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5yr old f healthy has had random hiccups for 24 hrs on and off. Don't last long. Otherwise healthy. Should I worry about cancer? Read that online

5yr old f healthy has had random hiccups for 24 hrs on and off. Don't last long. Otherwise healthy. Should I worry about cancer? Read that online

Hiccups: Hiccups have many causes and most are related to common reasons such as rapid eating and air swallowing. If they are brief and non persistent and have a common explanation that is reassuring. If they become more persistent have her reviewed by her Pediatrician to look for other causes. All the best. ...Read more

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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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My 2.5 yr old daughter some days (1 or 2 days a month) has the hiccups on and off (6 - 7 times a day). Is this normal? Her checkup was ok...

My 2.5 yr old daughter some days (1 or 2 days a month) has the hiccups on and off (6 - 7 times a day). Is this normal? Her checkup was ok...

Yes mostly..: Yes that is a normal and physiologic response to fast eating, spicy foods, fizzy foods etc.
Sometimes reflux can be associated with it.
Typically if infrequent, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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5 yr old has random hiccups 3x a day twice a month. Lasts for a couple minutes. Worried mom. Any ideas. Should I contact ped?

5 yr old has random hiccups 3x a day twice a month. Lasts for a couple minutes. Worried mom. Any ideas. Should I contact ped?

Hiccoughs: Hiccoughs are generally benign but if they are occurring with the frequency that you are saying that they are, I would definitely have him seen by his pediatrician. Have them get a good listen to his chest, etc. Irritation of the nerve to the muscle between the lungs and the abdomen (the diaphragm) usually causes the hiccough. It's generally not worrisome, but I think that he should be evaluated ...Read more

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Healthy 5 yr old f gets hiccups every couple of weeks for a 24 hr period only lasts for couple of min but will come back that day help cancer??

Healthy 5 yr old f gets hiccups every couple of weeks for a 24 hr period only lasts for couple of min but will come back that day help cancer??

Not likely cancer: Hiccupping every few weeks for a few minutes does not sound worrisome or abnormal. You may want to discuss your concern about cancer with your pediatrician; are there other symptoms that concern you? ...Read more

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My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow.
This is just too important! ...Read more

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My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button. Poop is normal so far.?

My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button. Poop is normal so far.?

Need more info: Does your child have any past medical history? Is your child having fevers? How often is your child having the pain and is it after eating? Pain around the belly button is very common and kids can have it for many reasons including emotional reasons. That is why it is very important to document when your child is complaining. If your child is having fevers with the pain please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a male aged 53 years and my wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

I am a male aged 53 years and my wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

Absolutely!: You most likely have viable sperm still. You have already proven that you can do it by having your 5yo. The fact that your wife is still in her 30s is great, because the risks of pregnancy and baby-trouble in 40yo mothers is much greater. I would say, "go for it! ". ...Read more

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What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

Anything above 104: When temperatures rise to those levels they will produce significant discomfort, and are approaching near 105, above which the potential for seizures and brain damage may begin to manifest. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 5 year old child herbal tea several times a wk?

Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. ...Read more

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Should a 5 year old child be prescribed sleeping medicine for a sleeping problem?

Should a 5 year old child be prescribed sleeping medicine for a sleeping problem?

No: You need to talk with your child's provider and discover the cause of the problem. There are also specialists in pediatric sleep disorders. ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

It may be encopresis: Encopresis can be caused by physical or psychological problems but is usually a result of chronic constipation. Your child should be seen by his pediatrician who may refer you to a specialist. For further work up or treatment. This condition may have serious medical or psycho-social consequences for the child and should be diagnosed treated expeditiously. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can deal with angry outbursts of my 5 year old child (with adhd)?

Can you tell me how I can deal with angry outbursts of my 5 year old child (with adhd)?

Ignore: The more they are ignored the less they happen-- kids like attention for bad behavior if you respond with anger or horror they will be posite reenforced and happend more--. ...Read more

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How many carbs should a 3-5 year old child eat every day?

How many carbs should a 3-5 year old child eat every day?

Varies: Unless you are dealing with a very obese child or a child that is failing to thrive, you are not generally going to count carbs in this age group. Rather, concentrate on providing a good, well balanced diet with some fruits, lots of vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. If you are doing this, and your child is a healthy weight and growing appropriately, then the carb count is good. ...Read more

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How do I get my mentally disabled 5 year old child to go to bed?

How do I get my mentally disabled 5 year old child to go to bed?

Not an easy task: Have you discussed this with your doctor and or a behavior therapist? I do not think there is a short answer to this....Understanding how your child sees things my help you find a strategy he/she can accept...Homeopathy and chinese medicine may also be very helpful by looking at the whole picture and finding the root cause. ...Read more

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What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg?

What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg?

