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Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

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 more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Cannot sleep. My child has bronchopneumonia. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has bronchopneumonia. What is that?

Lung infection: This is infection of the tissues of the lung and can be caused by different microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and others. Your pediatrician should be able to explain what they think is causing this. Most children recover fairly rapidly. ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has ewing's sarcoma. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has ewing's sarcoma. What is that?

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 more

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Cannot sleep. My child has aplastic anemia. What is that?

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Cannot sleep. My child has aplastic anemia. What is that?

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 more

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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

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

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What is the common age that a child catches chickenpox? My nephew is 13 and has not got them yet. Should we be concerned?

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 more

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Cannot sleep. My child has coarctation of the aorta. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has coarctation of the aorta. What is that?

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 more

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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

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

Very smart kid!: Kids are very, very smart, and very manipulative... They can outsmart any adult. Is he suggesting that there is no fly in your bedroom?.. You may try to catch a fly and show him that it is dead. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

Do you mean rosacea?: This is a chronic skin condition causing red cheeks and sometimes acne. People with this genereally blush easily. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically harmless. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is common in patients with chronic end stage kidney disease. Usually it does not cause any problem unless the fluid is large enough to restrict the heart. The management is usually increasing the intensity of dialysis. ...Read more

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My girl friend has hiv, claims it cannot be passed to me. Is that true?

My girl friend has hiv, claims it cannot be passed to me. Is that true?

Nope: She is incorrect. This can be transmitted to you by sexual contact! Condoms can minimize the risk, but not eliminate it completely. Sharing needles is another method of transmission. ...Read more

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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

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 “bolt upright” 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 more

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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?

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

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Chikungunya (Definition)

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