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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?
Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In 2010 data, the average cost for a middle class family to raise a child from birth to 18 years was $222, 360 (22 % higher than 1960's). This does not include college costs. Depending on the level of functioning, independence-adjustments need to be factored in. Where you live; are you a single parent; what's your income; public vs private school...All will have to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC: There are a list of the recommended vaccines on the center for disease control website-cdc.Gov. ...Read more
Is RSV contagious from children to adults to children? We will visit grand child 7 months diagnosed with rsv. After a few days we will then visit other grandchildren ages 5, 3, 1 in another household. Will we be contagious? Can we infect the othe
Yes but.....: RSV is the main cause of the human cold during RSV season.It is a germ that generates poor if any immunity if you catch it, and humans are often reinfected every year or two. It can be spread by droplets (in air) or on your hands.If you catch it you can spread it for days and weeks afterward. It is more worrisome to kids below 16 lb than those that are larger.Good hand washing helps reduce spread ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What long term ( as in more than a few years) effects are there for a flu shot? What will 20 years of flu shots do to their bodies? Or their children?
Zero/zero: The flu vaccine is just a fancy way to avoid illness that you might otherwise get. It challenges your immune system when you take it, just like the colds & flu you have normally.Your body builds a immune memory & gradually has less symptomatic illness as you age. Infants gain a passive benefit from mom's immunity that protects them for many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child has juvenile idiopathic arthrtits no joint damage but can I still apply for social security disablity for her?
JIA/financial help: Jia is considered a chronic condition with the potential for future disability if it is a severe case. It can take years for joint damage to occur. You would not have to wait to see if joint damage occurs to make an application. A social worker or healtrh care advocate could help you with the application. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The best answer is it depends on lifestyle. For the average person at 11, the coverage should be effective for 10 years if the child completed the primary series earlier. If the kid likes to play football, walk in muddy streams, camps, hunts, works in the dirt a lot, i'd only count on 5 years before getting another booster. ...Read more
Is it safe for my kids' nanny who is an Hiv positive to continue caring for my kids who are 7 and 6 years old?
Probably: Especially if the nanny is on anti-HIV drugs. HIV is usually transmitted through blood -to-blood contact and thus I'd not expect this to be an event happening in child care. On the other hand, if the nanny contracted HIV through illicit drug use via a contaminated needle. you will need to carefully evaluated this aspect. ...Read more
Not safe: not available in USA.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wart: in a 2 year old on the hand may be a callous with possible foreign body using strong chemicals that can spread and injure him try covering the wart with a small peice of duct tape and cover it with bandage so he does not take it out for 4-5 days it may then just peel out if not take him to a dermatologist so he can freeze it ...Read more
Yes: Often the dtap (most commonly)can lead to local inflammation and swelling- but any vaccine can do it.. Homeopathic silica and ledum can make a big difference in decreasing both. Ice - yes if it feels good to your child. Check out www.Franzcenter.Com- chinese herbaceuticals and revive. It decreases pain and swelling and is very soothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer