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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 i care my child 's hair?

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How i care my child 's hair?

Depends: Normal hair care is appropriate. I'm not sure of the specifics of this question; does the child have dandruff? Infection? Some other problem with the hair? ...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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