10 mg/kg/dose: With doses every four hours is the maximum recommended. With high fever, one can give a slightly higher first dose then the rest of the doses should be 10mg/kg or 120 mg per dose. If you need to do this for longer than 2-3 days your child will need to be examined. ...Read more

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What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

Probably nothing: It's a long release medication so one pill will probably do nothing. I wouldn't worry about it unless he is allergic to the pill. ...Read more

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What would cause low lymphocite in nearly 5 year old child, doctor said between 6-9 but hers is 2.1 and 3.2. Had it 3 months what's wrong?

What would cause low lymphocite in nearly 5 year old child, doctor said between 6-9 but hers is 2.1 and 3.2. Had it 3 months what's wrong?

Many causes: Sometimes it can be from a viral infection, sometimes from more serious causes. Please take her to a pediatric hematologist or your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. ...Read more

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Should I take my 5 year old child to the emergency room if her temperature is 101.5 degrees?

Other symptoms are?: The average 5 yo will go thru 5-7 viral respiratory & GI illnesses per year, many of which will generate fever upwards of 102-103.It is a normal response to illness & doesn't signal severity of a problem. If the kid is playful, taking fluids well & has no scary complaints, the best person to evaluate the child is your regular dr. If quiet, refusing fluids, in obvious pain or showing scary sx go. ...Read more

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A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

Metabolic specialist: Dr. Abhimanyu Garg @ UT Southwestern Medical Center is a leader in CGL. Metreleptin is the standard of care now, you should seek out a board certified metabolic specialist. (Pediatric genetic/metabolic specialist) ...Read more

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If a 5 year old child swallowed chewing gum, do we need to fear about it?

If a 5 year old child swallowed chewing gum, do we need to fear about it?

Nothing specific: It will pass through the system as an undigestable piece of debris. The myths your mother told you about this are just that, a myth. ...Read more

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What can cause liver cancer in a 5 year old child? Isn't that very young?

What can cause liver cancer in a 5 year old child? Isn't that very young?

Hepatoblastoma: Liver cancers are very rare in kids (<2 cases per million annually), but they do happen. Most common form is hepatoblastoma, followed by hepatocellular carcinoma. Inherited syndromes are thought to be the main risk factors for the development of liver cancer in childhood. Parents' exposures are not clearly defined. ...Read more

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My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

Yes I would strongly: Recommend that you take your daughter to see a psychologist. Her symptoms are signs that something is upsetting her and she needs help. ...Read more

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What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

Varies: About a hundred beats per minute. But it depends on the child´s activity. Also when kids get fever their heart rate elevates by about 10 beats with each degree of fever. ...Read more

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Is lithotripsy safe for my 5 year old child? She has 7mm kidney stone on the right kidney.

Is lithotripsy safe for my 5 year old child? She has 7mm kidney stone on the right kidney.

Lithotripsy: Is generally safe, decision to go for it depends on several factors, your child's doctor (s) would know better, check this link for more info, good luck
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more

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5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?

5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?

Several things...: Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past history of constipation? Any fever? Is pain intermittent? Or is it persistent and worsening? Can she walk? Or is she lying very still? These are the first questions we will ask when evaluating her. ...Read more

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What is it called when a 5 year old child eats only two things (tyson's chicken fries and campbell's chicken noodle soup)? She adamantly refuses to eat (or even sample) anything else. Is this normal?

What is it called when a 5 year old child eats only two things (tyson's chicken fries and campbell's chicken noodle soup)? She adamantly refuses to eat (or even sample) anything else. Is this normal?

Power play: Kids at 5 are not at an age where reasoning works (tooth fairy, santa).Quit trying to reason with her. If you only offer healthy food & several tasty options, you have done your job. If she skips a few meals she may be willing to try things others seem to enjoy. Bribery is fine for trying new. As long as you fix the same fries/soup for every meal she will demand you continue. ...Read more

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When is the best time to introduce cow's milk to my 1, 5 year old child. He still gets a belly ache from milk.?

When is the best time to introduce cow's milk to my 1, 5 year old child. He still gets a belly ache from milk.?

Try lactose free: At anytime infants can tolerate cow's milk, full strength. If they don't digest it well the infant may be lactose intolerant or he/she may have cow's protein allergy. A lactose free and/or a pre-digested, cows milk protein free formula should be tried. Get the supervision of a pediatrician for these trials. ...Read more

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Hello doctor Is it safe to give Flixonase nasal spray to my 2.5 year old child?

Hello doctor Is it safe to give Flixonase nasal spray to my 2.5 year old child?

No: Not recommended for children under 12 yrs. Please see your GP to get alternative treatment for your child ...Read more

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My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?

My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?

Has he had before: 5 years is late for onset offebrile seizures, also the number of seizures with one episode of illness is not the norm. I would be concerned with other causes of seizures and would consult either the er if he is still ill and a neurologist for further work up. ...Read more