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How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

Bit high: It is calculated at 2-3 mg/ kg / day, divided twice a day to 4 times a day, and not to exceed 150 mg / day, so if you give him a 100 mg now, you won't be able to give a similar dose later during the day, you may want to cut it in half if you can, or get another form, as syrup to calculate the dose easier, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What is the best way for a chubby 9 year old child to want to loose some weight?

What is the best way for a chubby 9 year old child to want to loose some weight?

Eat healthy&exercise: I generally avoid having parents focus on having their child lose weight at this age (unless significantly obese). It's best to avoid weight gain (as your child is still growing, s/he can get more "lean" by just not gaining weight)! best to eat right & fill the plate half-full with fruits/veggies. Limit carbs (rice, bread, pasta, juice, chips). Get plenty of exercise- sports are great at this age! ...Read more

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Average weight of a 9 year old girl?

Average weight of a 9 year old girl?

Weights vary: Kids' weights depend on their genetics and environments. A healthy weight can vary quite a bit in a child. Have her doctor plot her weight and height out on a growth curve and discuss her diet and exercise habits. ...Read more

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What is the average weight and height for 9 year old boy?

What is the average weight and height for 9 year old boy?

Average ht/wt: Average height and weight for a 9 year old by looking at a growth chart would be around 54inches and 62 lbs. But you have to be cautious about these numbers as people's body builds vary and weight may be lighter or heavier. Ideally, one should look at the bmi. ...Read more

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What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

Hunger.: No food or snacks or sweetened drinks for long enough, and they will become much more open to the idea of a new food. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for toothache for a 9 year old child?

What is the medicine for toothache for a 9 year old child?

Generally: Ibuprofen usually works best for toothaches but the best thing to do is to have him see a dentist to get him out of pain.
Dosing depends on your child's weight so follow the dosing instructions on the box. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage and the maximum dosage of vitamin C for a 9 year old child?

What is the recommended dosage and the maximum dosage of vitamin C for a 9 year old child?

45-1200 mg/day: According to the office of dietary supplements, the recommended daily amount of vitamin c for a 9 year-old is 45 mg, and the upper safe limit is 1200 mg. Here is a link for more information:http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminc-quickfacts/. ...Read more

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How many days can we give cough syrup to a 9 year old child?

How many days can we give cough syrup to a 9 year old child?

COUGH: You can give cough syrup at bedtime as long as he is still coughing for 1 to 2 weeks ...Read more

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I know why bad breath occurs after a tonsellectomy, but is there anything that can be done to help treat it for a 9 year old child?

I know why bad breath occurs after a tonsellectomy, but is there anything that can be done to help treat it for a 9 year old child?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, cavities, acid reflux, and diet. Address all of these possibilities with your child's dentist and physician, and I'm confident that their problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a 9 year old child's cough to calm down enough for him to go to sleep?

What can I do to get a 9 year old child's cough to calm down enough for him to go to sleep?

Find the cause: You need to know first what is causing him to be coughing that much. Asthma, post nasal drip, regurgiation can cause cough, let his doctor evaluate him. ...Read more

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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, I was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

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How many glasses of milk and water should a 9 year old child drink each day?

How many glasses of milk and water should a 9 year old child drink each day?

Varies: The body is a terrific self regulator (termed homeostasis). The amount of water and milk needed will vary with activity, sex, size and season. Your child will be hungry when he needs more calories and nutrition and will be thirsty when he needs fluids. A strict "so many glasses" per day is not needed. ...Read more

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How can 9 year old child with anxiety be treated?

How can 9 year old child with anxiety be treated?

See Below: Psychotherapy with someone who specializes in treating children; creating positive and structured environment -- structure brings stability and predictability which helps with anxiety. If your child cannot function, then the medication option should be entertained. There are psychiatrists who specialize in treating children. Taking care of your own self --to help you cope with child's anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there a good, long-lasting cough syrup that I can give my 9 year old child?

Is there a good, long-lasting cough syrup that I can give my 9 year old child?

Codeine: I think the best cough syrup for a nine year old whose cough is a post nasal drip and interfering with sleep, both the nine year olds and his parents, is something like Robitussin with Codeine which is available as a generic and though it does not taste very good is usually very effective. I would start with a teaspoon of honey first for milder cases before the codeine. ...Read more

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Can 1g of flaxseed oil supplement harm an 9 year old child?

Flaxseed oil: There is no official recommended dose of flaxseed oil in children.Generally 1tsp is given to toddlers, 2 tspns to school age children and 1 tablespoon (3 tspns) once a child is over 75 lbs. However, as always it is very important to discuss alternative meds and dietary supplements with your md, before using them. Flaxseed could interfere with absorption of medications. ...Read more

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My 9 year old child is sick with a fever, and he vomited once yesterday afternoon. Should we wait or see a doctor?

My 9 year old child is sick with a fever, and he vomited once yesterday afternoon. Should we wait or see a doctor?

Depends: It could be a virus. Could be strep throat. Could be what is passing around school. If you are concerned see your doctor. If he can drink and keep fluids down and you are not worried and are comfortable waiting then do so. Moms have that sixth sense and know when their child needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 year old child has recently started nose bleeds every few days. What causes them?

My 9 year old child has recently started nose bleeds every few days. What causes them?

EPISTAXIS: Unless associated with any other problems, nose bleeding is caused by irritation of the blood vessels (littles area) inside the nose by dryness, congestion or picking the nose. If not controlled by pressure (pinching) active bleeders can be cauterized with agno3. ...Read more

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Should an 9 year old child be taken off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during summer vacation?

ADD medication: I recommend stopping add medications (except straterra)on weekends and vacations unless there is an activity that requires it. This allows the return of a normal appetite to offset the dinished appetite so commonly caused by these medications on school days. This allows for a more balanced and adequate diet over the long term. ...Read more

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9 year old child been blinking eyes a lot and had a large soft mushy bowel movement in her sleep didn't wake up?

9 year old child been blinking eyes a lot and had a large soft mushy bowel movement in her sleep didn't wake up?

Correlation unlikely: Excessive blinking can be forceful, a tic like condition or non forceful due to weakness of the eye muscle resp. For elevating the upper eyelid. Loss of bowel control may not be related to the eye symptoms but both conditions require a very careful evaluation to rule out other underlying causes. I will recommend an evaluation by your PCP who will determine if a neuro consult is necessary ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Dr. Can check throat: Infections of the tonsils, throat, neck lymph nodes, or sinuses, can cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. For some people, ear pressure or ear pain can also cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. A primary care doctor can check to see if it is a routine problem such as strep throat, which needs antibiotics. For pain, there is Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin, and other OTC cold medicines. ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

See his doctor.: It sounds like he needs to be examined by his doctor. Even though he doesn't have fever, and this may be a viral illness, he should be seen to rule out strep or other treatable illness. Meanwhile you can give him ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain, if he has no medical contraindication to doing so. Also, make sure he is drinking fluids. ...Read more

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My child 9 year old, not going outside much. Do I need to give calicum?

My child 9 year old, not going outside much. Do I need to give calicum?

Yes. In food: Children should be able to get all the calcium they need from foods - including dairy products and vegetables. For extreme cases, a daily multivitamin like flintstones is usually sufficient. ...Read more

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My child is the typical picky 9 year old eater. But she loves cakes and cookies. What's an easy fix?

Healthy choices: Keep cakes and cookies for a special treat for holidays and birthdays. Give your child a variety of healthy choices, including healthy snacks. Let your child help prepare meals- some kids will eat foods they helped cook. Let your child go to the grocery with you and pick out a healthy treat. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. He was moved up to 70mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR dose this week. Is this too high for 52" 65lb child?

My 9 year old son was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. He was moved up to 70mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR dose this week. Is this too high for 52" 65lb child?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose: Your son's dose seems high. However, determining the best Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose should weigh benefits, eg, improved focus, concentration, less impulsive vs. Side effects, eg, dazed looking, insomnia, no appetite, weight loss, etc. Suggest you ask prescribing doc if a lower dose can be tried. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 64 pounds a lot for a 9 year old? I think my daughter is over weight.

Is 64 pounds a lot for a 9 year old? I think my daughter is over weight.

