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Hiccups In 5 Year Old Child
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
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...
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
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??
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
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?
Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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?
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
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
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
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