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How much food should I give my five year old son?

How much food should I give my five year old son?

So he's not hungry: This seems obvious but it can be difficult, especially if they are being picky. A healthy 5 y/o won't starve, so if he's just occasionally picky, it's fine. There should be a small amount of meat, a decent amount of fruits and veggies during the day (about 1/2 cup or so at each meal), and some bread product, but not too much. If you're still not sure, or he's losing weight, discuss with your ped. ...Read more

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What is a suger lavel in fifty five year old man?

What is  a suger lavel in fifty five year old man?

Depends on eating: Blood sugar (a test for diabetes) can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you have high blood sugar, you should see your doctor for a blood draw. ...Read more

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Will my five year old get a worse version of a cold if i'm currently sick?

Will my five year old get a worse version of a cold if i'm currently sick?

Maybe-Maybe Not: All depends upon if your your child gets the infection and whether their immune system is able to control the effects. The answer is a resounding-"it depends". ...Read more

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What is the average height for a five year old boy?

What is the average height for a five year old boy?

3 ft 7 in: The 50th percentile for height for a 5 year old boy is 43 inches. ...Read more

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Somebody gave my five year old two aspirins what should I do ?

Somebody gave my five year old two aspirins what should I do
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Call Poison control: Us poison control number is 1-800-222-1222. Also contact your physician. Important to know the size of the aspirins, whether child or adult. Also confirm how many aspirins given. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to deal with a five-year old’s smelly armpits?

What’s the best way to deal with a five-year old’s smelly armpits?

Wash them: with gentle soap and warm water and tell your Pediatrician about this rather unusual complaint!


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I have a five year old who's complaining about headaches what should I do?

I have a five year old who's  complaining about headaches what should I do?

Call pediatrician: Headaches in 5 year olds are not terribly common. I'd call your pediatrician. In the meantime, try to keep a headache diary-when they happen, what was going on when it started, how long it lasted, what made it better or worse. Also, take note of any other symptoms at the time of the headache-nausea, vision change, light/noise sensitivity, nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a five year old have a peak flow test the test used to diagnose ashma?

Could a five year old have a peak flow test the test used to diagnose ashma?

Depends/spiro: This depends on the child and the symptoms. Many five year olds are able to perform lung function testing called spirometry. Please check with your pediatrician. Peak flow meters may be used to track the peak flow at home and in the office. If your child has asthma, ask your doctor to write an asthma action plan. ...Read more

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Visual symptoms my five year old daughter says she sees black outlines around everything, what is that?

Visual symptoms my five year old daughter says she sees black outlines around everything, what is that?

See an eye doctor: How long have the symptoms been going? It it sounds like she is getting restricive visual fields. I would advise her to see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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My five year old daughter has coughing fits at night. She caughs a little during the day but it's worse at night. It's been going on for about 2 weeks?

My five year old daughter has coughing fits at night. She caughs a little during the day but it's worse at night. It's been going on for about 2 weeks?

Post nasal drip: Her cough is probably due to a post nasal drip. During the day she can handle the secretions by sneezing or blowing her nose. At night she is lying flat in bed and the mucus drips down and iritates her respiratory tree. Elevate her mattress so she is sleeping on an angle and uses vaporizer for her. ...Read more

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Constipation for a five year old, what to give them?

Constipation for a five year old, what to give them?

Start with diet: Pear juice, prune juice, increased fiber. If that does not help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generi, otc) has been used for years in kids. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five year old?

How much amoxicillin at 400mg can I give a five year old?

Not age based: The dose is not based on age, but on weight and condition being treated. Some conditions require a small dose of just 25mg/kg of body weight, while others require 90mg/kg of body weight. You should not be self dosing a 5 year old. That's what your pediatrician is for - their expertise determines what dose your child needs for their specific condition and body weight. ...Read more

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My five year old slipped and hit the back of her head and has been having headaches since. Should i take her in?

My five year old slipped and hit the back of her head and has been having headaches since. Should i take her in?

Need more info...: Without any other info, it's hard to say, but if it's just MILD headache and nothing else (NO loss of consciousness, confusion, acting strangely, nausea, vomiting, gait changes, vision or hearing changes), then it's likely normal response to hitting one's head on the ground and not serious. BUT if you're worried, OR HER SYMPTOMS CHANGE, definitely call your doc or go to the ER right away! ...Read more

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My five year old has suddenly developed 2 tiny black dots on the back of her leg. Is this a cause for worry? Thanks

My five year old has suddenly developed 2 tiny black dots on the back of her leg. Is this a cause for worry? Thanks

As long as they are: not actually small ticks, you do not have to worry. If she has been playing outside you may want to look with a magnifying glass to be sure. If they are ticks, they need to be removed. If not, they may be new moles which would be nothing to worry about. To be sure, have her pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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My five year old has some small bumps a cluster of them that some times itch they are offten the color of skin but sometimes get a pink color?

My five year old has some small bumps a cluster of them that some times itch they are offten the color of skin but sometimes get a pink color?

Rash: Bring your 5 yo to his pediatrician to have it diagnosed. When it comes to any rash, seeing is best to make a diagnosis. If his doctor is stunned, he will most probably recommend you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to discipline my five year old? I feel as if I am completely losing control of my five year old daughter. She has always been pretty rambunctious, but lately it is getting to be a very big problem. I have always used time-

What is the most effective way to discipline my five year old? I feel as if I am completely losing control of my five year old daughter.  She has always been pretty rambunctious, but lately it is getting to be a very big problem.  I have always used time-

Clear, firm, calm: Most parents get into trouble because they become upset with the child and frantic. You should be trying to teach her how to control herself. You know what is good behavior and you are going to teach her how to behave well. Offer her approval when see does not and calm punishments like "times out" when you need to interrupt a behavior. Firmness, not anger. No spanking or anything like that. ...Read more

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My five year old son is peeing a lot lately, should I have him checked?

My five year old son is peeing a lot lately, should I have him checked?

Diabetes? : He's probably normal but the most common abnormality that causes excessive urination for him would be diabetes. Excessive thirst and lethargy would be other clues. A simple urine dip stick test would rule out a serous cause including diabetes. ...Read more

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