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Is Crying Around People For No Reason A Sign Of Autisim
Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?
Concerning: Visual development in infants is stimulated by contrast, so young infants will often look at the edge of your face or head rather than the eyes, but some brief eye contact, particularly when nursing, is expected. Pediatric ophthalmologists can evaluate your baby for vision loss, otherwise careful monitoring by your pediatrician can help early diagnosis of autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nocturnal asthma?: Respiratory symptoms are more pronounced at night due to the parasympathetic nervous system being active. Consider evaluate for nocturnal asthma and stepwise asthma treatment. Environment optimization change pillow cases 2/week, bedsheets 1/week, remove dust/rugs from bedroom, increase air circulation, fix a/c filters. Ask pediatrician to evaluate these important symptoms. ...Read more
Is it normal to nosebleed anytime even while in the middle of sleep?What is the indication of this?He is 36 yrs.Old.Is there a prob.W/ his blood?Help.
Many possibilities: Recurrent nose bleeds can be caused by many things, ranging from too dry air, no friable veins in the nose, to problems in clotting (low platelets, for examples). If this occurs often, i would try to have him evaluated. A good physical exam can look at his nasal mucosa, and if warranted, some simple blood work can also be performed. ...Read more
My son has every sign and symptom of a liver problem but the jaundice is very hard to notice. Is that normal?
?Gilbert Syndrome?: It is possible that he has the common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin, gilbert's syndrome, and is found in up to 5% of the population. The build-up of bilirubin can cause mild jaundice, but usually nothing else. Usually the liver can breakdown bilirubin quickly and u pee it out, but in this case it can't do it fast, thus a build up. But the level is usually harmless. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My son experience before convulsion at the age of two is there any bad effect to a child? We notice there is a little bit changes from him.
When was convulsion?: How old is your son now? When was the convulsion (seizure). Was it with a fever? Was this the only one? These are questions that would need to be answered, in order to give you better advice. You should definitely have him seen by his pediatrician who can answer your questions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Most children won't take your word for the fact that the oven is hot or that jumping on the sofa can cause them to fall. They learn from experience. Hopefully, they will learn without being injured too seriously. Remind them calmly of consequences- before, and after they experience them! supervision is the most important way to prevent injuries! ...Read more
Could be but...: Fatigue can be a sign of depression but there can be many other causes of feeling tired for no obvious reason, including low thyroid or adrenal function, vitamin deficiencies, undiagnosed infections like lyme disease or intestinal parasites, food allergies, poor sleep, exposure to environmental toxins etc. Many of these conditions could lead to depression too! see a holistic doc for evaluation. ...Read more
At my age of 23 I have a lack of appetite is that a early symptom of cancer for me? What are the more common causes for me
Lost thing to worry: 23yr old lost ( or least ) you should worry about, cancer are very rare at your age and don't worry. Your loss appetite, your mom will tell you that you not eating proper diet any slight depression, or worry will cause you loose appetite, see your family doctor first. ...Read more
Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all
Which is it?: There is a difference between laziness and lack of motivation. Lack of motivation can be due to the wrong job or an environment where one is not encouraged or challenged enough and if the underlying factors are addressed can lead to increased motivation. Laziness will not improve even in the most ideal circumstances if the individual chooses to be lazy. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?
YES: Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it. Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous. ...Read more
What is wrong with a person who laughs and laughs all day for no reason? Is this a sign of a nervous breakdown?
Could be: Pseudobulbar effect; need to be evaluatd by a physician. ...Read more
My girlfriend seems to vomit pretty frequently (at least a couple times a month) the main causes of it is usually anxiety or sadness. Although she is normally a very happy and carefree person, i think sometimes her emotions get the best of her, however is
It : It sounds like she needs to seek help from a mental health professional. She may be vomiting more frequetly than you know. If this is the case, she may be suffering from bulimia, or severe anxiety disorder. On the other hand the vomiting could be due to acid reflux disease or another gastrointestinal issue. My recommendation is that she see a therapist or psychiatrist and a primary care physician for a physical. I hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Real: Oppositional defiance disorder (odd) is a difficult to manage behavior disorder which has a biologic cause. Severe discipline or lax discipline may worsen the behavior; you may need some advanced parenting skills to manage the behavior . The majority of children with odd also have adhd. Your doctor can recommend a behavior specialist to help you develop a workable behavior plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any truth that if a man has dark circles under eye, it is a sign of his ill health?
Not usually: Many people inherit them to some degree, but other times environmental factors such as lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles. ...Read more
Is separation anxiety a disorder? Is it common for mothers to have this when apart from their children?
Refers to the child: Separation anxiety is about the child and his or her feeling of separation from the parent being so intense that doing activities alone is impaired e.g. going to school or sleeping alone. In the adult, iexplore with your doctor the root of you anxiety: is it general worry, are there obsessive qualities, fears of something bad happening and panic for example. Or medical. Then doc treats or refers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 3 doesn't speak has these episodes like a tantrum but they appear out of no where and for no reason having him tested for autism but what co?
Child psychiatrist: You should take him to the office of a skilled child psychiatrist to clarify why this happens. Sometimes it is not a severe condition like autism, but other (easy to correct) factors, like siblings dynamics, general health issues, environmental exposure, etc, might be the cause. Get him examined, your pediatrician may guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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