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Friend's 3yo has down syndrome. Doesn't eat most foods, only pasta. Will he outgrow this? Would therapy help him gain better control of his tongue?

Friend's 3yo has down syndrome. Doesn't eat most foods, only pasta. Will he outgrow this? Would therapy help him gain better control of his tongue?

Yes: Occupational therapists as well as speech therapists can help children with textural issues and oral-motor control problems. Both therapists should be involved with children with down syndrome starting in early infancy. A nutritionist with experience in pediatrics would be highly recommended in this particular child in addition to the others to help mom plan a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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2 year old has a fever that comes and goes. Only wants to eat popcycles. She will drink some juice. Virus or molars?

2 year old has a fever that comes
 and goes. Only wants to eat popcycles. She will drink some juice. Virus or molars?

Fever: It is hard to tell without physical exam, particularly if has no other signs & symptoms, if the fever persisted she need to checked by her pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more

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Do sun-dried tomatoes go in the eat moderately section or eat most?

Do sun-dried tomatoes go in the eat moderately section or eat most?

Use them as: often as you wish..... They are delicious and are a bit acidic but are in my eat often section! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How to cure alergy..I got itch and red circle over my body after eat meat or fish ..And even come out without eat anything like in the morning wakeup.

How to cure alergy..I got itch and red circle over my body after eat meat or fish ..And even come out without eat anything like in the morning wakeup.

See an allergist: From your brief description, you may urticarial (hives). There are many allergic and nonallergic triggers for urticaria. I would recommend seeking help from a board-certified allergist/immunologist as this typically falls into their field. After confirming the diagnosis of urticaria, he/she can assist you in determining the trigger and more appropriately treat you. ...Read more

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How long will it take to lose 30 pounds if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

How long will it take to lose 30 pounds if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

GOOD GOAL >15 weeks: Many studies show that a reasonable rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. So @ that rate 30# loss should take approx. 15+ weeks. You may have to look closely at calorie intake and 'not just stop red meat'. Perhaps a 1300-1500 kcal/day 'meal plan' will net you the weight loss you desire. It is a great idea to 'walk 2 miles a day'. Good job! ...Read more

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How much time will pass from the point of tingling, to when shingles rash appears?

How much time will pass from the point of tingling, to when shingles rash appears?

Shingles: Three to four days after the prodomal stage, the shingles rash erupts. Usually, it will be on only one side of the body. The rash is comprised of many tiny watery blisters that are more painful that they are itchy; the nerve roots that the varicella virus transverses often cause a sharp, pinlike sensation merely on palpation of the rash. The blisters scab in about 5-7 days. ...Read more

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I been having gas from fiber bars , green apples and bananas and whole grain bread .will the gas eventually go away if I keep on diet and toughen it ?

I been having gas from fiber bars , green apples and bananas and whole grain bread .will the gas eventually go away if I keep on diet and toughen it  ?

Don't think so: People who eat lots of fiber tend to have lots of gas, as the undigested fiber is a picnic for billions of bowel bacteria. There are reportedly more billions of bacteria inside our bowels than the number of cells we have making up our own bodies. The bacteria will likely keep eating and keep making gas, as long as the "food" keeps coming down the pipe. One can try weaning down the fiber. ...Read more

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Hypothetically, you eat 3500 over BMR on Sun, go into a coma Monday, TPN at BMR 1 month. How long for that 3500 to appear as a pound of fat, typically?

Hypothetically, you eat 3500 over BMR on Sun, go into a coma Monday, TPN at BMR 1 month. How long for that 3500 to appear as a pound of fat, typically?

Probably never: It's a good question with no good answer. Fortunately our bodies are not calculators and a one time indulgence even well over what's needed would probably not change anything except glycogen stores with a small weight gain initially. Habitual overeating causes weight gain over time and it is rarely 100% fat gain. Our metabolism constantly adjusts to try and maintain so there isn't one answer. ...Read more

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Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar  rash butterfly shape on face ? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...Read more

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Child can drink anything without vomiting but can only eat a few bites of food and be full if eats more will throw up going on 4 days any ideas?

Child can drink anything without vomiting but can only eat a few bites of food and be full if eats more will throw up going on 4 days  any ideas?

Kid vomiting: Inability to keep down just solids makes me think of some type of gastric outlet obstruction - this means things not emptying out of stomach into intestine properly. This is quite unusual in this age group. Could be something as simple as irritation in stomach from a virus to more serious things such as lymph nodes or tumor blocking the outlet. If not better by 7 days, needs peds GI eval and study. ...Read more

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Will not eat regular food. Relys on cups of milk to keep full. And when he does eat regular food it comes out in diarrhea with undigested food (whole)?

Will not eat regular food. Relys on cups of milk to keep full. And when he does eat regular food it comes out in diarrhea with undigested food (whole)?

Good problems: The first thing to do is to see how your child has been growing. There are standard growth charts to check his growth over time. Does he have a regular doc that you bring him to. Is he concerned? The reasons for a kid to "fail to thrive" are myriad and if he is falling off his growth curves it demands a thorough work up. By the way, milk is a great food. Take him to Phoenix which has a great Chil ...Read more

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Any tips on getting older people with alzheimer's to eat? We provide plenty of his favorites but he will only eat a few bites.

Any tips on getting older people with alzheimer's to eat? We provide plenty of his favorites but he will only eat a few bites.

It's tough: I would try to make sure that he is not on any medication that might suppress appetite. Also the medication Remeron (mirtazapine) often times stimulate appetite. ...Read more

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If I cook 5 pounds of bacon a day .. At work. Will that age my skin standing over the grill ?

If I cook 5 pounds of bacon a day .. At work. Will that age my skin standing over the grill ?

We age every day: Grilling bacon for a whole year will age one's skin a whole year. Whether or not one's skin will look MORE than a year older in that time is anyone's guess. The toxins in vaporized food and smoke have a small effect compared to smoking tobacco or other substances. Hopefully, the grill's exhaust vent powerfully sucks the toxins away. For most people, sunshine damages skin more than grilling will. ...Read more

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What type of foods should II eat to loose back fat and love handles to get tht hr glass figure?

What type of foods should II eat to loose back fat and love handles to get tht hr glass figure?

Just exercise. : Losing weight around the face/neck usually occurs first before the arms/legs/trunk. So when you start losing weight, it will naturally start in the neck/face first. Arms and stomach are usually last. 1200 cal diet/regular exercise will be a good start. See your doctor for help. You may need phentermine, a diet surppressent. ...Read more

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My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts , he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?

My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts , he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?

Different allergens: Peanut and tree nut allergens are different. I would recommend your son be evaluated with specific allergy testing. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more