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How much water should a 60lb 10 year old child consume daily? We were told at least 64oz, but this seems too much for her to drink. She has eds w/pots

How much water should a 60lb 10 year old child consume daily? We were told at least 64oz, but this seems too much for her to drink. She has eds w/pots

POTS important : The pots diagnosis is important here. Follow the advice of the doc following her for that. It is easy to underdo or overdo water consumption, regardless of the age. Rule of thumb - should be urinating 3-5 times when awake. The urine should be a light yellow color. If it's very dark yellow, you need to drink more, and if it's like water, you can consume less. Rule applies through all 4 seasons. ...Read more

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What negative effects can eating/ smoking cannabis have to an unborn child?

What negative effects can eating/ smoking cannabis have to an unborn child?

Prematurity: Good data demonstrate higher incidence of prematurity, chromosomal breaks or abnormalities, and later learning disabilities in fetuses exposed to marijuana. Much of this data comes from countries were the government maintains robust and unified health information such as scandinavia or new zealand, and therefore has high validity. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect a child's health?

Does smoking affect a child's health?

Yes. It's bad. : As a pediatric ENT i can say there is no doubt that kids in homes in which adults smoke are sicker from a breathing and ear infection standpoint. But what parents don't realize is that "third hand smoke"- exposure to your clothes or hair or car when you've smoked (and they weren't even in the room at the same time) still causes issues. Best for all not to have smoke exposure! http://www.Cdc.Gov/. ...Read more

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If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

Yes and No: Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc... The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all? ...Read more

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What is a reasonable punishment for catching my child smoking weed?

Talk to him: Rather than concentrating on an adequate punishment.Talk to your child, open lines of communication and trust go a long way in avoiding more serious and life devastating drug use.Explain the concerns you have and the consequences of drug use, avoid been judgemental your child needs help and guidance.See a professional if the problem becomes recurrent or more severe. ...Read more

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Can a baby and small child have respitory problems from being around people smoking mariuana?

Can a baby and small child have respitory problems from being around people smoking mariuana?

Yes smoking: cigarette or marijuana smoke can trigger a new respiratory problem in a child and may make an existing breathing problem worst ...Read more

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Did my smoking contribute to the my child dying of sids?

Did my smoking contribute to the my child dying of sids?

Impossible to say: Statistically, sids deaths are more common both in babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy, and in babies who are exposed to second hand smoke. But statistics only relate to hundreds or thousands of people; there is no way to know what the cause is in a single case. What is important for you is to quit smoking for your own health, and to have grief counseling for your terrible loss. ...Read more

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Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read more

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