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Help please? How long does it take for an average child/teenager to heal from sickness (flu, cold)?
7-10 days: Most viruses last 7-10 days, no matter what you do. The treatment is mainly just to make the child feel better. Fever control, saline in the nose, a cool mist humidifier, and lots of fluids to drink will help the most. Frequently a virus will get worse for 3-4 days, peak for a day or so, then improve for 3-4 days. If he isn't getting better or symptoms are worse, see his doctor ...Read more
Difficult teens: The teen years are not just a problem for parents. Teens go through puberty at differing rates which triggers a lot of "am I normal" thoughts. They become self conscious about weight, clothing, hair, sexuality, money etc as their brain matures & they see the diversity in their friends. Significant anxiety occurs in up to half & many need third party counseling thru the rough spots. ...Read more
Is there any medical condition where a child/teenager has a more higher mental age of maturity/personal development than his actual age would suggest?
Gifted?: Having an iq > 2 standard deviations above the mean (>130) is actually not typical development. Iq is a function of genetics + environment. Some gifted kids have social skills difficulties. Taking on adult roles is usually from environmental issues. Read the drama of the gifted child. ...Read more
How is that there are at least 3 different forms of epilespy in my family? Diangosis grandmal as teenager... Never outgrown. Diangosis hereditary but sick as child.
This is a puzzle: Very interesting story. I would have to say that it is likely that there is some kind of link through your family for epilepsy/seizure disorder, regardless of type. It is not impossible for a person in a family with such a link to see different types of seizure disorder in other family members. ...Read more
Of course not: But interestingly many of parents think their kids need it.. . ..Which is more of fashion trend. :). ...Read more
No, but: There are no studies that associate the development of schizophrenia to early child abuse. While the causes of schizophrenia are unclear, some evidence supports a genetic link, a link to chronic and early marijuana use, and effects from a fetus being exposed to certain viruses. However, childhood abuse can lead to symptoms that may look like schizophrenia, including hallucinations. ...Read more
Can someone be diagnosed with bipolar as a teenager even if he didn't show any symptoms as a child?
My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly. I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?
I'm just wondering, if you have had the mumps as a child can you still get chicken pox as a teenager?
Different diseases: Yes, they are different diseases. Having one will not create immunity to the other. ...Read more
Should I be sure that a virgin isn't HIV infected from mother to child transmission? B'cos she wouldn't have lived this long to be a teenager now.
Not a bad idea: What you were assuming about lifespan is absolutely not true. There are long term non-progressers. People who exhibit the virus but whose counts don't go down (cd4). Its likely a mutation in the biding receptors of the virus to ccr5 receptors on CD4 cells. It makes infection of a cell line much more unlikely. I have people who have been like this 30 years. ...Read more
When I retire to bed at night, my left leg has this numb, irritating pain. Is it due to the 2× fractured ankle that I endured as a child and teenager?
Nerve pain: The first thing is that the origin of the pain needs to be determined. It can be proximal to the area in question even if you have had a previous injury. ...Read more
Harmless scam: It won't help you lose weight or do anything else for your benefit. Eat sensibly, avoid sugary and fatty stuff, get with a fitness group, and you'll accomplish your weight loss / fitness goals without having to waste money like this. And get some real respberries -- and remember how good real, nourishing food tastes. ...Read more
Viagra (sildenafil): Nit such a good idea he will end up in the ER ...Read more
What should I eat or drink or do to take care of myself and also continue to grow and to be a healthy teenager?
What can be the consequences if a teenager (16 years old - male) takes GH MAX of universal? Will it hurt him? Will it make him grow?
Side effects/waste: These supplements promise a lot and deliver almost nothing. They are exempt from regulation by the US FDA as a supplement, and can promise anything. Their components are found in food you normally eat. Their main effect is to relieve you of your money and enrich the huxter that sells them. The only growth hormone that works is injected & costs more than $10, 000 US/yr. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: There is no safe non-prescription option so go see your doctor for an evaluation to determine if you need "steroids". Assuming you're talking about testosterone or other anabolic steroids, risks generally exceed benefit if you don't need them. Some side effects can be permanent. More importantly, if you're taking steroids w/o supervision, how do you know you're getting "real" uncontaminated stuff? ...Read more
Only if: They are deficient. Otherwise it's illegal, unhealthy, unnecessary and dangerous. There is no reason to take hgh unless you are deficient and a doctor has prescribed it. Otherwise, who knows what you're injecting into your body. Don't do stupid things to your body, it's the only one you'll ever have. ...Read more