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Doctor insights on: 2 To 3 Year Olds Physical Mental Development

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I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

Head butt: Ok, take a look at the wound. Are the edges of skin touching each other? Is there a space large enough to slip a dime into? One loose stitch is no problem as long as the wound looks ok and you're not seeing a gap in the skin. If there is any question, we are happy to look at it in a Prime visit with photos! Sorry about the head butt! Those hurt! ...Read more

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What’s the normal development of a 3-year-old?

What’s the normal development of a 3-year-old?

Three yrs: rule of 3: Three is a fun age! most 3 year olds can do a lot of "three" things: 3 word sentences, 3-4 phrase conversations, follow (when they feel like it!) 2-3 step instructions, and can ride a 3-wheeler (trike). Three year olds have short (think 3 minute!) attention spans. For some really nice information about child development, check the cdc site (cdc.Gov) or the aap parent site, healthychildren.Org. ...Read more

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What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

The list is too long: for this format. See HealthyChildren.org. Some are: Dress independently in "pull-on" clothes Exhibit pretend play with peers, taking turns & working out differences verbally; Play simple board games; Say name & age; follow 3-step commands; Draw a circle & a person with 2-4 body parts; know 3 colors, numbers & shapes; pedal a trike; identify feelings; Speak in 4-5 word sentences; follow rules. ...Read more

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If my 3 year old has the flu, will it be spread to my two other children?

If my 3 year old has the flu, will it be spread to my two other children?

Possibly: It is highly contagious. If you can make sure that they all wash their hands and take tamiflu (oseltamivir) to help prevent it. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son refuses to eat most the time he drinks a lot of milk anywhere from 2/6 cups a day easily drinking a gallon in two days is this bad?

My 3 year old son refuses to eat most the time he drinks a lot of milk anywhere from 2/6 cups a day easily drinking a gallon in two days is this bad?

Yes, it's bad: That is not an appropriate diet for a 3year old. He is not getting many of his required nutrients, vitamins and minerals with that much milk. First, solve milk problem. Once he's not getting his calories from milk, his appetite will improve. No more than 16 ounces a day - period. I don't care how much he carries on. You need to be his parent here, not his friend. The rest of beverage is water only ...Read more

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Typically what is a routine physical for a 3 year old who is up to date with all vacinations?

Typically what is a routine physical for a 3 year old who is up to date with all vacinations?

Well child visit: Well child visits: 2 wk, 2 m, 4 m, 6 m, 9 m, 12 m, 15 m, 18 m, 24 m, 30 m. Then once a year. Nurse record pulse, resp, bp, ht, wt, head measurement(up to 3 year), put in growth chart; take short interval history. Pediatrician goes thru all these, do a detail exam, update if behind immunization. Discuss growth and dev. Nutrition, healthy habits, gives anticipatory guidance, make referrrals if need. ...Read more

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My 3 year old toddler is having cold almost evwry week for thw past three months now .What couls be the reason .We live in milan italy?

My 3 year old toddler is having cold almost evwry week for thw past three months now .What couls be the reason .We live in milan italy?

See an allergist: He may allergic? Do you have animals at home ? Any body smoke? Is your apartment damp? You should see an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

3 year old, cannot wind down, screams often, major tantrums, hits, bites, can't be still or stay on one task. Terrible twos or something more?

In my experience....: ...."terrible twos" last from about age one and a half to about age three and a half. It could be that you have a very active, somewhat difficult 3 year old, or there could be something more. To find out for sure, the best thing would be to bring your concerns to a pediatrician. S/he can do an evaluation and then give you appropriate advice. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

Head lesions: spontaneous lesions on a child that are causing pain is a concern. please take your child to a pediatrician to get this evaluated. to help you the most a physician needs to see the actual lesion and if needed perform a biopsy. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has broken his two front teeth, can anything be done to fix them?

My 3 year old son has broken his two front teeth, can anything be done to fix them?

Absolutely: Depending on the level of fracture, the teeth can almost certainly be fixed. It will be important for him to be evaluated properly by a dentist first, however. A periapical x-ray (one that shows the roots) will aid, critically, in determining the extent of the damage. But take heart, these are, after all, his baby teeth. He may just meet the tooth fairy sooner than planned! ...Read more

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