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Medicine For Misbehaving Child
A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range:
tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help. ...Read more
A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well ...Read more
Redirect/ time out: Moble toddlers will certainly test boundries often & require limit setting. Physicaly removing them from activities you find troublesome & placing them in front of toys you want them to use gives them redirection. Stopping their activity and holding them still for 1min/yr (use timer with bell) with release after bell teaches them which behaviors stop their fun. ...Read more
Parenting: A child with a behavioral problem is a difficult situation for all involved, specially the child. Just as a tree sometimes grows crooked, a child behavior deviates from normal, a small twig is easy to replant, a young child is easy to correct...In other words seek help from a behavioral specialist asap. ...Read more
Legally, morally, or: From the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more
No but may be factor: Adhd can cause children to behave impulsively and cause disruptions in many settings. It is a treatable disorder for which medicatoins and good behavioral systems can greatly reduce problem behaviors. That said, studies do show that those with adhd tend to be somewhat behind their peers socially, so parents may need to help find the right structure for them. ...Read more
Shouldn't be any: Inpatient psychiatric treatment is reserved for those with severe mental illnesses, like if a person feels like killing themselves or in the case of psychosis when one loses touch with reality. If a patient "acts out" on the unit, they are not punished. Rather, the staff does what it takes to keep the patient and everyone else safe. In rare cases, restraints may be used for safety purposes only. ...Read more
Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read more
5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?
Last nite I grabbed my misbehaving pup by the harness and he twisted. My hand popped and I had a sharp pain go thru my hand, to the elbow.
I think my 6yo daughter has been depressed for the past 6 months. Inactive, misbehaving, crying spells and sensitivity. What can I do to help her?
Psychological Help: Your description is quite accurate this should be handled asap will make her and you happier meantime try to come out of it talk to her play with her can try the school psychologist but it would be better if you could get private most incl medicade cover this treatment (abomacare) until you can talk to her about it she may be able to tell you what is bothering but get help. ...Read more
Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When I ask her to do something, she refu
Protracted tantrums: Typically-developing tots begin to self-calm & respond to time-out ~ 18 mos. Protracted tantrums @ 3 suggest childhood dysregulation disorder, seen with early-onset adhd or a family history of mood disorders, etc. Ask her pediatrician to refer you to a child psychologist who'll teach you techniques to ignore tantrums & defiance effectively & "catch her being good, " as she may not outgrow this. ...Read more
Ultrasounds & LH FSH tstostern is normal still for last 6 months my periods are misbehaving on first day, i.E, red thick discharge instead of flow why?
Normal: It can be normal to have thick discharge on first day instead of thin blood. Thickness could be due to vaginal secretions or to cervical secretions. If you are worried about infection (itching or burning) then see a doctor to check and make sure. But thicker discharge on first day isn't necessarily a problem. ...Read more
How early can little girls start there cycle? My daughter just turned 8 on 24 of june, shortly after her b-day she started misbehaving, tantrums, mood swings, out bursts of hysteria screeming"u just don't understand, what's wrong with me mommy? " " I do
It's unclear to me: If she had vaginal bleeding, since your? Was cut off. If so, ask her pediatrician to determine if she's in the stage of puberty in which menarche occurs. If not, the bleeding & emotionality may indicate molestation or other issues. Even if bleeding/puberty aren't an issue, she needs evaluations by a child psychiatrist & psychologist to explore the sudden change in behavior. ...Read more
See below: Follow the directions on the bottle. If the medication is a liquid, use the proper measuring device instead of household silverware. ...Read more
Some ideas; dentist: Acetaminophen (such as tylenol) or Ibuprofen (such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) may help temporarily. You can apply a topical anesthetic such as oragel to the gum. However, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible as the pain could represent an injured or diseased tooth, or abscess (infection). ...Read more
Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, allergy, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with the cough is to treat the actual cause: anti-inflammatories, inhaled steroids, antihistamines, bronchodilators, decongestants, or anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell that cough--even better than traditional cough meds. ...Read more
None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more
Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider:
1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion
2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read more
I expect a child to be learning all day every day - not just in school.
The mind doesn't shut off. If a child has a sufficient problem with attention and focus that he can's learn from his weekend experiences he needs meds. If he creats family difficulty because of the adhd, he needs meds for himself and his family. I haven't seen children damaged by properly prescribed meds in 40 years. ...Read more
Yes: The cure of svt using a catheter, also known as catheter ablation, is an invasive procedure, but is not a surgical procedure. ...Read more