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My 16 year old son is working out is that ok ?

My 16 year old son is working out is that ok ?

Depends on WO & kid: Working out encompasses a broad range of activity that may or may not be appropriate for a given kid. If your q is about weight lifting or powerligting the standards are defined. The aap and other orgs reccomend these activities to those kids who have reached skeletal maturity. So if buba is at his final height and shaving, fine. He should also be supervised by properly trained personel. ...Read more

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My son is 2 year old he is watching tv from one year. Now i heard itsnot advisable is it so. What steps can I take now for his better growth.

My son is 2 year old he is watching tv from one year. Now i heard itsnot advisable is it so. What steps can I take now for his better growth.

Limit TV: The aap recommends no screen time for children until 2 years old. Even after 2 years old screen time (including computers) should generally be limited (1-2 hrs). Programming designed to attract the attention of young children has frequent scene changes and can increase attention deficits. Some programs (like mr. Rogers neighborhood) don't cause as many problems. Playing with your child is best! ...Read more

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My daughter is 16 months old a no keeps being sick what can we do?

My daughter is 16 months old a no keeps being sick what can we do?

How sick?: Presumably if you are seeking answers on this website, rather than through your own doctor, the illnesses are probably of the cold and flu variety-- because, if they were more serious some other diagnosis would be entertained by now. So, if that's the case, a few questions arise: is there a lot of contact with other children during the course of the day, with exchange of moisture and aerosol? ...Read more

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My daughter in law is 7 mos pregnant ans she just found out my son has mercer is it dangerous for her or the baby ?

My daughter in law is 7 mos pregnant ans she just found out my son has mercer is it dangerous for her or the baby ?

MRSA everywhere: MRSA is not a new plague. Within the first few years after penicillin was produced, we had PRSA & it now only rare staph can be killed with penicillin. MRSA is responsible for 60-70% of the boils i see in the office & i consider it likely part of everyone's daily exposure. Good routine hygiene protects most from it's effects. A pregnant woman & her baby are at no specificincreased risk. ...Read more

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My daughter is a month old and her poop is solid is that normal or safe?

My daughter is a month old and her poop is solid is that normal or safe?

Infant poop: If the poop is solid like a rabbit or deer pellet then that is not normal. It may sound gross but a picture sometimes can be helpful to your baby's doctor to answer that question. Next poop snap a shot and show it to her doctor! ...Read more

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My baby is almost 5 months old, he is trying to seat, is it possible and what should I do?

My baby is almost 5 months old, he is trying to seat, is it possible and what should I do?

Baby development: Wonderful! a baby usually begins to sit between 4 to 7 months when head and neck muscles are strong enough to support head which is one of the heaviest parts of a baby. Just support your child as you would always do! and have fun through this developmental process. ...Read more

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My Son is 2 and a half years old, His body is feeling hot but there is no temperature. what should i do ?

My Son is 2 and a half years old, His body is feeling hot but there is no temperature. what should i do ?

Temperature: Feeling has not been proven as a reliable way to diagnose fever. If you think he has a temperature, the most reliable way to diagnose it, is to measure his temperature in his bottom. A temperature over 100.4 is abnormal. Treat any temperature and have him assessed for any concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is perfectly healthy in every way but her stomach sticks out and is quite hard. She is 17 months advice?

Hi my daughter is perfectly healthy in every way but her stomach sticks out and is quite hard. She is 17 months advice?

Quite hard??: Toddlers have tummies, but their tummies are soft. When the child is lying down, one can massage the child's tummy, and will feel that it's soft. A pediatrician or other primary care doctor can check to see if there is a problem. Toddler's tummies should not be "quite hard". ...Read more

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My 16 year old son had his appendix out tuesday. And he is still having pain is that normal?

My 16 year old son had his appendix out tuesday. And he is still having pain is that normal?

Yes: Pain is to be expected following surgery. If he has a fever, the skin is red around the incision, or he seems to be getting worse, call his surgeon. Otherwise, it will just take time to get better. ...Read more

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My daughter is 16 months old. She has still not started speaking . What should be done. Is it normal.

My daughter is 16 months old. She has still not started speaking . What should be done. Is it normal.

Having no single : words at 16 months is an expressive language delay, as the average age for saying 3 words is 12 months. Fill out a developmental screening test & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org to share with her pediatrician for referral to your country's equivalent of the U.S.'s Early Intervention Program for assessment & any needed therapy. Even if it's an isolated Expressive Language Delay, it warrants attention. ...Read more

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My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

Yes: Nothing to worry about in these numbers, rest assured. Let us know if there is anything else you are alarmed about! ...Read more

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My baby is 2 years old, and her ESR is 25mm. Is that bad?

My baby is 2 years old, and her ESR is 25mm.  Is that bad?

Wide range of normal: Esr is basically a measure of body inflammation and can be elevated for many different reasons (even s viral illness may elevate it!). Check to see what is normal range in your blood lab- 25 may be normal. Talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son is turning 9 months old tomorrow, but is his height too short? hes 27in and weighs 20lbs is that a normal height or should i worry?

