Doctor insights on:
Cannot Sleep My Child Has Chikungunya What Is That
A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ewing's sarcoma: My nephew had a form of ewing's sarcoma, and is still alive today 10 years post treatment. It has many forms, but the most common is the thigh bone. You need to take your child to the nearest pediatric oncology center asap for muti-modality therapy. An entire team of physicians should be taking care of your child. Go on line for your nearest pediatric oncology center right away! greg. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Aplastic anemia: I am sorry to hear that. Aplastic anemia (aa) is a condition that happens due to a bone marrow failure- that results in significant decrease level of red blood cell, white blood cells and platelets. Factors that have been related to aa include- autoimmune process, chemical/drug exposure. Treatment will include supportive care/blood product etc, immunosupressive agent and bone marrow transplant ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a behaviour of puting anything she get in to her mouth, what is the cause of that and how do. I solve this? She is 2 half years
Sometimes normal: This can sometimes be normal in young children as they are exploring their environment. However, eating non-food substances all the time can also be a symptom of anemia and iron deficiency. I recommend you get her checked for anemia. If she is not anemic, continue to correct the behavior and give her other things to play with that she is not tempted to eat. It should eventually stop. ...Read more
What is the common age that a child catches chickenpox? My nephew is 13 and has not got them yet. Should we be concerned?
No: Most children have received a chicken pox vaccine by the time they are 15 months old, they now get a booster shot also. Did your nephew get his vaccinations? If so, it is unlikely he will ever get chicken pox. If he hasn't had his vaccination, i would contact his doctor to arrange for that shot! chicken pox can be a serious disease, causing pneumonia, and it can cause shingles when he is older. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it abuse to give a child melatonine when not precribed by his doctor my son has no history of ADHD , sleeping disorder or anything like that. His father hasbeen giving sleeping medicine for 2 years every night before he goes to sleep child protective s
Boyfriend has a fantasy of me in a diaper. Is this unhealthy? He says it has no connection to children
What to do if I have a brother in law that has this and west nile both so he is in hospital but is he contagous?
No: It's carried by mosquitoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
My adult neice living in bangor maine just learned that she has penicilium candida in her lungs. Is that a fatal disease? Its severe and she's worried
A narrowing: The aorta is the main artery that comes out of the heart to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body. The artery has the shape of a "candy cane" and in some people the portion of the artery where the bend in the candy cane occurs may be narrowed. In some cases the narrowing will need to be relieved and in many cases this can be done with a cardiac catheterization and not surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 4 years old kid has diffculties in breathing and he is snorting even in wake , what is the solution and is it dangerous?
My son is suddnely afraid of fly and he appears to be the only one who sees it, he does not wanna sleep in that room any more, what can I do?He is 2
Is there a genetic disorder that runs in male genes that can be mistaken for adhd? My 4 yr. Son is very hyper, cries alot, and abusive toward some children and me. The ADHD medicine isn't working. Now he has been scratching his face when he gets mad. What
ADHD : Adhd can be difficult to diagnose in a 4 year old. His behavior problems may be caused by something else. It sounds like he needs further evaluation to see how he can be helped. Traits similar to those found in adhd can be seen in some of the autistic spectrum disorders that can be more prevalent in males. His unresponsiveness to some medications can give clues as to what may be causing his difficult behavior as well. It's interesting that you have noted that the aggressive behavior is only in the males and during their childhood. I'm glad the traits went away as these boys grew up. Don't give up, but seek further evaluation and have your pediatrician guide you toward the specialists in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for my 2 1/2 month old daughter to sleep on her stomach if there is nothing in the crib in front of her face?
No: Prone sleeping was the norm starting around the 1920's based on untested theories on safety.By the 1990's data had surfaced that pointed to it as a consistent factor in crib death (SIDS).Since the BACK TO SLEEP campaign in the 90's we have seen a 40% drop in SIDS cases.If you prone sleep your baby you are placing her at that risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom is on dialysis for 5 yrs and now doctors say that she has water in her heart. Is that serious? What does it mean?
My queston is, is there any chance that he could be having a seizure rather than an tantrum my son wakes up in the middle of the night. But its not every night. But when he does he has a very bad temper. It is like something is posessing him. It is teri
Most : Most likely he is suffering from night terrors. It is completely unrelated to the horner's syndrome. A night terror is a type of sleep disorder called a parasomnia that predominantly affects children between the ages of 3 and 12. They typically occur during the first few hours of sleep during state 3 or 4 non-rem sleep. They should not be confused with nightmares which are bad dreams. Usually the child will â€œbolt uprightâ€ with their eyes wide open and the look of fear or panic on their face. This is usually accompanied by screaming, sweating, rapid heart rate. The child is not awake during these spells, is often confused and inconsolable during the spell and is amnestic to it in the morning. On average they can occur one time per week. More frequent events should warrant evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?
No: If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly). Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is chikungunya?
- What to do if my child has chickenpox?
- My husband cannot sleep at night
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- My child has mrsa
- My child has eczema
- My child has tics
- What do i do when my child has a tantrum in the grocery store?
- Talk to a pediatrician online