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Is Fever The Biggest Concern For Childhood Issues
Our daughter (9) has one leg 1/2 in. Longer than the other. Will this cause problems with physical development? Is it a sign of a bigger health issue
Leg length: It is not uncommon to have a slight difference in leg length and should not cause problems in the future. ...Read more
My grandson, 3 1/2 has duchenne md. Is aggression, most of the time for no reason at all, a problem for children fighting this disease?
If he has deletions : In the part of the dystrophin gene assoc. With cognitive impairment, he may have developmental delays. If he has typical cognition, he can still have deficits in both auditory memory & comprehension that can cause behavior problems. Dmd has some increased risk of adhd & autistic disorders. A child psychologist, developmental pediatrician , early childhood special ed & behavioral therapy will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a severe headache is localized at the top of your head, is this a cause for concern other than treatment with aspirin?
Leprosy remains a: health concern. Per WHO- Leprosy in endemic in 91 countries. Over 50% of Leprosy in the world is centered in India. There are areas of high prevalence within Nepal, Burma, Brazil, Tanzania, Madagascar & Mozambique. According to WHO at the end of 2012 there were 189,018 cases of Leprosy world-wide. ...Read more
My brother is almost 15 and has a lot of anger problems. I'm concerned it may cause health issues in his future. Is this a valid concern?
First, I think its: Great that you are worried and caring for your brother. That's a great sister. If he only has teen anx, then he should be okay. However, if this is a longer time issue, he may have anxiety and anger issues that can contribute to heart disease and hypertension in later life, as well as contribute to other psychosocial issues. Be there for him now, itll go a long way. ...Read more
How dangerous is CT scan of brain in a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?
CT scan: Ct scans are safe for most people, and the doctors weigh the need for this information vs the exposure to radiation, etc. If the scan includes contrast ("dye") there may be reactions to this -- but most people are not allergic. Your doctors should be checking your history and be ready for any possibility. Please discuss your concerns with the doctors who already know you. ...Read more
What is the common reason for a nosebleed for a woman over the age of 70..... Must stress this is not a common occurrence for the person?
Usually dry nose: Hard to say without knowing more of the medical history and medications. Dry nose is the most common cause. This can be helped by nasal saline sprays and ointment. Best way to rule out other problems is to see your doctor. Other causes: high blood pressure, aspirin, plavix, warfarin, allergies, sinusitis, trauma, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Depending on the cause, there may be a treatment. For most kids w delays there is no treatable cause. Therapy such as speech or physical can help them catch up and is really important. ...Read more
Depends: Many things can cause attention issues, can be sleep issue, hormone issue, social issue, learning issue, and much more. Check with your doctor for treatable causes, work with the teachers to put the pieces of the puzzle together and find the best way to address. Again, i recommend additudemag.Com for many resources. ...Read more
Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?
Maybe.: Some SOB may be expected, but worsening SOB despite treatment is not expected and should prompt a review by your physician. You should call them and make sure that you are OK. ...Read more
Complicated: Adhd is diagnosed in the us much more than in any other developed country, and the use of medications for it are even more disproportionate. Some argue this proves we're overdiagnosing and overtreating adhd in the us, others, that adhd is underappreciated outside the us. A big change is ongoing treatment in adolescents and adults, leading to concerns about medication misuse and diversion, . ...Read more
Many reasons: As adult obesity has increased, so has childhood obesity. This is essentially a trickle down effect, meaning we learn from our parents bad eating habits. Kids eat more fast food and have more sedentary activities such as video games. Also less expensive to feed a large family with fast food so there is also a financial component. Convience also plays a role with our fast paced lifestyles. ...Read more
Is it normal to get 8 Infections in a year for young adult in college ? Is it a concern ?. Infections such as cold, flu, gastrointeritis
Yes: In fact this is very normal, especially if you live in a dormitory where there are common bathroom facilities. The best thing you can do to prevent infection is get vaccinated for influenza and meningococcal meningitis (if you haven't already), wash hands before you eat and before/after using the bathroom. Avoid handshakes with sick classmates. Don't share utensils, supplies and use hand sanitizer ...Read more
We're just now: noticing it. Seriously, it's probably gotten as bad as it's ever possible to get. Recent years the incidence has leveled off in the US (but not worldwide). bad eating habits develop in childhood as does the pattern of what is comfort food. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 ...Read more
4-year-old nephew just diagnosed with EoE. Can there be just 1-2 triggers or is there usually a longer list of problematic foods?
Eliminate food: Usually allergy test is recommended to find out a specific food allergy which can be eliminated in the diet but before the test is performed the common food causing alley like dairy , eggs, peanut, tree nut ,soy , wheat & fish can be eliminated initially until allergy is proven . ...Read more
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