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Elementary School Quick Recall Questions
Headache is common: Concussion is a change in brain function that occurs after head trauma. There does not have to be loss of consciousness. Symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and memory problems. If a concussion is suspected the child should be removed from play. Evaluation by a medical professional to make sure they are symptom free before return to play is crucial. ...Read more
Maybe: Puberty is a stage not an event. It can be as short as 2-3 years in some or extend 7 years in others. It begins with testicular enlargement in males which may go unnoticed. It ends when the growth centers have closed. At 18 if your growth centers are open (x-ray) and your bone maturity is at the level of a 14-15 yo you may may grow more, if closed, you are done. ...Read more
I got stuck with a pin from a badge yesterday. My son found it on the floor of his elementary school bus about a month ago. I received my tetanus booster about 7-8 years ago. I cleaned the wound immediately. Do you think that I am adequately covered?
About Tetanus shots: For minor wounds, such as being stuck with a pin, a tetanus booster 7-8 years ago is still considered protective. Tetanus boosters are recommended every 10 years, after a child's Tdap shot at age 10-11 years. A child's booster after that can be another Tdap at age 20-21 years. It's fine to get a booster a year or two sooner, if one thinks she might not have a chance to do it at the 10-year mark. ...Read more
I made one of those elementary school hand turkeys, but it looked really good so I ate it. Am I going to die?
I am a night custodian at an elementary school I vacuumed mop take out trash and dust mops and clean bathrooms during school year. Is this safe I work?
As long as you: Wear gloves and don't touch your face while working, and wash your hands when done, you are safe. ...Read more
I realized im head over heels traumatized over being bullyed in elementary school. Would seeing a therapist be a good idea?
Yes: Yes or a psychiatrist. There are lots of good ones in your area and they would be a great resource to help you in this situation. ...Read more
I tested positive for hsv1 at 62.20 High it says, but I haven't had a coldsore since elementary school, is this an old or new infection?
Probably old: All that can be said from this test result is that you have been infected with HSV1 for at least several weeks. The number itself says nothing about how long, and it could be since childhood. If your cold sores all those years ago were typical oral herpes -- i.e. blister-like sores on the outside of the mouth, not canker sores inside -- you can safely assume it explains your positive test. ...Read more
I had a lisp in elementary school. I went to speech therapy. I'm not sure if it was fixed. When I say a word that has an s in it. Sounds like a hiss?
Evaluate ; re-focus: Consider getting a professional evaluation of your speech first. Most likely you are focused on a problem that no longer exists or is miniscule. Friends or a therapist can help you to broaden your focus and find other ways to measure self-worth. A family member went through something similar and she is fine. Peace and good health! ...Read more
Curious: I used to have big acne bumps all over my face from late elementary school until age 30. Then it completely went away on its own. How? Why?
Hormones: Probably hormonal change. Usually gets worse as you get older. You should be happy it went away with out treatment. ...Read more
Any contraindication with the use of ADHD meds and kidney reflux in a elementary school age student.?
Yes: As long as she keeps her symptoms controlled with medication and therapy. I have a number of. Such patients who are functioning we'll in that role. ...Read more
Is there a good forum or website for med school students to ask questions if one is shy during clerkship?
Be more assertive: If you have questions...you need to ask. Not only is this important because your building a medical database that will help you break down medical problems presented to you in the future. But I'm sure your classmates have the same questions as you do. In addition, try to begin to rely on yourself. Learn where to get the knowledge you seek independently. ...Read more
Hey, I was wondering if you could take some time and answer some questions. It is for a school assignment (careers class). I am thinking of being a ph?
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In medical school, how many students are there in a class? Can you ask questions during a class? And do you have a separate teacher to help you?
It varies a lot: Some of the basic science courses in medical school are taught to the entire class at the same time in a large auditorium. Others are in small groups of ten or so. In these classes there is a lot of give and take between the students and instructor. In my experience, questions were always encouraged and generally, the better the teacher, the more questions that are asked. ...Read more
Can someone email me my question is long and I really need help with a suicidal friend email at lexziee@gmail. Com or call me 4047503303 not school hrs
1-800-SUICIDE: Your friend should immediately call 1-800-suicide. They will determine the risk level and refer him/her to the er or psychiatric crisis unit. If he/she is actively attempting or has already attempted, call 911. ...Read more
How can I focus I have trouble focusing in school and doing my work when I get home homework isn't even a question I just won't do it I try but then I get angry at myself and end up riping things up is there anything that I should try that can help me
Urgent problem: Get seen now. This isn't going to get better by "promoting your self-esteem" or "learning to relax." your life's ruined if this continues. Get with someone who can check you for a learning problem, adult attention-deficit disorder, or some illness (and there are dozens) that's keeping your brain from working (even a sleep disorder / parasomnia can ruin this). ...Read more
I have a question about infintigo. My question is: I babysit a few kids and the 7yr. Came over this afternoon after school and when her mother picked her up she said that the childs dr told her that she has infintigo....Im concerned about my son, and the
Hi I was wondering if I can ask you a couple of questions about color blindness for a school project?
If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in HealthTap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trusted adult or parent submit your questions, using your account to ask about your concerns. There are many pediatricians on HealthTap with a great deal of expertise, but they look for questions submitted by adults on behalf of teens or younger children. ...Read more
What ethnic group is more likely to suffer through depression and then suicide? This is for a project for school. I have a lot more questions too.
I don't have money so I cant do private questions. All IV been able to eat/since summer school is fast food. Pain comes and goes/7min then until I eat?
Improve your diet!: Your body is trying to tell you your diet is unhealthy. Most fast food is TOXIC; it's IMPOSSIBLE to have good health if you eat only fast food. It's possible to eat healthy on a low budget but you need to shop & cook- but since this is CRUCIAL to health make the effort! See http://www. Nerdfitness. Com/blog/2012/12/27/cheap-and-healthy-food/ & http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ ...Read more
Just a question about becoming a dentist? I'm 16 and I'm in still in high school grade 10th and I want to be a dentist and I would like most recommend ideas or class I should take to give me a head start please and some activities or ideas to get me start
Good luck: Take math/science heavy curriculum. Get great grades. Get involved in extra-curricular activities. Pay attention in English, helps to be able to communicate. It's a great profession. ...Read more
Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and I'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.
According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information):
"it depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing.
There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner."
for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk.
Below I've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors. ...Read more
My child is 5 years old he has school fear and reapiting common question again and again like my hand is dirty, this pencil is mine etc.
Why do my eyes get watery when im nervous/talking to a stranger I was at school n they asked me a question everyone was lookin at me they it happen.
School physical: Usually school physicals are brief and focused in order to detect any obvious abnormality of the heart, lungs, abdomen, or nervous system. It is a basic exam that takes a few minutes, and the physician usually will listen to the heart and lungs, and feel the abdomen, then test the muscles and joints. They should also ensure the child has the correct vaccines completed. ...Read more
Vaccinations: I presume you are referencing immunizations. I am totally in support of immunizations for infectious diseases. There are a number of infectious conditions with potentially life end or life altering repercussions. These can be avoided by a simple vaccination. The potential side effects are small no one likes the concept of being stuck with a needle but by far any risk is vastly outweighed by bene. ...Read more
Have patience.: At fourteen years old, you have quite a few more years to grow, so you may not be the smallest for long. In the meantime, be happy and confident with your identity and presence. Nothing wrong with being the smallest. ...Read more