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Can a hereditary familial tremor go away when the child gets older ?

Can a hereditary familial tremor go away when the child gets older ?

Familial Tremor: It is usually bilateral affecting both hands , head and voice, minimal and absent at rest.It tends to increase with age but benign. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Does cerebral palsy cause a child's coordination to get worse as he grows older?

Does cerebral palsy cause a child's coordination to get worse as he grows older?

Non progressive: Cerebral palsy is a result of a brain injury. The damage is non progressive. However, as a person grows, the imbalances may make people clumsy. In addition, the spasticity that characterizes CP can cause limitation of motion at joints, especially the legs,. Physical therapy with stretching of joints is important to prevent limitation of function. ...Read more

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Can a tic cough come and go and eventually disappear as my child 7 gets older?

Can a tic cough come and go and eventually disappear as my child 7 gets older?

Yes.: Tics of some kind occur in up 25 percent of children at some time and spontaneously resolve. If the tic persists or there are other signs such also having movement issues, they are frequent and last more than a year or new tics develop over time this is something that should be evaluated. A simple cough tic should go away, but the child should also be checked for a physical cause of the cough. ...Read more

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Will a child who has mild hereditary spherocytosis automatically go into aplastic Anemia crisis if he gets parvovirus? Will some kids avoid it?

Will a child who has mild hereditary spherocytosis automatically go into aplastic Anemia crisis if he gets parvovirus? Will some kids avoid it?

Usually are okay: Whether it's trivial illness or will require transfusion depends on the severity of both processes. Splenectomy in these patients is a personal choice. Aerobic fitness is important to me so I'd do it, but the infection risk is something to consider. Junior can help decide when he's older. ...Read more

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Can someone have schizophrenia as a child and then it goes away when he becomes an adult?

Can someone have schizophrenia as a child and then it goes away when he becomes an adult?

Strictly no: Schizophrenia tends to run a chronic lifelong course and tends to be more debilitating when diagnosed in childhood. ...Read more

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Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Yes, Yes and Yes: Depending on the nature and degree of aberrant functioning of the gene ATP7A, responsible for copper transport and absorption, one can have classic Menkes disease in childhood, a variant now called Occipital Horn Disease in young adulthood or distal motor neuropathy in mid life. Most of the time the clinical picture does not vary within a family but sometimes it can. For a more detailed discussion of this very compl;ex matter, please schedule a virtual consult. Do consider chromosomal microarray testing and genetic counseling. This gene is X linked so the disease cannot be passed from the father but the gene can be passed to a daughter who will then pass it to her child 50% of the time.. ...Read more

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My child idolizes his older brother. Sometimes this is great, but sometimes a pain! how can we dial this down?

My child idolizes his older brother. Sometimes this is great, but sometimes a pain! how can we dial this down?

A possible approach: Ask your older son to help. He can give compliments to your younger son when they are deserved. Your older one can coach his brother in activities in which your younger one idolizes him. Also encourage those interests your younger son has that are different from the older's. And you can remind your young one to show compassion for others who are not lucky enough to have such a great older brother. ...Read more

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My son is 20 and he has a problem with strobe lights, they make him nauseous and twitch. This will even happen to him when we are driving past a grove of trees with the sun shining behind them and it causes a strobe like effect. As long as he gets his ha

My son is 20 and he has a problem with strobe lights, they make him nauseous and twitch. This will even happen to him when we are driving past a grove of trees with the sun shining behind them and it causes a strobe like effect.  As long as he gets his ha

Your : Your son should see a neurologist who will order an eeg (brain wave) with photic stimulation. It may be a seizural event. Children with petit mal or absence seizure are often set off by this type of flickering light. A few years ago there was an outbreak of seizure activity among children in japan who were watching a particular cartoon with flashing lights. Occasionally people with migraine headaches are light sensitive. By challenging him with the light while recording brain activity, the neurologist will be able to see whether this is a seizure tendency or not. Petit mal (absence) seizures are not accompanied by falling down and shaking. The person having them looks like he's daydreaming and will blink rapidly. These spell can last a few seconds and then end suddenly. They are often 'outgrown'. There is medication that will help. ...Read more

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Can shudders develop into tremors? If a infant (10months) gets shudders is there another prob causing the shudders?

Can shudders develop into tremors? If a infant (10months) gets shudders is there another prob causing the shudders?

Possibly.: Newborns have an instinctive startle reflex which might look like"shudders," but it's absent in normal 10 month olds. If these "shudders" occurs only occasionally & briefly, contact your child's pediatrician for an acute care appointment. If it's worse than that, seek immediate medical care. I can't predict what the behavior you describe might evolve into. ...Read more

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What are the possible ways a child can become autistic when it doesn't run in either parents family ?

What are the possible ways a child can become autistic when it doesn't run in either parents family ?

Cause undetermined: The cause of autism has not been definitely defined. While it does tend to run in families, many autistic children are born to families without a history of autism. While there may be a delay in presentation, the cause is determined during fetal life and possibly affected by environmental factors. ...Read more

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Why are some people born with brain aneurysms? Is it passed down from a family membe who had a rupture? Is it due to other conditions? Pls elaborate

Why are some people born with brain aneurysms? Is it passed down from a family membe who had a rupture? Is it due to other conditions? Pls elaborate

Explanation : This vascular abnormality usually random, rare it could be through the family members through different generation. Other vascular problems can be among the family tree. But this is not somebody's fault. Not contagious. ...Read more

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When a child is born with extra chromosomes is that a genetic trait from the father side or the mother side? Or can it go both ways?

When a child is born with extra chromosomes is that a genetic trait from the father side or the mother side? Or can it go both ways?

Both but not a trait: During formation of either egg or sperm (gametes), the chromosome (c) pairs that make up the normal cell separate & each gamete is supposed to have 1/2 of a pair. If any pair does not separate, three rather than a pair of that c be in the embryo. Having an extra c in every cell of the fetus confuses development.Miscarriage or birth defects often occur.This is not a trait but an error in whole cms. ...Read more

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If you develop geographic tongue is it likely permanent or always there the rest o f a persons life or does it eventually go away?

If you develop geographic tongue is it likely permanent or always there the rest o f a persons life or does it eventually go away?

May not go away: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no cure, but is completely harmless. The condition may disappear over time, but it is impossible to predict if or when this may happen. ...Read more

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If parents of kids with trisomy tend to older, what happens when they die?

If parents of kids with trisomy tend to older, what happens when they die?

"older": Parents may be 36 - 40. Many of these children have life expectancies shorter thsan their parents survival. They can grow to live independently, but they may have siblings or social support services appropriate for the care, comfort and safety. ...Read more

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Older man wanders. Sometimes I can't control and he gets in an neighbor garden patch. They don't mind. Is it ok?

Older man wanders. Sometimes I can't control and he gets in an neighbor garden patch. They don't mind. Is it ok?

Safety first: If he just wanders calmly & isn't putting himself or anyone else in danger (getting agitated/combative, wandering into road or traffic, etc) he will probably do better at home in a familiar environment getting care from people who know him well & love him. But, if he is putting himself or others in harm's way, even if its unintentional, he may need more help. A geriatrician can help guide options. ...Read more

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How can people with terminal brain cancer die. Is it painful or will she just go to sleep.?

How can people with terminal brain cancer die. Is it painful or will she just go to sleep.?

Rarely painful: Headache can be a problem in some cases. But no severe pain. Patients just go to sleep as the tumor causes more compression of the brain inside. So it is commonly a peaceful death. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more