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Night Potty Training 6 Year Old Girl
6 year old girl still peeing her bed at night. She will not wake up and she will sleep with wet pee clothes on. ?
15% of 5-yr.-olds: have primary nocturnal enuresis, never having had at least 6 mos. of dry nights. PNE stops on its own at a rate of 15% of affected kids/year after age 5. There is often a family history of PNE. See her doctor for a 1st-voided AM urine for urinalysis. At night, put a light-weight sleeping bag on top of a plastic sheet on her bed, one she can put in the laundry. Do not scold, shame or punish her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight: Weight varies considerably with height and body type. Are you concerned about being overweight or underweight? It is important not to place undue pressure on a child because of weight etc. At this young age. Discuss this with her doctor at her next check up. Meanwhile be sure she is on a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet and playing for exercise as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 year old girl always picking front wedgies? It's all the time. Sometimes her peri area is slightly red but no other complaints.
Vulvitis: Vulvitis has many causes, but usually presents with an itchy sometimes red peri area. She should see dr. To identify the cause and properly treat. It could be an infection (bacterial, fungal), irritation from soaps, an injury, poor hygiene, even pinworms! in some cases, this might be a form of masturbation, or a sign of molestation. Your pediatrician can examine her/treat appropriately. ...Read more
Yes: The odor producing glands of the armpits are under the hormonal influence of the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Their output is not directly tied to puberty & can sometime be active this early. There can also be some increase in darkness of genital and armpit hair by the same process. Do what is realistic.Nipple enlargement should be your 1st obvious sign of puberty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Special shampoos: Seborrhea can be treated with special shampoos, and in moderate to severe cases, with topical steroid foams or creams. I find the otc t-gel shampoo to work in many patients. Your physician can also prescribe a shampoo. If this fails, your daughter may need a topical corticosteroid foam or cream, but i truly would recommend trying the shampoos twice weekly first. ...Read more
Head circumference: Head sizes are relatively larger in small children. In a child without headaches, seizures or major organ deformities, the head circumference is genetically determined and you will not be able to do much about it at four years of age. Or six. You will want to discuss your concern withyour family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more
Is it ok for a 6 year old girl to use deodorant? I've noticed that my daughters armpits smell quite strong. Is this normal?
Yes: The odor producing glands of the armpits are under the hormonal influence of the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Their output is not directly tied to puberty & can sometime be active this early. There can also be some increase in darkness of genital and armpit hair by the same process. Do what is realistic.Nipple enlargement should be your 1st obvious sign of puberty. ...Read more
Self stimulation: Self stimulation in young children is common, and usually not cause for concern. Avoiding dramatic reaction to this behavior will help prevent shameful feelings regarding sexuality later. Masturbation in the presence of other people should not be allowed (redirect to private place and gently explain it is not to be shared). Abrupt behavior changes associated with sexual acting out is concerning ...Read more
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