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Could cat hair give children eczema?

Could cat hair give children eczema?

Yes: It can exacerbate eczema in a child that is predisposed to it. Meaning it doesn't cause it, but it can make it worse. ...Read more

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Could cats cause neumonia in children?

Could cats cause neumonia in children?

No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more

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Should I keep a cat even if it causing allergy problems with my children ages 2 thru 7?

Should I keep a cat even if it causing allergy problems with my children ages 2 thru 7?

Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester the animal out of the bedrooms and living spaces. Then make sure you thoroughly rid those areas of cat dander as it is a potent and tenacious allergen. ...Read more

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Can me or my children get catch pneumonia (bacterial) from our cat who has it?

Can me or my children get catch pneumonia (bacterial) from our cat who has it?

Mgt: It is possible depending on the type of bacterial cause. Routes from animals to humans include inhalation of aerosolized droplets and saliva.
A virtual in box consult is available to further review if there are respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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I have read info about toxoplasma gondii from cats. My wife and I are worried about our young children. Should we give up our cats to be safe?

I have read info about toxoplasma gondii from cats. My wife and I are worried about our young children. Should we give up our cats to be safe?

Why we have Immunity: Nope. Not in any way. Your children will be born with strong and healthy bodies and with good immune systems. Toxoplasma is benign to us humans in the face of good immune systems. Please do not deny the benefits of loving a pet to your children. ...Read more

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My eleven years old children suffer from allergy on cats and olive pollen and she had an asthama attack. Please help!

My eleven years old children suffer from allergy on cats and olive pollen and she had an asthama attack. Please help!

See MD: You need to have this managed by her physician. Too huge a subject to discuss in the 400 characters we can use on HealthTap. ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of cat allergi?

What r the symptoms of cat allergi?

Allergic symptoms: Humans can be allergic to one or more allergens produced by cats. The most common of these allergens are secreted by the cat's sebaceous glands and expressed in saliva. An allergic reaction is a histamine reaction that is usually characterized by coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, itching, nasal congestion, rash, watering eyes, . ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm: Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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Can babies be around cats?

Can babies be around cats?

Yes: Babies all over the world are around cats. I had two cats when my healthy adolescent children were born. That said, never leave a child unattended with an animal. ...Read more

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Can quadriplegics have children?

Can quadriplegics have children?

Yes: However, it certainly wouldn't be recommended because the risk of life threatening complications is high. ...Read more

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How comman is apraxia in children?

How comman is apraxia in children?

Speech/Language: Therapists often code for Developmental Apraxia when insurances won't pay for SLT for Receptive &/or Expressive Language Disorder. Full evaluation may also reveal Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Communication Disorder or, at 5 or >, Specific Language Impairment. Mutant FOXP2 genes on Chr. 7 cause familial DA or SLI. The incidence of DA is 0.1-0.2 % of children. ...Read more

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What happens to children of incest?

What happens to children of incest?

No single answer: Effects of incest vary widely and depend on many factors--age of child, gender of child and of abuser, level of coercion (psychological or physical force) involved, extent and duration of abuse, reaction of others if they learn of abuse, etc. One fairly clear finding is that those who were abused are both more likely to be abusers and to be unable to protect their chidlren from abuse. ...Read more

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Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

If neglected: Tape tapeworm infestation occurs due to contaminated food (uncooked) and water supply frequently seen in developing countries. Yes if untreated, looses most of the nourishment s to the worms, child will be malnourished, and will affect the child. ...Read more

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What is efective for children vomits?

What is efective for children vomits?

Good hydration: Vomiting could be caused by many things including infection and reflux. Small frequent feeds will help but no improvement withing a day or unable to keep hydrated, the child needs to be evaluated by a physician especially if there is fever. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of migraines in children?

What are symptoms of migraines in children?

Usually...: ...One-sided headache, aura (visual disturbances on the side of teh headache) - occasionally "abdominal migraine" may present with abdominal pain and vomiting but without headache, and respond to migraine treatments, . ...Read more

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Could it be prevalent children to have gout?

Could it be prevalent children to have gout?

No: Gout is not a typical disease found in children as uric acid levels rarely rise before puberty. It takes years for uric acid overload to manifest itself as gout. There are a few rare exceptions such as a metabolic condition known as Lesch-Nyhan syndrome in which uric acid levels rise during childhood. ...Read more

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Is it okay for severe dyslexics to have children?

Is it okay for severe dyslexics to have children?

Yes, have children: There is no reason why anybody's dyslexia should influence them to not have children. First, the genetic link between dyslexic parents and biological offspring is weak. Second, there are multiple resources to treat dyslexia. ...Read more

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Could all children have weird/delusional thoughts?

Could all children have weird/delusional thoughts?

Yes: Take your child to your psychiatrist/ for possible medication evaluation. Ask a psychologist to evaluate the situation first. They will have an idea as to what to do next. ...Read more

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Why are autistic children so sensitive to stimuli?

Why are autistic children so sensitive to stimuli?

Structure & function: Of the autistic vs. Neurotypical (NT) brain differ. Activation on fMRI of frontal & temporal cortex in teens with ASD vs. NT's exposed to 2 slightly noxious stimuli showed = initial sensations but over-reactivity in processing & interpretating them in those with ASD, consistent with anatomical findings of small patches of disorganized neurons in the layers of the frontal & temporal cortex in ASD ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for ecsema in children?

ECZEMA IN CHILDREN: Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching. It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse; use cetaphil. Wash clothing in all free & clear. ...Read more

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My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

That depends on the: Results of her Chromosonal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X, whether she is your sister's or brother's child & your 3-generation family medical &/or psychiatric history of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & illnesses in which the incidence of ASD is increased. It also depends on your taking. 4mg. Of Folic Acid daily starting 3 mos. Before & having a flu vaccine 2 mos. Before conception. ...Read more

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What are the complication of kwarshiorkor in children?

What are the complication of kwarshiorkor in children?

Multiple: Kwashiorkor (k) is a process that leads to a multitude of problems. Early symptoms include apathy, lethergy and irritability. Loss of muscle mass, skin probs, swelling in organs, face & limbs, & increased susceptability to infection. Stupor and coma may occcur with death rates approaching 40% even under rx. Survivors will generally have long term mental and physical deficiencies. ...Read more

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Is Melkersohn-Rosenthal genetically passed on to children?

Is Melkersohn-Rosenthal genetically passed on to children?

Unknown: Melkersson-Rosenthan syndrome is a rare neurologic disorder with an unknown cause. It may have a genetic (inherited) predisposition as there is an increase prevalence in certain ethnic groups. ...Read more

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What are the chances of myocarditis being passed on to children?

What are the chances of myocarditis being passed on to children?

Zip: Myocarditis is an acquired illness and not passed on to children. However, there are familial forms of cardiomyopathy that can be passed on. ...Read more

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What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

What will happen if we stopped vaccinating infants, toddlers, and children?

Disease and death: We already see early signs of this after the vaccine haters misinformation campaigns. The rate of whooping cough in the country has risen from 2500/yr in the early 90's and rare if any deaths, to 40, 000 this year with more than 30 deaths. Keep it up and we will see lots of little headstones in graveyards again. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing on a permutation of huntingtons to your children? 50/50 like if you actually had huntingtons?

What are the chances of passing on a permutation of huntingtons to your children? 50/50 like if you actually had huntingtons?

50/50: If one of your alleles of the hd gene is in the premutation range and the other is not, you have a 50:50 chance of passing it to an offspring. Interestingly, if the premutation allele is inherited from the father it has a higher probability of expanding the number of repeats to the disease causing range than if that same premutation allele was inherited from the mother. ...Read more