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Son Is Convinced He Has Rabies
My 4yo nephew talks about killing ppl and said he had a dream he killed his cousin because he wouldn't play is this normal is he capable of doing?
Normal? no. Likely? : Truthfully no, it's not likely, but it's clear that he's upset. If he's a normally well-adjusted boy he may be just a little frustrated, and probably doesn't really understand the ramifications of what he's talking about. This you can observe. However, if he shows signs of cruelty, lack of empathy, or oppositional behavior, a play therapist would be a good idea. ...Read more
My 9year old son still holds his bowell movements. He has done this since he was a toddler. Is there any suggestions?
Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric Gastroenterologist or developmental pediatrician.The various problems that lead up to this symptom are complex, and often take months and years to resolve with proper help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Based on NBS, my son has a g6pd def, I give him s26, is it safe for him? He is 2 1/2 months and he is okay, he is now almost 6kg, I think he is okay
G6PD deficiency: It is important to know what to avoid in such cases. If he is tolerating it well, he should be fine. Refer to this website for list of foods and medications that should be avoided http://www.g6pd.org/en/G6PDDeficiency/SafeUnsafe/DaEvitare_ISS-it ...Read more
My 11 yr old son tested positive for influenza a. Will he be ok? His temp is almost 103.0 he is on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Has had four doses so far. Im worried
Low risk age: The vulnerable group for flu includes the elderly, the weak due to illness and some kids with immune problems.Your kis doesn't fit this.I had one in the office last yr with a 106 temp who did just fine with fluids rest and tamiflu (oseltamivir).Keep working with the kid and make sure he drinks enough to pee every 6 hours. Have him rechecked if the temp does not setttle down before the weekend or he is not voidn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cat hasnt been vaccinated this year yet for rabies (but has for 2 years prior) he scraped me with his mouth. No bleeding. Possible rabies?
Flu and rash: Rashes are not uncommon accompanying influenza, particularly in children. However, many childhood disease also present with rashes, and one called "fifth disease" or parvovirusb19 has a facial rash that is often referred to as a "slapped cheek" rash. Perhaps your son does not have the flu, but fifth disease? Symptoms could easily be mistaken one for the other. ...Read more
My son has budd chiari he got it when he was 1yrs old he is now 6yrs old has a liver transplant about 3 yrs ago and it has help he stil has budd chiar?
Budd Chiari gone: The liver transplant should have cured the budd chiari for your son. There are some blood conditions, however, that cause the cells to collect and clot more aggressively than normal and can persist after liver transplant for which his doctors would have put him on medicines. Untreated for these conditions, budd chiari can recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has febrile seizures with external hydrocephalus. He has not had the MMR and Chicken pox. He has severe eczema. Is it safe to give shots?
Generally, YES.: Unless your child has a specific contraindication to live virus vaccines, (eczema is not a contraindication) it's important that he gets all of his immunizations. Any of these common "childhood illnesses" could be devastating to him. You and your family members should also get the yearly flu vaccine and either MMR vaccine or proof of immunity plus vaccination against whoopinp cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month old son has a cough, doctor said he has nothing, clean lungs. But he still has this caugh, what it can be?
My son, 5 yrs old , is not vaccinated against chicken pox .He has it now. How severe it could be since he is not vaccinated for it?>
My son is 10 years old and he has been complaining that one of his testicule is bigger than the other one. He has said that it hurts him as we'll!
Testicular pain: One testicle may be larger than the other, but the pain can be worrisome. Take him to the dovtor for evaluation. ...Read more
My son is 3 years old , he been banging his head since he was a baby and they told me he would outgrow it he bangs when he sleeps?
See below: Suggest revisit pediatrician to have him checked for ear infection, which sometimes is source of head banging. Otherwise, protect his head with extra pillows or a helmet to prevent injury. Pediatric counsellor may need to be consulted to cover all bases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A boy is 12 and 5'11.His mom is 5'7 and she has tall ppl in herfamily.His dad is 6'1 he has a short family.The boy has always beentall howtallwillhebe?
Depends on maturity: The potential for more height is directly linked to a persons maturity ( bone maturity, pubertal stage). A single x-ray of the left wrist & hand can identify the bone maturity of a kid & see if he has more growth potential. This kid is close to the height that would have been predicted based on parental stature of 6'. If his bone maturity is closer to 12, he could end up 6'5", if closer to 17, then 6'. ...Read more
My daughter, 32, has pneumonia and is being treated. Can she infect us, worried she could give it to her 4 year old son who has croup.
Depends: Many are a secondary infection that arises after a cold and involve invasion by common respiratory germs we all carry in our nose/airway.Pneumococcal pneumonia, which is common, is not that contageous.Mycoplasma or viral pneumonia could be with close contact.Her 4 yo may have given her the croup germ that started the process. ...Read more
My son is 11 months old as of today. He is a preemie by 1 month. He has no single teeth yet. Hope it is fine? Pl let me know.
The range of normal : for first tooth eruption is 4-15 mos. The recommended first dental visit for all babies is at 1 year. Premature babies can have delayed primary tooth eruption & enamel defects, placing them at higher risk for cavities. Wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed before nap or bedtime. Put him to bed drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm to sleep without a bottle or pacifier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Croup is usually triggered by one of several upper respiratory viruses that are all contageous.However, the croup like illness is rather age specific, occuring most fro age 6 m to 6 yr. Older kids or adults tend to have cold like symptoms or laryngitis if they get the germ. If a person has been infected by that virus strain before they would be immune. ...Read more
My husband is a surviver of NMS. His personality has changed greatly since he got sick he has never fully recovered. Can NMS cause brain damage?
11 yr old thought he was gay so to test himself he performed oral sex on his newly born brother once, does this make him a pedophile (he has guilt)?
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