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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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My 4.5 month old has started to move his head side to side like saying "no" very often. Someone told me is a sign of autism. Is this true?

My 4.5 month old has started to move his head side to side like saying "no" very often. Someone told me is a sign of autism.  Is this true?

Not really: Is your child doing this as a reaction to your face? Is your child doing this when you are not looking at him? This sounds like an interaction between you and your child so I do not think this is concerning. Is your child doing any other concerning behaviors? Is he fussy and irritable a lot? No eye contact or does not seem to be interested in people including you the parents? ...Read more

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Can children with autism have a bigger shaped head?

No: Unless there is an underlying case of macrocephaly from hydrocephalus the "standard" autistic child has a smiler size head to anyone else. ...Read more

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Is it true that hitting your self / hitting your head on the wall a sign of autism?

Is it true that hitting your self / hitting your head on the wall a sign of autism?

See below: This is a behavioral disorder. It is possible that an autistic child shows some of this symptoms, but they are not exclusive to autism. Please talk to child psychiatrist or psychologist to investigate further. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1 and has started to throw herself back when angry I'm worried she might hurt her head I have a son with autism could she have autism?

Not uncommon/maybe: "Counter dependency" is that stage when your kid has started getting around on their own and want you nearby, but doesn't want you interfering in what they are doing. This behavior is not unusual, is seldom done without witnesses, and mostly when they are mad at you.It increases if it grabs your attention, and fades if ignored. This is not specific or predictive of autism. Any kid could be. ...Read more

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Could a 4 mth old who doesn't hold his head up and his large head be concerns for autism?

Could a 4 mth old who doesn't hold his head up and his large head be concerns for autism?

A 4 months: Old should be holding his head without head lagging unless ex-premie, then need to correct age. You would be more concerned about hydrocephalus and other developmental delays rather than autism. Need to see your pediatrician for complete exam and referral to specialist if indicated. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause you to get autism spectrum disorder?

Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...Read more

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13 month old daughter has started banging head on floor when frustrated. Should i be worried about autism? She plays peek a boo & gives kisses/interac

13 month old daughter has started banging head on floor when frustrated. Should i be worried about autism? She plays peek a boo & gives kisses/interac

I wouldn't: Head banging is one of the many amplifications of crying used to get your attention. It works well with some and self perpetuates.If you monitor the fit with peripheral vision and wait until it stops before looking directly at or interacting with the kid, it will often stop.This is common in preverbal toddlers. Reward the kid with more attention after they stop a fit than during to end this. ...Read more

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10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

Food, drug or virus: Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks. Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects. ...Read more

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How do I regain my penile skin sensitivity ?

How do I regain my penile skin sensitivity ?

Please see: Please see your urologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I use to increase my penile skin sensitivity ?

What can I use to increase my penile skin sensitivity ?

SENSITIVITY: There are some lubricants that are used for this that give the feeling of heat with intercourse. ...Read more

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I sometimes have frequent headaches when i barely move my head, what can be the cause of this sensitivity?

Hard to Say: Without a more complete history and examination including appropriate imaging studies it would be impossible to say. The origin could be from neck muscle issues or from the sinuses and middle ear. Your situation needs a pretty sophisticated or thorough workup to get resolved. ...Read more

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What can I do my foreskin doesn't retract? Will puberty help? Also what should I do about the sensitivity on the head?

What can I do my foreskin doesn't retract? Will puberty help? Also what should I do about the sensitivity on the head?

Phimosis: This is very common in the obese, diabetic and prepuberty. The sensitivity will change once it begins to readily retract. ...Read more

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Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

This could be: sub-migraine headaches, so start with a general physical and ask for a referral, if needed, to a neurologist. This could also be atypical light sensitivity of just the eyes and eye/brain interactions. For this, see an ophthalmologist. This should lower your anxiety, but if not, the anxiety could also cause hypersensitivity to external stimuli. Now, we have a different problem...anxiety. ...Read more

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I have had sensitivity to the touch of the top of my head for about nine months. Sometimes it hurts without touch. It feels like stabbing pressure ?

I have had sensitivity to the touch of the top of my head for about nine months. Sometimes it hurts without touch. It feels like stabbing pressure



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Sensitivity on head: Did you have an injury? Anyone looked is there eczema as it may appear on the scalp and be tender, may reflects primary eczema of food allergy, or rash, or fungus or may be nerve irritation or lyme or rarely MS.hydrocephalus. Would check thyroid (TSH), glucose, lyme titer, response to motrin if not allergic, check for rash ,seborrhea fungus ( try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo ). i f/u with doc ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more