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Doctor insights on: Good Citizenship Activities For Kids

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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

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

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What's a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

What's a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

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

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What is a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

What is a good activity for child with sickle cell disease?

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

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What physical activities are good for a child with sickle cell disease?

What physical activities are good for a child with sickle cell disease?

Any: They can do what ever they are physically capable of doing. The only problem would be in high altitudes were the oxygen concentration is less. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...Read more

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Is there a good website for a child with a terminal condition?

See below:: Go to: bandbacktogether. Com/pediatric-terminal-illness-resources/
i like it as a starting point! ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a headcold for a child?

What would be a good way to take care of a headcold for a child?

Head cold: Saline nasal irrigation, cool mist humidifier helps. If a child 6 years or over may be given a short course of otc cold medication. If cold is complicated for example developed into a sinus infection, may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

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

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Any good online counselors for kids?

Any good online counselors for kids?

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

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Are french bulldogs good with children?

Are french bulldogs good with children?

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

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Which milk powder is good for thr kids?

Which milk powder is good for thr kids?

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

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What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

EXERCISE!: The number 1 problem with our children is inactivity, followed by poor diet/too much junk food.
Children should do an unstructured, 1 hour a day of exercise. ...Read more

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What are good exercise activities for teenage boys?

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

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What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

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

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Is pediasure good for children?

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

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Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

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

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I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

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

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Why are kids with autism especially good at puzzles?

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

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How you know if your hormones are good to have kids?

How you know if your hormones are good to have kids?

Blood test: 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

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I'm 9.4 weeks. U/S report says Growth is good but no cardiac activity. Is there any chance of activity starting late..

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

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Is eating walnut good for children?

Is eating walnut good for children?

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

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What sports are good for a child diabetic?

What sports are good for a child diabetic?

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

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What is a good medication for OCD in children?

What is a good medication for OCD in children?

First, accurate diag: Is most important. For true OCD, there are several behavioral interventions which should be tried first. See a child-adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What's a good, tasty diet for constipation for a child?

What's a good, tasty diet for constipation for a child?

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

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What are the benefits of eating oats? Is it good for children?

What are the benefits of eating oats? Is it good for children?

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

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Are l'il critters gummy bites multivitamin good for kids and adults?

Are l'il critters gummy bites multivitamin good for kids and adults?

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!
See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

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

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Is there any good child psychiatrist in St. Louis?

St. Louis Children': I recommend the child psychiatry department at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kinds of activities are good for patients with leg amputations?

What kinds of activities are good for patients with leg amputations?

Anything: Patients with an amputation of the leg should concentrate early on strengthening the muscles of the upper extremities. This will help long term in terms of mobility and maneuverability. ...Read more

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What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

Don't buy them!: As a parent, you have control over what your child eats most of the time. Set a good example for them by only buying nutritious, low-sugar, low-fat snacks to eat, like fruits and veggies. You can't control their desires, but you can help them make good choices. ...Read more

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Is teaching a child to fear something (like strangers) a good idea?

Is teaching a child to fear something (like strangers) a good idea?

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

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Is gardening a good hobby for kids?

Is gardening a good hobby for kids?

Great: What a great thing to teach your kids. Healthy hobby...Absolutely! Geat for their self esteem and together time. ...Read more

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What must a good physical activity program include?

What must a good physical activity program include?

Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis
i like a combination of strength, flexibility,
and endurance in varied forms.
I have some patients which do what I consider
the ideal combo of running 2x/wk, cycling 2x/wk and swimming 2x/wk. ...Read more

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What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

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

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Is oil olay good for kids?

Is oil olay good for kids?

Skin oil: In general, for kids it is always better to use simple oils to lubricate the skin. You may use simple petrolium jelly over dry skin. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for children?

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

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