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Dr. Kira stein I asked about easing symptoms of mixed mania you said see a psychiatrist and take meds. I do both but am resistant to so many meds.

Dr. Kira stein I asked about easing symptoms of mixed mania you said see a psychiatrist and take meds. I do both but am resistant to so many meds.

More info needed: Mixed mania can be quite difficult to treat. My favorite combo has become tegretol and lithium along with twice a day Fanapt (iloperidone) at a dose of 8 mg PO bid (gradually building up from the starter packets your psychiatrist likely has available. I don't know what meds you have tried, but I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kills roaches?

Not for here: This is a medical site, not a entomology or chemical site. ...Read more

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Can kids take tisane?

Can kids take tisane?

Tisane: These are herbal teas and usually are safe except if they contain medicinal herbs. ...Read more

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How to deal with kids?

How to deal with kids?

This could B interes: I will hold the comedy/sarcasm! Joint the rest of us! I wold recommend you go to some parenting classes. You can get some good tips on issues dealing with rearing children. Find an older man/woman/couple who your respect and get some mentoring from them. Speak with your relatives, close friend and clergy. Grandparents are a must. Relief valve! best to you! You can do it. Keep calm! ...Read more

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Is tubing ok for kids?

Is tubing ok for kids?

In moderation: As long as its not to fast, to traumatic, andthey are wearing a lifevest. ...Read more

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Do all kids need a pet?

Do all kids need a pet?

No: Many children do fine without pets, but you need to judge your child and work on them about responsibility. Sometimes they can demonstrate their ability to care for a pet and have lots of fun. ...Read more

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How do I do kick counts?

How do I do kick counts?

At night: You need to be in bed, ready for sleep. You should have no other distractions whatsoever. You should start doing kick counts after 30 weeks. Take fifteen minutes and count the number of times you are aware of any type of baby movement. After doing this for several weeks you will have an idea of what is normal for your baby. If the number of kicks is less than what you expect, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is nophen?

??????: No medication by that spelling in the us. ...Read more

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How do I treat this kid bite?

How do I treat this kid bite?

Like any other bite.: Clean the wound thoroughly, keep it clean & covered. Get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 5-10 years. Human bites tend to get infected fairly often, so if any sign of infection develops, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How dose kid lose wight fast?

How dose kid lose wight fast?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! A 12 year old in my medical practice designed it! Track your nutrition and weighing in weekly.

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more

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Why do some kids wet the bed?

Why do some kids wet the bed?

Needs Counseling: Many times, kids wet the bed due to some psychological or mental issues. Counseling will most of the time resolve the problem. ...Read more

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How long should kids exercise?

How long should kids exercise?

30 minutes daily: Being active as a child is essential for health, healthy growth, and to maintain good health as an adult. Daily activity is important to establish a routine that's easier to stay on - just help you child find an activity that he or she enjoys doing and encourage them to stay with it. ...Read more

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What is a natural pain kilter?

What is a natural pain kilter?

Hmmm: Exercise. It releases endorphins, which are the body's natural pain killer. The majority of the other holistic/naturopathic types of pain relievers are salicylic acid derivatives or analogues, so might as well be taking aspirin. ...Read more

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How to get kids to eat proper?

How to get kids to eat proper?

Start healthy habits: Creating healthy habits is a growing process that becomes a way of life: 1) Talk about food as "fuel." Desserts & candy are okay sometimes but don't fuel the body; 2) Let your kids grocery shop & make choices; 3) Exposure is important--encourage your kids to try new foods & preparations; 4) Forget the clean plate club; 5) Making eating fun; 6) Earn achievements. Ref. HealthyLivingMadeSimple. Com ...Read more

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What kinds of tests do I need?

What kinds of tests do I need?

Depends on age: If you are a healthy young man, blood pressure, weight and height may be all you need. If you are a woman over 21, you should have pap smears. Lipids should be checked after age 25, and women over 40 should have mammograms. ...Read more

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How to enhance growth in kids?

How to enhance growth in kids?

Nutrition, rest: To obtain the maximum growth for a child one should optimize nutrition by giving the healthiest food options possible and encouraging a well balanced lifestyle of exercise and rest. The rest is up to family genetics! ...Read more

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Signs of not able to have kids?

Signs of not able to have kids?

Not many: Many, if not most people who need help getting pregnant only find this out once they start trying to have a child! There are a few obvious tipoffs, like irregular/absent periods, childhood hormonal and/or anatomical problems, and a few others that can be quite obvious. But otherwise, there aren't many "outward signs" of infertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What a 5 months kid should eat?

What a 5 months kid should eat?

5 m/o diet: It is perfectly fine for a 5 month old to just eat breast milk or formula (breast is best!). If that really does not seem to be satisfying the infant, small amounts of infant rice or oatmeal cereal can be added, as can pureed fruits and vegetables. Leave 3-4 days in between introduction of new foods to monitor for food sensitivities. Remember, though, their milk is the priority for the diet still! ...Read more

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How to not spead a cold to kids?

How to not spead a cold to kids?

Wash your hands: Wash your hands when handling your kid or use sanitizer. ...Read more

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Why can't some people have kids?

Many reasons: The cause can be in either partner. It could be irregular ovulation, endometriosis, hormonal insufficiency, low sperm count in males, hormonal problems in the woman--the causes are many and need to be checked out by an infertility specialist. ...Read more

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Why do some kids cut themselves?

Why do some kids cut themselves?

Complex and varied: There may be a variety of reasons why some may inflict self induced injuries but in any case it is a sign of a serious underlying disorder which requires evaluation. While it may be viewed as attention seeking, it may reflect advanced depression with suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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Is superglue for kids cuts safe?

Is superglue for kids cuts safe?

Would not use: The glue used in by physicians in emergency rooms (= tissue adhesives) and "superglue" you get at a store are different. I would not use superglue on my child's cut. See:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2660042/#! po=50.0000. ...Read more

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How can I get my kids to open up?

Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of. Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved. ...Read more

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Is 31 too late to have more kids?

Is 31 too late to have more kids?

Of course not!: Lots of women don't have their first child until after 31. If the time is right, then there's no time like the present. ...Read more

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Is any kind of rubber latex free?

Is any kind of rubber latex free?

Yes: For instance, there are "rubber" gloves made from vinyl, nitrile rubber or neoprene. ...Read more

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