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Develop a team: In my experience, in complex situations the best outcomes occur when people work together. Find a caring and dedicated pediatrician, endocrinologist, and child psychiatrist, and form a good working relationship with each. Foster communication among this team. Involve the child in decisions, when appropriate, and encourage his/her involvement in care. ...Read more
Should the pediatrician advice 10 year old kids if she miss any day of the 6month medication time frame, she will need to restart all over?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You mention neither the med or the problem involved.If you are critical of the doc,find another.We are not here to criticise your doc based on partial information. This is not a chat room.You are welcome to start over but we have no access to your prior questions or uploads. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet for baby: By 6months solids are introduced, but this is not to replace their milk intake. They should have at least 24-30 oz/day of dairy and u can feed different textures and tastes to baby so they can develop their taste buds & feel for different foods. Give variety so they don't get bored. U want 2 make feeding times a happy moment & not one where they learn to fuss, 2 avoid this habit as they get older. ...Read more
Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more
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