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My child is 11years old he active but he small height , and week , Which , vitamin and millk ,I give him?

My child is 11years old he active but  he small height , and week , Which , vitamin and millk ,I  give him?

Height: your child's height is geneticlly determined. Milk and especially vitamins will have little to do with his final height. More importantantly, is a well rounded diet with lots of protein. Proper sleep,and exercise are also important ...Read more

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What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication i can take ? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication i can take ? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

An approach....: First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.

I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more

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Are vitamins considered medications too?

Are vitamins considered medications too?

Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Why does a normal child need to take a multi-vitamin?

Why does a normal child need to take a multi-vitamin?

SAD: Sad stands for stndard american diet and it is indeed sad! japanese are the healthiest people in the world. When they come to america they succumb to the same diseases that we have here. Go to my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Vitamins: Are considered supplements. There are some powerful vitamins, sometimes called nutriceuticals, but still supplements. ...Read more

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Can you give a child too many vitamins so that become sick?

Can you give a child too many vitamins so that become sick?

YES: Yes, there is a limit to everything and large doses of vitamins can be dangerous and even deadly. Stick to recommended daily doses. ...Read more

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If a child 6 years eats a lot of gummy vitamins is there any danger?

If a child 6 years eats a lot of gummy vitamins is there any danger?

Depends: Depends on what is in the vitamins, how many they took, and how much the child weighs. To be safe, please call poison control @ 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! see http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen.Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www.Evitamins.Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are child vitamins (like flintstones) ok for adults?

Can you tell me, are child vitamins (like flintstones) ok for adults?

Childrens vitamins: Children's vitamins have been formulated to give the recommended doses for them. An adult has different needs. If you have a problem swallowing a pill there are chewable multivitamins for adults or even decent tasting liquid vitamins that are available at a reasonable price. ...Read more

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What number of hours apart should I take my medications and vitamins?

Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more

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What happens if a child took many gummy vitamins in one day (about 10 gummies)?

What happens if a child took many gummy vitamins in one day (about 10 gummies)?

Call ASAP: You need to check immediately with your local poison control center to determine if there is danger! ...Read more

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What would happen if a child ate all the gummy vitamins in a bottle at one time?

What would happen if a child ate all the gummy vitamins in a bottle at one time?

Poison Control: Best to call poison control if this happens. Vitamin toxicity/overdose is a very real possibility. Are these multi-vitamin gummies, or a specific vitamin? ...Read more

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Can there be a natural product or vitamin that will help a child suspected of having add?

No: No diets, vitamins, supplements, roots, herbs have ever shown the slightest benefit in add. Some folks make a lot of money selling them though. ...Read more

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I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood. Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?

I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood.  Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?

Daily multivitamin: Most foods in usa have some form of vitamin supplementation. Why don't you start eating fruits and veggies now. They are delicious. If not, recommend a daily multivitamin and you may want to add vitamin d and Folic Acid at a minimum. ...Read more

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Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more

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Could my childs behaviour be a vitamin deficiency?

Unlikely if he: Is taking a childrens multivitamin, ask your board certified pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can i take vitamin B12 with my medication ?

Can i take vitamin B12 with my medication ?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit.ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

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What to do is child eats too many vitamins?

What to do is child eats too many vitamins?

Keep out of reach!: Some vitamins can be dangerous if taken in excess, especially iron vitamins. All vitamins should be kept out of the reach of children, in a safe place, and only given by the parent. Many of them are colorful and taste good, so your child may think they are candy. Always tell them that they are medicine, not candy, and not to be taken by the child without permission. ...Read more

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What was a good vitamins for a 1 year old child.?

What was a good vitamins for a 1 year old child.?

Vitamins: For a 1yo- liquid vitamin- poly vi sol.--- If there are concerns about inadequate iron intake buy "poly vi sol with iron". If your child eats a balanced diet, Vitamins are not necessary. ...Read more

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What vitamins are best for ensuring a young child is healthy?

What vitamins are best for ensuring a young child is healthy?

The ones in a: healthy, well-balanced diet. The American Academy of Pediatrics' position on this is on www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Where-We-Stand-Vitamins.aspx. Do not give vitamin supplements without first checking with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child is not getting the proper vitamins and nutrients?

Diet history/growth: If your child is not growing well that could be one sign or if he/she is a really picky eater. The best way is with a diet history. Even with picky eaters, children can get all the nutrients they need from what they eat. Sometimes labs are needed to check for nutrient deficiencies. Talk with your doctor about this. I bet you will be reassured that all is actually well. ...Read more

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Do you know of side effects if i take vitamins and medication at the same time?

Yes: The absorption of some medications, like thyroid medications and some antibiotic will be blocked by taking calcium with it. You should always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking supplements so they can advise you of potential medication interactions. ...Read more

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If a child suffers from fibromyalgia, can you give any vitamins to help make their pain better?

If a child suffers from fibromyalgia, can you give any vitamins to help make their pain better?

Possibly: A child with finromyalgia would be very rare. I would suggest a comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation in a pediatric pain program to make sure nothing is missed.

Some of my adult patients feel a bit better with vitamin d3, Alpha lipoic acid, acetylcarnitine, and fish oil. I can't comment on using these in children. ...Read more

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Should a child take 3 vitamins at one time that is under 2 ....the vitamins are over the counter.

Should a child take 3 vitamins at one time that is under 2 ....the vitamins are over the counter.

Which/dose: If this is a multi vitamin and with appropriate doses for his weight, then not harmful. We try to get most children to take vitamins in the form of vegetables and milk. Check www.healthykids.com all the best. ...Read more

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What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more