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Is it ok to give 5 and 6 year old children adult size vitamin C pill everyday?

Is it ok to give 5 and 6 year old children adult size vitamin C pill everyday?

Age and vit c: In this age group it is better to use the natural fruits and vegetable resources of vit c and use a liquid formulation of vit c but that also not daily, maybe 2-3 x per week. ...Read more

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6yr old child has 5mm raised mole. Present for many years. Mole is light - medium brown with pin head size darker area. Over last month no changes. Hair in mole is this a cause for worry.

6yr old child has 5mm raised mole.  Present for many years.   Mole is light - medium brown with pin head size darker area.    Over last month no changes.   Hair in mole  is this  a cause for worry.

Leave it alone: There's nothing to suggest malignancy. Hair present actually speaks against an concern. Show the physician on the next visit. All pigmented lesions in kids do need to be checked; i'm glad you're monitoring it closely. ...Read more

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At what point should someone seek professional assistance for an out of control 6 year old child?

At what point should someone seek professional assistance for an out of control  6 year old child?

Now: As soon as you feel that you or the child is out of control, then it's time to seek help. Talk to your pediatrician to get an idea of if there's a medical issue (like adhd) or if it's more behavioral. ...Read more

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How can I treat pneumonia child of 6 year old?

How can I treat pneumonia child of 6 year old?

Pneumonia: Most likely your child will need antibiotics. There are also medicines that can help breathing, especially if there is wheezing, too. Please have her/him seen by a physician, soon. Pneumonia can be very serious, and occasionally needs hospitalization. ...Read more

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My 6 year old child has a low temperature (97.3 - 98.3) and is tired today. What does this temperature mean?

My 6 year old child has a low temperature (97.3 - 98.3) and is tired today.  What does this temperature mean?

Normal: That temp range is normal. Your child may be simply overtired or may be coming down with something. Provide fluids, let him/her rest and provide tlc- a moms special gift. If he/she is sick it will declare itself in a day or two. ...Read more

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How to stop vomiting in a 6 year old child?

How to stop vomiting in a 6 year old child?

Small frequent sips: In acute case of vomiting, small frequent sips of clear liquids such as pedialyte or gatorade can do a trick. If vomiting persists or vomiting is associated with abdominal pain, consult with your child's primary care physician. ...Read more

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How come my 6 year old child is having constant headaches?

How come my 6 year old child is having constant headaches?

Yes 6 Years old can : 6 years old can get headache due to many reasons, like allergies, viral infection, meningitis, post head injury, eye problems, migraine, brain tumour, sinus infection most of the times the headaches are benign and do not recurr after the underlying condition has been treated take him to your pediatrician to find the cause and get treated. ...Read more

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Can you use melatonin to help your child sleep? If yes, then what dose for a 6 year old?

Can you use melatonin to help your child sleep?  If yes, then what dose for a 6 year old?

Usual starting...: ...Dose would be 1 to 3 milligrams at bedtime; it can be increased to at least 6 if not effective at lower dosages. ...Read more