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Sign Childhood Illness
Fever, poor feeding: Any fever 100.4 rectally or higher in a child 2 months or younger is considered a medical emergency. If your child is all of a sudden feeding very poorly, it is also worthwhile to consult your doctor. Severe irritability, new vomiting/diarrhea, rashes, cough, severe runny nose can also be worrisome symptoms of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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