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Is It Normal For A Five Year Old Child To Be Aware Of Their Heart Beating
Yes: Young children become aware of many things going on inside their bodies. They can feel their hearts beat, they become aware of movement of food in their bellies, and learn what hunger actually means. This is all normal. They soon learn to ignore it all again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old daughter has complained twice in 24 hrs that her heart beating to fast is that normal?
Maybe not: Call your healthcare provider and be prepared to answer the following questions: how long does it last? Is it associated with any other complaint? Is there any other problem going on? Has she had any heart problems in the past. It may just be anxiety or activity but there may be a problem that needs evaluation. ...Read more
Honey, saline...: Dark honey has been shown to help many children with cold symptoms. Honey should be given to children over 12 mo of age. Also, saline (made at home with non-iodized salt and water) or purchased as a nasal spray is very effective for nasal congestion. Also good-old vapor rub has been shown to be effective to improve cold symptoms and sleep at night in children over age 2. ...Read more
My five year old child has been taking cephalexin for 3 days nd still running a low.Grade of 100° does it mean its not doing her any good?
Give water...: It is important to keep a child well hydrated when they have a fever. Since there is no molecular difference between water and homeopathic medicines (at least those homeopathic medicines which are concocted by diluting a substance so much that it no longer exists in the solution), water is your best bet. ...Read more
Five year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist, what to do?
School Refusal: Your 5-year-old is extremely distressed but you don't know why. I would recommend seeking out expert help - like a clinical child psychologist trained to do this very kind of detective work. I would urge you to get your child in to see one right away, as well as to alert the school of these behaviors. Without knowing what's going on, i wouldn't want to see you push your child to attend school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?
Consult a physician: These serious symptoms could be indicative of a medical and/ or developmental condition that needs immediate attention. Please see your pediatrician as soon as possible and tell them what's going on. ...Read more
What is it called when a 5 year old child eats only two things (tyson's chicken fries and campbell's chicken noodle soup)? She adamantly refuses to eat (or even sample) anything else. Is this normal?
Power play: Kids at 5 are not at an age where reasoning works (tooth fairy, santa).Quit trying to reason with her. If you only offer healthy food & several tasty options, you have done your job. If she skips a few meals she may be willing to try things others seem to enjoy. Bribery is fine for trying new. As long as you fix the same fries/soup for every meal she will demand you continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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