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Doctor insights on: Personal Hygiene For Children

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Gifts for a child with cancer?

Gifts for a child with cancer?

Any gifts: Any gift that will make the child happy will be appreciated such as toys , games , books, flowers, music . Ask mom what he is fond of. ...Read more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

Melatonin: alerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more

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Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

Practice,then preach: The mopst important point is to set a good example by eating prudently and exercising. Exercise, when you can do it with a child, is best. Keep your home free of junk food and sugared beverages. Obesity is not only cosmetic, but poses long term health risks. The likelyhood of a teenager who is obese at 16m is a virtual; lock on obesity for the rest of there lives. Maje sure your weight is ok. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Advice for a healthy routine for new retiree ?

Advice for a healthy routine for new retiree ?

Depends on your age: Are you retired at age 37 ? Health depends upon your heredity, diet, exercise and mental outlook. A good exercise therapist, and dietician can help you with these. All studies show that marriage extends healthy longevity. Having interests that are mentally and physically challenging are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.

Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.

Floride rinse: Bulimia is destructive to your teeth due to the high concentration of gastrointestinal acids that pass through the oral cavity. This lowers the ph of the area and causes destruction of enamel until the ph can be increased to a more neutral level. Using a Fluoride rinse like act! will help by increasing the ph at a more rapid rate than your saliva does naturally. ...Read more

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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more

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Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Ointments: Most steroid ointments do not have preservatives. Note that an ointment will be more potent at the same concentration as a cream. ...Read more

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What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

Varies: Some states offer benefits to parents who adopt special needs children. This may include health insurance like title 19. Check with an adoption specialist in your state. ...Read more

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Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

Should?--- No. : It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area. It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise. ...Read more

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Best medication for peca(eating soil) for children?

Best medication for peca(eating soil) for children?

Pica: check with your pediatrician . If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances. ...Read more

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Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more

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Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Most nursing homes: Are quite capable of caring for older patients with mental health needs, but it would help to know what the problem is to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more