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Doctor insights on: Opening And Closing Activities For Preschool

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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What things or activities can help slow growth plates from closing until later?

What things or activities can help slow growth plates from closing until later?

Nothing: Aside from preventing trauma that can cause the early closure of growth plates. ...Read more

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Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists. ...Read more

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Child having tympanoplsty with inscion above the ear and in ear canal. How long should she stay home from school ?

Child having tympanoplsty with inscion above the ear and in ear canal.  How long should she stay home from school ?

Best answer by doc: The person who did the procedure is in the best position to provide this answer. My general guide: if they can sit still for an hour or two of tv and pay attention through that time frame they can benefit from class time. The surgeon may have some specific precautions s/he wants followed.Call in and see what they are. ...Read more

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Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?

Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?

Conflicted Brain: On a plane vestibular system of the inner ear senses motion. However, if we look around we see a stationary insides of a plane. This is a confusing torture to the brain which tries to balance the conflicting date. Some theorize the brain decides it is therefore hallucinating from a poison and starts the vomiting in case of potential toxins. Closing your eyes spares the brain this conflict. Odd! ...Read more

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5 in kinder having a lot of trouble listing and doing his work.Goes to bed at 830 pm-630His doctor suggested a sleep test.Had both hearing eyes tested?

5 in kinder having a lot of trouble listing and doing his work.Goes to bed at 830 pm-630His doctor suggested a sleep test.Had both hearing eyes tested?

Ans: Well first of all he is 5 and a boy. Try sitting down with him after school for 15 min and readi. Do fun books like dinassaurs to hold his armature toon then praise Homs and go make cookies together. More live more positive reinforcement and more time with him. Take him and pick him up from school yourself. Love him so much. ...Read more

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Child having ear perforation surgery using graph. They will make inscion above the ear and in the ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

Child having ear perforation surgery using graph. They will make inscion above the ear and in the ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

1 week: About a week to heal the wound and avoid contamination. Also one has to avoid exposure to colds so fluid does not build up in the middle ear cavity. This helps prevent break in the repair of the perforation. ...Read more

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Abnormal for 6.5 m.o to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

Abnormal for 6.5 m.o  to tuck thumbs in fists intermittently? grasps and transfers objects appropriately and otherwise has reached milestones on time

From birth-8 weeks, : intermittent " cortical thumbs" can be normal Fine motor skills at 6 ½ -7 mos. = "raking " a pellet into the palm with the index finger, a "scissors" grasp to pick up small objects between the thumb & index finger & self-feeding crackers. Prenatal risk factors for CP + abnormal neurological exam or parental concern warrant assessment by WI's Early Intervention Program. Call (800) 642-7837. ...Read more

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How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

Check anxietybc.org: One way 2 train your brain 2 become less reactive involves (a) examining your fears about bad things that might happen - what u actually tell yourself; (b) coming up w/ a different story 2 tell yourself - one that helps accept that you'll feel uncomfortable but that's ok; ; (c) gradually spending longer periods time in public places while staying long enough for your level of distress to subside. ...Read more

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At what age should a child start showing command of usage of correct verb tenses in speech and proper grammar after being ceaselessly corrected?

At what age should a child start showing command of usage of correct verb tenses in speech and proper grammar after being ceaselessly corrected?

It depends: In english, tenses are complex, and children repeat what they hear. They also can resist correction, or fail to pay attention to things which they do not consider important. Some children use good grammar as early as three; others can take until middle or late elementary school, hence the language curriculum there. Try praising correct use rather than criticizing mistakes. ...Read more

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60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago.Hearing above average. Also rings loud when i bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago.Hearing above average. Also rings loud when i bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

Please see below: This can be due to problems inside the ear or around and sometimes due to side effects of medication. I would recommend you to discuss those possible etiology with a doctor. ...Read more

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8 months old boy with drooping lower lip and a vacant look (from birth). No problem in smiling (mouth always open) if you play with him. Causes?

8 months old boy with drooping lower lip and a vacant look (from birth). No problem in smiling (mouth always open) if you play with him. Causes?

Please have your: baby seen by a pediatric neurologist. IF he has a neurological condition early intervention is extremely helpful, both medical and psychosocial support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Idevelopmental delay and learning difficulties across the board and language delay , my child is 6 and 22 months behind should school take it serious ?

Idevelopmental delay and learning difficulties across the board and language delay , my child is 6 and 22 months behind should school take it serious ?

The earlier you help: developmental delays the better. Please seek professional help from a specialist. Special tutors and speech therapy can be very effective and your child will feel less frustrated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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If a child with trach had an open enough airway to breathe past their short trach, wouldn't most of their exhale go thru their uppr airway, not trach?

If a child with trach had an open enough airway to breathe past their short trach, wouldn't most of their exhale go thru their uppr airway, not trach?

Could be, but...: The trach also shortens the length of passage the air has to travel, which decreases the work of breathing, giving your child more calories to use to grow. ...Read more

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Can one see jaundise in the palms by closing and opening the palms?

Can one see jaundise in the palms by closing and opening  the palms?

See doc: If it is severe enough you could see it here. See your doctor or dermatologist for the answer. ...Read more

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What things or activities can help slow growth plates from closing until later?

Nothing: Aside from preventing trauma that can cause the early closure of growth plates. ...Read more

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What causes jaw popping/clicking when I am opening and closing my mouth?

What causes jaw popping/clicking when I am opening and closing my mouth?

