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My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

See an ENT: For more details, see my patient information sheet at http://www.Richmondent.Com/assets/downloads/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing/swimmers-ear.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Scar tissue: The arachnoid is a membrane covering nerves within the cranium and spinal canal. Inflammatory conditions (usually caused by infection, blood or trauma) can cause the arachnoid to bind to nerves and cause other nerves to clump together. So tell the other kids that your child's nerves have been damaged. No need for excessive detail. ...Read more

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My child has neurofibromatosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has neurofibromatosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Nervecell overgrowth: Neurofibromatosis is inherited problem with varying degrees of involvement from mild to severe. Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the nerve cells. This tumor usually arise from nerves in the skin or jut under the skin.Type 1 usually appears in children with brown flat skin spots, freckling in armpits, and soft tumors under the skin. Other rarer types involve more brain tumors. ...Read more

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My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Not catchey: Your child is not likely to transmit the disease to other children. Though you may want to know how your kid got brucellosis and if other kids are exposed to the same environment and risks. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection usually contacted from animals or animal products. It is treatable with antibiotics. You may explain it like an infection one may get from a hamburger. ...Read more

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My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Dangerous: Tell them that he is sensitive to certain foods and he has to avoid them , otherwise it will make him really sick! he has to bring a special injection kit in case this happen to save his life. ...Read more

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My child has cat bites. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has cat bites. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Complicated: Real question is why did the cat bite her. Cats are generally docile animals and do not hurt people unless scared or provoked. Cat bites can also get infected and could be serious if untreated. If the kids are hurting the cat, that has to stop, if the cat is sick or scared and is attacking, that has to stop. The whole point of having pets is to enjoy the friendly relationship. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when a child has symptoms of conjunctivitis?

What is the best thing to do when a child has symptoms of conjunctivitis?

See a physician: Easy to treat usually unless it is pink eye. There are antibiotic ointments or drops for ophthalmic use. ...Read more

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How to treat ear infection without medicine? This is the second time that my daughter of 14 months get it .What to do pediatrician or specialist?

How to treat ear infection without medicine? This is the second time that my daughter of 14 months get it .What to do pediatrician or specialist?

See her pediatrician: Two episodes of ear infection is not regarded excessive for 14-month-old. If she experiences more than 2 ear infections within 6 months or 3 within 12 months, consultation with ear specialist would be advised. ...Read more

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I know some one with cladosporium in her eye. What is the best way to treat it?

I know some one with cladosporium in her eye. What is the best way to treat it?

See ophthalmologist: It would be best for her to go to a university eye clinic that specialized labs for confirming the diagnosis and deciding the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat toothache in children? Our five year old chipped her tooth after tripping and is complaining about pain in that tooth. What's the best way to help her with that pain until we get to the dentist? .

What is the best way to treat toothache in children? Our five year old chipped her tooth after tripping and is complaining about pain in that tooth. What's the best way to help her with that pain until we get to the dentist?


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See dentist NOW: The best way for you to treat this is to get your child to the dentist now. If you were in severe pain would you go looking for a home remedy or seek treatment in the hands of a professional? Use cold compresses, and otc analgesics (following the package directions exactly), but first call your dentist and request emergency care. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my child has the swine flu?

What's the best way to know if my child has the swine flu?

Fever, achy muscles: The swine flu is a new h1n1 strain of the influenza virus that became an epidemic in 2009. Symptoms include high fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people will get vomiting and diarrhea. To know if your child has it, there is a rapid antigen test for the flu that can be run on a nasal swab but this is not specific for the swine flu. ...Read more

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What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

Remember: Remember when you were a child! don't use technical or medical language; use examples. "you know how you feel when you're excited, and you can't help talking about everything you're thinking? Well, mike's mind is like that most of the time, to himself". Actually, this is the best way to explain most everything to anyone. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do a project for psych what is the easiest way to kill your self around the household that is painless?

Not a good idea!: There are so many projects that are more worthy than this. How about doing a project for psych about good ways to feel more alive that are painless? ...Read more

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What is the quick way to do to help my child recover from the flu?

What is the quick way to do to help my child recover from the flu?

No quick way: If really has influenza, treatment with tamiflu (oseltamivir) or similar agents within 24-48 hrs of onset may reduce the duration of symptoms and lessen complications (although there is ? About this). If not, make sure they are comfortable, breathing normally, well hydrated, and hugged a lot. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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What is the best most sensitive way to tell someone their child has died?

Be honest: The best method is to be honest, display empathy and allow the parents to dictate the conversation- ask them how much detail, information they want to know right away. Let them be alone if they want, cry, scream, get anger or show whatever emotion they need. Don't say you understand- because you probably don't. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye rubbing by the child, etc. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes one to develop autism? Is it something the child is born with? Is their anything a pregnant woman can do to help prevent this?

What causes one to develop autism? Is it something the child is born with? Is their anything a pregnant woman can do to help prevent this?

Mostly genetic: The strongest evidence is that genes comprise a much bigger part of the pie influencing this outcome. There is a variety of evidence that only weakly finds the environment causal e.g. diet and vaccines. But of course, being selective about wholesome foods and lifestyle preferences e.g. exercise, being aware of medications that are safe during pregnancy, and for the baby later on is top job. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Ear Canal Infection (Definition)

Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more