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Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Screeners only: If you are worried enough about your young child's behavior to be looking for an on-line test for autism, you probably would be best served by seeking out an evaluation with an expert in autism. Screeners are getting better, but assessing symptoms of autism is complicated, especially for those who have not seen many children with the disorder at different ages. ...Read more

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At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

1-2 years: Most babies can start with simple shape sorters before their first birthday. Simple puzzles with basic shapes can be done as early as 1-2 years, and watching your child advance to more complicated puzzles can be very rewarding. Some children master this early on, others take longer. If you have any concerns about her development, speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is morning headaches in kids always mean there is something wrong with them or could be just a simple migraine?

Is morning headaches in kids always mean there is something wrong with them or could be just a simple migraine?

Be seen: Any new headache should prompt a visit to the doctor. Most often headaches, whether they are in children or adults, are typically not due to severe diseases. Nonetheless, one should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes a child 4 yrs old to not understand simple questions like "how did you hurt your leg." i asked my daughter thus & her reply didn't match.?

What causes a child 4 yrs old to not understand simple questions like "how did you hurt your leg." i asked my daughter thus & her reply didn't match.?

Age: Your 4 year old has a short memory like most kids. Often kids wont remember the incident b/c it was not important enough to them at the time. Also they often get lower leg bruises so another bump to the leg doesnt seem memorable. If your daughter does not understand other questions then consult pediatrician about ? Auditory processing problems. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a simple explanation on what part of the brain would be related to hypertonia in a child?

Can anyone give me a simple explanation on what part of the brain would be related to hypertonia in a child?

Pyramidal pathway: Hi, Hypertonia is a symptom of a neurological condition. It is thought to be a problem not so much in a specific area, but in a pathway of nerves that starts in the motor cortex of the brain and runs through the brainstem to the spinal cord. The pyramidal and extrapyramidal pathways are the 'interstates' that these nerves run through. It can be a challenge in children to determine the cause. ...Read more

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If a child was born with simple dtga and had the aso as a child, is their heart 'normal' ? Are they now 'cured' from the defect?

If a child was born with simple dtga and had the aso as a child, is their heart 'normal' ? Are they now 'cured' from the defect?

Not "cured": The arterial switch (aso) is an excellent repair for dtga (transposition). There are long term issues which are potential problems. Neo-aortic insufficiency commonly occurs, pulmonary branch stenosis is common. Evaluation of the coronary circulation, since the coronaries were re-implanted, is essential. Life long follow-up is essential, although many patients do very well. ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Radiation: A head CT scan administers a high dose of radiation so if there is an alternative solution such as a MRI that would be better. Discuss this with your doctor. This is particularly important if she requires further imaging. ...Read more

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What is the twice a day pediatric dose of amoxycillin of a child weighing 10kg for a simple respiratory tract infection. Tks?

What is the twice a day pediatric dose of amoxycillin of a child weighing 10kg for a simple respiratory tract infection.
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Antibiotics???: A simple respiratory infection generally is viral and needs no antibiotics as they will not work for this.However current recommendation is 400-500 mgm given twice a day. ...Read more

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How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

No hard statistics: I don't know of any hard data on malnutrition in the U.S., because it's largely thought to be a problem limited to developing nations, and U.S. data tends toward OVERnourishment & obesity. However, UNDERnourishment due to FOOD INSECURITY is a real problem in the U.S. According to USDA: in 2013 only 62% eligible for food stamps actually got it, and 1% of households had kids that went without food. ...Read more

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Waht does "nstemi s/p cath " mean in simple terms?

Waht does "nstemi s/p cath " mean in simple terms?

Status post: s/p is status post meaning you have a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and then had a cath done to investigate. ...Read more

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How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

Soap and water: Wash thoroughly, making sure there are no foreign materials left in the wound. A local antiseptic would not hurt. Hopefully their immunization for tetanus is up to date. If not, go and have them see a doctor. ...Read more

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Children s medical center in dallas?

Children s medical center in dallas?

Please ask a ????: Yes there is a children's medical center in dallas.If you have a specific question related to this ? Or others please submit a separate question.Questions are not linked. Please read through any question you submit to the site before you send it in. ...Read more

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Children s medical center of dallas?

Children s medical center of dallas?

Ask a ??? please.: If you enter a question into the site please make sure you review it & know it actually asks a question. Otherwise you have wasted your effort. ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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 what do I need to do to protect my child’s skin?

 what do I need to do to protect my child’s skin?

Sunscreen: I will assume you are referring to protection against the sun. A quality, un-expired, spf 30 sunscreen applied every hour to sun exposed skin will help protect the skin. Better yet, long sleeve clothing, hat and an umbrella would be ideal. One only needs to burn twice in their life to be at increased risk for skin cancer. Help your kids develop this good habit. ...Read more

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