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Are There Any Natural Home Remedies For A Child With Social Anxiety
No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
No: Only selenium has been shown to improve graves' orbitopathy (eye involvement) as shown in a recent recent. In order to lower thyroid hormone levels, only antithyroid medications (such as Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil)) can effective in achieving such goal. There is now a black warning for the use of ptu (propylthiouracil) (can cause liver damage) so most pediatric endcorinologist will now prescribe methimazole. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wait a Minute--: The real answer is to determine why the child is crying. For example, if they have gas cramps or constipation, there may be natural products that help.It they have an ear infection, there are some pain relief strategies. Crying from a tantrum may need to be ignored. Find the cause is the best way to find the cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, there are. You could try St. John's wort, 5-HTP or omega 3 fatty acids. Or you might want to start with talking things over with your friends and family. Or you might want to try aerobic exercises, such as swimming, walking, jogging, dancing, playing tennis, playing basketball or doing yoga or tai chi. But it can never hurt to talk to your doctor about your depression issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You can't build confidence with medicines, herbs, or remedies. It just doesn't work that way. The way to build confidence is by providing gentle support while helping your child to succeed in a variety of situations and settings. Don't push too hard, just help her to build slowly, one step at a time, and help her through the occasional failure and setback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
Complementary and : Alternative Medicine treatments for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are not evidence-based, meaning that no studies have proven their efficacy or safety. Studies have shown parental perception of improvement, especially when used along with ABA. Use caution when restricting protein. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2597185/#!po=36.0714 is a few years old, but thorough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet: I don't know if there are studies but some of my patients have helped their children by watching what they eat and not allowing foods with dies. Dies are in almost everything. I bet other doctors know more on this and can add to my comment. Hope this helps but it is a trial and error on the dietary changes. ...Read more
Yes: There are several causes of this symptom. Allergies, neurotransmitter disruption, nutritional problems and toxins (heavy metals, chemicals) are the most common. Treatment depends on which of these are contributing to the symptoms. It's best to see a doctor trained in these approaches. To start with, eliminate the junk/refined food, exercise, and have a regular sleep schedule. ...Read more
Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?
None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more
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