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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal For A Child To Absolutely Love To Vaccinations And Taking Blood

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Is it normal for a child to absolutely love to vaccinations and taking blood ?

Is it normal for a child to absolutely love to vaccinations and taking blood ?

Some do for approval: A child who decides to act "big" or "tuff" after mastering their early fear of either procedure can have pride & separate themself from their peer group. Such an accomplishment should be applauded. I see it more often in litttle extroverts who enjoy new experiences. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

Under a dozen: I am sure many old children might argue that they turned out pretty good so it isnt the same for everyone. Having 5 children of my own i see how they had to learn to life together, help each other, be patient with the ones who required that and learned to serve in a family. That was pretty great too. Each person has to decide that issue for themselves. You can wait and see if you still want anothe. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Be healthy parents: Since we want parents to be healthy and live long, such as until their kids get into college, both parents need their routine check-ups and routine blood tests. For example, we wouldn't want either parent to have unknown high cholesterol and die of a heart attack at age 44. There is no special blood test for a man when his wife is pregnant, unless he is screening for a genetic disorder, etc... ...Read more

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Is it normal for when a child begins to take ADHD meds for him to have insomnia?

Is it normal for when a child begins to take ADHD meds for him to have insomnia?

Yes, it's possible. : Some of the medicines used for adhd can cause side effects which may impact a child's sleep. Always review side effects and risks of new medications with your doctor and monitor your child for changes in behavior (and mood) with changes in and new starts of medication. Also, kids (and adults) with adhd often have difficulty winding down and getting to sleep as part of their adhd symptoms. ...Read more

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A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

NO: A child with pneumonia needs to rest and avoid exertion. Any increase in activity can cause difficulty breathing. I would be worried about adding the dangers of water activities in someone with impaired breathing. ...Read more

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Can a woman with anxiety have a baby would that harm the child because blood pressure is up for anxiety ?

Can a woman with anxiety have a baby would that harm the child because blood pressure is up for anxiety ?

High BP needs Rx: Chronic high BP should be treated for good health for both the mother and the baby, but it is unlikely that brief periods of elevated blood pressure during anxiety would cause serious harm. Doctors are all too familiar with "white coat hypertension." and 24 hour monitoring can further assess this. Near term, elevated blood pressure is one sign of pre-eclampsia and needs Rx. Discuss w your OB ...Read more

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While i'm on rituximab, is it dangerous for us (my wife and i) to try to have a baby? Or we should wait for me to finish the treatment first?

While i'm on rituximab, is it dangerous for us (my wife and i) to try to have a baby? Or we should wait for me to finish the treatment first?

Wait: Many drugs, including rituxan, (rituximab) could have harmful effects on a growing fetus. Wait until your therapy is over and discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamins with lupus if so what kind is good for a 36 year old woman?

Is it ok to take vitamins with lupus if so what kind is good for a 36 year old woman?

Yes but: Unless you have a vitamin deficiency I am uncertain they will change things musch.Since you may be styaing out of the sun you may be gettign a vitamin d insufficiency and this needs to be corrected. Ask your physician if you are low in vitamin d. I general vitamin can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for a twenty year old to drink a certain amount of milk daily for calcium to safeguard teeth and bones? If yes how much is necessary?

Is it necessary for a twenty year old to drink a certain amount of milk daily for calcium to safeguard teeth and bones? If yes how much is necessary?

Yes: You don't have to get it all as milk - other forms of dairy such as yogurt ,cheeses, etc are al good sources of calcium. Certain fish are also excellent sources of calcium. Nowadays, many other foods are calcium fortified - for example many orange juices are. You need 3-5 servings of calcium containing foods daily at your age for optimal calcium intake. ...Read more

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Is it ok for lpn to get a guestimate of your height if elderly and thin? Does it affect anything

Is it ok for lpn to get a guestimate of your height if elderly and thin? Does it affect anything

Height: It is important to know height and weight in an elderly person for many reasons. Accurate estimation of kidney function requires calculating 'creatinine clearance', which in turn requires these parameters. Most people do know their height. Remember that one does shrink with age. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to send my child to daycare with a low fever?

Is it okay for me to send my child to daycare with a low fever?

Fever: Fever is a reason to keep a child out of daycare so that infection is not spread to others. Low grade fever is not harmful to the child with the fever, it in fact, is a way the body has to help fight infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a man to eat his cum after he materbate and is there a lot of people do this and is it normal?

Is it safe for a man to eat his cum after he materbate and is there a lot of people do this and is it normal?

Won't harm you.: There are so many variations of sexual activity - it's difficult to say what's normal and what isn't! but this behavior won't cause you any harm - unless, of course, you find it 'taking over your life, ' and interfering with your school, work, or relationships. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned, or speak with a counselor at planned parenthood. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. this person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. this person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

Not OK: The hormones usually don't cause seizures out of nowhere. S/he needs to be evaluated, preferably by a neurologist ...Read more