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Dr. Marshall Seligmann
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Children And Teenagers (Overview)

Children and teenagers are young people: everyone up to the age of 19.


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Can children and teenagers take Voveran?

Can children and teenagers take Voveran?

Yes under MD care: Voveran (diclofenac sodium) is a prescription drug. It is not FDA approved for use in children. It can be used under a doctor's supervision. I strongly discourage giving children, teenagers and adults, prescription medications not prescribed for them. ...Read more

Dr. Marshall Seligmann
87 doctors shared insights

Children And Teenagers (Overview)

Children and teenagers are young people: everyone up to the age of 19.


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Can children and teenagers take Nexterone?

Can children and teenagers take Nexterone?

Depends: Nexterone is used to help regulate severe heart arrhythmias (irregular beats). In Pediatrics we often use medication that is not indicated by the FDA for the use in children based on private research and studies. Like Viagra (sildenafil) is used in premature infants with certain lung diseases. If you have concerns, discuss them with your prescribing specialist. http://www.drugs.com/dosage/nexterone.html ...Read more

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Children and teenagers (Tip)

A "puberty class" at your children's hospital can inform your child about the changes of growing up. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can children or teenagers take meprobamate?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can children or teenagers take meprobamate?

Meprobamate: This is a tranquilizer used rarely to treat occasional anxiety. It is no longer available in brand form, & is not indicated for youth. ...Read more

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Children and teenagers (Tip)

Ask your child about bullying. They usually won't tell you. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Can children and teenagers take baclofen?

Probably safe,: But the drug is designed to treat spasticity, and since this can be caused by several conditions, should discuss fully with your doctor about the available options. ...Read more

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Children and teenagers (Tip)

Ask your doctor what's the best way to handle your preteen child. ...See more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
daily
eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
daily
daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
daily
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Off-label, preferably prescribed by a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Children and teenagers (Tip)

Parents may be apprehensive as a teen pulls away . This is the developmental task of adolescence. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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Can children and teenagers safely take valaciclovir?

Can children and teenagers safely take valaciclovir?

Yes, but...: Valacyclovir is approved for use in teens aged 13 and up, and has indications for some conditions in immunocompromised children as young as 2 years. However, it should be used ONLY with prescription, and with clear instruction and supervision by a physician. Furthermore, the conditions that this medication treats may be life-threatening in children and need to be managed/diagnosed by a physician. ...Read more

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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Safety, unclear need: L-arginine is a dietary supplement. It is made by the body, but is used as a supplement in various adult disorders. No specific indications have been identified in chidlren and adolescents, and it is a substance that, in overdose, can cause brain edema and even death. Oberdose is easier in children because of their smaller size. So, no clear value and possible risk: not a good combination. ...Read more

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Children and teenagers (Tip)

Teen pregnancy is lower in teens when they are given accurate information about sex. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly