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Good Citizenship Activities For Kids
No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health. Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd. Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor. Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more
Fun activites: Kids with sickle cell deserve to have fun, just like their peers. But you need to concentrate on activities that do not pound on the joints or involve hard, full body contact. The best activity by far is swimming. It moves the joints, improves range of motion, improves lung and heart capacity, and is fun. But whatever your child chooses, ensure good stretching prior to activity. Dive in! ...Read more
Depends on the child: Children with scd should be as active as possible to promote good overall health including cardiovascular fitness and weight. Some children will need to restrict their activities if they have ongoing issues such as lung or heart disease or if certain activities serve as triggers for crises. One of the most important things is to maintain excellent hydration. Talk with your hematologist. ...Read more
Is voltaren (diclofenac) emugel 50 g good to be used for 10 years kid complaining from leg pain after sport activity? Or is it only for adults use?
Likely OK..: Voltaren gel is made from an antiiflammatory medicine diclofenac, similar to motrin/aleve etc... Although it is only studied/approved by fda for adult use, I feel that using that topically on a child is safer than taking other medicine (motrin/aleve) orally. Of course, like all other medicine, use smallest effective dosage for shortest duration. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...Read more
Isn't good at all how my kids are doing things without my permission. Tell me how to cope and also do piercing (s) hurt?
Kids: A psychotherapist experienced in working with kids & families is your best bet. ...Read more
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No: If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life. Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions. ...Read more
Possibly: Many areas are now exploring the use of tele/video medicine especially in psychiatry for both diagnosis and ongoing therapy. Since you are listed in the la area, you should call one of the area academic medical centers (department of psychiatry) and inquire about local services in your area. They may want to meet in person with the child one to a few times before doing the ongoing care online. ...Read more
No: I have not had personal experience with this specific breed mauling a patient. Dobermans, German Shepherd, and rottweilers are the top three breeds that maul children. Training is important, reminding children not to bother the dog while he is eating is important as this is associated with more bites. One breed which is known to be gentle to kids is a labrador. Good Luck! ...Read more
Why powder vs. REAL: Lots of evidence humans perform best with love & eating real food, not from other animals or stuff processed out of food/food wastes. Careful of dominant marketing with no requirements to even research accuracy of claims, dshea act 1994. Suggest study: dietdoctor, taubes "how the government makes you fat", attia, nusi. Org, lustig fatchance. Html, big fat lies, paleo, westman md, stephen phinney etc. ...Read more
What they like...: I have found that the interests of 'teenage boys' is so widespread that I usually tell my patients to expose them to a wide variety of sports; and let them decide. Any of the martial arts are great; running, swimming (if you have access to a pool), tennis, etc. They might want to do what a friend is going to participate in; the sky is the limit. As long as the child is interested he/she will enjoy. ...Read more
Growth: It doesn't take much, and children are growing at an amazing rate. A small change in the shape of the lens or the eyeball itself can make a difference. Plus, many kids compensate for a long time, and most likely eyesight was going bit by bit, but it was hard to notice until compensation was no longer possible. ...Read more
Real food better: Pediasure is specifically designed to help increase the calories in children with failure to thrive (determined to be underweight by their physician). Unless recommended by pediatrician, the best place for your child to get nutrition is whole healthy food choices. Kids may not eat like we think they should, but they listen to their bodies and get what they need. Model healthy habits - it helps! ...Read more
Comfort: Swaddling makes your baby feel nice and cozy and comfortable. It also keeps them from waking themselves up with their failing arm and leg movements (which they can't quite control yet). Swaddling imitates the warm, soft and tight environment they had in the womb, making them feel safe and secure. Swaddle for naps, bedtime and fussiness. ...Read more
Control more likely: Curing may be unrealistic unless you can find a food or other allergen causing the eczema and then eliminating it from your child's life. Gentle cleansers, daily use of a good moisturizer like cetaphil and others, use of topical cortisone when necessary, can all help keep eczema in check. Kids with eczema seem to get bacterial skin infections easily too, so oral antibiotics sometimes help a lot. ...Read more
Pattern recognition: & rote memory are strengths for children with autism, characterized by "spikes" in non-verbal problem-solving that confer average to above-average developmental "splinter skills, " along with significant delays in language-based learning. Ability to learn by intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational interventions unfortunately exceeds conceptual ability, social communication & reciprocity. ...Read more
Blood tests for the hormonal level can be done in your doctor's office, endocrinology office & fertility clinic.
However the full evaluation needs to be done to ensure normal conception of the baby. This includes: sperm quantity & quality, ovarian eggs number, ovulation, tube patency, uterine wellness, etc. The best place for it = fertility clinic. ...Read more
I'm 9.4 weeks. U/S report says Growth is good but no cardiac activity. Is there any chance of activity starting late..
Follow up ultrasound: Usually cardiac activity start at 8 weeks, but sometimes there is miscalculation. Do a followup ultrasound after a week. ...Read more
Yes, if...: No nuts under age one. After that, nuts are actually a very good source or nutrients. However, they are also sometimes very allergenic to those who carry that propensity, so if you see any bad reaction such as hives, facial swelling, cough or wheezing, then talk to doc or allergist about being tested for allergy to tree nuts. Tree nuts have great and healthy omega fats and other micronutrients. ...Read more
Any: A child with diabetes can play any sports. Exercise can affect blood sugar level, so there may be changes from his/her usual number. If child uses an Insulin pump, talk to his/her doctor about Insulin delivery if device cannot be worn during sports. Remember to keep hydrated while playing, educate the coaches/trainers about signs of hyper/hypoglycemia, and have diabetes supplies available. ...Read more
Fruits and veggie...: You do not state the age of the child, but generally speaking, increase water intake, poor water intake is a common cause of constipation, make sure you limit milk to 2 to 3 cups a day if over 2 years old, avoid processed foods, add oatmeal mixed with fruit. Some veggies and fruits constipate, banana, apple, carrots. Rice. Easy way to remember is any fruit that starts with "p" makes you go. ...Read more
Many benefits, yes: Oats have many proven benefits- they lower cholesterol, contain antioxidants likely to prevent heart disease and cancer, enhance immune function, stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of diabetes. Oats are a very healthy food for children. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=54 for more info. ...Read more
OK but not greatest:
I am a big believer that everyone should take a good quality multivitamin but, while better than some, you can do a lot better. It's good that it does not have synthetic dyes or high fructose corn syrup but it has synthetic E (which is toxic) and folic acid, which many can't utilize, and is low in potency. For gummy vits Smarty Pants Kids Complete is much better!
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AAP recs: If a child has an accurate diagnosis of adhd, the symptoms of which cause him harm in academics, peer interaction, &/or behavior, then giving him medication that has a 70-90% chance of significantly improving attentiion span & distractibility & a 70-90% chance of significant decrease in hyperactivity & impulsivity, making environmental changes & starting behavior therapy is recommended. ...Read more
St. Louis Children': I recommend the child psychiatry department at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Good luck! ...Read more
What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?
Not exactly: It is important to teach children boundaries and safety. Hopefully we do not have to teach them to be afraid. I prefer to use the term empower them with skill sets. Giving them facts that teach why they should not do something is important. Ex: many strangers are simply friends we haven't met yet and some strangers do not have our best interest at heart - check with parents before talking to them. ...Read more
Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more
Many many many!: If it grew in the ground, it's probably pretty healthy, including lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, mushrooms....And the list goes on. Meats of all kids are good, but white ones (poultry and fish) tend to be the healthiest. Dairy products are great provided your body tolerates them. With all, try to stay as organic and fresh as you possibly can. ...Read more