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Are there some older men out there stalking girls on social media? Should I spy on my daughter's friends?
Stalking: The answer is a resounding yes! secondly - do not spy - i would suggest that you both do the social media together as friends. If that does not work, keep the computer in an area where the family is present like the kitchen area. ...Read more
Why don't some people throw out their old stuff or their kids toys when grown? Attached or lazy or sentimental?
Personnel: It is a personnel choice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Progress/independenc: We use developmental milestones largely up until age 4 or 5 to identify those with preschool deficits that can be helped.School then begins to challenge & identify those making progress toward independent thought & responsibility.The ability to master skill sets & accept responsibility for completing tasks at a peer equivalent basis demonstrates that process, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toys Come w/Messages: Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14 month old displays self injurious behavior. Hits head on ground, or with his own hands. Otherwise normal& interactive & smart. What to do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age do late talkers generally catch up thier peers. My son is 2 y 4 m. Has vocab of 50 words 3-4 two words comb. Will goin to nursery help?
Development Testing: Before your son can be labeled "late talker", a medical or developmental disorder must first be ruled out. Child's past medical/family/development history is not given but is important to know. Be aware that hearing loss is a major cause of language delay in this age group and must be tested for. See doctor for a full medical and developmental assessment to determine true cause of speech delay. ...Read more
How long does the pink eye virus stay infectious on objects? I'm specifically thinking of my children's toys, especially their stuffed animals. My son has pink eye, and we're trying to avoid my daughter getting it, so i'm not allowing them to share toys r
Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.
Not a problem: The light intensity is very low from these and should pose no problem unless you make them so entertaining that they stay awake longer than you had hoped. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is not reliably possible to tell if a girl/woman is menstruating (on her period) simply by looking at her. ...Read more
70 year old male with serious COPD. No other health problems. The skin on the back of my forearms has turned dark blue from elbow to fingers For1 year?
COPD: What's your question? See your FamilyDoc or Dermatologist re blue (cyanotic) skin. Perhaps it's due to low oxygen from COPD but that's not common place to notice first. Re COPD, there are several preventive inhalers & 1 rescue inhaler to consider plus some pills, maybe even steroids. If bad enough, may need oxygen. Bottom line, work closely w/FamilyDoc & Pulmonologist. Shots? Did you quit smoking? ...Read more
5yr old w/ muscleweakness , walks on tip toes, rocks when sitting, speech problem, he is social and does make eye contact. Sensitive to light /sound.?
11 year old who urinates self, poor grooming, and add like symptoms. Recently began soiling self. Poor social skills. Is it signs of abuse?
One possibility: While abuse is one of the things in the possible reasons for this scenario, it is not the only one. There could be a neurologic problem leading to the soiling and wetting. There could be psychologic problems, with the number one disorder coming to mind being depression and/or anxiety in this age group. The kid's thyroid could be out of whack. This child needs a complete head to toe evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible.: The front teeth are used when making s, f, and th, sounds. If it is only one tooth he should be fine at his age. By age 6 or 7 he will get his permanent front tooth an if he develops a lisp or other speech problem from losing his baby tooth early then he will have an easier time correcting it when the adult tooth comes in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?
8 month old fell on his face on a laminate floor while learning to crawl. While crying a little blood tinted clear boogers came out of his nose. Worry?
Mechanism?: Worry is a wasted emotion. His chances of serious head injury depends on many things. What was the height from which he fell? Was he dropped from a four feet distance or was he cruising and tipped over? The difference here is critical, the former being more concerning than the latter? Does he seem to be in pain? Is he acting normally for that time of day? ...Read more
14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.
My 14 month old sits on his knees raises his hands (usually around bright lights) , grunts, shakes, and exhales. He is delayed. Is this autism?
Only 1 symptom: The diagnosis of autism requires your child to have a certain number of criteria to make the diagnosis. While the movement you are describing sounds like it might meet be one of the criteria, there must be a constellation of criteria to actually diagnose. You need to see a professional who is skilled in this area so appropriate diagnosis can be made and the right treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always wondered about my uncle. He liked to tease us as kids and roughhouse. Was he weird or somethign?
Maybe?: If he would not stop when asked or there was touching that involved genitalia - those would be problems. If the kids enjoyed it and there was never a violation of boundaries - maybe he was just a fun uncle. My husband likes to wrestle with the dogs and the kids but it is good natured and fun. ...Read more
State issue: Vaccination requirements are set by the states and vary in timing and content.Some states require them for entry into any state licensed day care setting. Private and public universities and other institutions also set their own requirements.I will not allow un- vaccinated children into my practice or into my waiting rooms. ...Read more
Hard to find: Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels. The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet. ...Read more
Albino vision: Albinism has moderate and severe forms. Refractive needs are common. The eyes as a protective measure commonly develop a dancing motion (nystagmus) which lowers the central acuity. Light sensitivity is of course the rule. There are advances in this know to your ophthalmologist who you should consult when the condition is first detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines. ...Read more
Diagnosed?: Do you mean to ask if an SS child can be diagnosed while in the womb? Yes it is possible. ...Read more
Evaluation: See his pediatrician to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
It depends: There are a variety of different conditions which may be associated with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. There is not one treatment that fits all. Talk with your doctor about treatment. Some people benefit from drinking more water, eating more salt, and rising from a lying or sitting position more cautiously. ...Read more
Tricky question: Nowadays you see girls having babies at 11 /13 14 years old.Hard to say.That is really more personal and depends on when you are ready to raise a child. ...Read more
Please ask a ????: Yes there is a children's medical center in dallas.If you have a specific question related to this ? Or others please submit a separate question.Questions are not linked. Please read through any question you submit to the site before you send it in. ...Read more
Sunscreen: I will assume you are referring to protection against the sun. A quality, un-expired, spf 30 sunscreen applied every hour to sun exposed skin will help protect the skin. Better yet, long sleeve clothing, hat and an umbrella would be ideal. One only needs to burn twice in their life to be at increased risk for skin cancer. Help your kids develop this good habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
Children's Hospital: One of nation's leading children's hospitals and located in dc. ...Read more
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