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Is it okay that my child walks on his toes all the time?

Is it okay that my child walks on his toes all the time?

Depends on age: Toe walking is seen ocassionally in normal kids and will usually disappear by 3-5yr. The cause for most is unknown. Some will need work with a physical therapist to stretch the calf muscle and tendon & the stretches can also be done by parents at home. I would discuss the issue with your childs doctor and decide after an exam if other work up is needed. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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My son is 3yrs old and the foreskin on his penis doesn't pull all the way down the way it should. Is that bad?

My son is 3yrs old and the foreskin on his penis doesn't pull all the way down the way it should. Is that bad?

Foreskin stuck: If this is new, you should see your pediatrician for further advice. It this is how its been since birth, its likely a congenital issue and you should see a urologist about what options you have. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.

My baby is 4 months old and likes to sit in her walker.She is now pushing it around. Is that bad will it mess up the development of her legs.

If she's in It <10%: Of her waking hours, was full-term & has typical development, probably not. You have to baby-proof your house sooner- especially re: dangling cords to hot appliances, stairs & open doors & monitor her closely. Walkers abduct the hips, not a natural position for walking. Gross (large) motor skills progress head-toe the first year, so tummy time is best for play. " crawl before you walk" is true. ...Read more

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My 6 month child have a rash on the whole body,even on hamds and under the toes,and when she is eatin she vomiting.what course dat,what to prevent it.

My 6 month child have a rash on the whole body,even on hamds and under the toes,and when she is eatin she vomiting.what course dat,what to prevent it.

Rash/vomiting: It is difficulty to give you a diagnosis without seeing the rash. Have her examined and check her hydration status. Give her sips of Gatorade while you are waiting. All the best. I hope she fells better. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby walks on the sides of her foot?

Is this serious? My baby walks on the sides of her foot?

It's important: It depends on the baby's age, a new walker can have a 'funny walk' But it can be related to some congenital foot problem what should be evaluated by some professional who specializes in young children's gait. If there is a problem, the earlier the treatment starts the faster the resolution. ...Read more

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Why is my 13 year old brother so tired all day after school? The fact that he rolls a lot in his sleep is the only problem that comes to my mind.

Why is my 13 year old brother so tired all day after school? The fact that he rolls a lot in his sleep is the only problem that comes to my mind.

Hard to say: At 13 he needs at least 9-10 hours of sleep /night.More if he is involved in sports/practice or studying hard. A growth spurt can also add to his sleep requirement.If he is not scheduling enough time to get sleep, this may be something you can help him fix quickly.If not, an office visit with history/exam and testing may all be needed to identify the cause. ...Read more

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My 8m baby, is now learning to sit and stand/walk at the same time?Is it normal? He seems happy with the baby walker.

My 8m baby, is now learning to sit and stand/walk at the same time?Is it normal? He seems happy with the baby walker.

Es!: Though there are estimated "milestones" for rolling, crawling, cruising and walking, every child is different. Many babies cannot sit or crawl well until 8 mos old. Your baby sounds healthy and " on schedule". Take good care. ...Read more

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My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?

My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?

Go get an xray: You need to make sure it isn't broken. Delaying treatment could jeopardize healing. If the fracture needs to be reset you want to know. If there is any break in the skin, you want to prevent infection. Stay off of it until you can have it checked. ...Read more

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My brother has a bump on his back the size of a quarter. It feels hard and does not hurt him. He works out in the sun. Any clues as to what it is?

My brother has a bump on his back the size of a quarter. It feels hard and does not hurt him. He works out in the sun. Any clues as to what it is?

More info: A little more information is needed. How er how long has he had this? Has it changed in size or shape? Tender or painful? Not uncommon to have some skin masses if it bothers him go to doctor and have it removed ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has a hole in the bottom of his foot near his heel. I am not sure what it is. It is hard & it only hurts if he puts pressure on it.

My 11 year old son has a hole in the bottom of his foot near his heel. I am not sure what it is. It is hard & it only hurts if he puts pressure on it.

Plantar wart: Warts are caused by a virus and are common in children. As they enlarge they thicken. Pressure then hurts. Treatment can include otc acid preparations. Sometimes they will go away on there own, but sometimes they will spread. I recommend visiting a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Good day. My child is 20 months. He always goes on the fingers of his foot. He stands on his foot only when he is standing. ?

Good day. 
My child is 20 months. 
He always goes on the fingers of his foot. He stands on his foot only when he is standing. ?

Don't worry, but: Do watch your child for other unusual signs and ask the Dr if there are other ones. This behavior can be quite normal in children of this age, so try not to become too distressed - that can cause worse problems for all of you. It's good to care, but wise to remain calm and enjoy him as he grows. Bring it up at his next exam if he's still doing it. ...Read more