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Normal Vision For 8 Year Old
My 8 year old needs glasses and there is no family history of vision problems. What are possible factors that made her nearsighted?
Myopia: Is fairly common - look it up. But.... Yuo should ask your eye doctor.
Body temperature: It could be normal depending on what part of the body the temperature is taken like axillary (under the arm) or sublingual (under the tongue).
My 8 year old son still pees himself during the day occasionally is this normal is he waiting to long is it normal at this age what can I do!?
See his pediatrician: For a physical exam ; 1st-voided am urine specimen (after he's had no food or liquids overnight). Document frequency, situation ; location when diurnal enuresis (daytime wetting) occurs, what other symptoms are present, how you respond to his wetting, ; whether he's ever been dry for 6 months. His doctor may order a spine x-ray or refer to a urologist before recommending behavioral therapy.
Depends on how taken: A normal temperature for an 8 year old is the same as an adult: 98.6 degrees, fahrenheit if taken orally. An axillary temperature (under the arm) tends to be 0.5 degrees lower, while a rectal temperature is 0.5 degrees higher and a tympanic (ear) temperature can be 0.5-1 degree higher. I find that tympanic thermometers are not as accurate, especially if the ear drum is hot from an ear infection.
No: Puberty does not normally begin until age 9 in boys.
Need alternative: It actually is not all that uncommon for kids this age to self-punish when upset. First, acknowledge with the child it is ok to feel upset/frustrated. We all have these emotions because we are human. But have it worked out ahead of time when they are feeling that way, what are appropriate ways to deal with those feelings. Some kids draw, punch a punching bag, tear up old newspapers or rags, etc.See 2 more doctor answers
I am alarmed about high blood sugars in my 8 year old. Is it normal for it to be high at that age?
Diabetes: Can develop at any age. Has your child's blood sugar been checked?
My 8 year old brother urinates normal color, but when he is about to finish, he is drops of blood in his urine, what is the matter?
Check it out: It is not normal to have blood in urine at any stage. Let Pediatrician figure out the cause. Do not ignore
My 8 year old son scotrum seems empty and appear to be on the groin area near his willy, he says it doesn, t hurt. Is this normal or should I worry??
Testicle down?: His scrotum should not be empty. Please have a doctor examine him to assure his testicle is where it should be, in the scrotal sac.
No: It means that the girl had to have started puberty by the time she was 5-6, most likely. Precocious puberty is defined when pubertal development begins prior to age 8 in girls. A menstruating female has been long into puberty. This requires a pediatric endocrine evaluation. Please discuss with your child's pediatrician. There could be something seriously wrong.
My daughter is 8 year old. She wakes up (two times) after 15 min. Of sleeping n feels she can't sleep. Again she sleeps nuntill morning. Is it normal.
Sleep Hygiene: Http://www. Sleepfoundation. Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene among other things, don't hover in the room where she is trying to sleep.See 1 more doctor answer
My 8 year old always has dark circles all the way around her eyes! What causes this? Is this normal? Should I be worried? Should she get tested?
Dark circles: She may have allergic shiners caused by nasal allergies. See your doctor for evaluation.
Almost every scratch my 8 year old gets becomes infected. Is there something we should investigate? My GP says it's a normal inflammatory response.
Points to consider: You can have a puss swab done to culture which bacteria if any is responsible for this. Often it is Staph aureus. Then treated with tested sensitive antibiotics. He might also be carrying the germ. Often fingernails and nose. Ask your doc about preventing carrier and treatment. Have his glucose and blood count checked.
Are adolescent nightmare convulsions at all normal? My 8 year old son seems to convulse in his sleep and wakes up in a cold sweat. He claims to be having nightmares. Is this an adolescent thing? Could it have long term health implications?
Cold sweats: Your child is to young to be called an adolescent. He maybe having nightmares which can be brought on by too much scary movies or television before bed, but then again he may be having seizures. Try changing his life style before end. If no improvement I would get him evaluated by a neurologist.See 1 more doctor answer
When people suffer from myopia, does that mean when they get older and get presbyopia, they get a normal vision? I can't wait!!! :)
Depends: As you age there is natural decline of the ability to focus upclose (presbyopia). This occurs around 40. People who are myopic are aided by their natural near focus point and are less symptomatic as they pass 40. It also depends on how myopic you are. Eg., if you are -1, you will be able to focus comfortably at 1 m but more accommodative effort closer. But a -3 will be very comfortable at 30 cm.
My 8 year old son poop is not normal. It's always to big to flush what can be wrong. I don't even know how he gets it out. Help! ?
My 8 year old got her flu shot yesterday and today its red and warm. Is this normal? Should I call the dr or? I'm worried
I worded my previous question wrong. My 8 year old has all signs and sypmtoms of liver problems except jaundice. Is this normal?
Varies with conditin: The liver can show an injury pattern specific to its cause that may not produce jaundice in its early or moderate stages. Various simple viruses like mumps or mono can produce liver enzyme elevations without jaundice. One of the most elevated sets of liver enzyme studies I ever saw was a 9mo with unrecognized hepatitis b he got from mom at birth. He was never became jaundiced.
Is it normal for 8 year old (almost 9) son to have pubic hair near his penis? It's not thick and coarse but fine and dark.
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