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Excessive Blinking In Child
Unanswered: Some studies point to an association, while other see no correlation. The american academy of pediatrics warns against excessive electronic media exposure, but not because of increased adhd, but because of increased aggressiveness in those exposed to too many hours of violent video games or media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent blinking of eyes in children.Is it due to constant watching of tv , computer.Or lack of sleep, what to do?
Do nothing: Blinking is normal, and frequent blinking is not harmful. ...Read more
What does excessive eye blinking and nose scrunching in a child with a severe abuse history indicate?
No: Nearsightedness is related to the size of the eyeball and the fact that the lens focuses input from far away in front of the retina where it is not clear. Close up vision may remain in focus. Treatment involves using lenses to help move the clear point of far vision to the retina. Excessive computer use can cause eye fatigue, but does not alter the shape of the eyeball or its focus point. ...Read more
Common: The tonsils ; adenoids in kids grow faster in early ; middle childhood than other body parts.At 6-9 kids often snore.At this point the glandular tissue stabalizes its size but the kids continue to grow. By the mid teens the snoring has gone.Snoring in 3-4 yo or assoc excessive day sleeping needs an evaluation for sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?
Yes, an underlying: Neurological impairment likely causes all symptoms. Seek evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for a genetic or other medical cause. There are known syndromes with lack of rem sleep, the most common of which is down syndrome. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are genetic tests used when there are no physical findings of a specific syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about the problem in child eyes was dropping lot of tears and lot of dust forming in lids ?
Tears: You child may have plugged up tear ducts. The dust on his lids may be dry mucus secretions ...Read more
Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more
Dizziness when eyes closed..why? Part of dyspraxia plus ear problems when younger inc. 2 lots of gromets, or what?
A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nose scrunching followed by continuous eye blinking in child(5.5) with wheezing episodes for the past 40 days. Is on genteal eye drop. Is it a concern?
Get eye exam: Nose scrunching and eye blinking may well be signs of allergic rhinitis, but these symptoms can be seen with tic behaviour as well as potentially more serious problems, and since your child is too young to confirm visual changes, it is best to have him evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more
Not at all: Cataracts are a normal aging change that everyone eventually gets. Certain types of eye surgeries may speed up the development of cataracts. However, computer monitors do not increase the risk of cataracts or other eye conditions (expect possibly dry eyes caused by excessive staring without blinking). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an
Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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