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How long does it take for a child with preterm birth to catch up in his social development?

How long does it take for a child with preterm birth to catch up in his social development?

Motor skills: The common developmental charts are dominated by motor skills early. Since these are based on nervous system maturity, it is only fair to a premi to base expectations on their conceptual age rather than time of birth. This means we adjust expectations by however weeks they were early. After 18 mo or so they are generally doing everything the same. ...Read more

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Misbehaving Child (Definition)

A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well ...Read more


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How long does irritability associated with teething last?

How long does irritability associated with teething last?

Depends: All babies are different, but on average a baby starts to teeth at approximately 6 months with the central incisors through 30 months for the second baby molars. ...Read more

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How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

How many nightmares do toddlers usually have on average? 2 y/o with normal active life with no known stresses she does watch age appropriate tv

Scary, but harmless: Tiddlers usually have night terrors, a sleep disorder during transition from stage 3 non-REM sleep to stage 4 non-REM sleep, 1 1/2 -3 hours hours after sleep onset. A regular bedtime, adequate sleep & not being awakened during an episode help; stress & fatigue ^ them. See http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/sleep/terrors.html. Kids 2 & > can have a maximum total "screen time" of 2 hours/ day. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Fussiness can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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How long does drooling associated with teething last?

Depends: The drooling may last as long as your child is teething. Carry a few extra clean washcloths to help keep clean. ...Read more

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How long does trouble staying asleep associated with teething last?

Depends: Depends on the child. Teething usually begins between 3 and 6 months of age and can continue off and on until 36 months. If your child is having difficulty sleeping try some baby Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) before bed. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more

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How long after birth does a child who inherited thalassemia major show symptoms?

How long after birth does a child who inherited thalassemia major show symptoms?

6-8 months for beta: Alpha thalassemia major is generally fatal before birth, with just rare cases born alive. Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemoglobin doesn't need beta globulin. As fetal hemoglobin goes away and adult hemoglobin starts being made, the baby will feel the effects of his lack of beta globulin. Symptoms start after the first 6-8 months of life. ...Read more

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How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon or a moist guaze pad. A clean teething ring or pacifier will help. ...Read more

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How to deal with child has had cancer and language delay afterward?

How to deal with child has had cancer and language delay afterward?

Be grateful: When i was a kid in the 1950's, childhood cancer was a death sentence. Nowadays, the cure rate is high. I have physician-colleagues who were cured. Whether chemotherapeutic agents may cause language delay or whether it just happens, and whether intensive treatment is evidence-based / justifiable, i can't address -- ask your oncologist. Is junior deaf? Dr. Feynman didn't speak until he was 4. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

Indefinite: The fussiness of intussusception lasts as long as the blockage is ongoing. Once relieved by either enema or surgery, the fussiness will subside. ...Read more

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How long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

How long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

Usually after...: The "teething symptoms" vary from child to child, but typically subside after the first 6-8 front teeth came through. Often, after the age of 1, many children are not really that bothered from teething. But same as with thumb-sucking, many kids don't and some do for quite awhile. Enjoy the baby: babies are miracles of life! good luck. ...Read more

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How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

Social engagemement: Social engagement cannot start early enough, provided the toddler isn't overwhelmed with too many people or other similar sensory overload. Humans are social animals, and toddlers, we hopefully desire, will grow into people who work and play well with others. This only can take place with supervision and practice, afforded by letting them play together a great deal. ...Read more

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How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

5-7 days: An infant or child with RSV will usually shed the virus or be contagious to others for 5-7 days after the start of the illness. Rsv is mainly spread by direct contact so good handwashing can prevent spread of the RSV virus. ...Read more

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How long is it until your child can return to school after being diagnosed with scarlet fever?

How long is it until your child can return to school after being diagnosed with scarlet fever?

24hrs of rx: Scarlet fever is no more worrisome than regular strep throat & return to school after a full 24 hrs on meds is considered adequate. Scarlet fever is an archaic term that arose when it was a scary & lengthy febrile illness before we had penicillin. Now it simply refers to the red rash some strains will have. The newer term is scarletina. ...Read more

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If one has complications with psych meds does it affect their personality negatively?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. It is possible. Really depends on what the person is being treated for and their baseline personality. Some meds may affect personality the first few weeks of starting them but then hopefully settle down. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Does dyslexia affect someone's level of intelligence? My eight-year-old son was just diagnosed with dyslexia. I'm concerned this will label him as "dumb" or needing special education. Does dyslexia mean my son has limited intelligence? .

Does dyslexia affect someone's level of intelligence? My eight-year-old son was just diagnosed with dyslexia. I'm concerned this will label him as "dumb" or needing special education. Does dyslexia mean my son has limited intelligence?

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No.: Dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Many smart accomplished people are dyslexic. It may make it hard for him to learn though, without additional support. Special ed can him help overcome the dyslexia, with specialized reading instruction and additional tools (audio recordings, etc). Please help him get these services at school so he can learn up to his potential and not be limited by it. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a severely autistic child's behavior when he becomes violent?

How do you deal with a severely autistic child's behavior when he becomes violent?

