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How can I know if my child is autistic?

How can I know if my child is autistic?

Evaluation: Please talk with your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her and whether or not an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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How can I tell if my son is high?

How can I tell if my son is high?

Son high: Depends on what he is using. Usually suspition arises when he skips meals & wants to be in his room more, avoids activities, seems in a daze a lot, talks & smiles less, stays up late or sleeps a lot. ...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 is really gifted?

How can I tell if my child is really gifted?

Get him tested: Getting an IQ test and psychoeducational testing in second grade can confirm that your child is gifted...Something a mother already knows. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is teething?

How can I tell if my child is teething?

Cranky, drooling: I have found that children often get irritable about two weeks before the teeth actually break thorough the skin. I believe this is the most bothersome time, rather than the teeth actually cutting through the skin. Drooling, and increased irritability are signs. ...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?

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 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 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 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 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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How can I determine if my child is slightly autistic?

How can I determine if my child is slightly autistic?

Consult peditrician: speak with your pediatrician and have your doctor do a screening review. If necessary, get a referral to a psychologist who can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do if my autistic son is driving me mad..Help?

What can I do if my autistic son is driving me mad..Help?

Special Services: In addition to dr singer's response, there are special agengies with advanced services and therapy for help in this area.Aides, respite care and ot may help. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son is allergic to juice?

How can I tell if my son is allergic to juice?

Jucie allergy: If he breaks up in a rash around his mouth or his tongue and inside of the mouth get red and/or swollen or he has other systemic problems or GI symptoms aftrer he drinks th juice every time, you have your answer. See your doctor to havehim tested if posssible. ...Read more

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How can I know if my son is allergic to peas?

How can I know if my son is allergic to peas?

Allergic reaction: If your son is allergic to any food, he may have a reaction. These can range from tingling of the mouth, swelling of lips, a rash on the body, or vomiting/diarrhea. It may be difficult to tell, since some of those symptoms can occur from other causes. If you aren't sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my friend is schizophrenic?

How can I tell if my friend is schizophrenic?

It may be difficult: It is difficult to tell sometimes, as many with paranoia are able to "hold it together" around others. Some with schizophrenia and while they are psychotic may talk to themselves or may say some bizarre things which don't really make any sense. It can be difficult to tell whether or not certain folks have schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has rsv?

How can I tell if my baby has rsv?

Severe cold symptoms: Rsv may cause a common cold in some children. However in young infants, RSV may cause much more severe cold symptoms (associated with marked nasal drainage and congestion, difficulty breathing with wheezing, grunting, retractions in the chest). If your baby is struggling to breathe, it is best to contact your doctor for her to be seen in case the infection may be due to rsv. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is spoiled and how do I help if he is?

Help child learn: "spoiling" is a term understood but hard to quantify. I like to think of it as a child demanding attention/things/activities which only benefit the child and which are beyond the developmental norms for a particular age. As parents, we need to teach our children respect for others, their time and resources. Teaching new behaviors takes time but is worth it, your doctor can suggest techniques. ...Read more

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How can I know if my child is dehydrated?

How can I know if my child is dehydrated?

Dry lips, less urine: Dehydration is common in babies, most often the result of a stomach virus. Signs of dehydration include dry lips, sunken fontanel in infants, decreased urine output and decreased activity level. You will notice that your baby is dehydrated if the diapers are less wet, or if you're changing less wet diapers than usual, for example, if more than 10 hours go by without any urine. ...Read more

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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more