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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
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
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
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
Other features: Any female with a true breast bud before 8y would be considered abnormal. One important distinction is whether it is a true bud, or a bit of fluffy overhang in a kid carrying a few extra pounds.A breast bud will be directly beneath the nipple & have a distinct size & spongy feel that is different from soft fatty tissue.Add a breast nodule to rapid growth or pubic hair & its time to see your dr. ...Read more
Not sure what: I am not familiar with 'tyotocin'. I looked for its active ingredients at several differnet medical web sites and can't find anything on it. Please look on bottle and enter in the active ingredients so i can help you. Best thing for ear pain in a 6 year old is treating the ear infection and then using tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibupofen as needed for pain relief. Chewing gum also often helps relieve pressure/pain. ...Read more
My 6 year old girl has been complaining of neck pain. I thought maybe molars causing the pain cause it's at base of skull and down. Need to worry?
My 6 year old girl has had nasty cough for a month doc said she isn't asthmatic but prescribed her inhalers is that normal? xray show small airways
R A D: Reactive Airways Disease, can be the case with your daughter?, which can happen at times after a viral infection and may stay for sometime, it mimicks asthma, inhalers would help. Another problem that needs to ruled out is sinus infection which would cause nasty cough still and flare of asthma symptoms or cough. Asthma would be the diagnosis if we rule the other causes first, wish you both wellnes ...Read more
How do I tell my daughter that sexual touching is wrong? My 4 year old girl recently had been made to do a few sexual things by her 6-year-old cousin.
Needs to be seen.: I recommend that you seek professional help from your child's doctor immediately. He or she will arrange an evaluation and counseling for you and your child to help deal with the situation. Dcfs also needs to find out where the six year old was exposed to this inappropriate topic as well. This is a very difficult situation, but childrens' safety is the most important thing. Good luck! ...Read more
What's wrong? I have 2 nephews one is a 6 year old boy and the other is 4 year old girl and they barely sleep like 8 hour and they don't take naps in the afternoon. Like what's wrong with these kids? I see toddler that sleep 10 hours and take long naps i
No: If you are having problems with daytime accidents at age 5, you should discuss with your md if evaluation by pediatic psychologist is warranted. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible. Talk to his/her doctor about it. ...Read more
Possibly: Any stress can cause a regression, many medications have side effects and a more detailed discussion would be important to determine if the regression is related to the med or possibly something else. At 5 there might be a number of things that might cause a regression in potty training. Need to rule out a uriunary tract infection. See your pediatrician or Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) prescriber. ...Read more
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