A disc: There is a cartilage disc in the jaw joint and if it is displaced it can cause clicking or popping. Generally not a concern unless you are having difficulty opening your mouth or having pain. ...Read more

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Is the vaginal opening actually a hole or is it closed until something inserted?

Is the vaginal opening actually a hole or is it closed until something inserted?

It's a hole: The vaginal opening is a hole. For example, a person's mouth is a hole, but we don't see the hole unless the lips are apart. Likewise, we don't see the vaginal opening unless the labia are apart... but it's still a hole. That said, if a person doesn't want to call it a hole, no worries. Words are just words. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman's vagina opening flaps are closed together and stitched that way?

What happens if a woman's vagina opening flaps are closed together and stitched that way?

Infibulation: Infibulation is when the female's genitalia are sewn closed – with small hole left for urine or menstruation. This can be cut open at a later age. It is has been banned in some countries. In inflicts horrific pain on the females. ...Read more

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I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc

I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc

DeQuervian's Disease: 34 year old woman with DeQuervian's stenosing tenosynovitis s/p decompression 6 years ago now with recurring symptoms. Rest and splint your thumb if possible, ice, NSAIDs. Immediately call your hand surgeon. It may be that one tendon was decompressed, your Abductor Pollicis Longus, but you have since developed symptoms in the Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon sheath and need injection/decompression. ...Read more

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Broken floating ribs and things I should or shouldn't do. I work in a machine shop where I do a lot of opening and closing doors and reaching in machin?

Depends: Where when how many? Posterior rib fractures even with flail portion can be pretty stable and protected. Anterior 2-4 rib segments are quit mobile and additional trauma could puncture lung or underlying tissue. If 2 months or so, probably stable enough to work. Generally if it hurts stop. ...Read more

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Can one see jaundise in the hand by opening and closing the palms if someone is affected with hepatits?

Can one see jaundise in the hand by opening and closing the palms if someone is affected with hepatits?

Eyes : The easiest way to see even mild jaundice is to look at the sclera (white part) of the eyes for a yellow discoloration. ...Read more

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I've been having burning eyes where I have to keep closing and opening my eyes with frontal and side headache. What could this be?

I've been having burning eyes where I have to keep closing and opening my eyes with frontal and side headache. What could this be?

Surface irritation: It's possible that your eyes are dry and the constant blinking and evening facial muscle engagement may be contributing to you headaches (a muscle-tension variety). As a trial, use artificial tears like Refresh™ Optive 4-6 times/day or more often to see if improvement occurs. Also buy some Ocusoft™ lid wipes and follow the directions. Keep your hydration up and avoid facial cosmetics. ...Read more

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I did the test of raising both hands upwards and closing/opening hand grip, i had tingling in my left hand,does this indicate ThoracicOS?

I did the test of raising both hands upwards and closing/opening hand grip, i had tingling in my left hand,does this indicate ThoracicOS?

Possibly: You are right in saying that the complaints you are describing can be consistent with thoracic outlet sydrome. If you are having enough symptoms to warrant treatment, I would not hesitate to be seen and an exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left eye is little bit redish... And feel some pressure or u can say little bit of pain while closing or opening of eye...Why nd what to do ?

My left eye is little bit redish... And  feel some pressure or u can say little bit of pain while closing or opening  of eye...Why nd what to do ?

Infection?: You might have an eye infection, but usually there is some discharge, mucous, or tearing. Another possibility is inflammation in the eye (iritis), which usually also has light sensitivity. Probably you need to see an eye doctor to make a diagnosis and start treatment. ...Read more

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Can stress cause muscle rigidity? Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Can stress cause muscle rigidity?
Last night i was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Yes: Yes, but sounds more serious than just stress if it's both hands. Because you're young, it's unlikely anything too serious, but make sure to get it checked out if it continues for more than 1 week or disturbs your everyday life. ...Read more

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Can you explain how the heart valves opening/closing is synchronized with the heart's pacemaker firing?

Can you explain how the heart valves opening/closing is synchronized with the heart's pacemaker firing?

One causes the other: The pacemaker of the heart initiates an electrical impulse that spreads across the upper chambers and causes them to contract. Contraction of the atria pushes the atrioventricular valves open. Subsequently, the electrical impulse is transmitted to the lower chambers of the heart. The contraction of the ventricles opens the semilunar valves; at the same time the atrioventricular valves close. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and i keep feeling like my vagina is opening and closing what does this mean? None

I am 38 weeks pregnant and i keep feeling like my vagina is opening and closing what does this mean? None

Please call your OB: At 38 wks preg all ?S should be directed to your doc who knows you, you may be trying to go into labor and the baby may be dropping, if you were my pt, i would check the baby and do a cervical check to see if you are dilated and where the head is at, and a piece of advice form someone who has done 5k deliveries, don't go past your due date too many bad things can happen, easy to induce, and safe. ...Read more

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I have a hard time opening and closing my jaw and it got worse after my 4 wisdom teeth got extracted and my jaw feels like it's shrinking . Help!:(?

I have a hard time opening and closing my  jaw and it got worse after my 4 wisdom teeth got extracted and my jaw feels like it's shrinking .  Help!:(?

Jaw pain: It is common for there to be trauma to the muscles of your jaw during wisdom tooth extraction. Since you had a problem opening before the extraction it will take some time for this to heal. Talk to the. Dentist that did your extraction about this. They can help. ...Read more

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