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Doctor insights on: Child Hand Flapping Tip Toe Walking Caused By Food Allergies

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What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

What food allergy causes a rash/hive only on the top of feet and hands?

None: Where the rash appears tells you nothing about food allergies. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can appear anywhere as well but is more commonly seen in the elbow creases, behind the knees, at the wrists, ankles, tops of feet & hands, behind the ears, eyelids, & anywhere on the neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more


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My 8 month old had cold sweats and his hands and feet are warm. No temp though. Could this be teething or food allergy?? 1st time he has got this

My 8 month old had cold sweats and his hands and feet are warm. No temp though. Could this be teething or food allergy?? 1st time he  has got this

Get him checked: I don't believe that this condition is caused by either teething or a food allergy. If you feel like this is a serious situation then see a pediatrician. If your child is otherwise normal and seems healthy it may be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What can happen if tip-toe walking is ignored and left untreated in an otherwise healthy child?

What can happen if tip-toe walking is ignored and left untreated in an otherwise healthy child?

Gait changes: This is generally a transient gait pattern in otherwise normal and healthy children. Sometimes, this even manifests itself because a new sibling has come along. This will generally resolve with time. However, if it become habitual and if ignored entirely the most likely occurrence is continued and habitual abnormality of the gait with a tightened (contracted) achilles tendon. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to stop tip toe walking?

How do I get my child  to stop tip toe walking?

Depends on age: Toe walking is normal in toddlers learning to walk & quickly disappears. Toe walking persisting longer or associated with physical findings should be investigated. Autism & CP are two most common serious reasons. Habituation is a common benign reason. Toe walking per se is not dangerous, it's cause needs elucidation. ...Read more

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My 9yr old son is still tip toe walking. Has tried wearing brace in shoes but he seems to go back after several months. What else can we do?

My 9yr old son is still tip toe walking.  Has tried wearing brace in shoes but he seems to go back after several months.  What else can we do?

Not a problem: It is very common for children of this age to continue to walk on their toes without any problem. A good physical exam from a foot and ankle specialist will let you know if there are any bone or tendon abnormalities contributing to this. Many children have a tight calf muscle and feel more comfortable walking on their toes but have no other medical problems that need to be treated. ...Read more

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Is toe walking bad for you?

Depends: There are plenty of toe walkers in this world with no issues, but with some you can have a contracted or short achilles tendon. This can cause other pathology. Bottom line, if there is no pain, i would not worry so much. In a child, heel lifts in the shoes can help train the child to eliminate the condition. (if in a child - a consultation with podiatrist is recommended.). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat toe-walking?

What can I do to treat toe-walking?

Toe walking: A thorough and careful examination would be needed to determine the cause but most toe waking can be addressed with serial casting. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from toe-walking?

How can I stop myself from toe-walking?

See a doctor: At your age this could be some type of a neurological problem. Please have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more