Top
40
Doctor insights on: Is There Any Therapy To Stop My 8yo Son From Having Nightmare Most Of The Time

Share
1

1
Is there any therapy to stop my 8yo son from having nightmare most of the time?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer

Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder," this is a condition characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes his or her life or personal safety, occur during the ...Read more


2

2
Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Cold sores : Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Abreva is an OTC topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Hello, My son experience before convulsion at the age of two is there any bad effect to a child? We notice there is a little bit changes from him.

Hello, 

My son experience before convulsion at the age of two is there any bad effect to a child? We notice there is a little bit changes from him.

When was convulsion?: How old is your son now? When was the convulsion (seizure). Was it with a fever? Was this the only one? These are questions that would need to be answered, in order to give you better advice. You should definitely have him seen by his pediatrician who can answer your questions. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more

5

5
What is the best thing to do to prevent death from heart attack? Especially when there is no one with medical experience around?

What is the best thing to do to prevent death from heart attack? Especially when there is no one with medical experience around?

Heart attack: Take 6 baby aspirin. Take a beta blocker if you have any (metoprolol, for example). Call ambulance. Do not lie down; remain in sitting position until squad arrives. Stay on line with 911 operator if possible until squad arrives. Minimize exertion to prevent increased demand on heart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
My sister has 2 kids and wants to avoid pregnancy without having any surgery - what is the best form of prevention that has the least side effects?

My sister has 2 kids and wants to avoid pregnancy without having any surgery - what is the best form of prevention that has the least side effects?

All kinds: There are many types that work well for the busy mom. Nexplanon (subdermal implant) is good for 3 years. Mirena (levonorgestrel) & paraguard iuds are good for 5 & 10 years. Essure is permanent and all of the above are easily & quickly done in the office setting. (ps - so's a vasectomy...). Talk to your doc & see which is best for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Hello, I suffered a mild concussion in November but still seem to be suffering from side affects. In particular I find that my ability to organize or handle multiple tasks at once is sorely lacking from what it was pre-injury. Is there any exercises or

Hello,  I suffered a mild concussion in November but still seem to be suffering from side affects. In particular I find that my ability to organize or handle multiple tasks at once is sorely lacking from what it was pre-injury. Is there any exercises  or

Advice: This is NOT "post-concussional", but sounds akin to a traumatic brain injury affecting predominantly the frontal area of your brain. A neurologist or psychiatrist could evaluate this and guide you. Yes, there are approaches, but figure out what is afflicting you, and successful treatment can be achieved. ...Read more

13

13
Are there any risks from an MRI? I've had quite a few in my life and I'm about to have 2 back to back in the same week. Is this bad?

Are there any risks from an MRI? I've had quite a few in my life and I'm about to have 2 back to back in the same week. Is this bad?

No known risks.: MRIs use radio waves and strong magnetic currents to create images. There are no known health risks for these types of "radiation" because they have not been shown to damage DNA. Try to limit the number of Xrays and CTs that you get in a short period of time, but even these kinds of xrays are OK if only done occasionally. MRI is fine, though. Don't worry. ...Read more

15

15
My daughter is 10 years old and still wets the bed is there any treatment you can recommend other than the alarm she is also allergic to the tablets?

My daughter is 10 years old and still wets the bed is there any treatment you can recommend other than the alarm
she is also allergic to the tablets?

Several modalities: Multiple approach to a common problem. Screen for associated problem. Motivation, modification of behavior & different kinds of medications in different formulation. It is important to decrease stress related to guilt/ loss of self esteem in the child. Consult with a physician to help customize modalities of treatment suitable to your child. Consults with specialists maybe necessary. Take care. ...Read more

18

18
Hello, i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Hello,  i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Doesn't work.: Love is a big part of human nature. Seems that it can't be removed. Not sure it would be a good thing anyway. We are all about health here....Might want to consult lovetap. Com. ...Read more

19

19
My son has ptsd frm phys.Abuse @ an in home daycare. Is it true development can be arrested at the age of the trama? He's been in therapy all along

My son has ptsd frm phys.Abuse @ an in home daycare. Is it true development can be arrested at the age of the trama? He's been in therapy all along

Is he safe now?: I'm sorry to hear of what happened to your son. I'm hoping he's safe now, no longer exposed to the treatment you describe? If he's safe, loved, and also in treatment, he has every chance of healing and growing. Depending on how severe the trauma was, he could have triggers with stressful events. Is he socializing normally? Playing? Learning in school? Important to review these things. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
If i stop all my psychiatric meds except for one to sleep, cold turkey can that be the cause of my jumpieness ?

