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What can I do to make my baby girl a genius ! i want her to be a doctor. Will buying her medical toys like skeletons, etc a good idea ?
Buy fun toys: I recommend fun low tech toys that allow a child to use his or her imagination. Blocks, stacking toys, shape sorters, puzzles are good examples. Play with your daughter at her level daily as much as possible. Encourage speech development with lots of positive attention. Avoid electronics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please does any body knows the best and greates pediatritian in orange county, ca? Please i need somebody to refer me a great and good pediatritian!
Pediatrician Request: I'm not sure how far escondido, ca is from you - maybe this office has a satellite office in your area. But here is the most incredible pediatrician on the planet: dr. Allyson r. Self children's medical group 215 s hickory st suite 126 escondido, ca 92025. ...Read more
What can we put our son to bed with other than a bottle to help prevent tooth decay? Our son has a really difficult time falling to sleep unless he has a bottle to suck on. I know this isn't good for his teeth, and would like to find something that might
A pacifier?: You are absolutely, right that putting your son to sleep with a bottle is bad for his teeth. You can start with a bottle with only water and than move to a pacifier. Always make sure his teeth are cleaned before bed and be strong when you get resistance from your child. You really need to work on this with you child. You may even want to encourage him with a reward system that results in a prize! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I want to bake my brother a cake on his birthday, is it okay to make the cake the normal way or is there a certain type of cake for diabetics?
Safer is NO CAKE: Get him a tie or other gift it'll show you care about his health! ...Read more
What health supplements or vitamins should a girl in her 20s take to build up her immune system? I constantly have problems, would like to correct it.
See answer: Most important things you can do to improve and maintain good health and a strong immune system include: heart-healthy diet, regular daily exercise, adequate sleep, reducing stress. Though taking vitamins and nutritional supplements are a way to fill in gaps in your nutrition, there is more and more controversy over their benefits. Women your age need adequate iron, folic acid, calcium, and vit d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When do you know it's time to put your parent into a home? I don't want to but his wife is talking about it. I am a HCA and prepared to help as much
Difficult: There's as you might be aware a distinction between a patient needing that level of care (e.g. due to health needing help can't be provided at home by relatives or professional carers) vs a person's choice (can't override unless they are mentally incompetent). Suggest see your GP to discuss a referral for needs assessment. This will establish whether needs rest home care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plant seeds...: You can "tell" a teen anything til you are blue in the face....Demanding seldom works...Does it work for you? Repeating things over and over and being a role model...Lead by example work. They do listen. Also set boundaries and be clear. In our house it was simple- anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe was simply not tolerated and there were swift consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it helpful for a mom to take the time to put her child in a car, drive around, and get him to fall asleep?
If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before i confront her i want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.
Your : Your friend is lucky to have someone who is concerned about her health and well being. After some research into the subject, the two main harmful effects of doing this are respiratory (lung) and GI (stomach) issues. The respiratory concerns are impaired breathing which can lead to respiratory distress and even pneumonia, both of which can be deadly. The GI issues are mainly vomiting and abdominal pain, and esophagitis. I hope your friend stops this behavior afte rlearning of the harmful side effects; if not please encourage her to seek help. Take care. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to clear out the stuff you've ate over vacation? Want to get a cholesterol test that's more like my regular diet.
Tough ?: Hard ? to answer since it depends on how long and how severe your diet varied from usual. In general, about 6-8 weeks are required for a major change in diet and/or exercise, or when stopping/starting cholesterol meds or supplements, to reflect changes in your lipid panel. It sounds like you need to schedule healthier vacations!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long would a sleep med stay in a childs system would it give me enough time to take him to a dr. To draw blood and find out if this is happening?
Don't drug: Unless your child is under what we call deep sedation or general anesthesia, no med is going to make him oblivious to the fact you are sticking a needle in his arm. As soon as tourniquet goes on, he or she is going to wake up and put up whatever fight they would put up unmedicated. You are really only trying to make yourself feel better. Tell yourself this is for their well-being, and then do it. ...Read more
My daughter has a vitamin b-12 level of 900 to1100. Is that way too high? And what should she tell her doctor to do?
Slightly high, test: Normal B12 levels are up to 900 so your daughter's are slightly elevated. High B12 can be caused by liver disease (cirrhosis/hepatitis), kidney disease, myeloproliferative disorders (leukemia/polycythemia vera) ; occ. Diabetes ; obesity. It doesn't cause these things but is caused by them. Since it's only slightly elevated she may have none of those but her doc should evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more
My friend in india like show others, may be doing more. Is it a disorder and have some 40+gays as his friends, how to save him to a normal life?
Loving Each Other: You know your question implies significant prejudice and is very offensive. If you are not wise enough to know that there are truly and really people who are homosexual then the disease is yours. It is called ignorance. And, to imply that your friend who is gay cannot have a 'normal' life is rude, mean, and offensive. Perhaps you should read: "loving someone gay". This is by richard clark. ...Read more
Risk of Infection: Yes theoretically it is possible but in practice you need a close contact with children to get infected with their germs.The risk is more in a child to child exposure as you get older you get immunity to many common childhood infections.As long as your mum doen not come close contact the risk is very minimal as long as there is appropriate seating in the waiting room and the waiting period short. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get my child's doctor to test her for ds? Someone brought up mosaic ds and it looks and sounds like my child? Is there a way to bring it up?
Simply ask!: These test are usually done thru a genetics consult which i would hope you have availed yourself of already. The genetics md can easily determine your question. Unfortunately, not much can be predicted as to the clinical difference between mosaic and non-mosaic since it depends on the extent of the mosaic. Try http://www.Imdsa.Org this site for some more insights. ...Read more
Is there an alternative to ridaline for a child? My exwife put my 6 yr old son on it to make her life easier on watching him. When he comes to my house and i give it to him as directed he acts like a zombie an hour later when it takes affect.He also start
Hello. : Hello. Sounds like a lot of tension between parents. Normally, a physician will not prescribe Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the sole purpose of making a child more docile. There has to be actual medical indication. There are a number of differrent medications which can be used to treat a child. I would anticipate that your son likely has attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if he is being treated with ritalin (methylphenidate). I suggest that you share your observations with your wife. Recommend it be done in a neutral and non- accusatory manner. You can share your concerns about possible side effects with her. It will be received better if your wife perceives you as bringing it up due to concern about your son, rather than bringing it up in the context of not parenting appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more
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