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My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button. Poop is normal so far.?

My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button. Poop is normal so far.?

Need more info: Does your child have any past medical history? Is your child having fevers? How often is your child having the pain and is it after eating? Pain around the belly button is very common and kids can have it for many reasons including emotional reasons. That is why it is very important to document when your child is complaining. If your child is having fevers with the pain please see your doctor. Read more

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Should I take my 5 year old child to the emergency room if her temperature is 101.5 degrees?

Should I take my 5 year old child to the emergency room if her temperature is 101.5 degrees?

Other symptoms are?: The average 5 yo will go thru 5-7 viral respiratory & GI illnesses per year, many of which will generate fever upwards of 102-103.It is a normal response to illness & doesn't signal severity of a problem. If the kid is playful, taking fluids well & has no scary complaints, the best person to evaluate the child is your regular dr. If quiet, refusing fluids, in obvious pain or showing scary sx go. Read more

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What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

Varies: About a hundred beats per minute. But it depends on the child´s activity. Also when kids get fever their heart rate elevates by about 10 beats with each degree of fever. Read more

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What is it called when a 5 year old child eats only two things (tyson's chicken fries and campbell's chicken noodle soup)? She adamantly refuses to eat (or even sample) anything else. Is this normal?

What is it called when a 5 year old child eats only two things (tyson's chicken fries and campbell's chicken noodle soup)? She adamantly refuses to eat (or even sample) anything else. Is this normal?

Power play: Kids at 5 are not at an age where reasoning works (tooth fairy, santa).Quit trying to reason with her. If you only offer healthy food & several tasty options, you have done your job. If she skips a few meals she may be willing to try things others seem to enjoy. Bribery is fine for trying new. As long as you fix the same fries/soup for every meal she will demand you continue. Read more

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My 5 year old says her forehead hurts, and her neck, crying a little, normal for a child to get headache?

My 5 year old says her forehead hurts, and her neck, crying a little, normal for a child to get headache?

It sounds like: She could have a strep infection....often associated with neck pain and headache. Children can get headaches although they aren't always able to describe it well. I would recommend you take her to her pediatrician today or tomorrow to be properly diagnosed and treated. You can also give her fever reducing medicine. If any other symptoms develop or she looks sicker, take her to the ER tonight. Read more

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My 5 year old son just woke up with what appears to be chicken pox, are they common in March, any advice for a child this young, normal age for them?

My 5 year old son just woke up with what appears to be chicken pox, are they common in March, any advice for a child this young, normal age for them?

CP can be any time: Of the year if he was exposed 7-21 days ago. Was he vaccinated for chickenpox? There is a vaccine recommended at age 1 year, then a booster at age 4.Vaccines are not always 100% effective, so it is possible for him to have it, even if vaccinated. It would look like red bumps, which then blister and then 1 day later scab. If that is what they look like, confirm with his doctor or consult us on HTPrime. Read more

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Is it normal for a 5-year-old to still have all of their baby teeth?

Is it normal for a 5-year-old to still have all of their baby teeth?

Baby teeth: Most kids will loose their first baby tooth between 5 and 6 years old so your child sounds normal. If your child has not seen a dentist yet, now is the time. Read more

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My child is five years old and has a low platelet count. What could be the cause and treatment?

Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow.
This is just too important! Read more

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I am a male aged 53 years and my wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

I am a male aged 53 years and my wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

Absolutely!: You most likely have viable sperm still. You have already proven that you can do it by having your 5yo. The fact that your wife is still in her 30s is great, because the risks of pregnancy and baby-trouble in 40yo mothers is much greater. I would say, "go for it! ". Read more

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Is it normal for my son's testicles to go up in him. They will come down to his scrotum rarely. When I brought him for a physical yesterday, the doctor could not feel them. He is five years old

Is it normal for my son's testicles to go up in him. They will come down to his scrotum rarely. When I brought him for a physical yesterday, the doctor could not feel them. He is five years old

Your: Your son may have a retractile testis that goes up and down (which is normal at his age) or he may have an undescended testis where the testis does not reach the scrotum. From what you describe, this sounds like a retractile testis. When a child is cold or anxious it is common for the testis to ascend or "go up in him" as you describe. If your primary doctor could not feel them, he may have been nervous or cold at the time of examination. In addition, if he is overweight, it makes examining the testis more difficult. I would suggest he have an evaluation and examination by a pediatric urologist. It would be helpful to obtain his birth records to confirm they were in the scrotum at birth which is a useful piece of information. Read more

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How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. Read more

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A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

Metabolic specialist: Dr. Abhimanyu Garg @ UT Southwestern Medical Center is a leader in CGL. Metreleptin is the standard of care now, you should seek out a board certified metabolic specialist. (Pediatric genetic/metabolic specialist) Read more

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What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

Anything above 104: When temperatures rise to those levels they will produce significant discomfort, and are approaching near 105, above which the potential for seizures and brain damage may begin to manifest. See a doctor. Read more

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Should a 5 year old child be prescribed sleeping medicine for a sleeping problem?

Should a 5 year old child be prescribed sleeping medicine for a sleeping problem?

No: You need to talk with your child's provider and discover the cause of the problem. There are also specialists in pediatric sleep disorders. Read more

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How many carbs should a 3-5 year old child eat every day?

How many carbs should a 3-5 year old child eat every day?

Varies: Unless you are dealing with a very obese child or a child that is failing to thrive, you are not generally going to count carbs in this age group. Rather, concentrate on providing a good, well balanced diet with some fruits, lots of vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. If you are doing this, and your child is a healthy weight and growing appropriately, then the carb count is good. Read more

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How do I get my mentally disabled 5 year old child to go to bed?

How do I get my mentally disabled 5 year old child to go to bed?

Not an easy task: Have you discussed this with your doctor and or a behavior therapist? I do not think there is a short answer to this....Understanding how your child sees things my help you find a strategy he/she can accept...Homeopathy and chinese medicine may also be very helpful by looking at the whole picture and finding the root cause. Read more

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What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg?

What is the maximum daily dose of paracetamol in a 5 year old child weighing 12 kg?

10 mg/kg/dose: With doses every four hours is the maximum recommended. With high fever, one can give a slightly higher first dose then the rest of the doses should be 10mg/kg or 120 mg per dose. If you need to do this for longer than 2-3 days your child will need to be examined. Read more

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What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

Probably nothing: It's a long release medication so one pill will probably do nothing. I wouldn't worry about it unless he is allergic to the pill. Read more

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My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

Yes I would strongly: Recommend that you take your daughter to see a psychologist. Her symptoms are signs that something is upsetting her and she needs help. Read more

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Is it ok to give a 5 year old child herbal tea several times a wk?

Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. Read more