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My Five Year Old Girl Having Night Terror
Teaching hospital: Your daughter should be under the care of specialists in a teaching children's hospital like pittsburgh or pennsylvania because of unique combination of problems. ...Read more
Hypothermia: Younger children take longer to recover from same degree of hypothermia because their body surface area is larger. Kids less than 5 yrs are in particular at risk. Children 5 yrs to 14 yrs develop hypothermia with same level of exposure in same time. Almost all of them ( ages 5-14) recover with minimal serious long term consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My five year old girl has no appetite . How do u get her to eat again? Is there any over-the-counter vitamin that can be recommend.
Discuss with PCP: If your kid is growing at a normal rate & participating in peer activities, i'd leave her appetite alone. At 5 they are growing at a steady 3-4 lb/yr & 2-3 inches. They rarely eat a balanced meal but do have a balanced week.They often feed well only 4-5 days a month. If you want to buy vitamins, buy them, but recognize that you're likely just creating expensive urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible, given her age, if you are concerned i would immediately have her evaluated by her pediatrician. ...Read more
There is a rash around the mouth of a five year old girl. Ithas been there for around two weeks. What should I do?She doesn't have health insurance yet.
Children: Children are susceptible to minor infections since they get in contact with everything on their way and possibly put them in their mouth etc. The rash may be an allergic contact dermatitis that she was in contact or food that she has taken. A low potency over the counter steroidal cream may resolve it. You must careful to read the instructions as suggested for children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having night terrors more often in the last 2 months. Used to have them when I was younger. Why r they back?
My 5 year old daughter has night terrors a couple times a week, and screams in her sleep. Any ideas as to why?
Speak to doctor: Some children have night terrors which pass with time. Obviously, a more detailed history of your daughter would be necessary in order to determine if there could be anything triggering these or if they are likely to pass. Have to spoken to her pediatrician about the problem? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more
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