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My 17yr old friend has severe mood swings.1 time she's happy, 1time she's depressed.She refuses therapy.She tried 2 kill others and herself.Wats wrong?
Difficult situation: It sounds like your friend may possibly have a serious psychiatric disorder such as bipolar disorder. This can cause the type of problems you describe. So can abuse of drugs and alcohol. If your friend is 17, her parents need to get her to a psychiatrist for evaluation and help asap. Medications may help a lot -- and therapy too. Her illness may be interfering with accepting treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Babies vocalize a lot! they often "talk, " squeal, or laugh even when alone. They are checking out the sounds of their own voices, learning to make new sounds, and entertaining themselves. As long as she is otherwise fine, don't worry and enjoy the squeals. ...Read more
Dad w/parkinsons and Lewy bodies.7 yrs.since dx.in nursing home.past 2 weeks he has to stay in recliner wheelchair.can't eat solids.fever.always sleep?
?infection: If he has ongoing fever, then an infection in the urinary tract or respiratory tract may be causing the letharuy and sleepiaess. I assume a neurologist is overseeing the treatment of the Parkinsonism and dementia, and that side effects from his medications are not factors in his declining alertness. Discuss these issues with his physician. ...Read more
Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4mo baby wants the feeding bottle all the time as she's awake.If i refuse she starts crying &gets so fussy.Spitting &colic.How to organize her feeding?
Need more info to be: However it's unusual for a four month or two cluster feed, we usually see that a newborns and one-month-olds or less. I would be concerned about the child's weight and would go and get an appointment for a weight check. ...Read more
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Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones
Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.
Why does my 9y/o girl w/severe autism eat her feces? Aggressive, non-verbal but sweet/affectionate. She digs in pants. SIB/tantrums/sensory/no MR/meds
Bizzarre behavior: This may be a self soothing mechanism like rocking, other consoling mechanisms. Her severe autism leaves her without the normal social negative reinforcement of neurotypcal kids, meaning, she doesn't have the social awareness to remind her to stop the behavior. You may have some degree of success with social skills training with a therapist. Never spank her. Positive reinforcement works best! ...Read more
My 16yr old is on Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg/AM for 1mo. She's been sleepy during the day, trouble sleeping @ night, so Psychiatrist gave her Clonidine, Upset tummy?
Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?
Whooping Cough: I am sorry to hear that your friend's child is ill. There are good vaccinations to prevent this kind of illness in both children and adults now. There is also no guarantee that your granny will get ill. Exposure to illness in no way predicts infection. But, if granny does become seriously ill her physician should know that she was exposed to pertussis, the bug that causes whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler eats little. Pediatrician said healthy , weight not an issue motherinlaw gives iron, won't listen, wants her fatter. Dangers, concerns?
You are parent: You or your husband need to put your foot down with this woman without exception. It is up to you, in consultation with your pediatrician, to decide what is healthy for your child. Older generations felt "fat was better". That meant people had enough wealth for food, etc. Food was given for love/affection (we still give chocolate on valentine's). If you don't want obese child at 5, nip it now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great nights!: It's hard to recommend anything that might sacrifice your nights. Preserve that no matter what. For the naps, start a strict daytime feeding schedule of every 2 -3 hours. Force the nap-time, but don't allow the naps to be more than an hour at a time. This will allow your child to get some rest, but hopefully it will not affect your nights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suddenly, my elderly mother is confused, cannot manage toileting, no short term memory, sleeps excessively. Why?
3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?
Severely.: The child's emotional development depends on a give-and-take with the primary caregiver: infants learn to replicate the caregiver's nonverbal mood cues, and caregiver's displays of pleasure reinforce behaviors of the infant that led to these positive reactions. A depressed parent is unable to provide these reinforcements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more
Find Cause: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical feeding problems.99% of coliky behavior is correctable.If one looks for a problem, one can usually be found and corrected.Talk to your pediatrician or ask for consultation with me. ...Read more
Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do some don't: Many babies with outies or pouties (not in or out) will revert to normal by the time they are standing up and crawling onto furnature.It takes that long for them to develope tone in their abdominal muscles. ...Read more
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more
It depends: All babies are "hyperactive"! they move all the time! as children get older, they learn to control their movement and activity. If a child has trouble with attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulse control *out of proportion to his age group*, these may be symptoms of adhd. What age of child are you talking about? ...Read more
They quit breahing: Although most infants won't have a heart attack or rhythm disturbance that puts them down like adults, they may need cpr. Infants have more respiratory findings leading to problems than adults. They can compensate to a point for pneumonia problems, asthma, etc by breathing harder, but they can wear out, stop breathing & will soon die unless someone helps them get going again. ...Read more
Yes: When ever you cross time zones your internal clock as well as the childs become affected. If you travel with a small infant it will not matter as much as infants sleep and eat on demand anyway. For older kids you might want to start changing their bedtime by about 15-20 minutes every couple of days to prepare them for the change. As soon as you get there, go to bed and eat meals at their time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: ?ingredient: Falcon pharmaceuticals manufactures many different types of eye drops. Many are single antibiotic eyedrops for conditions such as conjunctivitis/pink eye or infected blocked tear ducts in infants. If your pediatrician or pediatric eye doctor prescribed it, i would assume it is safe. Ask your care provider more questions about your prescription! ...Read more
Yes: Avocados contain valuable nutrients: 8% dv for fiber, 6% of the recommended daily value (dv) for folate; 4% dv for potassium ; vitamin e; ; 2% dv for iron in a 1-oz. Serving. Sodium and cholesterol free. Contains the carotenoids lutein and betacarotene. Have unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain. ...Read more
Slow growth: Iugr= intra uterine growth retardation. This descriptive term applies to growth, when the size of the fetus/baby bump does not meet the size expected for the stage in the pregnancy. The reason can be as simple as having the wrong dates, (expected date of conception) or some process that is interfering with the growth of baby. Iugr is a result, not a cause & sometimes results from fatal conditions. ...Read more
Lots of people...: ...Traditionally and for cultural reasons think that a fat baby is a healthy baby. After a great deal of study into both growth and obesity, we now know that this is not true. It is not healthy to be obese at any time in your life, from cradle to grave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers