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Are Nightmares Charastic In 7 Year Olds
We are travelling to Malaysia (Langkawi resort and KL) for one week in late January. What are recommended immunisations? Our children are up to date with their childhood immunisations (3 years, 6 years, 9 years, 11 years old).
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Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Discipline : Praise good behavior, kids thrive very well in a lovable environment. For unacceptable behavior take away privileges, sometimes just ignore the bad behavior so it becomes extinct. Provide reasoning for the punishment so child learns to differentiate right from wrong. Talk to him/ her like a friend of his age and listen to his concerns.Sometimes all they need is your attention. ...Read more
Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more
Yes: Sleep apnea can result from anatomic obstruction in the nose (deviated septum, swollen turbinates, sinusitis, etc) or over relaxation of the smooth muscles that line the trachea (wind pipe). It's true that sleep apnea was classically though to be found only in elderly overweight men, but that's been found to not be true. Children can have osa from enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Consult a sleep doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
My son who is 7 years old is complaining of headaches and seeing gray are these signs of migraine? Is he too young for them
Ophthalmologist : evaluation is warranted, please ask his pediatrician for a referral ...Read more
What are upper normal limits of respiration rate for a women who weighs 150 pounds, 5' 7" is tall and is 83 years old?
Respiration rate: the average respiration rate for adults is 12-16 breaths per minute. more important is if you are nasal breathing so that the volume of air in and out is controlled. if you are exhaling through the mouth you may be losing too much CO2(which causes smooth muscle to relax). without enough CO2 , oxygen doesn't release from the hemoglobin molecules. seek out correct breathing instruction ...Read more
How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...
It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
Progress/independenc: We use developmental milestones largely up until age 4 or 5 to identify those with preschool deficits that can be helped.School then begins to challenge & identify those making progress toward independent thought & responsibility.The ability to master skill sets & accept responsibility for completing tasks at a peer equivalent basis demonstrates that process, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?
All kids & adults !!: Everyone at all ages has a coexistence with germs. People acquire a germ profile on their skin and in their upper airways & intestines within hours of birth & this continues through life. Young kids mouthing & touching behavior acquires new germs a bit faster than adults, but studies show adults put their fingers to their face/nose multiple times/waking hour. This brings germs to your body. ...Read more
I'm 17 years old, living in Australia, Geelong, I've been feeling unwell for around over 2 years now. I'm most of the time tired, with headaches att?
See your doctor: You should schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
My 7 year old often wakes up crying and sleep walking we have a very peaceful stable home what can be causing this she's also happy at school?
Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more
Are 60 year old people who went to occasional rock concerts at higher risk for hearing loss than those who did not?
It varies: Acoustic trauma in the form of hearing loss is variable, not all people exhibit it, even though they are exposed to loud noises. Loud music can affect hearing in the long run, most often it is due to industrial noises, constant and in the same frequency- airplane noise, machines etc. ...Read more