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Is There Any Therapy To Stop My 8yo Son From Having Nightmare Most Of The Time
Quite likely: Need more information. Nightmares can come from either external sources or brain changes. If they are new and things in his environment have been changing (stress, trauma, bullying, etc.), the best approach may be to identify the source and help him come to terms with what happened. If there is a physiological cause, he may need a sleep study and to work with a sleep disorders expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are adolescent nightmare convulsions at all normal? My 8 year old son seems to convulse in his sleep and wakes up in a cold sweat. He claims to be having nightmares. Is this an adolescent thing? Could it have long term health implications?
Cold sweats: Your child is to young to be called an adolescent. He maybe having nightmares which can be brought on by too much scary movies or television before bed, but then again he may be having seizures. Try changing his life style before end. If no improvement i would get him evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have just recently found out that my 8 year old son has a low O2 level when at physical therapy. It dropped down between 75-80 during his 45 min?
Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?
Has your doctor: considered an off label of prazosin for your nightmares/ insomnia? Are you working with a provider who has expertise in PTSD? Don't know what type of therapy you are involved with. Cognitive Processing Therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR & virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful with PTSD. Don't lose hope. ...Read more
My 5 month old son wakes from sleeping screaming and crying often as if he's had a bad dream. He stops after we calm him. Is it nightmares, possibly?
If your pediatrician: Says your son is healthy, growing well & developing typically, establish a consistent bedtime & routine. Read, rock, wipe out his mouth after the last feed, & put him in his own bed, drowsy but awake, without bottle or pacifier, to learn to self-calm to fall asleep & fall back to sleep when he night-wakes. See the aap's healthy child app for more tips to prevent "trained night crying" @ 6 mos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: You need to distinguish between a nightmare, which means a scary dream which is remembered at least in part, and night terrors, where the child seems scared and awake but is really still asleep and has no recall of the experience. Terrors are common and usually eventually stop. Nightmares may indicate some significant stress or danger, or highlight a fear the child experiences when awake also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We have a cancer patient taking radiation therapy, should my 3 years old son has contact with him? is there certain time we should wait after session?
I have an 8-year-old son in perfect health who defecates 9 times daily. What could be the problem?
More data please: Even healthy appearing kids can have stooling issues.Volume/texture/stool water/blood, mucous or pus/excessive odor(clears a room)are important additional facts. Talk with your dr about the issue. At that age the kid is likely embarrased by the issue & wants it to stop. The issues could range from food intolerances/irritable bowel/even stool retention with leaking. A good exam & tests should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any known therapy methods for stopping PTSD nightmares? Consciously, I can handle what happened, but the nightmares won't go.
I keep hearing nightmares about whole head radiation therapy is it that bad for you for small cell lung cancer of the brain?
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