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My 7 year old daughter weighs 3 stone, what should she weigh?

My 7 year old daughter weighs 3 stone, what should she 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

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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?

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

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What is the preventive way to protect a young boy of seven year old from nut allergy?

What is the preventive way to protect a young boy of seven year old from nut allergy?

EpiPen (epinephrine) Jr: In addition to your precautions at home, make sure child has written emergency action plan at school and access to Epipen (epinephrine) (home and school) for any signs of anaphylaxis. Be sure to replace with new prescription each year even when unused. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the possible cause of reddening of one nipple in a seven years old boy and the other nipple is normal?

What is the possible cause of reddening of one nipple in a seven years old boy and the other nipple is normal?

Mgt: I would suggest a visit with your PCP or uploading a photo of the area to your child's EMR for an inbox consultation. An infection is one possible cause. I would suggest monitoring for fever and increase in the extent of the redness. ...Read more

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Hip pain and restriction in a 7 year old boy?

Hip pain and restriction in a 7 year old boy?

See pediatrician: Several unique hip problems develop around this age needs full evaluation especially if has a limp scfe, legg calves perthes all possible reasons need diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old boy, that gets into trouble at school all the time, should I try him on ADHD medicine?

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

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How much should a 5'5 15 year old boy weigh?

How much should a 5'5 15 year old boy weigh?

110 lbs: This would be for average build, not fat, not thin. But a healthy weight could still be between about 100 and 120. ...Read more

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How much does an average american 14 year old boy weigh?

How much does an average american 14 year old boy weigh?

Depends: Weight is dependent on multiple factors and body mass index is a better measurement as it takes into account the height as well therefore difficult to give precise weight without knowing background and height
could vary 110-160 lbs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 7 year old boy is increasingly violent and destructive in his disrespect of me, should I have him examined for odd/ADHD?

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

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7 year old boy with chest pain only when excercising/running?

7 year old boy with chest pain only when excercising/running?

Chest pain: You need to ask your pediatrician. He might have exercise induced asthma. However it is not normal for a 7 year old to have chest pain when he is running so this symptom needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Q for women and mothers, what is normal attachment of 7 year old boy for his mom?

Q for women and mothers, what is normal attachment of 7 year old boy for his mom?

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

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Which is the target weights for a 7 year old girl at 48inchs and a 17 year old boy at 69inchs?

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

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My 7 year old Boy got sunburnt, his face And shoulders are too red and hurting. What can I use for him?

My 7 year old Boy got sunburnt, his face And shoulders are too red and hurting. What can I use for him?

Supportive care: 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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: These hair growth patterns are driven by adrenal gland output and may show up long before the onset of puberty, which is driven by hormones originating from the brain. If the kid has experienced other features of rapid growth, you should discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 has pain around his groin area he was playing baseball and felt discomfort after his game. What can it be pulled groin?

Could be: Testicular torsion or incarcerated hernia, so get him to a doctor. More likely, it is just a groin muscle strain, but you should make sure that it is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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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.

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.

? molluscum/wart: It could be molluscum contagiosum.
Good to see a dermatologist toevaluate them/ remove them if they have ben around a while. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hernia?: The child should be evaluated by a doctor for possible hernia in the near future. If the pain is testicular or scrotal, then he needs to be evaluated immediately for possible torsion of the testis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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How much should a 14 year old 5'6 boy weigh?

How much should a 14 year old 5'6 boy weigh?

Depends: You will need adjustment based on your body analysis. Waist circumference, body fat percentage should be a part of determining your healthy weight rather than use of general calculation ...Read more