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How Much Should A 7 Year Old Boy Weigh
Stone???: Sorry, what is the definition of 3 stones? Have your pediatrician perform a routine well child physical examination in order to document her weight, height and calculate a body mass index (bmi). This will be a great starting point to document where your daughter's growth lies, . ...Read more
See your doctor: This sounds very specific. There are excellent family doctors in Houlton, ME ...Read more
I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in. He weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?
7YEARS OLD: He is 75th percentile for ht. And 90 th percentile for wt. No, he is normal. ...Read more
I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?
Big for age not obes: Your son is growing as fast as my son. If you fit him on a growth chart he will be at 95th percentile for weight and about 90th percentile for height. Which means he has outgrown 90% of boys his age. Follow this link for growth chart: http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l021.Pdf. Note that your child's bmi is 18.7 which is normal his weight matches his height! ...Read more
Anion gap is 2 in a seven year old boy. His IGG was 107. He was diagnosed with ulcertive colitis several years ago. Should I be concerned?
IgG 107: IgG level appears to be low and that itself may predispose one to an autoimmune disease like UC. On the other hand, immunodeficiency may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease or unusual infection or parasitic invasion in the bowel. I would recommend that you contact an immunologist to get a good workup. ...Read more
What is the possible cause of reddening of one nipple in a seven years old boy and the other nipple is normal?
60-130 bpm.: The range would be 60-130 BPM with an average resting heart rate of 100 bpm. ...Read more
I have a 7 year old boy, that gets into trouble at school all the time, should I try him on ADHD medicine?
Many reasons: Many reasons and not just one answer. Your childs behavior might or might not be adhd. A proper thorough assessment is fundamental. A courtesy symptom checklist is not enough. Please see a specialist with proper knowledge and understanding of adhd and possible co-morbidities. A pediatrician is a good start. Psychologists, psychiatrists and behavioral/developmental pediatricians could also provide help. ...Read more
My soon to be 7 year old boy has been doing a lot of pull ups lately. He swings a lot on monkey bars too. Are pull ups at his age inadvisable?
Go for it: There's a concern that lifting very heavy weights while the epiphyses are immature may cause bleeds there that will stunt growth. Boys have been doing chin-ups for years to their considerable benefit and in 40 years in medicine, I've never heard of a mishap beyond falling off. Stop worrying, follow common sense, and I'm glad Junior is exercising. More boys should follow his example. ...Read more
My 7 year old boy is increasingly violent and destructive in his disrespect of me, should I have him examined for odd/ADHD?
YES.: Violent & destructive behavior in a 7 year old is worrisome, especially since it may increase as he approaches adolescence. Whatever the cause, he needs to be evaluated. I suggest you take him first to his pediatrician to see if there is a medical reason for his behavior. S'he can then refer him to the appropriate specialist. I wish the best for both of you. ...Read more
Vairies: This is hard to answer in this space. You clearly have some concern and would be best served discussing this with your pediatrician.....In general boys are momma's boys and girls are daddy's girls. Boys should want mom to do much for them. He should be able to separate from you for school etc. Any concerns you have you should discuss with someone. ..It may be very reassuring. ...Read more
Subscience: The "ideal weights" and so forth are entertainment, not science. Even the body mass index was never intended by quetlet for individuals. A person's best weight is whatever looks and feels right to him/her while taking part effectively in the fitness activities that they enjoy. A 17 year old male sprinter is likely to be "undreweight", a massively-muscled linebacker "obese". Common sense. ...Read more
My 7 year old Boy got sunburnt, his face And shoulders are too red and hurting. What can I use for him?
5 ways to relieve sunburn.
Give 100% fruit juice or water replace lost fluids.
Use cool water to help your child's skin feel better.
Give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.
Only use medicated lotions if your child's doctor says it is OK.
Keep your child out of the sun until the sunburn is fully healed. ...Read more
I'm worrying about my 7 year old boy alot, silly things like him having accidents, choking on things I feel like im trying to wrap him in cotton wool?
Concerned parent: You're being a loving, caring, concerned parent. [i'd use bubblewrap myself; then he can have fun popping the bubbles :-)] unless your concerns are preventing restful sleep or causing ulcers or panic attacks, I shouldn't worry. Being a good parent is full of worries such as those you described & more. Be concerned but not overly protective. See comment. ...Read more
Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently. The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev
You: You should give your child's doctor a call and ask for a referral to a child psychologist, psychiatrist or behavioral specialist. You are not alone in dealing with your son's behavior (i have had many parents come to me with similar situations and concerns to yours). A behavioral specialist can help find better ways for your son to express his feelings and for your family to cope with his outbursts. They may be able to suggest new ways of dealing with his behavior. There will probably not be any quick fixes, but with continual therapy and consistent parenting, he will improve over time. Good luck! ...Read more
7 year old boy walks slightly pigeon toed on left side. Is this concerning? Will this likely correct itself on its own? Anything we can do about it
Neurological: This could indicate a neurological condition. He should see a podiatrist or neurologist ...Read more
Is it normal for a 7 year old (will be 8 in august) boy to have already started growing a mustache and starting to trace underarm hair?
My 7 year old boy has his two adult teeth at the front, but has a tooth growing on the roof of his month as well. What do we do?
Evaluation: Your son needs to be evaluated by his dentist and possibly an orthodontist, a determination will be made as to which teeth are which, and if any primary teeth need to be extracted. Don't just leave it... Failure to treat can result in the need for more extensive orthodontic care. ...Read more
My 7 year old boy has pain around his groin area he was playing baseball and felt discomfort after his game. What can it be pulled groin?
My 7 year old boy blinking/squinting constantly. Sometimes looks to the sides when blink/squ. Says eyes hurt sometimes. Eye exam sche. Needs glasses?
7 year old boy has an approx 1 CM x 1 CM white raised bumps. Is this a rash or viral infection? No c/o of pain or itching.
Every few months my 7 year old boy wakes during the night with extremely sore ankles/feet. Like cramping? What could it be from or lack of?
Pain in 7 year: Most likely growing pains a would check with pediatrician to play it safe. ...Read more
Groin tender to touch on 7 year old boy on one side. No lump or swollen gland. Very active and acting fine otherwise. Could it be a strain?
7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?
Monitor over time:: Staph/strep disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph/strep is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Can I break in half and crush a 500 mg azithromycin to give 250mg to my 78 lb 7 year old boy with strep throat? No clinics open today and he's in pain
No: There's no way you can know he has strep throat. Doctors can't either without a test. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and shouldn't be treated with antibiotics. Also, antibiotics have very little effect on the symptoms of strep throat. They're given only to prevent rare complications. ...Read more
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