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My daughter has bad earache.Whats the best to help it?

My daughter has bad earache.Whats 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 wont go away. What is the best to put on it?

My daughter has 3 dry patches that wont 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 was face up when I was delivering her. Is that bad?

My daughter was face up when I was delivering her. Is that bad?

Not at all: Delivering her face up was a little more difficult for you as the diameter of the head is slightly larger in that position due to angles of both your body and hers, but there is no harm to her whatsoever. ...Read more