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Is it normal for my 14yo to get upset anytime she has to do anything without me?

Is it normal for my 14yo to get upset anytime she has to do anything without me?

Yes: Most teens begin to pull away from parental involvement. Increasing dependence upon you suggest she is having trouble adjusting to something in her life. How is she doing academically? Socially? Does she feel threatened or bullied? Could she have been assaulted or molested? What are the family dynamics? Many factors need to be considered-make an appointment with her pediatrician today. ...Read more

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My husband has a stomach virus is it ok for him to still go to work? Is there anything he can do to feel better?

My husband has a stomach virus is it ok for him to still go to work? Is there anything he can do to feel better?

Should feel better: Usually gastroenteritis causes a lot of vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly dehydration. Usually it lasts 24 to 48 hours. Most people need to keep up with hydration. Usually there is a feeling of weakness that prevents most people from returning to work right away. You can be contagious from a few days to two weeks, depending on which virus is causing your stomach flu. ...Read more

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My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?

My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?

?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less ...Read more

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Is it normal for my wife to say she doesn't feel like she loves me anymore and to want me to move out? I mean she is so cold blooded all the sudden.

Is it normal for my wife to say she doesn't feel like she loves me anymore and to want me to move out? I mean she is so cold blooded all the sudden.

Mental Health: I am sorry to here of your troubles. This question, as I am sure you can understand is outside of the boundaries of what we can answer here. There is no way to say what your wife is doing is 'normal'. It is what it is. The best thing we can recommend here is that you very well may need to see a therapist to deal with your grieving the loss of this relationship. ...Read more

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Iv been told my daughter is not going to make it due to a bad placenta.im 6mnths but want to know what i should do to keep her safe.shes my 1st.

Iv been told my daughter is not going to make it due to a bad placenta.im 6mnths but want to know what i should do to keep her safe.shes my 1st.

Hard to say: "Bad placenta" is not a specific term and could mean many things.Sometimes it forms a small disc that will not provide enough nourishment for normal growth.Some may be located in a position prone to tearing where premature separation could mean you and or baby will bleed to death.It is best that you discuss this with your treatment team until you understand what if anything can be done. ...Read more

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My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant. A trip to Africa just came up and we do not know if she is pregnant. Is it ok for her to take mefloquine?

My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant. A trip to Africa just came up and we do not know if she is pregnant. Is it ok for her to take mefloquine?

Antimalarials: Some antimalarial medications are considered safe to take during pregnancy. A pregnant woman is advised not to go to areas where malaria is quite prevalent. Your question would be best answered by an expert in public health and infectious diseases as well as by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can pass HPV to my 4 year old daughter? Just want to make sure she can't get it from me

Is there any way i can pass HPV to my 4 year old daughter? Just want to make sure she can't get it from me

Yes: It can be passed by any skin to skin contact. The data shows that 80% of us will have hpv during our life. The Gardasil trial showed that 37% of 9 year olds in the trial had already been exposed to hpv. Therefore, the answer is yes. It can be passed by any skin contact. ...Read more

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I would like to know if there is something wrong with my 5 month old daughter she does not seem to be able to do thing my son was doing at her age her hands seem bent in when she grasp thing it takes awhile to do it and she drops what she grabs after a fe

I would like to know if there is something wrong with my 5 month old daughter she does not seem to be able to do thing my son was doing at her age her hands seem bent in when she grasp thing it takes awhile to do it and she drops what she grabs after a fe

From : From your description, it is difficult to assess whether your child is developing appropriately. Many children do not sit until 6 months and do not crawl until 7 or 8 or sometimes even not at all (and that's ok). All children develop at different rates and as long as they are developing within the established range of normal, it's fine - that's what makes comparing 2 kids to each other an inaccurate way of assessing development. Your son may have been advanced and your daughter is normal. That being said, if you have concerns, it is important that you have a professional do a thorough developmental evaluation on her to make sure she is progressing appropriately. If there is a problem, the earlier she begins therapy, the better off she will be in the long run. Contact your child's doctor to discuss your concerns. They will either be able to assess her development themselves or send you to a specialist who can assess her. (many organizations who provide developmental therapy conduct their own exams). I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Me gf goes to raves once in a blue mood and uses mdma? I've tried talking to her about it and how upset it makes me. She still does and i don't know what to do or think anymore? She says it's no biggy

Me gf goes to raves once in a blue mood and uses mdma? I've tried talking to her about it and how upset it makes me. She still does and i don't know what to do or think anymore? She says it's no biggy

It sounds like: Your girlfriend has a drug problem and is in denial. The sad thing is that regardless of how much you love her and want her to be healthy - she still has the free agency to harm herself with mdma. Encourage you to have her read this response. Some times reading something in black ; white has a different impact then hearing it from a significant other. What she is doing is destructive. ...Read more

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If i want to take my daugther to the dominincan republic and she 3months old but is not time for her shots is there anything the doctor can do?

