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My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

Toilet training: There are numerous ways to toilet train your child. Speak to your physician about individual techniques. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old & wear diapers. I have incontinence but still control my bowels, it bothers me while sleeping. How can I lose control so I can sleep?

I'm 22 years old & wear diapers. I have incontinence but still control my bowels, it bothers me while sleeping. How can I lose control so I can sleep?

See your doctor.: It is not normal for a 22-year-old to have incontinence of stool. Have you been seen for this before? What did the doctor say? If you have not, then you should be seen immediately. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Yes but...: Yes, it is unusual but not unheard of. People suffer a variety of conditions that warrant using diapers as an adult - cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, neurogenic bladder - to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye? ...Read more

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My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

Toilet Training: Have set times to sit on toilet: first waking up, after breakfast, before and after lunch, mid-afternoon before nap, after nap, before and after supper, before bath and bedtime. Take to store and have child pick out favorite underwear, then remind child that the underwear do not like to get wet or dirty, and keep the underwear happy. Read the different children's books that discuss potty training. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 3.5 year old still does not sleep through the night?

Is it normal that my 3.5 year old still does not sleep through the night?

Are you reinforcing : The behavior by going into his room or allowing him in your bed? Tell him the new routine-a book, a good-night kiss , then you expect him to stay in his bed till am. When he wakes & cries, don't go in his room. If he comes out, walk him back in. Don't talk or make eye contact. Frequency & intensity of protest first increase, then extinguish if you consistently ignore them. See aap.Org for more tips. ...Read more

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Should I buy diapers for my 27 year old girl friend that still wets the bed?

Should I buy diapers for my 27 year old girl friend that still wets the bed?

Yes: Although, the direct answer to this question is yes, i'd strongly recommend that she seek medical attention to determine the cause of her bed wetting. ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 5 year old dentures that i've never worn. Are they still safe to use?

I have 5 year old dentures that i've never worn. Are they still safe to use?

Probably not: Your mouth has changed in five years since the dentures were made. They will most likely not fit properly, and hurt if you try to put them in and wear them. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son wears a corset for scoliosis, he has had diarreah for the last three weeks, all results are negative. Could it be the corset?

My 5 year old son wears a corset for scoliosis, he has had diarreah for the  last three weeks, all results are negative. Could it be the corset?

No: He may complain about the brace, it has nothing to do with his digestive problem. Nothing you wear outside the body has anything to do with how the gut absorptive surfaces perform. Prolonged diarrhea in kids is usually related to infections, diet or food intolerance. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?

My 2.5 year old has been having low appitite since he became sick with fever, vomitting n cough. He is fine now but he is still not eating. What to do?

Time: Just give him some time and don't be overly concerned.Kids eat when they are hungry .Over the long term,if they are gaining weight,it is more of a problem for the parent than the child. ...Read more

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After acute urticaria in a 5 year old kid due to aceclofenacpcm suspension, patches are reducing with hydroxyzine, but swelling is still there all over body. What should be done?

After acute urticaria in a 5 year old kid due to aceclofenacpcm suspension, patches are reducing with hydroxyzine, but swelling is still there all over body. What should be done?

Not a drug in US: Aceclofenac is not marketed in us; healthtap mds not likely to have experience with drug. In india & pakistan it's used to treat ankylosiing spondylitis in adults. It is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory agent (nsaid). Ndaids can cause hives on an allergic basis & can trigger hives in patients with chronic urticaria. After stopping drug hives may last 1-2 weeks. If longer check with prescribing md. ...Read more

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Why is my almost 5 year old still peeing his pants during the day? My son was potty trained a little after he turned two and a half. He did great for a whole year, but then we went on vacation for about a month and ever since then he's been wetting himsel

Any : Any time a child has had a long period of successfully staying dry and then starting to wet again, it is worth looking into a little farther. Many five-year-olds (especially boys) will wet the bed, but the fact that he did not for an entire year and that he wets during the day is a little concerning. It's great that you had him checked for a urinary tract infection (always the first step!). Since he is not improving on his own or with any of the methods you employed, it may be time to seek the advice of a pediatric urologist. They may be able to do a more in-depth exam and shed more light on the subject. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 5-year-old to still have all of their baby teeth?

Is it normal for a 5-year-old to still have all of their baby teeth?

Baby teeth: Most kids will loose their first baby tooth between 5 and 6 years old so your child sounds normal. If your child has not seen a dentist yet, now is the time. ...Read more

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5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still. ?

5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still.
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Don't worry: Fever is a normal part of your son's immune response. As long as he is eating, drinking and looking good do not worry. Give it a little more time. On the other hand, if he develops symptoms have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you

Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash?  My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test.  Thank you

Have it examined: I would not take chances, all tests can have false positives, but you should respect this and have it looked at and treated immediaely if necessary ...Read more

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How long shall we rest voice of 5 year old boy to treat hoarseness from one month ago and he get steroid for one week and it is still persist ?

How long shall we rest voice of 5 year old boy to treat hoarseness from one month ago and he get steroid for one week and it is still persist ?

Hoarseness : It is very difficult to to make a 5 yr old to rest his voice, teach him to speak softly, indicate needs by pointing or body language, warm fluids should help, if no improvement you should consult an ENT who might need to do laryngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords & diagnose the cause of hoarseness in you son. Good luck, I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more

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My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. ...Read more

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When is the best time to introduce cow's milk to my 1, 5 year old child. He still gets a belly ache from milk.?

When is the best time to introduce cow's milk to my 1, 5 year old child. He still gets a belly ache from milk.?

Try lactose free: At anytime infants can tolerate cow's milk, full strength. If they don't digest it well the infant may be lactose intolerant or he/she may have cow's protein allergy. A lactose free and/or a pre-digested , cows milk protein free formula should be tried.Get the supervision of a pediatrician for these trials. ...Read more

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