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Hey I neeed to know something?

What's yr question?: You say you need to know something. So do we all. If you were more specific as to what yr concerns were, then there would be a much higher probability that you would have your curiosity sated. ...Read more

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What is the effect of too much using of neb. In toddlers? Thanks :)

What is the effect of too much using of neb. In toddlers? Thanks :)

What's in the neb?: It depends what medication you are administering in the neb. If it is albuterol, which has stimulatory effects it may cause an increase in the heart rate, agitation, sweating, hyperactivity. If it is an inhaled steroid like budesonide, you should not see any acute side effects, however different studies show long term use may effect growth temporarily. ...Read more

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My niece is 15 year but still she is not matured so please give us a suggestion?

My niece is 15 year but still she is not matured so please give us a suggestion?

Incomplete informatn: You say "not mature" but what does that mean? A woman's transition through puberty can take 3-7 years and has several stages. Their brain is not "mature" until age 22.Girls should have early breast development by 11 and first menses by 15. If not, they should be evaluated specifically for delay. When you post to this site, the more info you supply the better we can help. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my niece starts coughing as soon as she starts to be active?

Why might it be that my niece starts coughing as soon as she starts to be active?

Cough with exercise: There are many reasons for coughing with exercise. A common reason is asthma. About 80% of people with asthma have exercise as a trigger. A lung specialist can determine what the cause is and an appropriate treatment. A person over 5 years old will be able to perform lung function tests to assist in diagnosis. ...Read more

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My niece is 2 yeara old and falls sick very often. How to increase her immunity?

My niece is 2 yeara old and falls sick very often. How to increase her immunity?

See doctor: "fall sick" is a very vague term and we really need to know what actually ails her to even venture a guess. We also need to know what kinds of illness she has in order to determine whether she indeed has an impaired immune system. ...Read more

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My niece was fine yesterday I ate over there and went home then at 2am she got sick am I ok?

My niece was fine yesterday I ate over there and went home then at 2am she got sick am I ok?

If u don't have: Symptoms, you'll be ok. Your niece likely ate the portion of the food that's spoiled and contaminated with bacteria. Take care! ...Read more

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My niece needs attention constantly she is an adult when she doesn't get it she hurts herself.

My niece needs attention constantly she is an adult when she doesn't get it she hurts herself.

Well, I: Would look up the term "borderline personality disorder" and see if she fits that category. Does she cut herself? She needs evaluation, possibly medication to help mood but psychotherapy is the largest component of treatment. Good luck in your efforts. ...Read more

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When im on my nees I get a painat botom of my cap like im neeling on sumthing sharp only in a small place on both nees?

When im on my nees I get a painat botom of my cap like im neeling on sumthing sharp only in a small place on both nees?

Knee pain: This is most likely a mild prepatella (knee cap) bursitis characterized by tenderness of the knee cap on kneeling. When associated fluid appears, it's called housemaid's knee. Treatment usually consists of nsaids like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) and using a knee pad if you must do kneeling activity. See an orthopedic specialist if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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My niece weighs 163 pounds and she is 11 years old she is in the 5th grade about to pass and she is 5'6. Is she at a normal weight?

My niece weighs 163 pounds and she is 11 years old she is in the 5th grade about to pass and she is 5'6. Is she at a normal weight?

No: Both her height and weight are way above 95th per centile for an 11 year old girl, weight more so than height. Please visit website, http://chartsgraphsdiagrams. Com/ and click on the heading "health chart". This website also has caloric requirment chart for both adults and children. You may consult her doctor to see if there is any endocrinological reason for her large physique. ...Read more

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I'd like several opinions please! My five yr old niece blankly stares at random times then says she's seeing blurry/double. Normal?!

I'd like several opinions please! My five yr old niece blankly stares at random times then says she's seeing blurry/double. Normal?!

It happens: This can be a variation of normal day dreaming, or indicate the onset of absence/petit mal, a type of minor seizure disorder that usually fades by adolescence. Other more scary issues are much less likely. Have her mother wright down a history and catch an event in a video if possible before having it checked out by her doc in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct. If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct. If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?

Common: Could be emotional. Could be physical. If you are a heavy smoker, that could be the problem. If you are a drinker or drug user, that could be the problem. Sometimes it can be due to other problems such as diabetes. Try taking an Aspirin everyday for a couple of weeks and if this doesn't work, you should see a physician and maybe try viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinch neve in neck?

What can I do for a pinch neve in neck?

Depends on cause: First, if there is arm or hand weakness associated with this, seek prompt medical attention. Otherwise, conservative measures to include nsaids, physical therapy, home cervical traction and activity modification can help. Soft disk herniations can be reabsorbed over time. Compression by bony narrowing (arthritis) may be less responsive to non-operative measures. ...Read more

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My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

That depends on the: Results of her Chromosonal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X, whether she is your sister's or brother's child & your 3-generation family medical &/or psychiatric history of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & illnesses in which the incidence of ASD is increased. It also depends on your taking. 4mg. Of Folic Acid daily starting 3 mos. Before & having a flu vaccine 2 mos. Before conception. ...Read more

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How can I help my niece whom I think is losing too much weight?

