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My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?

My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?

Rickets: This is a vitamin d deficiency, causing improper mineralization of the skeletal bones. It can be nutritional or due to resistance or dependence of vitamin d. Diagnosis can be blood tests and xrays. Treatment is oral vitamin d and plenty of sunshine. Lack of treatment leads to soft bones and easy fractures. If untreated during major growth years, bowing of long bones and other skeletal deformities. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Rachitis (Definition)

Rickets, a clinical condition caused by Vitamin D deficiency. Vit D is necessary for proper calcium/phosphorus metabolism and bone growth/maintenance. Symptoms can include bow-leggedness, weakness, ...Read more


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My daughter has epilepsy. How will this affect her?

My daughter has epilepsy. How will this affect her?

It depends: First, there is the cause of the epilepsy, which itself can have effects on brain function. Then there is the issue of the frequency and severity and form of the seizures. Usually medication(s) can effectively reduce the frequency and/or severity of the seizures. Driving is also an issue, as are social issues and academic issues, depending on her age. Most all of these issues can be dealt with. ...Read more

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My daughter has cml. How will this affect her?

My daughter has cml. How will this affect her?

Cml: Multiple treatments are now available and pts can live a normal life , they just have to take medicine daily though if a great response is obtained potential for stopping drug therapy is considered. ...Read more

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My daughter has CMV infections. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has CMV infections. Will this affect her health?

Probably not: 50%-80% of adult in the USA has been exposed to CMV, most people know they were exposed to CMV when a blood test shows that they have antibody against the virus, the virus remained dormant and cause no problems unless the person become immunosupressed ( HIV, transplant patients, chemotherapy patient etc...) then diseases such retinitis, esophagitis etc... can develop. ...Read more

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My daughter has severe eczema. She has it horribly on the cheeks. She does not live with me. How can I help her?

My daughter has severe eczema. She has it horribly on the cheeks. She does not live with me. How can I help her?

Severe Eczema: Questions: how old is your daughter? How long has she had the eczema? How can you help her of she doesn't live with you? Depending on her age, she should be seeing a pediatrician if she's young, or a dermatologist if she's an adult. There is no magic in treating eczema. First of all, no soap. She should only use cleansers like cetaphil or aveeno (oatmeal) or eucerin, wash clothing in all-free & clear. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is 11 and still sucks her finger how can it affect her mouth health wise?

Hi my daughter is 11 and still sucks her finger how can it affect her mouth health wise?

11 years old or 11: months? It says you are 19 yo, so that's why I'm wondering. If she is 11 months old, it is not a problem at all; if 11 years old, it could affect the alignment of her teeth, so you may want to try to distract her with other activities when you see her doing it. If you pay too much attention, she will probably do it more. ...Read more

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My daughter has blood around the heart. How will this affect her?

My daughter has blood around the heart. How will this affect her?

Hemopericardium: This condition is called "hemopericardium". How it will affect her and what the treatment and prognosis are, is dependent upon a lot of factors. Without knowing her age, other diseases and underlying causes, a definitive answer is impossible. It can range from benign if associated with a viral infection to not so good if associated with cancer... ...Read more

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My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

We all do: This comprises about 5% of the dry weight of your poop (and everyone else too). If you have a question about it in a specific area, you are welcome to start over. We can only work on the information you supply.If it is minimal, we cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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Help docs! my niece has gilbert's syndrome..How will this affect her?

Help docs! my niece has gilbert's syndrome..How will this affect her?

Probably won't: Gilbert's syndrome is a common, mild liver condition in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. Gilbert's syndrome typically is harmless and doesn't require treatment. ...Read more

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I live with my mother and she smokes; how bad is this for my newborn?

I live with my mother and she smokes; how bad is this for my newborn?

Risky for your Baby: Babies that are exposed to second hand smoke double their risk for sudden infant death syndrome. They tend to be colicky, more prone to painful ear infections, have respiratory problems and may develop asthma, never mind the toxins they are exposed to. No one should smoke in a house with a baby. Ever. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with broken hip. How will this affect her?

My mother was diagnosed with broken hip. How will this affect her?

Would seek treatment: Hip fractures generally require treatment as they usually cofine folks to bed and the sequlae of bed rest is not very good. Treating a hip fracture is generally done to keep a person out of bed active and mobile as far as possible. ...Read more

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My mother in law is a dr and has just diagnosed my toddler with laringitis and wants me to give her antibiotics. Should i?

My mother in law is a dr and has just diagnosed my toddler with laringitis and wants me to give her antibiotics. Should i?

