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Child Seeing Pediatrician
Leave it up to child: And physician.18-years is usual cut-off age.Many children & their pediatrician want to maintain their relationship until child graduates college at age 22+ years. Adolescent pediatricians often fill the gap between pediatrician and internist or family dr. Some children want to leave their pediatrician by age 16, especially if they don't have a same sex dr.. Those kids should be allowed to graduate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: Many children as they get older see the pediatrician as an indication of childhood and want to see an adult doctor as proof of their maturity. There are some adolescent doctor specialists as well. Some children with disease needing frequent visions will stick to their pediatrician for a long time as they know each other well. So there are various answers and no absolute time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for baby acne (if this is what it is) to resolve? And if it doesn't, when should we see the pediatrician?
Baby Acne?: It's best to see a pediatrician or dermatologist to determine what your baby has and from there decide what therapeutic measures to apply. Good Luck! ...Read more
Daughter 4 has red cheeks and lil bumps on them has no fever but she's had it every since she was a baby should i see my pediatrician about it
Baby is gtube fed. Who on my medical team determines the diet and feeding schedule? Pediatrician, GI doctor or do we see a dietician/nutritionist?
Gtube feeding: If you are seeing a GI doctor, they should primarily be responsible for their feedings. However, your Pediatrician can also manage this in between your visits to the GI doctor as well. I would talk with your Pediatric GI Specialist to learn what the plan is for the feedings. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on who is available in your area check with your pediatrician first. Some general pediatricians, including myself can evaluate and diagnose adhd using various tools. Others refer the child to a psychologist for a battery of test, then may give medicine if needs too. Others refer to a psychiatrist or even a neurologist. A developmental pediatrician, if available, could also see him. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My baby keeps scratching his head, sometimes he starches till he bleeds? should I go see a paediatrician or GP? he has cradle cap and/or rash
Hard to say: GP's may or may not see a large group of kids in their practice & be quite able to handle such issues. Some choose not to see kids before they are verbal, so a paed may be more in tune with your needs. ...Read more
See below: What the tests are, why they are needed, how will the results influence your child's care, and any other options. ...Read more
Pediatrics: Make sure they are board-certified. Go to abp.Org to check credentials. Have an up-front conversation about communication, call-backs, expectations, philosophy on child-rearing, etc.. Enlist them as a partner in your child's health. Once the relationship is established, let your doctor know you trust them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within 24 hours: Where are you planning on giving birth? Babies are seen by a pediatrician within the first 24 hours of life; then seen each day while they are in the hospital until discharged. Typically 2 days for a vaginal delivery and 3 days for a C-section. Once they leave the hospital, they need to follow with a pediatrician between 2-5 days later. Choose a pediatrician before birth & they will go over appts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Pediatricians treat kids and your age puts you out of that category.If you are asking about a kid, it depends on the pediatrician. Some prefer to refer most or their behavioral health issues out to child psychiatrist, and limit their treatment to straightforward cases. Some get more involved and treat a broader category of issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My pediatrician says my child may have compression neuropathies, but I don't understand. What does it mean?
Need more info: It depends upon several things. What is your child's age? Does your child have additional symptoms like cough, runny nose, sore throat , diarrhea or abdominal pain? Fever is the body's reaction to infection. If your child is less than 3 months old, please call your pediatrician right away. Otherwise call your pediatrician if child is having fever with other symptoms. ...Read more
Questionnaire & exam: In the early years, such as during a toddler's routine physical, pediatricians will observe a child's behavior during the visit. There are also well-validated questionnaires such as the M-CHAT that are standard for pediatricians to use to gather information from parents. The M-CHAT is a screening tool for kids ages 16-30 months old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I go about finding a developmental pediatrician for my child with some autistic spectrum issues?
My pediatrician says my child may have mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?
Parasitic infection: Leishmaniasis = parasitic infection transmitted by bite of infected sand flies. In mucocutaneous forms it may start with skin sores which can develop into ulcers with inflamed lymph nodes. Inadequately treated or untreated it can lead to nose & throat lesions with congestion & nose bleeds. It can eventually destroy tissue of the nose or throat. Sometimes skin & mucosal lesions are simultaneous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer