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My 5months old baby has imbalance brain, his growth of the left side is lower, and he don't have grip in his hand, is he abnormal?

My 5months old baby has imbalance brain, his growth of the left side is lower, and he don't have grip in his hand, is he abnormal?

Problem-yes: Abnormal? I do not know, but it does sound as if there may be a problem. I assume you have discussed this with your pediatrician. If not, you should. ...Read more

Poor Head Control (Definition)

In pediatrics, this usually means that the child's neck muscles aren't strong/developed enough to give the child good control of their head (unable to hold the head up when supported in a ...Read more


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My 6 years old son was hit on the head using his classmate fist. now my son experience severe head ache, high fever and vomiting too.

My 6 years old son was hit on the head using his classmate fist. now my son experience severe head ache, high fever and vomiting too.

See Your Doctor Now: 6 yr old "hit on head...severe headache, hi fever & vomiting". Your child has symptoms of a serious nature. Your son's headache could be related to the trauma however, the presence of fever and vomiting suggest he may have a serious infection. Your son should see his doctor IMMEDIATELY to ensure correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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My husband 52 is having overall feelings of sickness. He has hbp, type 2 diabetes. He has been sweating profusely on his head when he eats. Any help?

My husband 52 is having overall feelings of sickness. He has hbp, type 2 diabetes. He has been sweating profusely on his head when he eats. Any help?

Neuropathy: Your husband may have a sweating disorder due to diabetes related nerve damage. This means he has advanced "microvascular" complications. Best to see a diabetes specialist to intensify his treatment. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has a 98th percentile head circumference. His head has been in this percentile since pregnancy and birth. Is this worrying?

My 4 month old baby has a 98th percentile head circumference. His head has been in this percentile since pregnancy and birth. Is this worrying?

NOT PARTICULARLY: Stable parameters are usually normal,while a worrisome feature would be crossing growth lines from average to large.That would require some additional workup.Often at least one parent has a big head (genetic influence). Since I've lived with this for quite a while I don't think its a problem.It can become a problem when trying to find a hat that fits. ...Read more

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My sister daughter she is 1 and half years old banged her head with pressure on my wife left hand side as she is 27 week pregnant. is it worry or no?

My sister daughter she is 1 and half years old banged her head with pressure on my wife left hand side as she is 27 week pregnant. is it worry or no?

Yes: Both child and wife should be evaluated for head trauma and ultrasound for your wife that is pregnant. I would suggest going to the emergency room for these issues. Good luck ...Read more

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My son is almost 10 and has absent seziures since he was about 1 1/2. Now his right arm and hand shake during the seizures. Are they getting worse?

My son is almost 10 and has absent seziures since he was about 1 1/2. Now his right arm and hand shake during the seizures.  Are they getting worse?

CAE?: Typical cae (childhood absence epilepsy) usually starts at about 5 yrs. Does your child have any developmental delays which would also make his diagnosis questionable? He needs to be re-uated by a pediatric neurologist to decide if this is cae or not and how to treat it. Many seizure types improve with age and so this involvement now of his right arm and hand is worrisome. Re-evaluate! ...Read more

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My 10 year old child has red cheeks and a high temperature today, and is saying her head hurts?

My 10 year old child has red cheeks and a high temperature today, and is saying her head hurts?

Go to your M.D.: If a child is sick with fever you should probably visit with your pediatrician now. The younger the child the more important to have him checked out.. We often have our patients wait and watch for the first 12-24 hours but the younger your child the more important it is to be seen. ...Read more

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My dad has a problem in his head on his left side of his head he freezes and his face would give emotions as if he is crying he can't talk or move?

My dad has a problem in his head  on his left side of his head  he freezes and his face would give emotions as if he is crying he can't talk or move?

See below: When did these signs/symptoms start? Needs to be seen at once: may have had a stroke & earlier treatment is begun, the better the outcome. Take him to er today. Take list of medications, otc meds, supplements he takes, medical history. ...Read more

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My boyfriends 5yr old son has headache dark puff eyes No energy lethargic and fever of 101.6 dad is out of town working HELP?

My boyfriends 5yr old son has headache dark puff eyes No energy lethargic and fever of 101.6 dad is out of town working HELP?

Seek help: If there is an experienced Dr. "mom" or nurse, ask for advice. If you don't have anyone to help you decide whether to see a doctor, then you need to see a doctor. Urgent cares can be good for this problem if you have cash. The emergency room is an option if you don't ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has ADHD and has been on strattera (atomoxetine) for 2 years now. Recently he has started head butting wall. Is this part of his adhd?

My 7 year old son has ADHD and has been on strattera (atomoxetine) for 2 years now. Recently he has started head butting wall. Is this part of his adhd?

Need more info: Head butting can be the result of many, typically behavioral, causes. A detailed discussion is needed to best determine the cause. Please see your child's physician to help determine the cause and what measures you can take to reduce the behavior. ...Read more

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My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?

My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?

Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids.In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing.I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more

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My father had a brain hemorrhage before 3 years. It affected his memory and also he lost control on urine. His age is 70 years. So whats the treatment?

My father had a brain hemorrhage before 3 years. It affected his memory and also he lost control on urine. His age is 70 years. So whats the treatment?

Depends on cognition: Also how much of brain & nervous system is affected. Need to consult urologist with expertise in managing urinary incontinence, Father might be candidate for an artificial urinary sphincter, providing he is adequately dextrous. Otherwise might be candidate for condom catheter &/or medication. ...Read more

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My daughter is having nerve problems my daughter fell the other day and since then she has been having problems with her legs and arms and shoulders hurting and aching can't walk very good can't raise her arms can't hardly use her arms. She says her finge

My daughter is having nerve problems my daughter fell the other day and since then she has been having problems with her legs and arms and shoulders hurting and aching can't walk very good can't raise her arms can't hardly use her arms. She says her finge

Your : Your daughter's symptoms are not normal and could indicate, among other things, a serious spinal cord injury or other problem affecting the spinal cord. The fall may have caused the problem, or may have been a symptom of the problem. You need to get this checked out right away. ...Read more

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My 2 yr baby boy has difficulty opening his eyes in the sunlight. His mother has it too. He often says his eyes burn. What are possible causes?

My 2 yr baby boy has difficulty opening his eyes in the sunlight. His mother has it too. He often says his eyes burn. What are possible causes?

Photophobia : It is a good idea to seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist just to make sure he does not have Congenital Glaucoma or or Cataracts. If his eyes are red, itchy, watery & light-sensitive for other reasons, the eye doctor may prescribe eyedrops. Encourage your son to wear a dark-colored cap or hat with a brim & sunglasses. Mom needs to see an ophthalmologist, also. ...Read more