No!: Laryngitis is most often caused by a viral infection which will not need antibiotics. In fact, giving antibiotics for a viral infection might cause more problems. Is your daughter with high fever or problems breathing, or does she just have a hoarse voice. If only her voice is changed, increase liquids to drink and give tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If she has problems breathing or cough, see her doctor. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has strained her neck when she was playing. I need advice on how best to deal with this problem.

My 11 year old daughter has strained her neck when she was playing. I need advice on how best to deal with this problem.

Wry neck: Your daughter may have developed torticollis or a wry neck. A cervical neck xray may be advisable. In the meantime have her lie flat in bed without a pillow when sleeping. Apply either ice packs or heat to neck. Ibuprofen for pain. Physical therapy can also be helpful. ...Read more

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My 88 year old mom has developed gangrene in her toes, which has now compromised her foot doc says it will spread, how will this develop?

My 88 year old mom has developed gangrene in her toes, which has now compromised her foot doc says it will spread, how will this develop?

No blood flow: Gangrene is the end result of not enough blood getting to the tissue. It can be from blood vessel blockages, caused by problems like diabetes or smoking, or from infection. If the problem is caught before the tissue dies, sometimes the underlying cause can be corrected. If gangrene has set it, sometimes amputation is the only option - and may be life-saving. ...Read more

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My mother has alzheimer's. How do I explain this to my children?

My mother has alzheimer's.  How do I explain this to my children?

It depends: Explaining a serious illness to children really depends on the age and maturity of the children. A start is to explain that grandma's memory isn't what it used to be so we need to be more patient with her. Other considerations include the stage of your mother's illness. In general, encouraging children to be kind and patient with older adults is a good lesson for all. ...Read more

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My 23 years daughter has PCOS she is worried this will effect her future. .. How bad is PCOS... Please help?

My 23 years daughter has PCOS she is worried this will effect her future. .. How bad is PCOS...  Please help?

Is Treatable: The underlying anomaly in PCOS is increased levels of male hormones (Androgens) & decreased Estrogen. Symptoms: Anovulation/Menstrual anomalies, Hirsutism/virilization, Insulin resistance, obesity & more. Increased future risks: Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovasecular disease, uterine cancer, infertility & more. Is treatable. Find more info at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000369.htm ...Read more

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My sister has inflammation on her right wrist. She drank chamomile but this hasn't affect her before. What should she do?

My sister has inflammation on her right wrist. She drank chamomile but this hasn't affect her before. What should she do?

Wrist inflammation: Do you mean that the chamomile caused the inflam . Or that the chamomile did not help the inflamation ? It certainly could not cause the inflammation and probably would not help it . A wrist splint and aleeve 400mg twice a day with food for 5 days would probably clear it up. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old.when can I expect my pwriods again?does this mean that my health is poor?

Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old.when can I expect my pwriods again?does this mean that my health is poor?

Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, so if you do not wish to conceive again, use a reliable birth control method since you dont exactly know when you are ovulating and are fertile. ...Read more

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The neuro my 2 year old daughter sees is testing her for autism and that's it.. I think she may have cerebral palsy how can I get her tested.!?

The neuro my 2 year old daughter sees is testing her for autism and that's it.. I think she may have cerebral palsy how can I get her tested.!?

Hx & Exam: The definition of CP is a disorder of movement & posture due to injury to the developing nervous system that ocrurred anytime from pregnancy to 3 yrs of age. If you have seen a neuro & s/he is not concerned about the kids movements, you have been checked. However, there are mild forms of CP that may not become evident untill more refined movements are expected as an older child. ...Read more

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My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?

Rickets: This is a vitamin d deficiency, causing improper mineralization of the skeletal bones. It can be nutritional or due to resistance or dependence of vitamin d. Diagnosis can be blood tests and xrays. Treatment is oral vitamin d and plenty of sunshine. Lack of treatment leads to soft bones and easy fractures. If untreated during major growth years, bowing of long bones and other skeletal deformities. ...Read more

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If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

There : There are different kinds of diseases and deficiencies that can cause rickets or rickets-type symptoms such as: - vitamin d deficiency - calcium deficiency - phosphorus deficiency - bone diseases such as hypophosphatasia - jansen syndrome - a form of dwarfism that causes similar joint abnormalities seen in rickets - vitamin d resistant rickets because of all of these possibilities which require different treatments, you should take your daughter to her doctor it you suspect rickets. Blood tests and x-rays can help differentiate and diagnose the cause of rickets to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

Normal no problem.: Onset of tooth eruption is variable but usually symmetrical, first eruption; lower central incisors usually between 6 to 10 mths. Need for dental assessment; if no eruption after age 16 months, eruption is asymmetric , other abnormalities suggesting an associated medical syndrome. Lack of space in the jaw and a familial tendency may also cause delayed eruption. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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What can I do to not get rachitis?

