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Doctor insights on: Acts 5 1 11 Activities For Kids And Preteens

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How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

Scary, but harmless: Tiddlers usually have night terrors, a sleep disorder during transition from stage 3 non-REM sleep to stage 4 non-REM sleep, 1 1/2 -3 hours hours after sleep onset. A regular bedtime, adequate sleep & not being awakened during an episode help; stress & fatigue ^ them. See http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/sleep/terrors.html. Kids 2 & > can have a maximum total "screen time" of 2 hours/ day. ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

Tell them your : household rules before they come or as soon as they arrive. Ask them how they'll get their meds refilled while with you. Tell them you love them, but if their mood disorders are not stabilized, you need their doctors to refer & send records to a psychiatrist & psychologist in your town. Discuss what you'll do if their BPD disrupts family function. Get written permission to talk to their doctors. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?

I'm wondering are families typically effective when both parents work & kids grow up in day care?

Not especially: From the phrasing of your question, it sounds to me like you have lots of guilt about working full time. This is very natural. There is no substitute for parents spending time with their children as much as possible. But you also need to do what you can to provide for your family, that is also important! Parenting is like a war. Consider one parent going part time if possible! ...Read more

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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more

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Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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Are there other guy teens like me who stunted their growth from sleep apnea, chronic stress, low t, etc? I feel like an outsider, i'm only 5'8 and 18

Are there other guy teens like me who stunted their growth from sleep apnea, chronic stress, low t, etc? I feel like an outsider, i'm only 5'8 and 18

Height: Please check this site: http://growth-chart.Findthedata.Org/q/33/703/what-is-the-average-height-for-a-18-years-old-male-youth-in-the-us/. At 68 inches, your height is fine for an 18 year old american male. Please don't be so hard on yourself. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more

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Why are kids under 5 and adults over 60 at risk for diphtheria?

Why are kids under 5 and adults over 60 at risk for diphtheria?

Diphtheria: Children under the age of 5 , most specifically less than 6 months are most vulnerable due to lack of antibodies to counteract the disease. This is the most important reason why these infants should start receiving the vaccine as early as 6 weeks of age.. The risk for diphtheria in adults over 60 is due to waning immunity. This is why receiving regular boosters every 10 years is important. ...Read more

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14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

Prob Ok, but watch: These do not sound like major red flags, since the language and play seem fine. There are screening tools such as MChat and CARS, that can also screen. Does he interacts well with others, make good eye contact? Eat well? Sleep well? Have normal bowel movements? ...Read more

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My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

A Complex Problem -: However, my first suggestion would be to seek the consultation of a board certified child psychiatrist. It sounds as if behavioral techniques would be ineffective without concomitant psychopharmacology. Once the tantrums begin to recede, you can add psychotherapeutic interventions in order to help your child learn to cope with his feelings. ...Read more

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I'm 40& like to wear diapers cause they r very comfortable and keep me happy !!! All thru out my life since childhood cause mental abuse when young !

I'm 40& like to wear diapers cause they r very comfortable and keep me happy !!! All thru out my life since childhood cause mental abuse when young !

Whatever U like: If your cool with this & it doesn't cause any awkward situations in your life, do as you please. You offered it up to an information site for either help or as a boast.You mention childhood traumas.We would all occasionally like to retreat to the times we felt loved & cared for but don't need diapers to get through the day. If the diaper represents something missing from your life,find a therapist ...Read more

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5 yr girl, ige1874(rhinitis), WBC 20, 000+ for 1-2 months(eosinophils-08), not controlling with antibiotics- r they related?Which medicines wud help?

5 yr girl, ige1874(rhinitis), WBC 20, 000+ for 1-2 months(eosinophils-08), not controlling with antibiotics- r they related?Which medicines wud help?

Depends on cause: I notice that you live in africa. Is there any chance that she is infected with parasites? Invasive parasites, often referred to as "worms" can be a cause of persistent eosinophilia during the invasive phase. This may not be allergies. Allergies are not typically associated with a high white blood cell count. ...Read more

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92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

Rotation: Must change point of maximum wt on skin by changing patients position every 2-4 hours, easier said than done in this case however, he is lucky you care. ...Read more

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What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

Young children/TV: While some educational and safe entertainment value can be extracted from TV in moderation, children under the age of 5 who watch more than 4 hours/day of TV are more likely to be overweight, are more likely to be aggressive if they watch violent shows and are more likely to be fearful that something bad might happen to them; TV also reinforces gender role and racial stereotypes. More below... ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam

Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam

Indication: Antipsychotics are used off-label for children. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic which has been shown to help with aggression. Please discuss with a child psychiatrist. These are big gun medications, can be very effective, but would only use if clearly indicated. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has very low patients. Doestnt play with others. Only interested car or trucks OCD about routine doesn't sleep well has sever meltdown?

My 3 yr old son has very low patients. Doestnt play with others. Only interested car or trucks  OCD about routine doesn't sleep well has sever meltdown?

Developmental screen: Your pediatrician can do a developmental screening to assess whether your son's behavior is normal or whether it might point to a condition such as autism. ...Read more