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Can a child with a cold sore be spreading the virus if playing in a community pool?

Can a child with a cold sore be spreading the virus if playing in a community pool?

Possibly: Although community pools are chlorinated to help kill germs and prevent the spread of germs, the virus that causes cold sores is contagious. I suspect the risk is low. Nonetheless, i would suggest that kids with open, active cold sores stay out of community pools to help reduce the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...Read more

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My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

Sppech therapy: Does your child have any other problems? Has he had a hearing test.? Does he get lots of ear infections.? Is he autistic ? If he has not seen a pediatrician then that is the place to start. He can check his ears, his hearing and refer him for speech therapy. ...Read more

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Im dangerous mental drowned in debilitating pain(s)left not treated and suffer neglect but near bed bound.budget cuts i now have no mental manager-bad move!i gots no help,help my kid please?

Im dangerous mental drowned in debilitating pain(s)left not treated and suffer neglect but near bed bound.budget cuts i now have no mental manager-bad move!i gots no help,help my kid please?

ER: This sounds like an emergency situation. I would get to the local emergency room as soon as possible. If you are not capable of driving yourself, dial 911. To this immediately, do not wait! ...Read more

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Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Seek help?: This is an intersting question. As a co-worker of mine used to say: do you feel you were victimized by the abuse? If yes, or if you are bothered by the fact you were abused then yes. There a few people who are very psychologically strong or whose abuse was not too bad, where we can say they were abused but not victimized. May be getting a consult will help you decide. ...Read more

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How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

No hard statistics: I don't know of any hard data on malnutrition in the U.S., because it's largely thought to be a problem limited to developing nations, and U.S. data tends toward OVERnourishment & obesity. However, UNDERnourishment due to FOOD INSECURITY is a real problem in the U.S. According to USDA: in 2013 only 62% eligible for food stamps actually got it, and 1% of households had kids that went without food. ...Read more

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How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

How could we  help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

Love them: Young people are going to explore. Set an example in your own life. For me, "evil" is hating others without any real reason, treating others unfairly, demanding things for which you haven't worked, defining yourself in terms of owning worthless things. If you peers admire you for the life you live, your children will usually follow your example, though every young person makes some mistakes. ...Read more

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How can I help my kid with mrsa?

How can I help my kid with mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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How do I help my child be less shy?

How do I help my child be less shy?

Explore interests: Kids embrace many interests as they grow & their fascination with these topics can help them move into more social settings. Accompany the child to a zoo, craft camp or other activity that followes their interest & allow them to explore an outing that other kids also enjoy.Allow whatever level of interaction possible, but provide a buffer if needed, the topic may keep their mind off their fears. ...Read more

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How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

Soap and water: Wash thoroughly, making sure there are no foreign materials left in the wound. A local antiseptic would not hurt. Hopefully their immunization for tetanus is up to date. If not, go and have them see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you help a child lose weight?

How do you help a child lose weight?

Burn calories: Swim, bicycle, abdominal crunches, find 300 calories a day you don;t need to eat e.g. Bread. If you eat meat, make it lean, take off the skin of chicken, no fried food, eat more fish and seafood, eat green and white veggies cooked with garlic and oil. Rice and beans(lentils and rice) are good sources of complex carbs. ...Read more

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Children s medical center in dallas?

Children s medical center in dallas?

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

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Children s medical center of dallas?

Children s medical center of dallas?

Ask a ??? please.: If you enter a question into the site please make sure you review it & know it actually asks a question. Otherwise you have wasted your effort. ...Read more

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Who can help my child if he stutters?

Stuttering: Speech pathologist should be your first stop. ...Read more

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Will good food help kids grow taller?

Will good food help kids grow taller?

Good nutrition basic: While there are no special foods that make you grow taller, poor nutrition and dietary deficiencies can prevent a child from achieving their potential. ...Read more

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How can I help my child learn to read?

Practice letters: And read lots of books together. Let your child "read" the books as well. Make reading books part of the bedtime routine. Simple pattern recognition books with good illustrations often help kids learn to read because they can follow the pictures easily. ...Read more

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My child has nightmares -- how do I help?

Comfort: Childhood nightmares are common occurrences. They are not dangerous to the child and do not predict anything about future development. However, they are scary to the child and can make bedtime difficult. During a nightmare, go in and comfort your child. If they are awake talk about it and show them it was not real. Sometimes having a nightlight in their room helps. Read stories before bed. ...Read more

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How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physical exam, the key is the calories. If your doctor agrees, you can boost intake by adding high quality fats in the diet, like salmon, avocado, use olive oil liberally, etc. Pediasure is a nutritional supplement in the form of a shake made for kids. ...Read more

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How do you help cure shyness in your child?

How do you help cure shyness in your child?

Get them involved in: Activities that will build self confidence. Acting classes, dance, music all include some recitals/performances. Pick something that the child enjoys and hopefully can excel in. Programs like the girl or boy scouts also help by getting them involved in groups and by getting acheivment badges. This will help them try many different kinds of activities and make friends in the process. ...Read more