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Doctor insights on: Childrens Alphabets W Medication

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My child is 5yrs and he is having problems to identify alphabet.??? Its normal??? How I can help??? But do his painting very well..

My child is 5yrs and he is having problems to identify alphabet.??? Its normal??? How I can help??? But do his painting very well..

Learning disability: dyslexia is a problem that makes it hard for the child to learn to read
dyslexia has nothing to do with how smart your child is
they have brain difference that affect the way they process written words
they have a problem understanding the connection between letters and sound
he needs neuro evaluation and intervention to help him correct it ...Read more

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My daughter able to read & identify alphabet & numbers by age 2 year old is it normal?

My daughter able to read & identify alphabet & numbers by age 2 year old is it normal?

Hyperlexia: Hyperlexic state Is associated with developmental disorders as autism and PDD. Ask her pediatrician about this at your next visit. There are developmental screenings that we will want to do at each of her visits, potentially adding a referral to a pediatric neurologist or other developmental specialist. If her social development is normal, then she is simply gifted! ...Read more

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My 18mth old son frequently arranges numbers / alphabets & counts. He knows them all, answers simple questions but is impatient. Could he be autistic?

My 18mth old son frequently arranges numbers / alphabets & counts. He knows them all, answers simple questions but is impatient. Could he be autistic?

18 month old: Your child is speaking, answering questions and categorizing and sequencing. This all sounds perfectly healthy and appropriate for an 18 month old child. Patience is not a skill we expect in 18 month olds. Best wishes to you and your family. ...Read more

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My 18mth old cries inconsolably in accompanied playschool. He counts lights, rolls about, walks and identifies alphabets on the wall. Is he autistic?

Can't diagnose...: It isn't possible to diagnose autism based on the amt of info that you can give in this short question format. It is a complex diagnosis & requires that you discuss concerns with your pediatrician. Does your son make eye contact? How is speech? Just two questions that would be asked AND observed. What you described doesn't worry me BUT you are there and you are worried - talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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My son is 3yrs old but cant talk. He can read some phrase but won't used it. Has his own routine. Has a sharp memory can memorize countries, numbers, shapes, alphabets etc. He won't eat anything but milk. He shouts if things he wants is not given. What could be the

My son is 3yrs old but cant talk. He can read some phrase but won't used it. Has his own routine. Has a sharp memory can memorize countries, numbers, shapes, alphabets etc. He won't eat anything but milk. He shouts if things he wants is not given. What could be the

Needs further eval: You need to have your son seen by primary care doctor for complete evaluation and then get referrals for specialists that can address the specific needs of your son. His hearing will need to be check and then likely referral to nutritionist, speech therapy, etc. ...Read more

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My 18month old is not talking. She recognizes n says all the alphabets and numbers to ten, says some words from songs, but not saying mom, dada yet y?

My 18month old is not talking. She recognizes n says all the alphabets and numbers to ten, says some words from songs, but not saying mom, dada yet y?

Speech delay?: If she recognizes, says all alphabets, counts up to ten & says some words she is smart, not to worry. Your child doesn't have speech delay.

One common cause of speech delay is poor hearing. Recurrent ear infection, fluid in middle ear, positive f/h, use of some medicines in neonate cause hearing loss.

If very concerned, check with pediatrician whether she passed hearing test. ...Read more

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My son is 3 yrs old. He understnds few commands but most of the time he doesnt. He stil isn't talking mch. Knows alphabets and numbrs. What cud b wrong?

Developmental Delay: Time to have him evaluated by a pediatrician telling the doctor all your concerns. Your Pediatrician will go from there with interventions as needed to help your son. ...Read more

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Right ankle hurts when I put pressure but my ankle is not swollen and I can move my feet in circle and alphabet and it doesn't hurt. Tennis week ago?

Right ankle hurts when I put pressure but my ankle is not swollen and I can move my feet in circle and alphabet and it doesn't hurt. Tennis week ago?

There are many: Things that can be wrong. Its nice it doesn't bother you off weight bearing, but sooner or later you have to walk…so the question remains what's wrong?
an in office exam will help as you didn't specify where on the ankle your pain is... ...Read more

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My son iz just three and can't read alphabetic how can I check his eye sight?

My son iz just three and can't read alphabetic how can I check his eye sight?

Using an E chart: If you take him to an optometrist or opthalmologist that specializes in children, they will have special charts for children that cannot read letters. Using an e chart the child points in the direction of the e. There are others that use different symbols. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give pain medication to children?

Is it safe to give pain medication to children?

Depends: This depends on the condition of the child, reason and type of medication and dose involved. I can think of some pain meds that would stop a kid from breathing, at least one that could shut down their kidneys, etc. There are specific and well studied pain meds for kids that are safe to use. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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Are there any good medications to help with children that are selective mutes?

Are there any good medications to help with children that are selective mutes?

Depends: If the selective mutism is due to a social phobia or agoraphobia, then there are some possible treatments that may help. Anxiolytics can reduce these symptoms. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Best medication for peca (eating soil) for children?

Best medication for peca (eating soil) for children?

Pica: Check with your pediatrician. If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances. ...Read more

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Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Are there any safe over-the-counter medication for children?

Yes: There are not many safe over-the-counter cold medications for children. The medications which had been previously available were both not very effective for children and also rather easy to overdose. The best OTC medications for children continue to be tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) products and Motrin (ibuprofen) products. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for help with OTC choices for kids. ...Read more

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What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read more

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Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

No scientific: Evidence supports this claim. It seems that the company has marketed its product outside the U.S.A. After this action of 3/21/13: "the national advertising division has recommended that hello life, llc, discontinue unsupported claims that its synaptol, a homeopathic remedy, treats or relieves symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." please use chadd. Org for valid information on adhd. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for OCD in children?

What is a good medication for OCD in children?

First, accurate diag: Is most important. For true OCD, there are several behavioral interventions which should be tried first. See a child-adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Do you use medication to treat ptsd in children?

Sometimes: Medication is not the primary treatment of choice for the core of childhood ptsd. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy" (or play therapy in younger children) is the primary treatment. That being said, medications are sometimes used short term to reduce anxiety to help the child to tolerate the anxiety associated with therapy, or for specific symptoms such as sleep difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin: Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. ...Read more

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Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

None: All the antiepiletic drugs (aed) have a potential to cause birth defect (s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more

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Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials. There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online. Check site details for information. ...Read more

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Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options? .

Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options? .

ADHD: Adhd is not always treated with medications. There are programs that are behaviorally based as well. ...Read more

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What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children?

What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children?

Depend on age.: All medications are safe if done appropriately for age and weight. ...Read more