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How Long Does It Take For A Child To Be Tested For Autism
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Wean Early: Sooner is better when it comes to weaning from a pacifier. The longer it stays, the harder it is to take away. And the longer it stays, the greater the risk of speech delay, cavities, needing braces... I tell parents, "sometimes, the only way to get rid of the pacifier is to get rid of the pacifier." throwing it away may seem hard in the short run, but it's far easier in the long run. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not Ever Totally: There are many degrees of autism. Although total cure is unknown, with proper, proven therapy, there can be huge improvement.So great, that some are able to function almost normally in society. Unfortunately, there are more severe cases that will never do well. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater chances of improvement. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not always seen: Sometimes a child may be abused without a bruise appearing. For example one fractures. ...Read more
Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet, if indeed he is going to respond?
Separate out issues: If the kid has gluten sensitivity confirmed by lab tests and or intestinal biopsy, going gluten free can reduce the related digestive issues like it would any normal kid.It will not reverse autism or autism specific symptoms. Institution of restrictive diets can give you something to do, but is a waste of effort for most parents.With such issues there is always another "cure" just around the bend ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long does it take for treatment to be complete for an adult with pinworms that is taking mebendazole?
Varies: 1-3 days I tend to repeat another course a week later if needed. This is precautionary. ...Read more
HIV window period : Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is estimated 9–11 days. Talk with md. ...Read more
1-3 weeks: Actually 5-21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scrip: Most prescriptions are ready at the pharmacy within 90 minutes. If not, call the help line. ...Read more
Lice: If by infested you mean catch it from someone else - when the adult lice move to your head you may not feel any symptoms. As they start to hatch new ones you may notice many more and have more symptoms. This typically happens 6-12 days after exposure. Life cycle of a louse is 9-15 days. This is also why treatment should happen twice to get two life cycles. ...Read more
Everyone's different: On average most children in whom no complications arise either during or after surgery the child should be back in school within 1-3 days after surgery. Generally, they go home the same day after surgery. If there are any complications such as nausea and vomiting then, an overnight stay may occur...but this is infrequent. Write more questions at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
How do I preserve a stool sample? For how long does it last, to check for parasites/bacteria accurately?
Instructions: The doctor that gave you the collection kit should have had instructions with it. Call the doctor that gave you the collection materials if you do not have the instructions. ...Read more
Is it possible for ds to be misdiagnosed as autism and how can I get my child's doctor to check my child for ds?
Down Syndrome : Doesn't preclude a diagnosis of autism, tho autistic regression can occur later than 15-21 mos. In children with down syndrome. All children with intellectual disability &/ or autism deserve blood tests called genetic microarray or cgh & dna probe for fragile x to look for genetic errors that can cause either or both. Down syndrome can be diagnosed by chromosome analysis, as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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