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Sign Childhood Illness
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
"is a child with a mushy forehead showing signs of illness? " my grand daughters forehead is kind of mushy is this somethig I should worry about. I have worked ith children for many years and have never seen this before. She is nine months old and is fairl
DR evaluation: It is difficult to assess this type of thing over health tap. She should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for
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
Not in kids: Parkinson's disease is a disease usually of the old though a few people develop it in middle age. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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