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Is it a sign of something if my daughter likes the taste of metal?

Is it a sign of something if my daughter likes the taste of metal?

Possibly: Talk with your pediatrician. This could be what we call pica, get routine bloodwork to check for iron deficiency. The other danger is that if she accidentally ingests a metal object which could lead to a while host of other problems.

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Daughter vomited what she describes as "tomato" red liquid. She said it did not have any taste of metal and only threw up once.?

Daughter vomited what she describes as "tomato" red liquid. She said it did not have any taste of metal and only threw up once.?

Blood???: did she drink or eat anything that will stain the food with red color. As long as it is not blood, she can rest her stomach by eating soups, and stay on liquid diet, nothing red. Drink ginger ale, or seven up, eat saltine cracker. If happen again go to the emergency room

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Why does my teenage daughter keep getting kidney stones? She's just gone to the hospital for her third kidney stone. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Why does my teenage daughter keep getting kidney stones? She's just gone to the hospital for her third kidney stone. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Children: Children that form kidney stones, especially multiple, usually have one or more of a variety of problems. For children that have normal urinary tracts (normal kidneys, normal ureters, and normal bladders) most of these children that do not have known syndromes or medical conditions will have underlying metabolic disorders that affect the way the kidneys filter and process minerals. Some children have low citrate levels, some have high oxalate, and some have other conditions. It is critical to evaluate the stones composition and the 24 hour urine studies on a child with kidney stones and especially with a child that has multiple kidney stones. It must be determined that the child has normal urinary tracts and any other syndrome or conditions that predispose to stones.

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How can I tell if my son or daughter is thinking about suicide, are there some common signs?

How can I tell if my son or daughter is thinking about suicide, are there some common signs?

Warning Signs: Some warning signs of suicide include, but are not limited to, talking about death &/or suicide, prior attempt at suicide, depression signs, feeling hopeless, withdrawal from family & friends, giving away prized possessions, losing interest in things they use to like, increase drug/alcohol use etc. Educating yourself on these and other warning signs of suicide cannot be stressed enough.

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Daughter hit her head on a metal bar at the park. It instantly had an indent come up. Should I be worried?

Daughter hit her head on a metal bar at the park. It instantly had an indent come up. Should I be worried?

Keep a close eye: Indentation from a head injury is common and not necessarily a sign of worry in and in itself, esp in young children who have pliable skull bones. More imp. Is to look for other sign of internal head injury causing bleeding such as change in mental alertness, vomiting or headaches. These symptoms can develop anytime in first 3 days for which the child would need to be seen at the hospital quickly

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My daughter is 4 and was recently exposed to mono! It's been a week now and the only symptom she has is diarea. Is that a sign of mono?

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My daughter is 4 and was recently exposed to mono! It's been a week now and the only symptom she has is diarea. Is that a sign of mono?

Unlikely: Most of young children exposed to "mono" do not develop typical symptoms of infectious mononucleosis such as swollen neck glands, exudative tonsillitis, and enlargement of spleen. They often develop nonspecific febrile illness.

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My daughter is 17 months old. She did not gain any weight or height in the last 4 months. She is eating fine and is very active, so there are no other signs. What could be the problem?

My daughter is 17 months old. She did not gain any weight or height in the last 4 months. She is eating fine and is very active, so there are no other signs. What could be the problem?

Nothing: At that age, children don't gain weight and height as much as during the first 6 months of age, so you don't really have to measure her that often. So you can wait until your 18 month visit with the pediatrician and he/she will show you the growth curve that will demonstrate that she is doing fine.

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My 11 months old daughter might have swallowed a piece of glass. I am not sure. What are the signs if you do?

My 11 months old daughter might have swallowed a piece of glass. I am not sure. What are the signs if you do?

INGESTIONS: Check inside mouth with good light whether you see anything, any bleeding, watch for any distress in the child. Strain and watch stool for blood and the suspected object. Abdominal x-ray doesn't show glass. Give blend diet with more fiber, fluid. Most importantly: make the house child proof, remove all small objects, ingestables, meds, from floor, bed, couches etc. To prevent further happening.

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How do I make codiclear cough syrup taste better for my daughter so she can handle taking it?

How do I make codiclear cough syrup taste better for my daughter so she can handle taking it?

Use only if helpful: Many syrups have a pretty noxious taste. Codiclear has Guaifenesin (an expectorant) and hydrocodone (an opiate). It is unclear how helpful these medications are in children. The second ingredient may help your child sleep. For a medication like this, which is designed to prevent symptomatic relief, I always ask parents- is the treatment (e.g. Giving the med) worse than the symptom (e.g. Cough)?

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When can you start letting a baby taste stuff like ice cream and icees my daughter is 2 months?

When can you start letting a baby taste stuff like ice cream and icees my daughter is 2 months?

Not yet: I wait till 9 month, when she tastes these She may refuse breast milk and formula, or late on baby foods which are very bland in flavor

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My daughter is 13 and hasn't had any sign of puberty no one in our family line has been a late bloomer is that bad?

My daughter is 13 and hasn't had any sign of puberty no one in our family line has been a late bloomer is that bad?

Delayed puberty: The avarage age of puberty for girls is about 12.5 years, she u s still ok, so wait about 6 mos If no change she should be checked by her pediatrician, she will need a referal to endocrinologist. Good luck.

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Should I be concerned if my 5 y/o daughter lost her top central tooth five months back with no sign of the new permanent ones. Normal?

Should I be concerned if my 5 y/o daughter lost her top central tooth five months back with no sign of the new permanent ones. Normal?

Get it checked: You should take her to a dentist for a clinical exam and x-rays in order to determine: 1. If that tooth is present under the gums 2. The angle of the missing tooth if present 3. If there is enough room in the mouth for it to properly erupt into place 4. The development of the rest of her erupted and unerupted teeth as well as her occlusion (bite).

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Can anxiety be a small sign of on coming diseases before my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia for months her anxiety level changed?

Can anxiety be a small sign of on coming diseases before my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia for months her anxiety level changed?

Unlikely: There is no scientific information that says increasing anxiety is correlated with a future diagnosis like leukemia. However, many of my patients know something is wrong before they come to my office.

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My daughter had a spinal tap done but it didn't show anything till day 10. So they said not spinal megitis but she has ever sign? Help please

My daughter had a spinal tap done but it didn't show anything till day 10. So they said not spinal megitis but she has ever sign? Help please

Meningismus: I'm not sure what became positive at 10 days. If it was a bacterial culture one could assume that this is meningitis or it might be a contaminant. If the culture is negative, this could be interpreted as spinal meningitis which is usually self limiting. She should follow up with her doctor. One should monitor her and re-evaluate if she worsens.

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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

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.