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White Feet In Children
Depends: Before a child develops a normal heel-toe motion in walking, shoes are primarily worn to protect from injury. Keep in mind that infants/toddlers have cartilage which is very influenced and it is recommended that they stay in socks and/or go barefoot. You want them to learn to grip. Shoes either have straight or curved last soles, avoid the curved last ones to avoid influencing development. ...Read more
Pain: The most common cause is indeed growth plate pain. This is hardly the only cause so an evaluation is in order as pain in young one's needs to be taken seriously. ...Read more
"growing pains"?: Sometimes, children get pain in bones that have not yet closed or fully formed. I.E. Pain to the heel in a child is often a condition called calcaneal apophysitis or sever's disease. It is a benign problem and usually self limiting. Rest and ice help it. (there are other causes this being a more common one.). ...Read more
Interesting: For children with normal feet, there isn't much evidence that there is anything better than running barefoot (assuming that it's warm enough and there aren't any sharp objects.) normal children don't need special arch supports. Hard soled shoes don't make it easier to walk and probably make it harder. The best advice is to avoid buying shoes that are too small. ...Read more
I have no idea where you live though.
Most podiatrists can help with childrens feet. There are a couple who even subspecialize in kids. If you go to oa regular podiatrist and they can't help you - they would be more than happy to refer you to a colleague who handles difficult cases. ...Read more
Can children get bone spur on top of both of their feet? How to tell its bone spur and nothing else?
Yes: Tarsl boss and acessory navicular bones can present on top of feet at young age both are benign and safely ignored ...Read more
Antifungal creams: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream works for all ages. ...Read more
Is it true that if a woman raises her feet for about 45 min. Is a for sure pregnancy? My husband and I have children from prior but can't concieve in 5
Not true: Nothing is for sure except death and taxes. ...Read more
Why am I so prone to extremely dry feet and cracked skin.......my dad had this problem and I'm noticing this on my children too, not yet as bad though?
Is it transient synovitis a common cause of knee and foot pain one week after a cold in children?
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more
My children is 3 years old she is alway tired and she said foot ache and alway his body is hot and angry alway hair is weet what's reason please help?
My 14 month old was diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease should I be concerned? I have 6 children around her also. Should I worry with them?
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral infection. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. Most have a mild case as kids and many go unlabled. Few have enough problems they become dehydrated. It is more a cosmetic issue than a threat. They are contagious until fever free. ...Read more
7-10 days: Hand-foot & mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral illness, most often affecting children, but may also affect adults. Most pnts. Recover in 7-10 days. There are very rarely serious complications, but these can be severe. It is most contagious during the 1st week after exposure, so practice good virual hygiene (wash hands, limits personal contact)>. ...Read more
My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease. Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?
Should be fine: 95% of kids by age 3 have had this and as high as 99% by the time you get to kindergarten. What that boils down to is you almost 100% have had this and are immune, having antibodies that protect both you and the unborn baby. You have a better chance winning the lottery than coming down with the illness, so don't worry! ...Read more
Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?
I don't know what: The official laws are, but I would definitely think so. It is contagious and I would think any contagious medical condition parents should be made aware of. ...Read more
I'm a mother of 4 children 13, 9, 4and1 by the time it's time to go to bed I have throbbing aching hips thighs and feet it disturbes my sleepwhy plzhelp?
My dtr was diagnosis with foot mouth dis. She not around children no fever just blister on genital area. Could the dr be wrong. I did not see my usual dr?
Recheck: Generally hand foot mouth disease has blistering lesions of hands, feet and mouth. Have your daughter rechecked by her regular doctor. ...Read more
I'm a mother to 4 children I'm 33 yrs old I have heavy feeling in my legs and my feet ache I take Panadol and Advil (ibuprofen) to ease the pain I'm feed up!
I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?
It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?
You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read more
Hello, I have pain in my feet. Sobre todo en el talón, cuando juego al tenis. A qué se puede deber y a qué tipo de médico debo ir? Muchas gracias
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Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Foot Growth: Although the feet typically stop growing around the age of 15 when the growth plates close, adults sometimes get a feeling that their feet continue to get bigger. After pregnancy, weight gain, and even over time when your arches begin to get weaker and come down it may seem that your feet are getting bigger. ...Read more