is reassurance that the test result is stable. Get the specific results from your doctor and ask to see a GI specialist if the results are not clear. All the best. ...Read more

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What does an elevated anti-streptococcal antibody titer mean? Is this bad for my child?

No: This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active. So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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Are the wbc's often elevated in a child who is crying violently during the blood draw?

Can be...: Stress leads to "demargination" - white cells stuck to vessel walls take off and go floating in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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My 2 yo Shone's Complex child has been vomiting all night & his HR seems elevated. Breathing seems normal. Should we go to ER?

My 2 yo Shone's Complex child has been vomiting all night & his HR seems elevated. Breathing seems normal. Should we go to ER?

Yes, ER: His heart rate is probably elevated due to dehydration. Yes, I would take him to the ER due to his probable stomach virus, dehydration and his complex cardiac disease. Please keep us posted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Depends: In the untreated state schizophrenia could impair an individual's ability to parent their child. However many parents who have been deemed unfit to care for the children don't suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more