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For How Long Will My Baby Recall Traumatizing Experiences
Most is forgotten: Many of the very early experiences in life are processed and forgotten. Most infant memories dissolve with time. As children get older the memories become more concrete or permanent. Positive reinforcement, love and understanding go a long way in helping a child get past a bad experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mourning a child: Sorry to hear about your loss. Mourning can make a person unfunctional for a while. Usually it should last to three months then the person can function professionally and personally almost normally. In special case, the doctor can wait for up to six months before declaring severe depression then treat accordingly. Treatment can start well before the end of 3 months if too unfunctional. ...Read more
No specific interval: Different from adults, we do not wake most infants hourly for a day to check for head injury effects. Infants who were not knocked out can be kept in their normal routine with occasional surveillance of their sleeping quality.Recurrent vomiting indicates need for an evaluation. If knocked out, monitor for vomiting or behavior change & seek attention if these occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk with doctor: Head injury in an infant can be serious, and you should discuss what happened with your doctor. The doctor can help you determine the best course of action for your baby. If injury occurred while you were babysitting, call the local dr as well as parents asap. Dont delay. ...Read more
Depends: Less than you think if you do the right things for the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face next to the extraction site. ...Read more
Not long: If you mean sit without support, depends on the baby's level of muscular stability, but probably a few minutes at a time if he/she has just begun to sit up without support. Make sure this is done on a soft surface so they don't bang the head badly when falling over to the side or backwards, you really should try to prevent them from falling over without you breaking the fall with your hands ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will lovan take to kick in? When will depression fade? I'm back on meds grieving the loss of mother and issues with dad, ty
Someone was addicted to heroine off and on for about 6 years then never used again. How much will this effect how long they live? They also smoke
No way to know: It all depends how damaging was the time of use , age and general health status. However is a good idea not to use again, same quit smocking as soon as possible! None can evaluate how long we're going to live. ...Read more
How long TB meningitis takes to cure fully. And how long my 21 years old female friend take to be normal again? Why swelling takes long to go down?
TB meningitis: As indicated earlier this disease can produce damage to the brain and spinal cord that may not be fully reversible. Brain swelling may be due to the onset of obstruction to flow of spinal fluid from the ventricles to the spinal subarachnoid space. She may never be completely normal, or it may take a very long time period. ...Read more
Variable: Bulimia stresses your body in many ways, from metabolic changes to dehydration and more. Much of your hair can enter a telogen phase and fall out. In some women, these phases can last a year or more. You need to ensure good nutrition and self-care (no vomiting) in the meantime. Help for bulimia is available through psychotherapy. ...Read more
How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?
I : I am sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing more about the injury. How severe were the fractures? Was it near or involving a joint? Was there any deformity of the leg? Did the bone puncture the skin? Does your daughter have any other medical conditions that might affect her healing? All of these will affect the healing rate of your daughter's leg. In general, i would estimate that the bones would start to "knit" in about 4-6 weeks and full strength may not be achieved for 3-6 months, but i would defer to your treating orthopedic surgeon who can give you more details about your daughter's specific injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how much time does it take for a child with edenoid hypertrophy to recover after surgery in his social development?
If you mean social: communication, large adenoids may affect vocal quality, resonance & even articulation, but not reciprocal social interaction, intent to communicate or joint attention. If those seem delayed, use the developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org & take the results to his pediatrician. Regression of typical skills may take a few weeks. Ask pediatrician how best to handle his symptoms. ...Read more
How long is recovery from large limb amputation? My son had his arm amputated after an accident. How long can we expect his recovery to take?
4-6 weeks: A limb amputation is a major procedure that requires 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. If the level of amputation is at healthy tissue, the wound should heal without infection. Work closely with a prosthetist with regards to stump management, it is likely in a young person that early placement of a prosthesis is in order. Loss of an extremity can be psychologically difficult so seek counseling? ...Read more
How long is recovery from large limb amputation? My son had his arm amputated after an accident. How long can we expect his recovery to take? .
It depends: I am sorry to hear about your son. Most young people that sustain amputations are healthy otherwise so they heal well and relatively fast. Other injuries can complicate and delay recovery. I would expect that at most it would take two months for him to get to the point that he has a prosthesis and is using it. He might still be doing physical therapy for a period after that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: A baby born at term will have enough head control to hold it steady when pulled up by its arms by 4 months.Earlier it lags behind the level of the body. It can turn its head aide to side at birth. ...Read more
Bow Leg surgery: This is a complicated question: If you require bone grafting, you may have to wait for several months before the grafts become strong enough for all activity. If you are just having the bone reshaped/cut/remodeled, you may heal 6-8 weeks after surgery. It really depends on the severity of your deformities and what needs to be done. You could even be looking at 6 months to a year if ex fix used ...Read more
How long does the oral rehabilitation process take? My father has never taken good care of his teeth, and i would like to help him pay for oral rehabilitation. About how long can we expect the entire process to take?
Generally NOT long!: Usually separators only hurt while they do the major moving they are placed to do. The pain should be handled easily with anti-inflammatories and pain should not last longer than a week. If it does you may want to consult whoever put them in! there may be a good reason why they hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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