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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more

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Do PMS symptoms get worse/more intense in peak child bearing years?

Do PMS symptoms get worse/more intense in peak child bearing years?

Unfortunately, yes: Pms tends to be worse during child bearing years especially young years and then it tends to subside with age. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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My child has charge syndrome and behavior is worse now he is older. What can I do?

My child has charge syndrome and behavior is worse now he is older. What can I do?

CHARGE syndrome: You have to go to the major University Medical Center and find the geneticist and the Developmentalist who will be able to put you in touch with whatever resources exist where you live. Use the Internet too. ...Read more

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Does an autistic child with sudden aggressive behavior indicate it getting worse?

Does an autistic child with sudden aggressive behavior indicate it getting worse?

Not necessarily.: It could indicate the environment getting worse for the child - more stress, perhaps bullying, maybe a new problem they are struggling with. Or they are trying to tell you something that you haven't picked up on. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old but I have fibromyalgia .I am takin Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 could I have a baby ? Please advise? Would i be worse?.

I am 40 years old but I have fibromyalgia .I am takin Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 could I have a baby ? Please advise? Would i be worse?.

Several issues: The effexor, (venlafaxine) as most ssri meds is a category c med meaning no evidence of harm has been found during fetal development, though animal testing may suggest some. Pediatricians like to be aware of rx as these kids can have subdued reactions at birth.I'm not aware of any effect your fibromyalgia would have on the baby & how pregnancy would effect your disease can be addressed by your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Should i stop my child from running because of her bad asthma? The school makes them run miles, and freshman year they make them run it without telling them the date. Whenever she runs her asthma gets worse the longer or faster she runs. She does take her

Should i stop my child from running because of her bad asthma? The school makes them run miles, and freshman year they make them run it without telling them the date. Whenever she runs her asthma gets worse the longer or faster she runs. She does take her

Not controlled: It sound like your child asthma is not controlled well. I would recommend you follow your action plan to the letter in order to achieve control with her medications. Kids should be active, run and play sports even when they have asthma. The secret is good control. ...Read more

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The stye on my 8 year old child's eyelid is getting worse. Should I do something or let it get bigger and burst?

The stye on my 8 year old child's eyelid is getting worse.  Should I do something or let it get bigger and burst?

Depends on pain: If painful, it can be "lanced", likely needing a short episode of general anesthesia unless the 8 year old is stoic! if not painful and only ugly, warm compresses, drops/ointment, cleansing and patience may be all that is needed to resolve the problem although. A chalazion (seen as a lump under the skin) rather than a hordeolum (pimple on the edge of the lid), may not resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse?Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby.Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Is it likely that my pregnancy 5 years ago caused my illnesses to be worse?Never noticed symptoms until year after had baby.Lupus, sjögren's, heart

Very possible: Many auto immune diseases but especially lupus tend to flare and get worse in the postpartum period in some cases the disease first truly expresses itself after a prefnancy. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby has a hemorrhoid. She had it small a few months ago but now, when she had cough, it got worse. Anything I can do to ease the pain?

My 1 year old baby has a hemorrhoid. She had it small a few months ago but now, when she had cough, it got worse. Anything I can do to ease the pain?

See a pediatrician : You need to see a pediatrician what looks like hemorrhoid could be somethings else like prolapse rectum or any variety of thing that could happen to an infant. Please see your pediatrician ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a really bad daiper rash. For about 2 and 1/2 weeks. I have tried butt paste, extra strength butt paste, triple paste, baby powder, vaseline. Nothing seems to help in fact it seems to get worse. And every chance she gets she scratches it

My 2 year old has a really bad daiper rash. For about 2 and 1/2 weeks. I have tried butt paste, extra strength butt paste, triple paste, baby powder, vaseline. Nothing seems to help in fact it seems to get worse. And every chance she gets she scratches it

Try: Mixing Hydrocortisone 1% cream and lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream and apply them 3 times a day. If you change the diaper more than 3 times a day, then use any other diaper cream on the additional diaper changes. If it is better after 3 days, continue the lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for 2 weeks and stop the hydrocortisone. If not better after 3 days then see the doctor. ...Read more

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Have severe trochanteric hip bursitis very painfulwill having a baby next year make it worse? Also 70lbs over weight will losing weight ease the pain?

Have severe trochanteric hip bursitis very painfulwill having a baby next year make it worse? Also 70lbs over weight will losing weight ease the pain?

See below: This would help , you can also see a physical therapist now and they will give you exercises to do at home . An orthopaedic surgeon can recommend good therapist . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

My child vardan 's speech is not clear ...He is 5 years old . Please help me...?

Sppech therapy: Does your child have any other problems? Has he had a hearing test.? Does he get lots of ear infections.? Is he autistic ? If he has not seen a pediatrician then that is the place to start. He can check his ears, his hearing and refer him for speech therapy. ...Read more

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed  "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more

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Could 23 years male child tall more ?

Could 23 years male child tall more ?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible.The growth centers of males usually close at 17-18 and rarely as late as 20.At 23 you are done. ...Read more

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How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

Varies: Here's a link to a Body Mass Index calculator. Input your child's height and weight and you can see where the child fall's on the growth scale. Children come in all shapes and sizes - health risks concerns are for those too high or too low on the scale. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more

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I am 35 and want to have child in another 2 years. Any tips ?

I am 35 and want to have child in another 2 years. Any tips ?

See your doctor: See your OB to discuss preconception planning and address any health issues before attempting conception as you will be higher risk for complications, but several women have babies over 35 without issues. ...Read more

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Could Rh positivity still affect a child after the first years?

Could Rh positivity still affect a child after the first years?

Confusing question: The Rh positive blood type is quite compatible with a normal life as shown by the majority of humans on the planet. Any Rh incompatibility problems between pregnant mother and her fetus will become evident during pregnancy or in the newborn period.Babies who suffer from the attack of anti-Rh antibodies see that attack end after delivery and treatment. Existing damage may persist, but not increase. ...Read more