Website and doctor: Prior to your travel i would suggest visiting the website www.Cdc.Gov and taking a look at your destination under the traveler's health section. You can find plenty of info there about what precautions to take and how you can prepare for your trip. In addition i would contact your pediatrician to make sure your daughter is up to date on the vaccines she can receive at her age. ...Read more

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So my doctor wont fix my shunt and it has been messing with me for a year. Is there anyway to force him to do it?

So my doctor wont fix my shunt and it has been messing with me for a year. Is there anyway to force him to do it?

Yes, but...: if you don‘t have a good relationship with your doctor, you are likely to have more problems or complication following the procedure. i will never force a doctor to do anything on me. I would get another opinion from another doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old keep burping. She says that she can't help it and doesn't know why. I do not think she is doing it intentionally or to get attention. ?

My 5 year old keep burping. She says that she can't help it and doesn't know why. I do not think she is doing it intentionally or to get attention. ?

Real thing: No, she does not do it intentionally, or only to get attention. Things like lactose intolerance, acid reflux, constipation etc can cause burping more than usual. Bring her to pediatrician and discus further in detail how to manage. If she continues to burp.Perhaps you can try to change her diet- or perhaps give her medicine for constipation if she has constipation etc. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old, I want to know what temperature is actually a fever? Is 37.5 a fever? And do I need to take her to emergency if she has one?

My baby is 4 months old, I want to know what temperature is actually a fever? Is 37.5 a fever? And do I need to take her to emergency if she has one?

Other symptoms?: Your child has a fever if: The rectal temperature is over 100.4F (38 Celsius). For children less than 4 or 5 years old, the rectum is the best way to check for fever.Or the ear temperature is over 99 F(37.2 Celsius). You can use an ear thermometer if your child is over 6 months old.-Or the temperature taken by mouth is over 99.5F. need to know the symptoms for deciding if she needs to go to ER. ...Read more

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My boyfriend told me that after sex the last for times with me it burns him to pee? I want to know why that is cause i don't feel that way and I have my papsmirl normal clean and health so why is this happen to him..Please need to know due to im worried!

My boyfriend told me that after sex the last for times with me it burns him to pee? I want to know why that is cause i don't feel that way and I have my papsmirl normal clean and health so why is this happen to him..Please need to know due to im worried!

Your : Your boyfriend should be evaluated by a doctor. He may have a urinary tract infection(uti) or even an std like gonorrhea or chlamydia. I know you stated your pap smear was norma. However pap smears do not necessarily include std testing. Lastly, consider a possible allergy to condoms if used or any lubricants or products that are used prior to sex. Take care. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 years old and doesn't want eat. I have tried everything but all she wants is a bottle. What can I do to get her to eat?

My daughter is 2 years old and doesn't want eat.  I have tried everything but all she wants is a bottle. What can I do to get her to eat?

Re-examine the issue: My expectation for feeding at that age is 3-5 good feeding days a month & the rest nibbling or grazing.There interest also shifts to carbohydrates to sustain activity rather than protein to sustain growth. Feed at the table & be sure appetizing food is always available in a for they could sample. As long as the growth rate & activity level are normal, relax.Think balanced week not balanced meal. ...Read more

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My doctor says that i get stomachaches because of starving myself, which isn't true! he advised me to eat before going to bed! is that even possible?

My doctor says that i get stomachaches because of starving myself, which isn't true! he advised me to eat before going to bed!  is that even possible?

Stomach pains: I will have to partially disagree. If u are starving yourself then your body reminds you to feed it by "growling" which may be painful. If your stomach hurts in the morning because u haven't eaten in 6-8 hours then that's normal and eating before going to bed may not necessarily change that. Eat a meal higher in protein than carbos 1-2 hours before bed and your stomach may improve. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor today to see if my pelvis and ovaries is ok for me to get pregnant she said my body is ready to get pregnant why i'm not then?

I went to the doctor today to see if my pelvis and ovaries is ok for me to get pregnant she said my body is ready to get pregnant why i'm not then?

Give it time : As long as your exam was normal, i would not worry about conceiving as this point in time. A woman doesn't necessarily get pregnant with every cycle even when everything is normal. It may take 3, 6 or even 12 months to conceive. The last thing you want to do is add anxiety to the equation. Try not to worry at this point and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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My daugther is 3months old is it safe to take her to the dominican republic if not what can I do so she could be safe?

My daugther is 3months old is it safe to take her to the dominican republic if not what can I do so she could be safe?

Dominican Republic: insure she is up to date on her vaccinations. There are specific vaccinations and medications that may be recommended depending on where you will b in the Dominican Republic and what type of activities is involved in (for example - camping). REF: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/dominican-republic ...Read more

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