My son is turning 9 months old tomorrow, but is his height too short? hes 27in and weighs 20lbs is that a normal height or should i worry?

Height: Given the measurements you provided, your son is about the 5% for height. As a single measurement it is not very informative. It is important to know what your child's previous measurements were. Is he following the same growth curve or is he starting to fall off? These are questions that your pediatrician will be able to discuss with you on your next visit. ...Read more

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My son is 16 months old . He just had his 6th tooth. Is this normal?

My son is 16 months old . He just had his 6th tooth. Is this normal?

Absolutely: Some children get teeth earlier than the average, some later. The order of eruption of teeth and their positions (occlusion) and spacing is more important than the timing. Your child should already be seeing a pediatric dental specialist, who is trained in growth & development, for evaluation. The pedodontist will also give you guidelines to help you care for your child's teeth. ...Read more

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My baby is 1 and a half month old and she did not poop now in 24 hours..she is formula fed..is it dangerous?What shall i do? Pls.help..

My baby is 1 and a half month old and she did not poop now in 24 hours..she is formula fed..is it dangerous?What shall i do? Pls.help..

Baby should be happy: Babies in the first 2-3 months of life can poop often, sometimes after each feeding. Pooping decreases as a baby gets older, and may eventually be just once a day. There is great variation... a few babies poop once every 2 days, others poop 6 or 8 times a day. If a baby is otherwise normal, eats happily, sleeps calmly, and has a soft tummy, a doctor's exam will usually just find a normal baby. ...Read more

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Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Common issue: Most fever in infants starts out as a viral illness & many will self heal.The normal effect of fever on breathing rate is to increase it by up to 5 breaths /min/degree.At two the regular rate range is 24- 40..It should not cause baby to look like they are struggling to breathe.As long as baby takes fluids well enough to pee every 6 hrs, home monitoring is ok, if not have eval. ...Read more

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Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Go to a doctor ASAP : If he has a fever this may be normal response. However, with the limited information given I would advise seeking medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to discipline my five year old? I feel as if I am completely losing control of my five year old daughter. She has always been pretty rambunctious, but lately it is getting to be a very big problem. I have always used time-

What is the most effective way to discipline my five year old? I feel as if I am completely losing control of my five year old daughter.  She has always been pretty rambunctious, but lately it is getting to be a very big problem.  I have always used time-

Clear, firm, calm: Most parents get into trouble because they become upset with the child and frantic. You should be trying to teach her how to control herself. You know what is good behavior and you are going to teach her how to behave well. Offer her approval when see does not and calm punishments like "times out" when you need to interrupt a behavior. Firmness, not anger. No spanking or anything like that. ...Read more

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My daughter is two years Old. Her blood work shows that her iron is at 11.6 mg. Is that good or bad.

My daughter  is two years Old. Her blood  work shows that  her iron is at 11.6 mg. Is that good or bad.

Iron: Double check her results. Is that her iron level or hemoglobin level or transferrin level? The actual iron level is generally expressed as a percentage or mcg/dl or mmol/L. A single value from a CBC isn't as helpful - taken as a complete panel (MCV etc) more inferences can be made. Ask your pediatrician to go over the results of the blood work with you so that you may better understand. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is working out is that ok ?

Depends on WO & kid: Working out encompasses a broad range of activity that may or may not be appropriate for a given kid. If your q is about weight lifting or powerligting the standards are defined. The aap and other orgs reccomend these activities to those kids who have reached skeletal maturity. So if buba is at his final height and shaving, fine. He should also be supervised by properly trained personel. ...Read more

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How can a 16 year old teen start off working out?

How can a 16 year old teen start off working out?

Work the heart!: The most important muscle to exercise is the heart. A regular cardiovascular exercise program is more important than any other exercise one can do. Now, with that being said, choose an exercise that is sports-specific for your teen. One doesn't have to run to exercise. You can swim, cycle, cross-train, etc. Muscle strengthening with machines or free weights can then add to your teen's program. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

I was wondering what's a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

Depends on workout: There is no simple answer although the maximal heart rate is typically 220 minus the age of the patient. So for a 16 y/o it is about 200 or so with a good aerobic workout. It is considered getting good aerobic exercise when you can get at least 75% of your maximal heart rate. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

Can you tell me what is a normal hr for a 16 year old male when working out ?

100-200: To be more precise, at 16 the estimated maximum heart rate is 220-16 or 204. So most fitness exercise is done in the 60-75% range or about 125-155 for a 16 Y.O. ...Read more

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I've been taking creatine and working out. Is that healthy for a 16 year old .

I've been taking creatine and working out. Is that healthy for a 16 year old
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Supplements are: usually nothing more than empty promises. Creatine swells the muscles with water but doesn't make you stronger. No magic product makes working out easier. If you train properly, stay consistent, stay hydrated, and eat properly (with balanced proteins), you will see results. Special products are just a way of getting your money by feeding on your desire for quick results. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old guy, have been working out and lifting weights for 5 months but i'm worried about my height which is only 5'4 so should I stop?

