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Activities For Keeping Kids On Task During Summer Vacation
Food and play: Most children are healthier during the summer because they are out of school, relaxed, and playing. Diet is #1. Feeding as much fresh food as you can. As much organic as you can afford. Fruits and berries help boost the immune system as well. Elderberry twice a week is a good preventative. Drinking water to stay hydrated. Also have their vit d levels checked. Level of 50-70 is desired. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Yoder: I would add, though, that many of our kids are not doing enough exercise during the other three seasons either! i tell my patients that they need some exercise daily, and that the only day they are allowed to not exercise at all is the day of their funeral (which, i add, i hope won't come for a hundred years or so). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What temperature should I have my thermostat at for air conditioning during the summer for child with asthma?
Should an 9 year old child be taken off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during summer vacation?
ADD medication: I recommend stopping add medications(except straterra)on weekends and vacations unless there is an activity that requires it. This allows the return of a normal appetite to offset the dinished appetite so commonly caused by these medications on school days. This allows for a more balanced and adequate diet over the long term. ...Read more
Will swimming in chlorinated water make my chronic sinusitis worse? During the summer months i work with kids at camp. My condition has gotten better but i fear that the chlorine in the water will cause symptoms to reoccur.
16.7..: 16.7 per 100, 000 births.Get a more detailed answer ›
That means you're...: You're not alone. Colds are caused by viruses passed from one person to another. If one person catches a cold, then somebody else around him must have had a cold too. It's not unusual to catch a cold in the summer, although it is more common in the winter. Strep throat can have symptoms similar to cold symptoms. A doctor can do a throat swab to check for strep throat (treatable with amoxicillin). ...Read more
Stay out of the sun!: Every possible way you can think of to avoid or block sunlight is the only way. Use sunscreen (including make-up) daily, wear big hats, sit under umbrellas, walk on the shady side of the street, etc. Be prepared, though, to take plenty of grief from friends & family. So many people don't get the importance of avoiding sun exposure & the cancers that come with them that they will not support you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema herpeticum?: With correct and successful treatment of both herpes and eczema the child should resume normal schooling. If the scabs are healed and the child is no longer scratching, a normal life is desirable. You neglected to include the full diagnosis or any of the exact treatment or how long. ...Read more
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