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Home Remedies For Childish Behavior
No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
No: You can't build confidence with medicines, herbs, or remedies. It just doesn't work that way. The way to build confidence is by providing gentle support while helping your child to succeed in a variety of situations and settings. Don't push too hard, just help her to build slowly, one step at a time, and help her through the occasional failure and setback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, there are. You could try St. John's wort, 5-HTP or omega 3 fatty acids. Or you might want to start with talking things over with your friends and family. Or you might want to try aerobic exercises, such as swimming, walking, jogging, dancing, playing tennis, playing basketball or doing yoga or tai chi. But it can never hurt to talk to your doctor about your depression issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any home remedies for teens that have constant anxiety? My friend's parents neglect her and barely feed her sometimes.
Teens need: Both emotional and physical support from their parents. If they are being neglected they need help from other adults. They can talk to the school psychologist or guidance counselor about what is happening at home. They will help them get the assistance they need from dcf (dept. Of children's services). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are a few things you can try. Long term - losing weight, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol all will help. Short term - lying on one's side is probably the best technique. Nasal strips (like breathe rite) work pretty well for some people. There are various devices - chin straps, mouth guards, etc. All are helpful for some people. You have to try them to know what will work for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait a Minute--: The real answer is to determine why the child is crying. For example, if they have gas cramps or constipation, there may be natural products that help.It they have an ear infection, there are some pain relief strategies. Crying from a tantrum may need to be ignored. Find the cause is the best way to find the cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the cause of the febrile illness. Mild self-limiting illnesses can be treated symptomatically. Many believe fever is beneficial, but if you are uncomfortable with it or have conditions which may be exacerbated by fever, the use of an antipyretic like Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) should lower the temperature. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any good websites or books to help learn/practice cbt at home, if i cannot see a psychologist?
Here's another idea: http://www.amazon.com/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-dummies-branch/dp/0470665416.Get a more detailed answer ›
Home remedies: Althogh home remedies have been tried by meny and are popular but it is not the best treatment option.Treating head clice with tea tree oil and olive oil are very popular.Some people claim mayonnaise help control the head lice.And washing hair with vinegar has been tried, use of coconut oil following vinegar has been suggested.Mixture of lemon and butter after application of vinegar has been used. ...Read more
Not a Simple Answer: There is not really a good answer, because it depends upon the cause. For example, dehydration headaches improve with hydration/fluids. Caused by low blood suger-food.Eye strain need vision correction. Simple ha may respond to acetominophen or ibuprofen. A quiet, dark room may help. Cool compresses in some. Herbal cures need proof and safety confirmation. ...Read more
Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?
Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Morning sickness: Go for a liquid diet. You may find it easier on your stomach to emphasize liquids over solids when morning sickness is at its worst. Get your nutrients from bouillon, juices, and other liquids. (confirm that this approach is okay with your obstetrician first.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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