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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

How can I tell if my child has a headache?

Very hard to tell: It is very hard to tell if a baby has a headache. We assume babies and toddlers have headaches because we know older children and adults have headaches. We presume that the symptoms children and adults have during headaches are similar to the symptoms babies would have during headaches, such as: cold symptoms, fevers, vomiting, poor appetite, fussiness, tiredness, restless sleep, etc. . ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more


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How to tell if my baby sister has a concussion?

How to tell if my baby sister has a concussion?

Observe closely: The general symptoms of concussion include headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, poor appetite, difficulty thinking or concentrating, sensitivity to light or sound. This may last up to 6 weeks. If these symptoms persist or are bothersome-see your physician. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my autistic son who can't speak has a concussion?

Diagnose concussion: The hallmark of concussion is an altered mental status (level of alertness and responsiveness). Look for a change in behavior or difficulty following directions. Look for any change in his ability to carry out his usual tasks. ...Read more

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How can I tell if child has a disorder?

How can I tell if child has a disorder?

Confusing question: You do not present enough information.A disorder of what ? Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site, so any question must provide basic info and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has autism?

How can I tell if my child has autism?

In infancy?: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has heartburn?

How can I tell if my child has heartburn?

Fussy with feeds: Baby may arch away from the nipple, burp a lot and become very fussy during or shortly after feeding.Unlike the baby who has mild reflux, will display marked discomfort when he/she spits up. If not attended baby may have increased risk for respiratory problems including ear infections. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has a hearing problem?

How can I know if my baby has a hearing problem?

Audiogram: Worried about your baby's hearing? Exam by a pediatric ENT is best, followed by audiogram (hearing test) by a pediatric audiologist, will get you the facts. A pediatric audiologist can test the hearing system of any age baby or child. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

Stool sample: The best way to check for tapeworms is to have a lab inspect a stool sample. Check with your child's doctor regarding how to go about submitting a sample. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has asthma?

How can I tell if my child has asthma?

Recurrent sxs...: Asthma symptoms, which occur episodically, include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath. During these episodes, the patient may be hypoxic so it is important that an emergent eval by a doctor be sought and an er visit may be necessary. Call 911 if the symptoms are severe. Between episodes, most patients are normal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has asthma?

How can I tell if my child has asthma?

Symptoms: The usual symptoms of asthma are recurrent episodes of cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath that occur more frequently at night (3 am) and with exercise. A cough that lingers way beyond the usual with a common cold is also typical. Other common triggers that suggest asthma are cold air, smoke or other forms of air pollution. Children over 5 yrs old can do breathing test also. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

Have an EEG: The eeg will show abnormalities in the brain waves and show if your child is having a silent seizure. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has developed strabismus?

How can I tell if my child has developed  strabismus?

Examination: An eye examination by a qualified pediatric opthamoogist is the best way.A more inaccurate method is to look and see the reflection "dot" in the eyes when a light is being aimed at the eyes. The dot should be in the same exact spot in each eye. If not, see the doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

Depends on age: This is a broad subject. Without knowing his age, I can't give you specific advice in just a paragraph. Please refer to this link which covers speech milestones and development by age from infants to 5 yrs of age. I hope it helps. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/age-appropriate_speech_and_language_milestones_90,P02170/ ...Read more

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How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

Is it the Flu ?: Generally, cold symptoms are mild, with a gradual onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Children may not even have a fever. The flu in contrast has an abrupt onset with fever, body aches, headache and few if any nasal symptoms, and makes kids feel and look allot sicker. To avoid the flu, do not forget to protect your family with a yearly flu vaccine! ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more

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How could i tell if my daughter has a headach?

How could i tell if my daughter has a headach?

Ask her?: If your daughter is not speaking yet, it can be very hard to know. Headaches are not uncommon in children. Fortunately, they're usually not serious. I would rephrase the question: do you think your daughter is having pain? In the context of an illness, an irritable child can have Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and if her behavior concerns you, have her checked. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has an object in her ear?

How can I tell if my child has an object in her ear?

You can try to look: You can try to look with a flashlight but ear canals can be hard to see into. Take her to your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How could i tell if my baby has a cold?

How could i tell if my baby has a cold?

Discomfort with cold: A cold may be accompanied by fever, irritability, poor appetite and of course a running nose.Sometime the secretion produced becomes mucous in character an allergic running nose usually doesn't cause the irritability and fever seen with cold and rarely becomes mucous. ...Read more

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How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read more

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How can I tell if what my baby has is just a cold?

How can I tell if what my baby has is just a cold?

Just a cold?: The best way to tell if it's just a cold is by how long the symptoms last. There should be stuffy, runny nose for anywhere from 3 - 7 days. Eyes may water, a sore throat may follow, but symptoms should clear by seven days. A fever may be part of the illness. If fussiness increases, go see your pediatrician or family doctor to make sure an ear infection is not complicating the cold. ...Read more

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