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Cradle Cap In Adults Causes
Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more
Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more
Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?
Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Could be cavities, baby bottle syndrome, stain from pigmented foods, poor oral hygiene. 1st dental appointment should be at age 1. If your child has not been to the dentist, or preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist, schedule appointment now. If child has seen Dentist they have a baseline. Call for a follow-up visit to address the discoloration. Baby teeth should look almost paper white. ...Read more
Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more
Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?
Connective tissue: This complaint is probably not associated with lymph nodes; most likely it's from ligaments and tendons which become sore from excessive activity. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Means "soft bones." osteomalacia is a disease that weakens bones and can cause them to break more easily. In osteomalacia, the bone tends to break down faster than it can re-form. Osteomalacia develops because of a lack of vitamin d (often from not getting enough sunlight) or because of a digestive or kidney disorder. ...Read more
No: Wind, especially dry cold wind, aggravates a pre-existing eyedryness. But eye dryness is usually variable and there will be times of minimal symptoms and other times when it gets symptomatic. Protect your eye with moisturizing eyedrops when it is a problem and you will usually find intervals where nothing is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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