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Is it posible for my three year old to have rosasha?

Is it posible for my three year old to have rosasha?

Not typically: Rosacea is an affliction of adults.Something similar in appearance that affects kids is a perioral dermatitis & steroid rosacea.This often start as fine bumps or pimple like irritation in the folds near the nose & mouth, due to finger to mouth activity & saliva.Otc or rx steroids initially seem to help before amplifying the problem. Topical abx are the rx of choice.Your dr can assess the situatn. ...Read more

Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more


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What should I feed my two to three year old baby?

What should I feed my two to three year old baby?

Your Food: Assuming no food allergies in the family, children two years old and older can eat and should eat whatever their parents are eating. Of course, that food should be mashable or cut into pea sized pieces. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a three year old to take meds?

Link to article: This article has some creative and good ideas. I hope it helps. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/health/sick-toddler/cleverly-help-medicine-go-down/ ...Read more

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How can I get a three year old to try new (basic stuff) food?

How can I get a three year old to try new (basic stuff) food?

Modeling: By three you should be feeding the kid from the community pot, while the rest of the family eats, no special plates. The kid is old enough to express desires verbally, but often caught in the "only if it's my idea" phase of behavior. If everyone samples the new item and expresses desire for & happiness with it the kid can be offered it when it's time. Save your battles for "no option" issues. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of pneumonia in three year olds?

What is the best way to take care of pneumonia in three year olds?

Etiology: In 3 year olds most pneumonias are caused by bacteria which require therapy with appropriate antibiotic. Diffrent bacteria are destroyed by different antibiotics. If pneumonia is severe sometimes hospitalization is necessary. Very virulent pneumonias sometimes require placement of chest tubes and assisted ventilation for resolution. ...Read more

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How can I stimulate my two to three year old child during playtime?

How can I stimulate my two to three year old child during playtime?

Couple suggestions: This is a very physical age complete with climbing, running, and throwing. Gates are helpful ways to limit movement, although they may provide only a brief obstacle to a persistent climber. They love to climb up stairs if available. Blocks, containers, nesting bowls and stuffed animals are popular at this stage. ...Read more

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What do I do if a three year old recieved 7.5ml of diametapp that was expired 2 months ago?

Dimatapp: It probably is ok. But i would now discard the medication, knowing that it is expired. ...Read more

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I am a 50+ year old female with a cough for the past three years. What is the cause and cure?

I am a 50+ year old female with a cough for the past three years. What is the cause and cure?

Too long!: A chronic cough needs to be investigated. Please get checked. Also, avoid respiratory irritants: smoke, fragrances, aerosols, fumes from cooking and heating oils. If your cough goes away with an antihistamine it is allergic. One dose will tell if this is the case. See a doc and sort this out. ...Read more

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What is the proper / most effective way to discipline a 4 year old? I do not want to be too harsh.

What is the proper / most effective way to discipline a 4 year old? I do not want to be too harsh.

No spanking: Yet another recent study has shown the harm done by physical punishment. This large study, published in the july 2012 issue of pediatrics, showed that physical punishment to a child is "associated with increased odds of [developing] mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/ dependence, and several personality disorders" later in life. The aap advises against physical punishment. ...Read more

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Three year old child is becoming rebellious. Why is this happening and what are effective caretaker behaviors to this problem?

Three year old child is becoming rebellious.  Why is this happening and what are effective caretaker behaviors to this problem?

No simple answer : It’s unusual for 3 y olds to become rebellious without reason, needs to see a child psychiatrist or behavioral pediatrician. Family history, what happened during pregnancy and child birth as well as current development milestones in the current living environment influence behavior. Try a simple book called 1-2-3 Magic for basic behavior modification techniques ...Read more

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I am 40 years old and have a healthy two and a half year old. I have had 5 miscarriages this year. Two at 9 wks and three chemical. ?

I am 40 years old and have a healthy two and a half year old. I have had 5 miscarriages this year. Two at 9 wks and three chemical. ?