We: We now assess a child's weight by using their bmi - body mass index. You need to know your child's height. Search online for a 'childhood bmi calculator' and enter her data - height, weight, age and gender. It will also tell you what percentile that calculated bmi number puts her in. If her bmi is over the 85th percentile then she would be considered overweight. If her bmi is over the 95th percentile then she is considered obese. Higher percentiles in childhood are correlated with higher risks of high blood pressure and diabetes in adulthood.
I applaud you for being concerned. Start in childhood to develop good eating habits and exercise. She will have a hard time later breaking all her learned habits from childhood if she is overweight. Set a good example for your child by having a household that has healthy eating habits. Children most often eat just like their parents. Choosemyplate. Gov is a great site for assessing your child's weight and bmi. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter is overweight but my 9 year old daughter isn't. Why does my youngest gain so much weight and yet eats the same food as her sis?

My 8 year old daughter is overweight but my 9 year old daughter isn't. Why does my youngest gain so much weight and yet eats the same food as her sis?

Good question: If both of your daughters eat the same diet and one is very overweight, that child may have a medical problem leading to weight gain. I am assuming that in addition to similar diets they have similar levels of activity and sleep.
Have your younger child checked by her doctor for medical conditions that can contribute to weight gain. If none, consider emotional concerns, stress etc. ...Read more

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I have an 9 year old who weighs 135. He sneaks food sohe won't get in trouble for eating between meals. How do I get him to eat healthy and lose weight

I have an 9 year old who weighs 135. He sneaks food sohe won't get in trouble for eating between meals. How do I get him to eat healthy and lose weight

May be unmanageable: There are illnesses such as prader-willi in which nothing anybody can do will stop the kid from doing this -- it is compulsive and only a new experimental treatment based on the profound brain / hormonal disturbance alters (abolishes) this behavior. If your doc's advice & maybe meds have failed, perhaps this is the wrong battle & instead you can focus on other ways to help jr to gain useful skills. ...Read more

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My 9 year old lost a baby molar and a canine early causing ashifting. It was recommended that she gets phase 1 braces. I read studies that have shown that it is not benegicial. Should I get her phase 1 braces or wait for full braces later?

My 9 year old lost a baby molar and a canine early causing ashifting. It was recommended that she gets phase 1 braces. I read studies that have shown that it is not benegicial. Should I get her phase 1 braces or wait for full braces later?

Depends: You can read anything about this issue, most info on the net is dangerous and may have a subtext or agenda. Phase I orthodontics has a definite place in therapy. The loss of a baby molar or canine by itself is not enough information. Other skeletal or severe dental problems should be what decides for early intervention. Have a certified orthodontic specialist consult. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son who is 4'5" weighs 105 pounds. Can I supplement his breakfasts with a protein shake to help him lose weight and if so what brand?

My 9 year old son who is 4'5" weighs 105 pounds. Can I supplement his breakfasts with a protein shake to help him lose weight and if so what brand?

Healthy diet: You are right, protein at breakfast can help with feeling full. I would suggest an egg, or peanut butter, or yogurt for their added nutrients. A 9 year old should not need protein supplements to lose weight - try to use very simple, very natural foods. Consider meeting with a nutritionist, eliminating sweetened drinks and fruit juices, and adding raw vegetables and fruit as snacks. ...Read more

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Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

11 oz, or 330 mL: Rule of thumb is a childs bladder capacity should be their age inyears +2 oz. Thus 11 oz for a nine year old. ...Read more

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Is it now normal to get one's period at nine-years-old?

Is it now normal to get one's period at nine-years-old?

Usually yes: A great deal of ethnic & geographic variation in early onset occurs, but overweight girls are especially prone to age 9 or 10 menses. A pediatric examination & blood tests can confirm that it is normal for a given girl. ...Read more

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My son's right chest muscle hasn't developed. He's nine years old and is starting to notice his body. He's keeps asking why??

My son's right chest muscle hasn't developed. He's nine years old and is starting to notice his body. He's keeps asking why??

Poland sequence?: There is a known anomaly called the Poland sequence that occurs in ~1/20000 births where a pectoralis (chest muscle) does not develop. It affects males more than females & about 10% have some knit fingers on the same side. The cause is unknown but some speculate poor development of the subclavian artery that supports the muscle is the issue. I would consult with a medical geneticist for confirmat ...Read more