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Doctor insights on: Head Lice Children And Teenagers

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Who can treat my childs head banging and body rocking?

Who can treat my childs head banging and body rocking?

Depends: This maybe normal behavior, depending upon the age of your child, seen during temper tantrums. However, i would discuss the situation with your pediatrician to insure nothing else is underlying the behavior, especially if this is not a toddler.. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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How can you most effectively remove head lice in a long haired 11 year old female?

How can you most effectively remove head lice in a long haired 11 year old female?

Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Depends: Head lice are hard to see.It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs.The eggs are glued to the hair.However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp.They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more

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Head injuries in men over 55 do they grow insight with age?

Head injuries in men over 55 do they grow insight with age?

Depends on injuries: Head injuries vary from mild to severe. Surely the patients with very mild head injuries can age in a mananer close to the same manner as their un-injured peers. The less fortunate patients with severe head injuries and permanent brain damage would be so disabled that growing insight would not be an issue. ...Read more

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What can cause for girls to lose their hair on their head at a young age?

What can cause for girls to lose their hair on their head at a young age?

Stress!: The number one reason for hair loss is stress. Hormones may play a role in hair loss as well, so doctors get thyroid levels and hormone levels. Go see your doctor. Medications also can do it. ...Read more

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Why do children and the elderly get sick more often than teenagers and middle-aged adults?

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Why do children and the elderly get sick more often than teenagers and middle-aged adults?

Waxing & waning: In children, their immune system is still developing, such that they haven't reached their peak potential yet and thus are at increase risk for infections. That's why we also have more vaccinations scheduled in early childhood. As we get past middle-age, our immune system wanes and increases similar risk for infections. ...Read more

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Why do ear infections only affect teens and, toddlers, and children?

Why do ear infections only affect teens and, toddlers, and children?

Not the case: Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections. Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get more uris. ...Read more

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Can brain damage occur if a young child (6 - 7) shakes their head furiously around for ~30 seconds?

Can brain damage occur if a young child (6 - 7) shakes their head furiously around for ~30 seconds?

Unlikely to happen: The fit behaviors of a child, including head banging, head shaking and similar displays are unlikely to produce any injury.Their bigger risk is falling or bumping into a fixed structure while they fit, adding a real trauma to their self directed display. Monitoring the event out of your peripheral vision and only responding if they stop can sabotage the immediate gain they get by spooking you. ...Read more

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How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

Many, many problems: Toddlers and school age children with fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can expeience a number of problems including mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, and behavior problems. This condition is preventable 100% of the time. Don't drink during pregnancy! ...Read more

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Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Most of the time: The most common age is 18-24 months, but it could also present in neonates and older kids . I had one patient last year that was 7 years old. ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can  fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more

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How is tbi treated in older children like at the age of 6yrs old?

How is tbi treated in older children like at the age of 6yrs old?

TBI: Treatment of tbi is really based on the sequelae of the brain injury and focused on the problems whether they be speech, motor function, etc. ...Read more

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Can autistic children grow up living like normal people?

Can autistic children grow up living like normal people?

Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes.(http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having had early communication & iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are good signs. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...Read more

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Why do children and young adults get bacterial meningitis?

Why do children and young adults get bacterial meningitis?

Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more

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Could premature babies have narrow faces when they get older like in their teens and twenties?

Could premature babies have narrow faces when they get older like in their teens and twenties?

Possibly: Some do and some don't. It may depend on the cause of the prematurity, other issues such as nutrition and other growth factors, and on-going health of the baby. ...Read more

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Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should?--- No. : It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area. It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise. ...Read more

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Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

The practice of: putting babies to sleep on their backs has contributed to more "flat heads." Some have treated this with a helmut, usually at 4-12 months of age, though it is not clear this is more effective than trying to avoid lying on back during the day.As the child and his skull grows, the flattening will improve. It may not be perfectly symmetrical, but is not a cosmetic/social/brain development problem ...Read more

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Head Lice (Definition)

A condition in which hair gets infested with tiny parasites that feed on blood ...Read more


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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more