Medication: Medication can be helpful to take the edges off of violent outbursts, and some success has been found with vests that give the sensation of a hug to select patients. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Decreased appetite can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

Misbehavior: A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help. ...Read more

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How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

Redirect/ time out: Moble toddlers will certainly test boundries often & require limit setting. Physicaly removing them from activities you find troublesome & placing them in front of toys you want them to use gives them redirection. Stopping their activity and holding them still for 1min/yr (use timer with bell) with release after bell teaches them which behaviors stop their fun. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

Try this: If your child has behavioral problems in other settings, such as day care, schools, friends homes etc, when you are not present this is a red flag.If only with you present, it still is a problem, but less likely to be an emotional disorder. ...Read more

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Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When i ask her to do something, she refu

Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When i ask her to do something, she refu

Protracted tantrums: Typically-developing tots begin to self-calm & respond to time-out ~ 18 mos. Protracted tantrums @ 3 suggest childhood dysregulation disorder, seen with early-onset adhd or a family history of mood disorders, etc. Ask her pediatrician to refer you to a child psychologist who'll teach you techniques to ignore tantrums & defiance effectively & "catch her being good, " as she may not outgrow this. ...Read more

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How long to refrain from nursing 22 mo old after 1 swipe of finger and cocaine to the tip of tongue.did it to confirm suspicion of misbehavior ofguest?

How long to refrain from nursing 22 mo old after 1 swipe of finger and cocaine to the tip of tongue.did it to confirm suspicion of misbehavior ofguest?

Pump & dump: You are making milk after exposure and any that accumulated in the 3 hrs after exposure will be tainted. After that point it is likely gone from your milk/system if the previous milk was effectively disposed of. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Legally, morally, or: from the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more

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How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

....more: Many families benefit from counseling as well to cover communication patterns that need improving. Sometimes teens misbehave to be independent or to rebel or to fit in or because they are insecure. Talking things through and understanding one another better can really help. ...Read more

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What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

Shouldn't be any: Inpatient psychiatric treatment is reserved for those with severe mental illnesses, like if a person feels like killing themselves or in the case of psychosis when one loses touch with reality. If a patient "acts out" on the unit, they are not punished. Rather, the staff does what it takes to keep the patient and everyone else safe. In rare cases, restraints may be used for safety purposes only. ...Read more

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How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

Professionally: All health professionals, aids, doctors, nurses, techs, etc., deal with patients who misbehave. Each and every one of us has to maintain our professional demeanor and conduct our selves as professionals, even when our patients behave very, very badly. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often.  Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior.  Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

Parenting: A child with a behavioral problem is a difficult situation for all involved, specially the child.Just as a tree sometimes grows crooked, a child behavior deviates from normal, a small twig is easy to replant, a young child is easy to correct...In other words seek help from a behavioral specialist asap. ...Read more

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Ultrasounds & LH FSH tstostern is normal still for last 6 months my periods are misbehaving on first day, i.E, red thick discharge instead of flow why?

Ultrasounds & LH FSH tstostern is normal still for last 6 months my periods are misbehaving on first day, i.E, red thick discharge instead of flow why?

Normal: It can be normal to have thick discharge on first day instead of thin blood. Thickness could be due to vaginal secretions or to cervical secretions. If you are worried about infection (itching or burning) then see a doctor to check and make sure. But thicker discharge on first day isn't necessarily a problem. ...Read more

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What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read more

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Do you think that ADHD is an excuse for misbehaving children?

No but may be factor: Adhd can cause children to behave impulsively and cause disruptions in many settings. It is a treatable disorder for which medicatoins and good behavioral systems can greatly reduce problem behaviors. That said, studies do show that those with adhd tend to be somewhat behind their peers socially, so parents may need to help find the right structure for them. ...Read more

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I think my 6yo daughter has been depressed for the past 6 months. Inactive, misbehaving, crying spells and sensitivity. What can I do to help her?

I think my 6yo daughter has been depressed for the past 6 months. Inactive, misbehaving, crying spells and sensitivity. What can I do to help her?

Psychological Help: Your description is quite accurate this should be handled asap will make her and you happier meantime try to come out of it talk to her play with her can try the school psychologist but it would be better if you could get private most incl medicade cover this treatment (abomacare) until you can talk to her about it she may be able to tell you what is bothering but get help. ...Read more

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How early can little girls start there cycle? My daughter just turned 8 on 24 of june , shortly after her b-day she started misbehaving, tantrums , mood swings, out bursts of hysteria screeming"u just don't understand , what's wrong with me mommy?" " i do

How early can little girls start there cycle? My daughter just turned 8 on 24 of june , shortly after her b-day she started misbehaving, tantrums , mood swings, out bursts of hysteria screeming"u just don't understand , what's wrong with me mommy?" " i do

It's unclear to me : If she had vaginal bleeding, since your ? Was cut off. If so, ask her pediatrician to determine if she's in the stage of puberty in which menarche occurs. If not, the bleeding & emotionality may indicate molestation or other issues. Even if bleeding/puberty aren't an issue, she needs evaluations by a child psychiatrist & psychologist to explore the sudden change in behavior. ...Read more

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How long does alopecia arreata last on a child?

How long does alopecia arreata last on a child?

Varied: Alopecia areata will usually resolve on its own but the time is quite variable. The cause is thought to be a virus but it is not known for sure. Be patient almost all will resolve in due time. ...Read more

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How long does otitis media in a child usually last?

How long does otitis media in a child usually last?

Otitis Media: The acute symptoms of ear pain, discomfort and fever will usually last a day or 2. Acetominophen or Ibuprofen products are helpful to manage symptoms. If your pmd has given your child antibiotics for the infection, you should see improvement within 36-48 hours. Once the infection resolves, there may still be fluid in the middle ear for up to 3 months. The child should be observed & hearing checked. ...Read more