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How To Tell If Your Child Has Too Much Focalin
Count them: Infants will have up to 20 teeth 10 lower teeth by their 3rd birthday. If more than that it's excessive. By that time i would hope the kid is being followed by a dentist & you can ask the questions to the one who has had a chance to examine him/her. We encourage parents to seek dental monitoing at their1st birthday. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: This is a very complex question. Mercury sources include food (certain fish), biologicals (thimerosal), industrial. Blood tests only measure acute exposure, not chronic, which is typically the concern. Other tests - urine, hair, stool - are very difficult to interpret and have strengths/weaknesses depending on the clinical situation. Consult a local pediatric environmental health center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth charts: Your doc uses outcome to understand intake. If your kid has a weight that corresponds to the 90th percentile (heaviest 10%) in the nation, but is only average height, s/he knows there is more eating than is needed for a normal weight.A nutritional consult with a clinical dietitian can often point out the problem areas.Most parents don't have a clue that their kid is overweight or overeating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test with fun stuff: When toddlers have enough word understanding they are likely to respond in general. Try to avoid mixed messages. Parents use nurture speak "do this, ok" and parent speak "do this". If you slip up and use nurture speak you are asking a self invested todler for permission to parent.(ie is it ok with you if you pick up your toys) nurture speak is fine when asking them to try a new food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formula/breast first: It is not necessary to offer water to a 5 month old infant. If more fluids are desired, it is best to give formula or nurse the baby. If he is consistently taking over 32-40 ounces of these daily, then water can be offered to avoid overfeeding and excessive calories. May also be time to consider introduction of solid foods, but babies do not need plain water. ...Read more
Why would the psychiatrist want to see my mom as well as me during her sessions. Is it because she needs more information and doesn't know what to do?
The phone company: Look at your statement. It will show you exactly how many minutes and how many texts were generated. That's what i did! ...Read more
Geriatric assessment: This is where a full eval by a Geriatrician can help. Polypharmacy is common and have a significant impact on may things in the elderly- including hospitaliztions for adverse drug reactions, falls and confusion. A frequent review and education og the patient about his meds may help duplication of meds and missue. Please try to find a board certified Geriatrician in your area for a comprehensive. ...Read more
How many milligrams of potassium should you have a .Day? Mine is up and having a hard time figuring out how much is too much. Please respond.
Issues with honey: We learned years ago that some infants who presented to the hospital er with lethargy & difficulty remembering to breathe had ingested honey contaminated with botulism spores. The germ spores hatched & grew in babies gut making them sick with infant botulism. The issue is an insidious one. Keep an eye on the kid & take s/he in if lethargy develops. ...Read more
My daughter is a straight b student but can she have add the teacher say she take long to so work and talk to much and be defiant can she have add?
Yes, if her behavior: Harmfully impacts her daily functioning, obtain vanderbilt parent & teacher rating scales from her pediatrician for diagnostic evaluation for adhd & comorbid disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, learning disabilities or oppositional-defiant disorder). If adhd is confirmed. See chadd.Org for multimodal treatment (e.g., medication management, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irreplaceable!: Babies and toddlers learn to talk from seeing a face, mouth and facial expressions during talking or reading. Research shows they do not learn language from watching tv, computer or screen time.. There is no replacement for sitting with your child face to face and telling stories or reading. Toddlers have a higher vocabulary in homes where they have more spoken language and reading interaction. ...Read more
Behavior change(s): The most reliable sign of 'someone on drugs' is any kind of behavior change. A urine drug sample can confirm your suspicions but maybe negative if they have not used in a few days. They key is have open, honest communication with your children and get them the help they need. Hang in there! ...Read more
Growth charts: Since you did not give an age, gender or height for the child, it is difficult to give an answer. If you will go to the cdc website you can print off a growth chart which will give the height & weights for kids at different ages. The expected weight should correspond to the child's age & height on the chart. See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/cdc_charts.Htm. ...Read more
Doctor diagnoses: Pneumonia in it's simplest definition is an infection of the lungs.It can be bacterial or viral.Symptoms tend to always include cough and fever along with breathing changes. Symptoms like fatigue and difficulty breathing can appear without warning, and can be severe.Certain symptoms, like cough and fatigue, may last for weeks, or longer.Your doctor will spot check Oxygen levels and listen to lungs ...Read more
Individual: Adhd: clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were updated on october 16, 2011 to specify that the dose of medication must be titrated to achieve normality in every individual, adverse effects being the only limiting factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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