If i stop all my psychiatric meds except for one to sleep, cold turkey can that be the cause of my  jumpieness ?

Yes: It depends on what medicines you stopped cold turkey. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and zoloft may cause withdrawal symptoms including dizziness, irritability, fatigue, nightmares, insomnia and "electric shock" shock like sensations throughout the body. It is best to be tapered off these medications in a regimen prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
23

23
Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?

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

24

24
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?

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?

Cardiac shunt: There are many causes for low O2. At his age a congenital cardiac shunt such as a septal defect is a possibility. I would recommend consultation at a major center. ...Read more

25

25
Is there any known therapy methods for stopping PTSD nightmares? Consciously, I can handle what happened, but the nightmares won't go.

Is there any known therapy methods for stopping PTSD nightmares? Consciously, I can handle what happened, but the nightmares won't go.

Treatment options: Nightmares often decrease in severity/frequency with standard PTSD treatment. If they persist, however, additional treatments include medication and a form of therapy referred to as Imagery Rehearsal, in which the person changes the narrative of how the nightmare ends while they are awake. In addition, sleep disordered breathing is common in PTSD, and treating the same often yields improvement. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
27

27
Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
28

28
I have an 8 year old with mild cerebral palsy, how long will she need physical therapy... She goes once a week right now and it's really helping.

I have an 8 year old with mild cerebral palsy, how long will she need physical therapy... She goes once a week right now and it's really helping.

Continue: She should continue with physical therapy as long as it helps. As she gets older, some physical activities will take the place of the PT, but do not rush to end it if she is still benefiting. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
29

29
What should I do about nightmares? Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

What should I do about nightmares?  Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

Yes: See a sleep specialist. Nightmares occur in rem sleep and can be suppressed by serotonin antidepressants. Night terrors occur in stage 4 sleep and are not recalled. They are better suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants or benzos. ...Read more

31

31
Hi doc what is the best treatment for Mollascum on an 8 year old?

Hi doc what is the best treatment for Mollascum on an 8 year old?

Wait and watch: I think the best treatment for molloscum is to wait and watch them as most times they go away although it may take several months. Most treatments can be painful and the rash is not dangerous. If there is itching you can give benedryl I have attached an information sheet for you! http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Molluscum/ ...Read more

32

32
What are the risks and appropriate treatment if an 8 year old child licks blood from the floor of a public toilet?

What are the risks and appropriate treatment if an 8 year old child licks blood from the floor of a public toilet?

Dysentary: I'd not worry about aids from this encounter as the virus is fragile & likely dead within minutes on the floor. The salava also has enzymes that supress it. The more likely outcome if any, is infection by a collection of gut bacteria that would be on the floor, like e.Coli;salmonella;shigella; hepatitis a or other germs.Diarrhea would be the expected outcome.If tough immunity, kid may have no sx. ...Read more

33

33
My 8 year old has been diagnosed with winged scapula. What is the treatment?

My 8 year old  has been diagnosed with winged scapula. What is the treatment?

Winged scapula...: ...Is a sign, not a diagnosis. It usually appears with weakness of, or injury to, upper back muscles such as serratus anterior, or the nerves that control these muscles. ...Read more

34

34
Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

PANS?: There should be no problems with clarity of thought or intelligence in a child with primary OCD. I would take that child in ASAP to a developmental pediatrician or child psychiatrist to evaluate for PANS. ...Read more

36

36
Is there any significance to my son having nightmares a few times a week?

Is there any significance to my son having nightmares a few times a week?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
38

38
What can I do to stop having nightmares all the time?

What can I do to stop having nightmares all the time?

See below: If nightmares are a constant problem, please obtain a psychiatry referral from your primary care doc. There are many different causes for nightmares that should be ruled out before one can conclude that it is a coping problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
I have terrible nightmares each night. They wake me up each time. They are never the same nightmare. I'm scared. Why is this happening? How can I stop

Consult: There is no known single reason for nightmares. Many believe that it is the subconscious working out problems. In any case, there is treatment available. Contact a mental health professional. ...Read more