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What is the typical height to weight ratio of 6-7yr old children? In preschool we targeted 1:1, now doc unhappy with 45" & 46lbs. 1900-2000cal/day.
NORMAL GROWTH: The md will tell you which percentile in growth and development your child is folowing. It ranges from 10th to 90 th being the tallest or the heaviest. ...Read more
What causes a bloody nose and how do you prevent them? I work at a preschool and a lot of children are getting random bloody noses.
3 top reasons...: The three top reasons for bloody noses in children are picking their nose, picking their nose and PICKING their nose! The trauma could be as simple as rubbing the nose externally because of irritation from allergies or from the environment (dust, smoke...), but most often is that little finger going inside the nose and picking. Increasing humidity with humidifier or nasal saline spray can help. ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?
More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more
Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?
Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more
Loss of appetite. Unusual tiredness weakness. Slow breathing. Slowness in reaction. Moody.Since i woke up this morning.
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