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Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome ?

Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome
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Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more

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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more


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Can cat litter hurt babies?

Can cat litter hurt babies?

See below: There are two ways how the cat litter can affect the infants: indirectly through the pregnant mother, if she is taking care of the cat, they can acquire a congenital toxoplasma infection or directly, as they might get in touch with infected cat's excrements in the cat litter. ...Read more

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What causes people with tourette syndrome to shout out?

What causes people with tourette syndrome to shout out?

Tics: Patients with tourette have uncontrolled motor movements. When this involves the diaphram and chest it can cause barking, grunting, and expression of words. Often other motor behaviors are also occurring with head, face, throat, and neck involvement. This can be very disruptive and embarrassing. However, many learn to control and manage this even without the need for medication. ...Read more

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2 month old son cries non stop unless he's being held & people tell me i'm neglecting him for letting him sit & cry sometimes. Help?

2 month old son cries non stop unless he's being held & people tell me i'm neglecting him for letting him sit & cry sometimes. Help?

? medical problem?: Have you talked to his pediatrician about this? If he likes to be held, it may that he likes to be upright and is battling something like ge reflux. This makes infants cry. Can also be from formula intolerance, exposure to second hand smoke, and others. It's ok to let baby cry for short periods, ie: finish your shower and get dressed, but prolonged ignoring of his crying not good for either of you. ...Read more

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2 y/o twins are very fussy, "fight" during feeding&sleeping, get angry when hears "no", my 8 m/o baby can be "spoiled" while playing/watching them?

2 y/o twins are very fussy, "fight" during feeding&sleeping, get angry when hears "no", my 8 m/o baby can be "spoiled" while playing/watching them?

No, educated!: Younger siblings have been shown to learn much of what they need from older sibs. Twin behaviors are often kind of exaggerated versions of singleton behaviors, and younger sibs have no problem understanding how they are different. Besides, keeping a younger sib away from olders would deprive them of more than half the fun!! ...Read more

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Am hypersensitive to cats dogss perfume candles lotion s soaps etc dr did bloodwork negative for dogs dust cats trees grasses im 6 months post partum?

Am hypersensitive to cats dogss perfume candles lotion s soaps etc dr did bloodwork negative for dogs dust cats trees grasses im 6 months post partum?

What's the question?: I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to so many things. Are you asking if this has anything to do with being post-partum? Maybe. Being pregnant affects the immune system. It's possible that there have been some changes in the immune system that make you more reactive to these substances now. ...Read more

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Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Depends: You don't say how little the child is or the context. Mr. Roberts did a wonderful show on a dead goldfish was aimed at 5-6 yo. Death happens, and learning about how people deal with it is a task children eventually need to master. Nearly all the disney classics have a death (usually mom) in the plot, if your child watches such fare, be involved & answer question that arise at the level asked. ...Read more

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Can shaken baby syndrome cause behavioral/emotional problems?

Can shaken baby syndrome cause behavioral/emotional problems?

Absolutely: Depending on the severity, and if there is damage of the frontal lobe of the brain. Also, if there is still a pour child parent relationship, that can lead to behavioral and emotional problems. ...Read more

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What causes temper tantrums in kids?

What causes temper tantrums in kids?

See below: Temper tantrums are an immature response to anger and frustration. Children may respond this way when they have limits placed on a particular behavior. ...Read more

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

No: If there is a dusty environment from the litter then it could cause a cough. If ingested then it could cause a parasitic worm infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why angelman syndrome victims have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Can you tell me why angelman syndrome victims have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

CNS profound effects: Some affected never learn to walk or speak. Walking may start at 2 to 6 years. Fewer than 80% have the happy expression, an unstable gait, with the uplifted flexed and pronated arms. The genetic effects on the CNS are being researched.. ...Read more

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Suffering from my youngest son Mohammed who is becoming aggressive , chaotic, non obedient , noisy ,and refuses to calm down , though we love him so ?

Suffering from my youngest son Mohammed who is becoming aggressive , chaotic, non obedient , noisy ,and refuses to calm down , though we love him so 
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Disruptive: you probably to get your child evaluated by pediatrician or psychiatrist to determine if there is any issues related to attention deficit disorder or hyperactivity to help him ...Read more

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Suffering from my youngest son Mohammed who is becoming aggressive , chaotic, non obedient , noisy ,and refuses to calm down , though we love him so ?

Suffering from my youngest son Mohammed who is becoming aggressive , chaotic, non obedient , noisy ,and refuses to calm down , though we love him so ?

Thorough assessment: …is needed to better understand and address your son's behavioral issues. Make an appointment with your son's pediatrician to start. They will be able do an assessment and then get you referred to an appropriate specialist if needed. ...Read more

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8 mo old allergy to dog Cough, runny nose, congestion, crackling, wheezing. Sick 3 months 2 antibiotics 2 diff allergy meds Symptoms began After dog ?

8 mo old allergy to dog Cough, runny nose, congestion, crackling, wheezing. Sick 3 months 2 antibiotics 2 diff allergy meds Symptoms began After dog ?

Test for allergy?: You might consider other reasons such as food allergy or household irritants, if child has signs of allergic illness = atopy, you need to be smarter about what the allergen really is. If this came on months after dog exposure, hard to make the dog the source necessarily. Suggest skin/blood tests at 1 yr to confirm your hunch, avoidance may not be the solution ...Read more

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How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read more

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What causes Rett Syndrome ? Can adults get Rett Syndrome? I hope not!

What causes Rett Syndrome ? Can adults get Rett Syndrome? I hope not!

Genetic disease: Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a mutation in a gene which occurs almost exclusively in females. The disease manifests itself within a year or so of birth. Children lose the ability to speak, develop stereotypic and unique midline hand movements and develop a clumsy gait. Adults can't get it. ...Read more

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Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Unknown: I don't think anyone knows, but it is very characteristic of the syndrome. ...Read more