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My Toddler Has Pain In Her Feet
Is it normal for a toddler to sometimes repeat last syllable of a word? For example truck-k-k or feet-t-t. He only does it once in a while.
Non-fluency is seen: In typically-developing tots age 2-5. Stuttering that starts < 3 usually is outgrown in ~ 6 mos. Have a speech/language therapist test him if it lasts > 6 months. Don't pressure him to stop repeating phonemes,the smallest units of sound in a language, or rush him. You can gently repeat what he says without the stutter, as in, " You'd like to play with the truck?" Read, talk & play. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot fungus: This is common. Ask you pharmacist for a recommendation for a foot preparation. Keep the feet clean and dry. Change socks often and try to rotate shoes. If this does not work see your local podiatrist. ...Read more
Looking for a 2nd opinion. Would it be considered pitting edema if you pressed on toddler chubby foot it rebounded in less than 3 to 5 seconds? Worry?
Whats signs to look for on a toddler after a fall on head my son fell off of his loft bed about 4 feet high directly onto his forhead and there is no bump. Im worried it is internal because i know that a goose egg is a good sign. My son has none, just a b
Probably: Fire ants sting & inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This causes a welt which can become fairly swollen. Within hours to a day a sterile pustule usually forms. If the whole foot is swollen this could represent an allergic reaction. What you are describing may be a fairly normal fire ant sting reaction. When in doubt see a physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler has several midline defects. Since last genetics appt in Sept his 3rd toe(both feet)has started crossing over 2nd toe. Is this insignificant?
Significant: Crossing of the fingers or toes is sometimes associated with neuromuscular problems, which are not uncommon with midline defects of the brain. A pediatric neurologist should be part of your son's care team. ...Read more
Is it unhealthy to send my toddler to a preschool ~150 feet from a highway? Could this cause asthma, childhood cancers, or other health issues?
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