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Normal Temperature For 5 Year Old Child
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. ...Read more
It may be encopresis: Encopresis can be caused by physical or psychological problems but is usually a result of chronic constipation. Your child should be seen by his pediatrician who may refer you to a specialist. For further work up or treatment. This condition may have serious medical or psycho-social consequences for the child and should be diagnosed treated expeditiously. ...Read more
What would cause low lymphocite in nearly 5 year old child, doctor said between 6-9 but hers is 2.1 and 3.2. Had it 3 months what's wrong?
Many causes: Sometimes it can be from a viral infection, sometimes from more serious causes. Please take her to a pediatric hematologist or your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
Nothing specific: It will pass through the system as an undigestable piece of debris. The myths your mother told you about this are just that, a myth. ...Read more
Hepatoblastoma: Liver cancers are very rare in kids (<2 cases per million annually), but they do happen. Most common form is hepatoblastoma, followed by hepatocellular carcinoma. Inherited syndromes are thought to be the main risk factors for the development of liver cancer in childhood. Parents' exposures are not clearly defined. ...Read more
Is generally safe, decision to go for it depends on several factors, your child's doctor (s) would know better, check this link for more info, good luck
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/kidney-stones-in-children-beyond-the-basics? Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H9#H9 ...Read more
5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?
Several things...: Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past history of constipation? Any fever? Is pain intermittent? Or is it persistent and worsening? Can she walk? Or is she lying very still? These are the first questions we will ask when evaluating her. ...Read more
When is the best time to introduce cow's milk to my 1, 5 year old child. He still gets a belly ache from milk.?
Try lactose free: At anytime infants can tolerate cow's milk, full strength. If they don't digest it well the infant may be lactose intolerant or he/she may have cow's protein allergy. A lactose free and/or a pre-digested, cows milk protein free formula should be tried. Get the supervision of a pediatrician for these trials. ...Read more
My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?
Has he had before: 5 years is late for onset offebrile seizures, also the number of seizures with one episode of illness is not the norm. I would be concerned with other causes of seizures and would consult either the er if he is still ill and a neurologist for further work up. ...Read more
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