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How do you know if your kid is normal?

How do you know if your kid is normal?

What is normal?: Normal is a very relative term. Everyone probably has different definitions. Are there certain behaviors that you suspect is abnormal? Perhaps we can comment on those. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


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How do you know if your child might have croup?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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How do you know if your child might have croup?

Barking cough: Croup is described as a child with a "barking cough" that sounds like a barking seal. Typically it is worse at night and is accompanied by cold-like symptoms. A physician will diagnose based on history and physical exam and possibly some additional testing. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child is bipolar or is just a problem kid?

How do you know if your child is bipolar or is just a problem kid?

INVESTIGATE: How old is the child? How long has the behavior been a problem? What is happening inthe child's environment? These and many other questions must be answered before a doctor has an understanding of the problem. Since a child may be reacting to the environment, be bipolar, have adhd, or many other problems diagnosis comes first, then treatment which may include the family out of necessity. ...Read more

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How do know if your child has ADHD?

How do know if your child has ADHD?

History/testing: Such diagnoses require a significant review of history, level of function, exam and a variety of tests. Alternative medical, emotional and behavioral conditions can mimic these conditions. Consult your pcp to start the process. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby is lagging behind?

How do you know if your baby is lagging behind?

Well-baby visits: At well-baby visits, your doc takes lots of measurements: height (or length, in babies), weight, head circumference. These are all important measures of growth. Additionally, they will ask you lots of questions regarding what they are doing these days in terms of motor skills, talking, etc. These are all important ways of knowing if your baby is lagging behind. ...Read more

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How do you explain to your child that you are bipolar?

How do you explain to your child that you are bipolar?

Depends: It depends on your childs age and level of maturity, preschoolers and school age children are going to have a hard time understanding the concept...From mommy is sick to sometimes mommy feels very happy and other times very sad could be enough.Middle schoolers and up, downloading patient information from a medical site or asking your md to explainit to the child could be viable options. ...Read more

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How can you know if your child might have croup?

Barky Cough: Croup is often caused by a virus which causes swelling in and around the voice box. Seems to have its onset at night more often. The cough is very distinctive ..Sounds like a seal or fog horn, barking. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have adult adhd?

How would you know if you have adult adhd?

Need evaluation: The only way to tell if you have adhd is to be evaluated by an experienced health care provider. Ask your doctor or health plan for a referral to someone who specializes in adhd or psychiatry. You can also go to a web site like chadd.Org and search their professional directory. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby is starting to get teeth?

How do you know if your baby is starting to get teeth?

Look and Feel: Firm bulging gums, excessive salivating, irritability, a desire to chew more are all signs of teething. Age of child helps. First teeth come in about 6 months of age give or take. When they cut through you will feel a small hard sharp bump. Usually on the bottom front first. Know that teething does not cause high fevers. Know too that you should take your child to the dentist when they are one. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child has learning disabilites?

How do you know if your child has  learning disabilites?

Learning Disability: Have your child evaluated either in school by a school psychologist or privately by a licensed psychologist. An individual psychological evaluation with a strong educational component can help determine if your child has a learning disability. ...Read more

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How do you know for sure that your child has add?

How do you know for sure that your child has add?

Clinical interview: The best way to diagnosed add is still a clinical interview with a physician experienced in diagnosing add. Questionaires aren't specific enough to make the diagnosis. There are 2 computerized tests call iva and tova that are administered by specific therapist that can also be helpful in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens to a child if they do not get enough sleep?

I'm interested to know what happens to a child if they do not get enough sleep?

Any symptoms ???: Sleep deprivation will usually lead to a crabby kid who is a bit more sickly than their peers ; less interested in sustained play. A kid falling asleep at odd moments or while other kids are playing is sleep deprived.Sleep talking and night terrors are sometimes seen. If kid sleeps well at night for > 9 hours, feeds well, plays at the same level as their friends is ok. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child has leukemia or not?

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How do you know if your child has leukemia or not?

To see pediatrician: You should bring your child to see your pediatrician and dicuss further with her/him in detail about possibilities. She/he will examine your child and order the necessary initial blood work. If there is anything suspicious then she/he will be able to refer you to see a pediatric hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation/testings i.e. A bone marrow biopsy etc. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your medication for ADHD is not working yourself?

How do you tell if your medication for ADHD is not working yourself?

Function: You still are not able to block out distractions. You still don't follow through with tasks. You still can't concentrate adequately etc. ...Read more

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How do you know your unborn child is under stress?

How do you know your unborn child is under stress?

FHR: Only non-invasive and simple way is to get fetal heart rate checked--if elevated, likely distressed--should discuss your concerns with your ob, since your distress will be sensed by / transmitted to (adrenaline) the baby. ...Read more

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How can you know if your child has scoliosis?

How can you know if your child has scoliosis?

See your doctor: Your pediatrician can perform a physical exam to look for this. Here is a video explaining how the exam is done https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=yqzir6jja2u. ...Read more

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How do you know when your baby is teething?

How do you know when your baby is teething?

Teething symptoms: The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal. Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through. ...Read more

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How do you know if your asthma medcine is not working?

How do you know if your asthma medcine is not working?

By how you feel: If you still feel short of breath/coughing/wheezy/tired, your asthma medicine may not be working. It may be that the canister is empty (don't hear anything on shaking; floats in water); old/expired, or you may need stronger medicine. ...Read more

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How do you get your parents to understand your eating disorder is not something you chose and that it's not a phase?

How do you get your parents to understand your eating disorder is not something you chose and that it's not a phase?

See below: Helps to have a psychiatrist with ed experience discuss this with your parents. Resources such as www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/parent-toolkit might help. ...Read more

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