Miscarriages: What is your question? You gave us your history. If you've had 5 miscarriages and would like to be pregnant, you'll want to seek evaluation with a gynecologist who specializes in fertility issues. If you have a specific question about this, please do ask. ...Read more

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24 year old female with pain in my lower back on the right side. It has been getting worse and I've had it for three days I can hardly move.

24 year old female with pain in my lower back on the right side. It has been getting worse and I've had it for three days I can hardly move.

Low back pain: The most likely cause is a musculoskeletal process like strain, arthritis, disc herniation. Is there any history of injury, strain, associated rash(as seen in shingles)? Kidney stone is unlikely. In addition to resting, try alternating cold and hot(not too hot) applications. If you can take them anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve should help. See your MD if you are not improving. ...Read more

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I am 22 year's old boy and i am just 65kg since three years and my weight is not increasing please help me to increase my weight to be fit ?

  I am 22 year's old boy and i am just 65kg  since three years and my  weight is not increasing please help me to increase my weight to be fit ?

Healthy food...: Learning healthy habits - nutrient rich whole foods, small amounts of healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil), small regular meals (5-6 per day), regular exercise (cardiovascular and strength training) - is what is best for you. I would recommend against artificial/chemical supplements to gain weight. ...Read more

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I am a 43 year old woman of three children from my first marriage. I would like to have one more child with my current husband. How are my chances.

I am a 43 year old woman of three children from my first marriage.  I would like to have one more child with my current husband. How are my chances.

Depends on variables: If you are still having regular menses you are likely fertile. While success in conceiving can drop as you age, you have time if you want.A visit with your obgyn and a spousal visit to a urologist could verify that the equipment seems in order. ...Read more

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I am 51 year old male who has been experiencing uncontrollable noises grunts or humming for about three years now. I am often not aware I am doing it.

I am 51 year old male who has been experiencing uncontrollable noises grunts or humming for about three years now. I am often not aware I am doing it.

See Psychologist: Who has noticed this -- spouse, friend, co-worker? Have you talked to your doctor about this? You may have Tourette's Syndrome or a similar disorder. Talk with your doctor first, and have him/her refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. You can get help with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would a three-year-old need a tracheotomy?

Why would a three-year-old need a tracheotomy?

Reasons for Trach: Because airway above the trachea is occluded. The child isn't awake enough to protect her own airway. The child is too weak to breathe on her own power. They have had other forms of airway tubes for a good while, and show no sign of being able to come off the ventilator. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a three year old to have rosatia?

Is it possible for a three year old to have rosatia?

Not typically: Rosacea is an affliction of adults.Something similar in appearance that affects kids is a perioral dermatitis & steroid rosacea.This often start as fine bumps or pimple like irritation in the folds near the nose & mouth, due to finger to mouth activity & saliva.Otc or rx steroids initially seem to help before amplifying the problem. Topical abx are the rx of choice.Your dr can assess the situatn. ...Read more

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When would a three-year-old need a tracheotomy?

Serious Illness: Wow, this would be some kind of very serious illness, leading to respiratory failure. Could be trauma, infection, cardiac disease, a variety of lung diseases. Any child in this unfortunate predicament should be in an ICU of a childrens hospital, hopefully, with a skilled team who can answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my three year old gets erections?

What does it mean if my three year old gets erections?

Normal : Erections are known to occur in normal kids at any age including the newborn period. It is viewed as a curiosity of nature rather than anything worrisome. Discuss the issue with your babies doctor at a routine visit if you wish. ...Read more

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What's the normal iron level for a three year old boy?

What's the normal iron level for a three year old boy?

Range 50-120: Actual normal iron level is between 50-120, or 50-170, depending on the lab, for an average healthy child. Actually iron is usually not measured unless one is anemic. Usually hemoglobin is measured and normal is 11--16gm/dl for children. Teach your child to eat well--a variety of foods/fruits/veggies, and keep active--a lifetime of healthy habits will promote better health. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more