I'm a 16 year old guy, have been working out and lifting weights for 5 months but  i'm  worried about my height which is only 5'4 so should I stop?

Height is genetic: If you are healthy and eat well, your ultimate height will be determined by your genetic inheritance. Lifting weights will not impede your growth as long as you don't use steroids or other "performance" drugs. ...Read more

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Hi sir i am 16 years old and i am working out since 3 years back from now and still there is no improvement in my body no gain i have made in my body?

Hi sir i am 16 years old and i am working out since 3 years back from now and still there is no improvement in my body no gain i have made in my body?

Exercise: We encourage any exercise, but to see effects in weight or muscle strength, exercise needs to be consistent, steady and regular. Measures of improvement could be weight, strength, body circumference measurements, percentage body fat, endurance. Working out 10 minutes every day for three years should show some benefits. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old, not sexually active, but my period is much much lighter this month, like just spotty. I started working out, but only twice a week?

I am 16 years old, not sexually active, but my period is much much lighter this month, like just spotty. I started working out, but only twice a week?

Period: Variable periods are pretty common. Its unlikely the exercising has anything to do with this given it doesn't sound intense. (I take it you are not running marathon distances or anything like that.) ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.

My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.

Is he in to school?: That would be the 1st place to get a recommendation for help when it comes to substance abuse in my opinion. Then, you can simply look up your local agency where you live for places like Narcotics Anonymous, NA and they can recommend other choices. There are inpatient facilities that will take your son as well. Your local courthouse may have suggestions for you as well. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son was diagnoised with acid reflux. Is this something he will out grow?

My 16 year old son was diagnoised with acid reflux. Is this something he will out grow?

Maybe/maybe not: We all have the potential for reflux disease.If you consume caffeine/nicotine in any forms,these increase your tendency.There is natural caffeine in some foods like chocolate.If you lay down after consuming a meal or big drink you increase reflux.Some foods aggravate the process for certain individuals.If a person is aware of & removes the things that increase risk,they do better. If not =lifelng ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 16 year old son has severe anxiety how can I help him cope?

Should i be concerned if my 16 year old son has severe anxiety how can I help him cope?

I would be concerned: If my child had severe anxiety because it can negatively impact their quality of life. I would encourage you to have your son seen by a child psychiatrist or a child psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son had his appendix out tuesday. And he is still having pain is that normal?

Yes: Pain is to be expected following surgery. If he has a fever, the skin is red around the incision, or he seems to be getting worse, call his surgeon. Otherwise, it will just take time to get better. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son wakes up daily with headaches on right side .. Sometimes they don't last that long but they are daily. Any ideas?

My 16 year old son wakes up daily with headaches on right side .. Sometimes they don't last that long but they are daily. Any ideas?

LotsOf possibilities: Such as sinus, migraines, brain. Please get your son to see his doc, who may refer him to a neurologist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I get my 16 year old son to eat healthier? He is thin but he eats no meat or dairy and very little veggies. Is there an online survey for sed?

How do I get my 16 year old son to eat healthier? He is thin but he eats no meat or dairy and very little veggies. Is there an online survey for sed?

Diet: Teenagers can be tough to feed. It sound like all he eats is carbs. Some suggestions would be yogurt, protein bars, protein shakes, nuts. Talk to your provider, I am sure they could get you set up with a dietitian. ...Read more

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What can my 16 year old son expect from vision therapy?

What can my 16 year old son expect from vision therapy?

Untested: Vision therapy is an untested, unverified method which is advertised by its practitioners (optometrists) to be effective in treating practically all dysfunctions of the visual system. In most cases, it serves to keep the patient busy while spontaneous improvement occurs. It is generally expensive. Improvement, largely spontaneous, is then credited to the "therapy". ...Read more

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Can my 16 year old son get off strattera (atomoxetine) 80 mg cold turkey or must he be weened?

Can my 16 year old son get off strattera (atomoxetine) 80 mg cold turkey or must he be weened?

Strattera (atomoxetine): It is better to wean off of strattera (atomoxetine) slowly although I have had many patients stop cold turkey with little to no side effects. But I do recommend weaning. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son has had gynecomastia for 2 and a half years, what can he do to help it, why hasnt it gone away yet?

My 16 year old son has had gynecomastia for 2 and a half years, what can he do to help it, why hasnt it gone away yet?

Puberty question ?: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. If persistent after 2+ years i would consult with a cosmetic surgeon about tissue removal & localized liposuction. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son had expressed his worry that his right testicle is changeing from large to small and vice versa on a regular basis, reason to worry?

My 16 year old son had expressed his worry that his right testicle is changeing from large to small and vice versa on a regular basis, reason to worry?

Probably a hydrocele: Your son probably means that the right side of his scrotum is intermittently enlarging. This would most likely be due to a hydrocele which can easily be repaired by a urologist. Dangerous testicular swellings, due to tumors, are hard, and do not get smaller. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son is complaining of chest pain after running a 5k?

My 16 year old son is complaining of chest pain after running a 5k?

See your doctor: This is a red flag warning that needs to be carefully evaluated to rule out any cardiac problems in your son. ...Read more

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