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Doctor insights on: 6 Year Old Developmental Checklist

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Normal tempature for a 6 year old boy?

Temperature: Normal temperature ranges from 96 degrees to 100.7 f. ...Read more

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Can a 6 year old have sundowners syndrome?

Can a 6 year old have sundowners syndrome?

Symptoms at sundown?: Children with various developmental disorders can be worse at night. This occurs across the spectrum of all disorders from adhd to down's to as to developmental delay to cp. Please discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. Sundowner's syndrome is specific for dementia patients who worsen at night. Dementia is exceedingly rare in children. But developmental delay is common. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to get a 6 year old to lose wieght?

I'm wondering how to get a 6 year old to lose wieght?

What Dr. R said, +: Limit total screen time - smart phone, iPad, TV, Computer, video games, et. Al.- to a maximum of 2 hours/day. Remove electronics from all kids' bedrooms. See healthychildren. Org. The whole family has to commit to savoring healthy foods at pleasant, sit-down family meals sans TV, no fast food, no junk food or soda in the house & to exercise together. If BMI. is > 95th %ile, lab-work is needed. ...Read more

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Can a 6 year old be a hypochondriac?

Can a 6 year old be a hypochondriac?

Secondary gain?: Children express physical complaints for a variety of reasons: a true ailment, worried about school bullies, parent's marriage, etc. If I have a headache, stay home from school, watch tv, have mom to myself; being sick can be rewarding in itself. Nurture your sick child, but restrict 'fun activities' like video games discuss your concerns privately with dr. ...Read more

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How to explain tourette's to a 6 year old?

Explain: Explain what the symptoms are and that the person exhibiting them can not help themselves. Thus there is no fault or blame ...Read more

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How do I explain to my 6 year old she has jra?

How do I explain to my 6 year old she has jra?

Truth: Tell her that it is a condition in which her body may react by causing whatever symptoms she has, thru no fault of hers. There is no known cause, but medicine helps to control and perhaps lead to remission. And, if everything works out, she will move on in life normally. ...Read more

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What condition causes bad eyesight in 6 year old?

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What condition causes bad eyesight in 6 year old?

Variety of reasons: And a six year old should have a thorough eye exam to make sure he or she has good vision, and whether they need corrective lenses. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 year old to have a headache?

Is it normal for a 6 year old to have a headache?

Yes 6 Years old can: 6 years old can get headache due to many reasons, like allergies, viral infection, meningitis, post head injury, eye problems, migraine, brain tumour, sinus infection
most of the times the headaches are benign and do not recurr after the underlying condition has been treated. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it necessary to fill a 6 year old's cavity?

I was wondering is it necessary to fill a 6 year old's cavity?

Not really: If it is a baby tooth and will fall out, and a small cavity it may not be necessary. If it is big and painful, then yes. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son was bitten by a "wild" mouse, should I be concerned?

My 6 year old son was bitten by a "wild" mouse, should I be concerned?

Mouse bite: It depends if the skin was broken and also when you say wild mouse is a field mouse. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son is pale?

My 6 year old son is pale?

Needs appt: I would have him seen by his pediatrician. He could be anemic or have other issues going on ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so, maybe not.
Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Is 101.4 fever to high for a 6 year old?

Is 101.4 fever to high for a 6 year old?

Fever: A fever in itself is an indication of a problem. A fever of 101 is concerning, but without other symptoms would not be too concerned. Are there other symptoms: cough, sore throat or rash. Behavior: eating OK, drinking OK. Usually a fever can be watched and treated if the child is uncomfortable. If the child is warm, but feels OK let it ride. If symptoms persist or worsen get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain in a 6 year old?

What could cause shoulder pain in a 6 year old?

A lot of thing: Trauma is the most common to cause problem in the age, which lead to painful situation. Some bone tumor problem in the bone like binge or malignant tumors, infection in the bone also could lead to pain in the shoulder also. Congenital abnormalities could cause that. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for a 6 year old to get braces?

Is it recommended for a 6 year old to get braces?

