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What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness at two weeks?

What are some common signs of childhood illness at two weeks?

Irritability: Irritability, excessive sleeping or fever may be the only sign of babies illness. Please call if your babies rectal temperature is over 100.4 and discuss the signs with the doctor. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to three year old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to three year old babies?

Changes in normal: Changed in normal behavior such as lethargy, poor fluids and food intake, fever, decreased activity or increased sleeping. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in four to six month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in four to six month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to four month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to four month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in eighteen to twenty-four month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in eighteen to twenty-four month old babies?

Behavior change: In any age, parents are known to recognize illness before it is full blown. A child may be more grumpy than normal or eyes may "look sick" or skin color may show a subtle hue change that parents begin to recognize as the onset of an illness. Fever, runny nose, diarrhea, cough, decreased appetite may also be early signs. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

Irritability: Irritability, excessive sleeping or fever may be the only sign of babies illness. Please call if your babies rectal temperature is over 100.4 and discuss the signs with the doctor. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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What are signs of a child becoming autistic after a flu illness?

What are signs of a child becoming autistic after a flu illness?

Variable: We have reason to believe that one or more "stress factors" like flu and even vaccination can tip the balance of genetic risk. The symptoms are very variable e.g. Sudden loss of speech, bizarre behavior, changes in bowel activity, flapping of hands, sound sensitivity etc. ...Read more

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What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read more

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Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease? Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood?

Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease? Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood?

Criteria: Current criteria, even after slightly modified recently, requires some signs to have been present during childhood; it is not that necessarily must have been diagnosed at that age. Scales and assessment tools help, as well as a careful history (school, work, collateral info). ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms for Parkinson's disease in children?

What are the signs and symptoms for Parkinson's disease in children?

Not in kids: Parkinson's disease is a disease usually of the old though a few people develop it in middle age. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a sleep disorder in a child?

What are some signs of a sleep disorder in a child?

Peds sleep: Children manifest poor sleep quality from any reason differently from adults. Some clues would be snoring, restless sleep, bed wetting, irritability, hyperactivity, decreasing school performance, weight gain, and / or sleep walking/talking/sleep terrors. ...Read more

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My child has has symptoms of fifth disease more than once, is this a sign of another under lining issue?

My child has has symptoms of fifth disease more than once, is this a sign of another under lining issue?

Probably not.: Many viruses can cause symptoms very similar to fifth disease (fever, red cheeks, reticulated rash), so getting that constellation of symptoms more than once is not normally a significant issue. If it happens over and over, though, there might be something more significant going on, and you should see your doctor or a dermatologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent, should child (now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.

If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent, should child (now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.

If you're worried: Did he have serial toxoplasmosis-specific igg's and igm's done the first year of life? Igg titers drawn now won't define when he became positive; negative titers would be nice. Exams by a pediatric ophthalmologist, an audiologist, and a neurologist with brain mri, neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental exams would be requested by your son's primary pediatrician if titers are +. ...Read more

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Is croup serious or a passing childhood illness?

Is croup serious or a passing childhood illness?

Depends: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning. It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er. The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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Can childhood illnesses such as measles cause dystonia?

Can childhood illnesses such as measles cause dystonia?

Hm...: Measles usually leaves no consequences, but in some children it may lead to either acute or chronic (slowly developing) encephalitis that can be a cause of dystonia. ...Read more

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How can I protect my newborn baby from a childhood illness?

How can I protect my newborn baby from a childhood illness?

Many ways: Protection can vein so many forms: provide imminization for your child, avoid exposure to cigarette smoking, washing hands to avoid infections, sleeping the baby on his/ her back to avoid sids. ...Read more

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What childhood experiences cause high anxiety and mental illness later?

What childhood experiences cause high anxiety and mental illness later?

Perhaps: A childhood marked by dysfunction can raise levels of anxiety. Abuse/ neglect may increase the risk for developing certain mental illnesses. Symptoms need to be assessed in context. ...Read more

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How can I protect my two week old baby from a childhood illness?

Breast feed and..: Breast feeding is the best way to offer protection to a baby, this way you give your infant antibodies and help his immature immune system.
The second line of defense is to keep your baby home, away form sick people as long as you can. ...Read more

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What does childhood obesity predict for the child? In terms of future illnesses?

What does childhood obesity predict for the child? In terms of future illnesses?

Metabolic syndrome: As an adult, the metabolic syndrome of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and elevated lipids will lead to a shortened life span with cardiac issues, stroke, and early death. ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes. Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes. Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: That your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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M south Indian. From childhood age for illness like fever I took antibiotics. Has my body now lost immunity because of it since antibiotic is a must now?

M south Indian. From childhood age for illness like fever I took antibiotics. Has my body now lost immunity because of it since antibiotic is a must now?

Antibiotics usage: It is better to get a diagnosis BEFORE treatment. There are policies and guidelines that we follow in the USA Pediatricians follow the policies and procedures set out by the American Academy of Pediatrics and similar governing agencies that set the policies. Every illness does not need an antibiotic eg viral illness. It is wise to avoid antibiotics and be followed carefully next illness. ...Read more

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Childhood illnesses I have never had mumps. Measels, chickpox or any other childhood health issue even though all of my 4 siblings did. I am now 45, do I still need to be worried about being infected around kids?

Childhood illnesses I have never had mumps. Measels, chickpox or any other childhood health issue even though all of my 4 siblings did. I am now 45, do I still need to be worried about being infected around kids?

Immunization: We're you fully immunized? If so, you should be protected. If you don't know and cannot access your immunization records, you can have blood testing done to determine your immunity level. If you are not immune to these, you should be immunized as soon as possible! Chicken pox is still prevalent, and the measles virus is starting to make a comeback. ...Read more

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