What can I do to not get rachitis?

If you mean...: ...Rickets, the most common type is a vitamin d deficiency. Vitamin d is made in the skin by sunlight, and is also present in fish and milk. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rachitis?

What are the tests for rachitis?

= rickets: Blood tests for 25-hydroxy vitamin d, alkaline phosphatase, calcium and phosphorus; wrist xray to look for widening. A trial of vitamin d supplementation will distinguish deficiency rickets from resistant rickets. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of rachitis?

You mean "rickets?": Vitamin d deficiency presents with soft, under-mineralized bones, especially at growth plates; "beaded" rib tips and widened wrists and ankles are usually the earliest signs. If you mean "orchitis, " that's testicular inflammation, with swollen painful testicles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rachitis?

What is the definition or description of: Rachitis?

Rachitis=: Rickets, a clinical condition caused by Vitamin D deficiency. Vit D is necessary for proper calcium/phosphorus metabolism and bone growth/maintenance. Symptoms can include bow-leggedness, weakness, pain, and delayed growth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rachitis?

What is the treatment for rachitis?

= rickets: Vitamin d supplementation for the common deficiency rickets. Vitamin-d-resistant rickets is more complicated. ...Read more

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If i was born with rachitis, could it affect me now in any ways? I lose a lot of hair, would that have anything to do with the rachitis?

Dysraphism?rickets?: I am unsure what condition you are suffering from. Is it a spinal dysraphism where the spinal canal is not fully closed or is it a disease of vitamin d deficiency rickets? Both should be managed by experts, a pediatric spine surgeon for dysraphism or an endocrinologist for the rickets. ...Read more

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Are there any kids with rickets in the U.S. nowadays?

Are there any kids with rickets in the U.S. nowadays?

Hard to find: Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels. The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet. ...Read more

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6w5d girl takes 24oz formula and hasn't had much if any sun exposure since she was born. Is she at risk of rickets? Could she have It now?

6w5d girl takes 24oz formula and hasn't had much if any sun exposure since she was born.  Is she at risk of rickets? Could she have It now?

Not likely: Infant formula has a good balance of the vitamins and nutrients that babies need. I wouldn't recommend direct sun exposure for infants as they tend to burn very quickly. Keep her in the shade and avoid sun burns! ...Read more

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Why did kids use to get rickets?

They still do: Rickets is a metabolic bone disease of children which is usually the result of severe vitamin d deficiency, but can also have other causes. Vitamin d deficiency remains common, particularly with spending more time indoors and using sunscreen (which is necessary because skin damage from the sun can cause skin cancers). Please see your child's doctor for relatively new vitamin d recommendations. ...Read more

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How does rickets affect the body?

Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscles are poorly developed with low tone. ...Read more

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When are at risk of developing rickets?

When are at risk of developing rickets?

Most cases in kids: Rickets is a softening of the bones caused most often by vitamin d deficiency, but calcium deficiency can also be a cause. Most cases occur in children often in the setting of malnutrition. Lack of sunlight exposure has lead to an increase in incidence of rickets. The term for the adult form is osteomalacia. ...Read more

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How does rickets disease affect organs?

Mostly bones: Rickets mostly causes problems in the bones- they are weak and do not form straightly and are less hard than normal Low vitamin D- that causes rickets can also cause a lot of other things like low mood and energy and risk for infection ...Read more

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Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Low Vit D: Vitamin d or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets. These days rickets is most often seen in the setting of childhood malnutrition. Risk factors include being black (blacks require more sunlight to synthesize the proper form of vit d) and being breastfed. Other environments where it can be seen is countries where food is not supplemented with vit d and in those with very low sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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What is the disease rickets? Is it still common?

What is the disease rickets? Is it still common?

Very uncommon: Hi. Rickets is pediatric disease that is now very uncommon in the US. The most common cause 100 years ago was vitamin D deficiency (milk wasn't fortified, and many people then, as now, weren't in the sun enough to manufacture their own). Now vitamin D deficiency to the point of rickets is VERY uncommon. There are genetic causes such as Vitamin D receptor mutation/deletion and others. Rare! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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My body locked up twice and the first time they couldn't pin point want was wrong but the next time they said it was rickets but I think they are wron

Can't be: Rickets is a disease exclusive to young children because their bones are not mineralized like that of older kids and adults. I don't understand what you mean by locking up. Please elaborate. Thanks! ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Rickets (Definition)

A disorder marked by inadequate or defective mineralization of the skeleton, resulting in soft or fragile bones. When the disease occurs in children, it is known as rickets and tends to ...Read more