How can I help my niece whom I think is losing too much weight?

Many possibilities: Is your niece a teenager? Are you worried about anorexia? Or is she a child? Are you worried about infection, malignancy, or an endocrine problem such as diabetes or insufficient growth hormone? This is a short list of the possible causes. She needs professional evaluation. If she's not a child, see if you can talk with her about seeking medical evaluation. If she is, speak with her mother. ...Read more

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My 9 month old niece has ATRT-what are her chances of surviving?

My 9 month old niece has ATRT-what are her chances of surviving?

Uncertain: First, I am very sorry that your niece has been diagnosed with ATRT, and survival rates in the past, esp. For children under 3 was very poor. Also, location is significant in determining surgical removal and response. Now multicenter studies using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation report a slightly better prognosis. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3930393/ ...Read more

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What is the best way to tell my niece that she needs to lose weight?

Delicately: As a bariatric surgeon I can tell you this is a tough subject. My advise is invite your niece to go for walks with you. Mention how great it feels afterwards. While walking tell her about all the excellent benefits of mild weight loss. This way she will not feel threatened and may actual appreciate your care for her. Obviously be careful not to allow hypocrisy, don't eat fatty foods in front of he. ...Read more

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My brother and his family slept over on the weekend and I checked in on my 7 year old niece?

???????????????????: Your question does not provide enough information /background material to provide an answer. The public site is not a chat room, we cannot see or retrieve any previous question. If you have a concern you should supply relevant background material and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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My niece who lives here was tested at level 9 for lead in her system at school. Is this serious?

My niece who lives here was tested at level 9 for lead in her system at school. Is this serious?

No: She was most likely tested with a finger stick determination. Fingerstick levels are contaminated by whatever has been touched in the environment contains lead, such as exterior apint that is peeling, lead in the soil or in the air.
A level of 9 on a fingerstick should not be alarming. ...Read more

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I have, nees surgery in 2007 now if I stand to long it swells and is very painful what can I do to ease the pain?

Arthritis worsening: Swelling is a sign of further damage in your knee. Likely due to worsening of your knee arthritis. Seek a thorough orthopaedic evaluation to see if you are a candidate for an exercise program, injections, arthroscopy or knee replacement. Weight bearing radiographs, and potentially an MRI will yield adequate information to help dictate the best option for your knee. ...Read more

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My good friends niece is 12 and she is 97 pounds she wants to know if she's over weight even though I tell her she's not?

My good friends niece is 12 and she is 97 pounds she wants to know if she's over weight even though I tell her she's not?

See pediatrician: Remember the weight is relative to height and body habitus. Talking with a pediatrician can help determine her proportions. Body image starts at a very young age. Often around age 8, so its a good time to discuss nutrition and eating habits. The issue is learning healthy eating and exercise and improving self esteem as these girls are turning into young women. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been on methadone for 23 yearsam only on ten milligrams nowbe off next week, how long before I can get relei?

What to do if I've been on methadone for 23 yearsam only on ten milligrams nowbe off next week, how long before I can get relei?

Soon: If a person is only on 10 mg of Methadone after 23 years of treatment, physical symptoms will resolve quickly. The desire to use opiates will depend on how effective outpatient treatment has been. Stay away from triggers and attend meetings if cravings return. ...Read more

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If someone has MPD can you see the changes in their face and body as their changing personalities. This is my 54 yo niece what do.

If someone has MPD can you see the changes in their face and body as their changing personalities. This is my 54 yo niece what do.

The face can tell.: Now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is identity fragmentation rather than separate personalities. Certain circumstances or stressors can cause a particular “personality” to emerge. Frequently linked to a severe childhood trauma. Psychotherapy works best, to try to “unite" the different personalities. No meds to treat this disorder. Anti-anxiety drugs may help control the mental symptoms. ...Read more

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My 3 year old niece is pooing around 5-7 times a day! Normal looking and she never complains about pains etc what could be going on?

My 3 year old niece is pooing around 5-7 times a day! Normal looking and she never complains about pains etc what could be going on?

Normal no. Of BMs: It is all individual and if she is fine otherwise, don't worry. On the other hand, if she is not growing well, however and if her poop smells a lot or floats in the toilet, she needs to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling. She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?

My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling. She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?

What is goal: What is her goal? Making weight" can lead to disordered eating or dehydration as losing water helps one "make weight". She should continue a healthy diet and wrestle in the appropriate wright category. As she loses weight in a slow and healthy fashion she will go down to 148...But t should not be a struggle each week. ...Read more

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What is this pain in my right nee?

Too vague: This question is too vague to be able to provide a helpful response. Try asking the question again with appropriate details. Take care. ...Read more

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My bakk n nee hurt a lot what can I do?

My bakk n nee hurt a lot what can I do?

Are they related?: Do you have back pain that travels to the knee? Do you have separate symptoms in these two areas? If the two pains seem to always go together, then you could be having mechanical low back problems of the joints and/or muscles that refer symptoms down to the knee area. If a nerve is being pinched in the lumbar spine, then the pain can travel down the leg to the knee and sometimes past that. ...Read more

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