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Do you think ill later have hassles if my 9 year old ignores me all the time?

Do you think ill later have hassles if my 9 year old ignores me all the time?

Problem now: If you allow your child to "ignore" you at this young age, it seems you already have a problem that will only escalate if you do not establish parameters for acceptable behavior, expectations and consequences. ...Read more

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My son just turned nine years old. I have noticed a time ago that he has a light blueish ring under his eyes. What could it be. Thanks?

My son just turned nine years old. I have noticed a time ago that he has a light blueish ring under his eyes. What could it be. Thanks?

Allergic shiners: The rings under his eyes are known as allergic shiners. They are usually caused by an allergic nose .Because of the congestion the blood vessels shimmer through his fine skin giving the impression of shiners. ...Read more

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Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth. I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth. However, the time has come to face facts. Several years ago, i had caps placed on my upper teeth. As tim

Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth.  I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth.  However, the time has come to face facts.  Several years ago, i had caps placed on my upper teeth.  As tim

Get opinions + pick: Every dental dilemma has multiple solutions. Do your homework, interview several dental professionals, select a treatment plan and dentist that fits your criteria and then move forward to invest in your oral health. 69 years old is still young and it is not uncommon for me to place dental implants or do orthodontics on people in their 80's. It is not only appearance, but a quality of life issue! ...Read more

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My 9 year old son still poops his pants -- why? He poops his pants almost on a daily basis. Sometimes it is from not wiping good enough and I have showed him the correct way to wipe. However, i believe most of the time is because he is just too lazy to

My 9 year old son still poops his pants -- why? He poops his pants almost on a daily basis.  Sometimes it is from not wiping good enough and I have showed him the correct way to wipe.

However, i believe most of the time is because he is just too lazy to

Your : Your child probably has fecal retention syndrome. He is essesntially holding his poop. The best treament for this is a laxative called miralax (polyethylene glycol). He should take about 1/2 to 1 capful per day for up to six to nine months. It is important for him and his poop to part as friends for a long time. The reason his stool is in his underwear is not that he is not wiping well is that he is having breakthrough or fecal soiling from the liquid poop going around the hard, large stool in his colon.If the symptoms continue you should see your local doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my 9-year-old poop in his pants 3 to 4 times a day.?

Why does my 9-year-old poop in his pants 3 to 4 times a day.?

Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention,overflow. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric Gastroenterologist or developmental pediatrician.The various problems that lead up to this symptom are complex, and often take months and years to resolve with proper help. ...Read more

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My 9 year old has wet burp one or two times a day is it gerd.

My 9 year old has wet burp one or two times a day is it gerd.

Burping: If your 9 year old has other symptoms such as heart burn, abdominal pain, asthma, or poor growth the child should see a pediatrician. Were the symptoms improved with prilosec? If so gerd is a possibility. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son has c-diff and samonella for the second time he is on vancomicin but today when he cath his urine is cloudy and has white tissue?

My 9 year old son has c-diff and samonella for the second time he is on vancomicin but today when he cath his urine is cloudy and has white tissue?

Urine cx: The vancomycin should treat both organisms, C diff/salmonella. Lots of fluids, cranberry juice. Cx needs to be looked at by urine sample to the lab. Then, after a pedi MD reviews the urine culture, the sensitivity to the organisms per medicine can be treated correctly. A pedi MD can see this result thru the staff per health tap and f/u. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water. This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific. Could he be allergic?

My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water.  This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific.  Could he be allergic?

Rash: The rash may be from exposure to sand or something in the ocean waters that causes irritation . Apply sunscreen before exposure . Also apply a soothing body lotion after exposure. ...Read more

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Hi my 9 year old daughter says her tummy hurts and her face feels numb. She thought she was going to be sick but hasn't . This is the second time?

Hi my 9 year old daughter says her tummy hurts and her face feels numb. She thought she was going to be sick but hasn't . This is the second time?

Tummy and face...: Touch her face and ask if she can feel your touch. If she can, her face is not numb. "numb" means no feeling. If the stomach pain persists, have her checked by her doctor. If no physical cause can be found, consider that with this combination of symptoms, she might be expressing anxiety. Children often manifest anxiety in a physical way. ...Read more

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