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20 month old boy does not engage in a converstion, when I try he gets disinterested and moves away to the tablet. Sings Nursry rhyms. How to encourage?

20 month old boy does not engage in a converstion, when I try he gets disinterested and moves away to the tablet. Sings Nursry rhyms. How to encourage?

Verbal skills: Don't give him tablet at this time and try and play age appropriate games with him. Be sure and ask his pediatrician about his speech and social skills. Read books and encourage him to repeat words. ...Read more

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Red dot on a 20 month old boy ear, what is it?

Red dot on a 20 month old boy ear, what is it?

Not enough info: How long has it been there, what are its features : size, raised or flat: other kid symptoms, exposures. When you ask a question on the site please list enough relevant information for someone to realistically answer. Submit all the above & we might be able to help. The? 's are not linked so please start over. Submit to the site not individual physicians, who may only briefly visit the site. ...Read more

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Hi my son is now 20 month old and his hight 32 inch is that fine for his age thanks?

Hi my son is now 20 month old and his hight 32 inch is that fine for his age thanks?

OK: Your son is at 25 th % for his age, which means out of 100 at that age 25 will be shorter and 75 taller than him. It is absolutly fine. More important question to ask to his dr is to show (and explain) to you his growth curve. Trend is more important than single measurement. ...Read more

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What to do and what could be causing my 20 month old little boys entire penis & testicles to be swollen? He was given shots of ceftriaxone this week.

What to do and what could be causing my 20 month old little boys entire penis & testicles to be swollen? He was given shots of ceftriaxone this week.

Swollen penis => DR: Ceftriaxone injections should not cause swelling, esp in the genitals unless there is an unusual allergic reaction. Something else is probably going on, so it would be best to see someone asap! ...Read more

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My 20 month old son is musty what should I do?

I don't understand: I don't understand your question. Could you please clarify? What is "musty"? ...Read more

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Hi how do I stop my 20 month old son from chewing on the inside of his cheeks he will do this constantly and he bleeds?

Hi how do I stop my 20 month old son from chewing on the inside of his cheeks he will do this constantly and he bleeds?

Chewing on cheek: Make sure he has no lesions in his mouth like a canker sore. If so you can use orajel to cover the sore. Otherwise, have him chew on bananas or apple slices. Suckers might also work. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my 20 month old to eat 2 eggs a day?

Is it ok for my 20 month old to eat 2 eggs a day?

Yes: Eggs are a very god source of protein for this age group, and in general, they can have a higher percentage of their calories from fat, so the cholesterol is not really a problem. However, if you have a strong family history of dyslipidemia or high cholesterol, I would watch just in general foods high in saturated fats - don't get your child used to and craving these flavors. ...Read more

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Can my 20 month old have gummy multivitamins?

Can my 20 month old have gummy multivitamins?

I suppose but. ..: It is important not to interest a pre-verbal child in a medicine treat. I don't know how many stomachs I've pumped in kids who told me they found treats in grandma's purse. If you are interested in vitamins there are many liquid otc forms you can give until the kid is old enough to be taught about medicine safety. If you use them, avoid the treat label. ...Read more

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How do you prevent frequent fevers in 20 month old?

How do you prevent frequent fevers in 20 month old?

It depends: Most children in the 1st few years of life have 8-10 viral infections per year. The first year in daycare, that number can be higher. A fever is a temp >101 F. If your child has a fever, treat it with Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help him feel better, but the fever is not dangerous. The good news is that your child's immune system is getting stronger. See a doc if the fever is >101 >2-3 days or he is acting sicker ...Read more

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Hello docs, is flu shot safe for 20 month old?

Hello docs, is flu shot safe for 20 month old?

Yes: I give it as early as 6 months. I also get the first dose when my suppl comes in every year. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my 20 month old son only has 6 teeth?

Should I be worried that my 20 month old son only has 6 teeth?

Maybe: At 20 months, most kids will have almost all of their baby teeth; however some kids will lag behind what is considered average. I would have your son evaluated by a pediatric dentist as there are some medical condititions that manifest as underdeveloped teeth. They can see with a simple x-ray if the teeth are developing or not. ...Read more

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20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

Neither are we: Kids can develop a variety of rashes after illness, from allergies to foods or various contact agents. Since you provided no description or relevant history, I don't have a clue what's going on. The public site is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked. If you submit more history or a description someone may be able to suggest a cause. ...Read more

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My 20 month old has a rash. Even. On his mouth.

My 20 month old has a rash. Even. On his mouth.

Rash: Sorry, but we need more information from you as to the rash. Please write back and be more specific ...Read more

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Should I not breastfeed my 20 month old if I have taken. 25mg of triazolam for a dental procedure?

Should I not breastfeed my 20 month old if I have taken. 25mg of triazolam for a dental procedure?

Traizolam and breasd: There are no data on the excretion of triazolam into human milk. Triazolam is excreted into the milk of rats. Other benzodiazepines are excreted into human milk and have been reported to have clinically significant effects on the breast-fed infant. The manufacturer reports that triazolam should not be taken by nursing women. ...Read more

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How can I tell iffy 20 month old son has diabetes?

How can I tell iffy 20 month old son has diabetes?

Why suspicious?: Is he asking for a lot of water, is urine so much that it comes out of the diapper, is he been loosing weight or not gaining. Take him to the pediatrician as soon as posible. ...Read more

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My 20 month old son sleeps all night but does not want anything for breakfast in the morning? Is that normal?

My 20 month old son sleeps all night but does not want anything for breakfast in the morning? Is that normal?

Maybe: As long as your child has been growing well, I would not be too alarmed. A lot of children at this age can be very picky eaters. Offer breakfast food, but do not force the child to eat, or punish for not eating. ...Read more

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How can I get my 20 month old son to stop biting on the inside of his cheeks he does this constantly and he bleeds?

How can I get my 20 month old son to stop biting on the inside of his cheeks he does this constantly and he bleeds?

Biting cheeks: This is a tough one. I'd start by making sure he is not iron deficient/anemic by checking a hgb, serum iron and ferritin. Almost could be a pica type illness where he feels need to eat non-nutritive substances. Also see dentist to make sure no malocclusion of teeth leading to grinding and biting. He may also be able to suggest a mouth guard of some type to make the biting difficult. ...Read more