Usually not: 6 years of age is a little early even for "early orthodontics". I usually wait for the 6 year old molars to be erupted and the permanent incisors (7-8 years of age) before placing braces. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

How many calories should a 6 year old eat in a day?

1400 calories: •1 year old children need about 900 calories per day
• 2 - 3 year old children need 1000 calories per day
• 4 - 8 year old children need 1200 calories per day if they are girls and 1400 calories per day if they are boys. ...Read more

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Why would a 6 year old need spanking to be punished?

Why would a 6 year old need spanking to be punished?

Ask the parent: By 6 a kid is either compliant or nor. Corporal punishment is not seen as very effective in the age group but is really a cultural & personal issue within a family. It may be an effective deterrent within the context of a families structure, if rarely used & very specific to behavioral taboos. ...Read more

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6 year old has painful nipples, should I be concerned?

Not really: Why are they painful? Get pinched? Injured? Have a rash? If concerned have him/her seen. I am not really concerned but if it persists it is worth evaluating. Could also be premature thealrche or premature breast buds in a girl and is worth seeing doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has a bun level of 22 is this normal?

BUN IS NORMAL: Sometimes it can be elevated when he is dehydrated during blood extraction. ...Read more

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Why would my 6 year old son have a really bad toothache?

Why would my 6 year old son have a really bad toothache?

He has a cavity: If your son eats lots of candy, and likes to drink soda, or eats lots of desert, and chocolate (anything that has sugar in it) and is not dilligent about brushing, then he will have developed a cavity. Don't worry though, this is his primary teeth, and will shed them and get permanent ones. However, the cavity needs to be cleaned and filled by your dentist (or pedodontist--kids dental specialist). ...Read more

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A food diet outline for 6 year old diagnosed with a.D.D.

A food diet outline for 6 year old diagnosed with a.D.D.

Diet: There are no special diets for children with add. Make sure he eats food recommended by the dept. Of agriculture food triangle. ...Read more

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How come my 6 year old child is having constant headaches?

How come my 6 year old child is having constant headaches?

Yes 6 Years old can: 6 years old can get headache due to many reasons, like allergies, viral infection, meningitis, post head injury, eye problems, migraine, brain tumour, sinus infection
most of the times the headaches are benign and do not recurr after the underlying condition has been treated
take him to your pediatrician to find the cause and get treated. ...Read more

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How many hours should a 3 year old sleep? And a 6 year old?

How many hours should a 3 year old sleep? And a 6 year old?

Sleep: For the 3 year old, 11-13 hours. For the 6 year old, 10-11 hours. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy necessary for a 6 year old with one episode?

Is tonsillectomy necessary for a 6 year old with one episode?

See below: If you mean one episode of strep throat. The answer is no. We normally look at 4 episodes in 6 months or 6 in a year. As long as there was no complications. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has an all over body rash. How do we treat?

My 6 year old son has an all over body rash. How do we treat?

Depends on situation: The treatment of any rash is dependent on the underlying cause. You list no specific features of the rash or potential origin. Without an evaluation you can use comfort measures to reduce symptoms & hope it fades on it's own but more specific rx requires exam & diagnosis. ...Read more

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How much sleep should my 4 and 6-year-old boys be getting each night?

How much sleep should my 4 and 6-year-old boys be getting each night?

Be Consistent Too: Children between 3-6 years of age require 10-12 hours of sleep nightly. Inadequate sleep can lead to numerous problems including impaired school performance (memory and cognitive), behavior/mood problems, increased risk of accidents/injuries, and impaired social relationships. Good bedtime hygiene helps and includes no TV/computers 1 hr before bed, consistent bedtime even on weekends, warm bath. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet for 6 year old diagnoised withadd not on meds?

What is a healthy diet for 6 year old diagnoised withadd not on meds?

Diet and ADHD: There is no "special" diet for kids with add/adhd. They should eat an all-around healthy diet just like any other kid. There are a lot of old wives tales out there about sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, various food colorings/dyes - none of these elimination diets have been found to do anything in particular for kids with adhd. They should drink plenty of water, high fiber, refrain form caffeine. ...Read more