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My daughter is 2-1/2 years old she is very healthy kid, her pediatrist dosent recommended flu shot for her, tell me please is flu shot for every kid?
Yes: Every child 6 months and older should get a flu shot to help prevent influenza. Complications of influenza include ear infections, sinusitis, wheezing, pneumonia, hospitalization, and yes, even death. If a parent can decrease the chances of those complications by one or two little shots, the shots would be a good idea. Kids who have contact with many other kids will have more chances to catch flu. ...Read more
After the removal of my ingrown toenail via a pediatrist procedure how long should I wait before going into a lake to swim?
After Ingrown: It depends on how involved of your ingrown problem at the first place that would lead to procedure. Was there any infection? Is there still redness, swelling, bleeding or pain on that area? What kind of procedure you had complete or partial nail toenail removed? My suggestion is to get permission from your doctor before commit to any activity involve with getting the area compromised. ...Read more
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The top of my foot hurts so much and I'm waiting for a call from the pediatrist. Are there exercises that help with keeping in shape/relieving pain?
Reason for pain????: First, before you can exercise your foot, you need to find out what is causing the pain. For example, if you have fractured a bone in your foot, you may need to immobilize your foot until the bone heals. You need to see your podiatrist and find out what the cause of the pain is first. Once that is diagnosed, your doctor can recommend exercises that are safe to do and that will be beneficial. ...Read more
16yr old son has lost 40 lbs in less than 6 months. He is 119 and 5"9. He is very cautious about how much he eats. His pediatrian says it is a phase.?
Continued: If his answer is "yes" and he really does think he is too fat, then that is evidence of an extremely distorted body image, and I would advise seeking help right now, before this goes any further. If his answer is "no" and he plans to maintain his weight where it is, then you can wait and see, so long as he doesn't get any thinner. ...Read more
Short Leg Syndrome:
Yes, Podiatrists can help you with your short leg syndrome. Here is a link to one of my blog posts on the subject. Dr Rich Blake
http://www. Drblakeshealingsole. Com/2010/10/short-leg-syndrome-advice-for-treatment. Html ...Read more
No longer exist: There is no chiropodists. Podiatrist are surgical trained in foot and ankle surgery. We have 3 years of residency focused on foot and ankle issues and many other medical conditions. ...Read more
If you're asking: About the nursing manuals for pediatric NANDAS, here are two sites: http://faculty. Mu.edu. Sa/public/uploads/1380604673.6151NANDA%202012.pdf & http://kb. Nanda. Org/article/AA-00574/0/Development-of-nursing-diagnoses-for-pediatric-nursing-practice. Html. The books of Delmar's Med-Surg, Maternal-Child & Pediatric Nursing Care Plans are on Amazon. Com ...Read more
Lower Extremity Exam: Your visit includes typically asking you about your chief complaint, getting a good medical history, a thorough lower extremity examination by the doctor including a check of circulation, skin, nerves, joints, muscles, and gait as well as a shoe evaluation. It may include x-rays. After evaluating all, a treatment plan is reviewed and options given to you to help resolve your problem. ...Read more
Isolated VSD: Review of literature revealed that management of isolated VSD (ventricular septal defect) in infant depends on 1) size of the defect. 2) Chance of spontaneous closure or decrease in size over time 3) Involvement of one or more cardiac valves 4) Difficulty and effectiveness of surgical closure. This is absolutely the field of pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon. ...Read more
Peds or FP: Either a pediatrician or a family practitioner would be good choices. ...Read more
Don't worry: Most times any treatment is not painful. People come in my office fearful all the time and are pleasantly surprised at how much I make them feel better without hurting. It's why I love what I do ...Read more
Sevoflurane and more: For inhalation Sevo is most common quickly followed by Isoflurane and Desflurane. Alternatively, the use of many IV anesthetics are commonly used in pediatrics to include: propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, Midazolam. Somewhat less commonly: dexmedetomidine, sufentanil, alfentanil, and diazepam. There are more but these are the ones you are most likely to encounter in the U.S. ...Read more
What team?: What team are you referring to? As far as I know, there isn't any specific teams in medicine...We do have various specialties and depending what that specialty is, various level of personels may be involved--doctors, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, secretaries/receptionists are the usual suspects, and they all have different roles. Repost question if this is not what you meant.. ...Read more
Depends on what: But most visits aren't painful and you will feel better after ...Read more
Questions for doctor:
1. Is my child developing appropriately for age?
2. What are should the diet consist of, how much and how often?
3. When are the next vaccines due?
4. How much sleep should my child be getting?
5. Is it normal for my child to (insert behavior here)?
6. Is my child growing appropriately?
7. What other screenings should we be having done (i.e. dental, vision, hearing, psychological, etc.) ...Read more
Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more