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Six Year Old Crying
My six year old is crying his hand itches/ burns what could this be what should I do it doesn't appear to have anything wrong what could this be?
Viral?: If he hasn't handled anything that is irritating, has not touched anything hot and has no findings when you look at his hand, it could be the start of a viral illness. Try a cool compress and just observe for now. ...Read more
Stomach pain: Most cases of stomach pain in children are benign - stomach/intestinal spasms, constipation or bloating, etc. There are, of course, more dangerous reasons - appendicitis, mechanical obstruction, etc. Without further history and exam is hard to tell the exact cause of pain. ...Read more
6-year old was picked up and started crying. She seems to have a stiff neck now. What should we do?
My daughter is a six year old with autism, who is having crying spells everyday lately, is this normal?
No!: Please get your child to see a specialist in autistic disorders right away. These kids are quite special and have an extremely unique way of learning. Music, the arts have been quite helpful in contributing in easing frustration in these very special kids. Please don't delay, sooner the better. ...Read more
What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?
Many reasons: There is a whole list of possibilities for this pain. I would seek the attention of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon immediately. ...Read more
My 6 year old fell off the trampoline about 3 hours ago and was screaming horribly while holding her crotch. I did the regular "mommy" boo boo fixes and she quit crying for awhile and then went to her room. Next thing I know she was crying in the bathro
I hope this issue has been resolved by now. For the future or for anyone reading this post whenever your child "screams horribly" and has persistent bleeding, especially from the genitals, a medical evaluation is in order. A visit to the urgent care or er is appropriate. At minimum a hymen tear is likely, which is not an emergency, however a more serious injury like a vaginal or urethral tear needs to be ruled out. If these are found a minor surgical procedure may be in order.
I hope your daughter is better. Take care. ...Read more
Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?
What's good for my 6 year old? With out seen an doctor. His been having common cold an d cough. I been give him tylenol, (acetaminophen) but today he`s start crying becouse his right ear is paiful
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
WIDE RANGE: There are so many variables to this question, I can't give you a good answer, but I can give you a good reference. Answer varies on if child is m/f, just 6 or almost 7, race, etc. Cdc website has the who growth charts which show the normal ranges for all the different ages and sexes, or ask your doctor to show you your childs "growth chart". If they can't, consider finding a different doc! ...Read more
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
Simply: A person with Tourette's has a feeling that they just can't stop, to do or say some thing. That might be a noise or word, or body movement, or humming or tapping or biting on something. Telling them not to do it makes it worse, but asking them to play or talking with them might stop it for a little while, when they are thinking about something else. ...Read more
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
To answer that, I: Would need to know what the actual BP is. BP's in children are often/almost always lower than the normal adult range. So, what you may be thinking is a "low BP, " may in fact be normal for a 6 year old. If the BP was low for a child, they would probably have symptoms, such as lightheadedness, weakness and wouldn't feel well. If you want more detail, please re-ask your question with the actual BP#. ...Read more
Eye blinking: She may have a pollen allergy or something may be irritating her eyes like tobacco smoke or other irritant. If the blinking continues for any length of time see your pcp for further evaluation abd treatment. ...Read more
Change in attitude: Most 6 year olds can't swallow a pill, so that will be an adventure. Assuming they take it, you will see a fairly dramatic change in behavior and attention within 1-2 hours. Again, assuming the correct diagnosis is made, a better ability to stay on task, less impulsivity. There could be some mild stomach ache and decreased eating too. ...Read more
Must be seen.: I think it's time for your son to be seen by a Pediatric Orthopedist. I think it's too long for him to be walking on his tiptoes, and I'd recommend an evaluation at this point. ...Read more
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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
Get it checked out: All young children will experience some run-of-the-mill coughs/colds, more common in children attending daycare etc...Often, otc such as Robitussin and antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) (dry out the postnasal drip) for a few days will do the job. If high fever or the child appears sick, get checked by doc. If on-going cough for weeks, he/she may have asthma etc. So, cosult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Motivation: Getting into a battle is going to be counterproductive, but finding a motivating tool can be helpful; something that the child will find that will be beneficial to his life. If it is a matter of fear slowly desensitize the child by gradually making him less dependent on training wheels while you are right next to him, finally letting go. ...Read more