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Help please? How long does it take for an average child/teenager to heal from sickness (flu, cold)?

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

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Is it normal for my childs confidence to drop when a teenager?

Is it normal for my childs confidence to drop when a teenager?

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

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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?

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

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When is the right age to tell a child or teenager that a person committed suicide?

When is the right age to tell a child or teenager that a person committed suicide?

Depends: You know how mature and resilient this child or teenager is. Right?

If not, talk with a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I'm wondering what effect can witnessing domestic abuse as a child have on a teenager now?

I'm wondering what effect can witnessing domestic abuse as a child have on a teenager now?

Plenty: I see a lot of teens and adults who grew up in abusive homes. It can affect issues of trust, intimacy and self-esteem. If you're asking the question, somebody needs some counseling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to suddenly remember an incidence of child abuse when you become a teenager?

Is it possible to suddenly remember an incidence of child abuse when you become a teenager?

Maybe: The jury in psychiatry is really, and very truly, "out" on this issue. So, be a frog, always go forward. Never look back. ...Read more

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Do dentists think every child/teenager need braces?

Do dentists think every child/teenager need braces?

Of course not: But interestingly many of parents think their kids need it.. . ..Which is more of fashion trend. :). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Sure can: Sexual encounters certainly may cause vaginal infections.So can irritants such as bubble bath, detergents, foreign bodies etc. Also an odd complication of strep throat can cause this. So check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get mononucleosis as a child even if you haven't kissed a teenager?

Can you get mononucleosis as a child even if you haven't kissed a teenager?

Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by a virus and also transmitted by sharing drinks and close contact at any age. ...Read more

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Is it all right for a child or young teenager to drink muscle milk?

Is it all right for a child or young teenager to drink muscle milk?

Bad Idea: I can not imagine why a preteen child should be drinking this protein supplement. As for the teenager, looking to supplements for shortcuts to improve growth or strength is not a particularly healthy habit. And there are risks of side effects. ...Read more

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Does child abuse ever cause the development of schizophrenia in a teenager?

Does child abuse ever cause the development of schizophrenia in a teenager?

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

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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?

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?

NO: Large head size is usually inherited. Chances are she will have a larger head but no more so than her family members and certainly not apparent to those who are not carrying around tape measures. She will look fine. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have had the mumps as a child can you still get chicken pox as a 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

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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.

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

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Is it possible for a child/teenager without being sexually active to have vaginal infection

Is it possible for a child/teenager without being sexually active to have vaginal infection

Yes: Poor personal hygiene like wiping herself the wrong way can cause vaginal infections. Other reasons would be the taking of antibiotics for an inter current infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can my teenager take for migraines?

What can my teenager take for migraines?

Varies: First of all, be sure they are migraines. If so, many treatments are available for this. A pediatric neurologist or neurodevelopmentalist is your best bet to help with treatemnt. By the way, diet and sleep problems can impact migraines significantly. ...Read more

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Could it be okay for a teenager to take raspberry keytones?

Could it be okay for a teenager to take raspberry keytones?

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

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Can a 16-year-old teenager can take usana's procosa?

Can a 16-year-old teenager can take usana's procosa?

Usana procosa: Since it has not been approved by the fda I would not recommend it to a teenager. ...Read more

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How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

How long would it take to diagnose a teenager with leukemia?

Depends: Sometimes things are quite obvious since leukemia is rather fast growing. Other times, certain tests such as ct scans and bone marrow examination may be necessary but physicians move quickly to determine if a young patient has leukemia or not so that treatment can be started. ...Read more

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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 should I eat or drink or do to take care of myself and also continue to grow and to be a healthy teenager?

Good nutrition: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water/day & 5 servings of veggies & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Eat whole grain. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi. I am a teenager and have decided I will take steroids. What is the safest option?

Hi. I am a teenager and have decided I will take steroids. What is the safest option?

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

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What happens if a teenager takes an HGH supplement?

What happens if a teenager takes an HGH supplement?

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

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