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My daughter has bad earache. What's the best to help it?

My daughter has bad earache. What's the best to help it?

See the doctor.: Earache can be caused by middle ear infection, ear canal infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or even referred pain from a sore throat. Please take her to the doctor for examination and diagnosis;each of the above causes is treated differently. If Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can keep the pain under control until tomorrow am, see the doctor then; if not, take her in today. ...Read more

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What is the best path to take with a really bad overbite? Our seven year old daughter has a really pronounced overbite, to the point where she has trouble closing her mouth all the way at times. I've heard that there are surgeries to correct this, but mos

What is the best path to take with a really bad overbite? Our seven year old daughter has a really pronounced overbite, to the point where she has trouble closing her mouth all the way at times. I've heard that there are surgeries to correct this, but mos

Conservative Rx: If teeth stick out (horizontal overbite, what dentists call "over jet") they can be repositioned. If problem is also skeletal. Upper jaw too far forward or lower jaw too far back, they can be repositioned. Surgery (in combination w braces) is usually reserved for non-growing adults. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who can guide your growing child's teeth and jaws into proper alignment. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and her weight is 112.6 I think its bad what do you think?

My daughter is 11 and her weight is 112.6 I think its bad what do you think?

Depends: If your 11 yo is less than 61.5" tall she would be considered overweight by bmi standards. If she has followed this growth pattern for years she would be considered high normal if around 60". 112.6 would be considered average weight for a 15yo female of average height (cdc growth charts) at 11yo the child would be in the top 10% of weight for age. ...Read more

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My daughter has 3 dry patches that won't go away. What is the best to put on it?

My daughter has 3 dry patches that won't go away. What is the best to put on it?

More info needed: Write back to let us know where the patches are, what they look like, how long has she had it, etc. ...Read more

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Are veggie chips as bad as regular chips? My daughter has been asking for chips cause her classmates I don't want her eating junk like I did as a kid

Are veggie chips as bad as regular chips? My daughter has been asking for chips cause her classmates I don't want her eating junk like I did as a kid

Probably: Processed foods present with similar caloric load and preservatives, which becomes evident if one compares the nutritional value label that is required from manufacterers ...Read more

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Could my daughter have anemia and a bad diet?

Could my daughter have anemia and a bad diet?

Yes, but: Your question is vague. Anyone could have both these issues. If you have a specific question, it is better is you provide background information so a more realistic picture of the problem is available for comment. ...Read more

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Is it that bad that my 3 wk old daughter is fed only formula?

Is it that bad that my 3 wk old daughter is fed only formula?

Confusing question: Are you concerned about adding foods or not breast feeding? While breast milk is preferred and perfectly designed to supply all the nutrients needed for a 3 wk old, formula is an acceptable alternative when you must. Other foods are not necessary to improve nutrition for the next several months. ...Read more

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My daughter is 19 months and has the bad common cold. What can I give her?

My daughter is 19 months and has the bad common cold. What can I give her?

Uri: Use a bulb syringe to suck out mucus in her nose. Then use saline nose drops to cleanse her nose. Push fluids, but avoid milk and milk products. Keep the vaporizer on and have sleep on several, pillows. Use antipyretics for fever over 101.4f. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my daughter shoulder is swelled up and feels hot to touch.?

Is it bad if my daughter shoulder is swelled up and feels hot to touch.?

Swollen shoulder: A swollenand hot shoulder bears investigation. It speaks for an infectious process. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves to eat ice a lot. Is this bad? Does it mean something?

My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves to eat ice a lot. Is this bad? Does it mean something?

Possibly: I would have her pediatrician check to see if she has anemia. Particularly iron deficiency anemia. You are describing pica, a symptom common for iron deficiency anemia. It can be checked with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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How to explain the best answer for my 7yr daughter. She wants to know what is tartar & where it comes from?

How to explain the best answer for my 7yr daughter. She wants to know what is tartar & where it comes from?

Not brushing: Tartar is simply hardened bacterial build up on the teeth. This build up occurs due to lack of adequate teeth cleaning when brushing. The build-up is initially soft but the longer it remains on the teeth the more minerals it absorbs from your saliva and the harder it gets. Only a professional teeth cleaning can remove the tartar once it is hardened on the teeth. ...Read more

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My daughter has really bad back pains and she has a hard time laying down flat what medicene should she take?

My daughter has really bad back pains and she has a hard time laying down flat what medicene should she take?

See a doctor: Back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, some minor, some serious. If she is having a hard time laying flat, I would suggest that she see her doctor rather than just take medications. Unless you know the cause, it is impossible to know the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Is doing a cleanse bad had my daughter 7 months ago. I need to do a detox but wanted to know what can I do.?

Is doing a cleanse bad had my daughter 7 months ago. I need to do a detox but wanted to know what can I do.?

Blue water & beads: Various populations like to embrace non-traditional treatments for a variety of issues. Your body can decide when you need to be purged or cleansed, it's called vomiting or diarrhea. Doing it artificially is not an accepted treatment within most of the medical community for anything. Do it at your own risk. ...Read more

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My daughter is one years old and sleeps a lot is this bad and its not just every once in a while its all the time?

My daughter is one years old and sleeps a lot is this bad and its not just every once in a while its all the time?

How many hours?: Children in this age range need at least 12-14 hours of sleep. They usually have 2-3 naps per day, in addition to sleeping through the night. If your child is growing, both physically and developmentally appropriate for her age, that is a good indicator of health. If the increased sleeping has happened all of a sudden, is not eating well, or is having any other sick symptoms, she needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Suffer from bad anxiety constantly worrying about my daughter who lives away from home at uni. Is this a symtom of bad anxiety?

Suffer from bad anxiety constantly worrying about my daughter who lives away from home at uni. Is this a symtom of bad anxiety?

Needless Worrying: I think you answered your own question. Or the answer is obvious. A symptom of anxiety is needless worrying. So, yes. Your anxiety is leading to wasted energy spent on obsessing about things you cannot change or control. ...Read more

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My best friend and her daughter keep getting headlice as soon as they are gone they are back again her daughter is 10 what can she do help?

My best friend and her daughter keep getting headlice as soon as they are gone they are back again her daughter is 10 what can she do help?

Recurrent lice: Recurrence of lice is the result of repeated exposure or chronic infestation due to incomplete nit removal (a tedious but essential task). Treating all family members at the same time. Over the counter lice kits have degree of toxicity when used repeatedly, and can result in resistance. A newer medication called Sklice touts the ability to kill both the louse and the nits, with low toxicity. ...Read more

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Iv been told my daughter is not going to make it due to a bad placenta. I'm 6mnths but want to know what I should do to keep her safe. She's my 1st.

Iv been told my daughter is not going to make it due to a bad placenta. I'm 6mnths but want to know what I should do to keep her safe. She's my 1st.

Hard to say: "Bad placenta" is not a specific term and could mean many things. Sometimes it forms a small disc that will not provide enough nourishment for normal growth. Some may be located in a position prone to tearing where premature separation could mean you and or baby will bleed to death. It is best that you discuss this with your treatment team until you understand what if anything can be done. ...Read more