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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?

EpiPen Jr: In addition to your precautions at home, make sure child has written emergency action plan at school and access to Epipen (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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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 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?

No. : Have him properly evaluated at school or by your pediatrician. If there is an adhd diagnosis to explain his symptoms, then medication may be appropriate. ...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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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