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5 month old baby boy.1ped.urologist diagnosed bilat. nonpalp testis.ordered kareotype test.2nd ped. urologist say one side palp so as my pediatrician.
Here are some ...: Clinically, palpating the testes can be tricky and requires patience and be done in right warm environ. In fact, parents may be instructed to palpate the "retractile" testes, while the baby is in warm cozy bath; retractile testes tend to "drop" into the sac under such environments. So, I would not hastily proceed with extensive evaluation, and try what I just described because of no hurry... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Autism is a group of brain based disorders that can result in a variety of symptoms. Some children will have aggressive tendencies as well as impulse control problems in addition to their typical symptoms of autism. Talk to your child's doctor about how best to approach this problem. Sometimes a behavior management program can be helpful as a first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
Soft foods: Most babies at this age can eat simple, soft foods- either baby foods or table foods. If you prepare food for him, don't add seasonings- keep it plain. Offer small amounts of finger foods- soft pieces of fruit or vegetables, soft meats, crackers, dry cereal, etc. Always watch to make sure he won't choke on foods. ...Read more
Safe: In pediatric nuclear medicine the radiation dose is calculated per weight of child.Children receive lower doses than adults. Technetium is short iived isotope with 6 hr half life. If child is having anemia or blood in stools test is worth while in trying to define source of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 yr old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. How can I get him to stop this?
Autism: If he is truly autistic, he will need lots of "occupational therapy" to teach him normal social skills. He should not be left alone with his baby sister but punishing him verbally will probably not help. You should seek skilled therapists in autistic children for guidance on behavioral training. ...Read more
Typicaly - Yes: You are worried about hair on the genitals as a sign of premature puberty. If his height, weight and other developmental parameters are normal, than premature puberty is not a worry. However, if you notice significant hair under his arms, change in voice or any other concerns, please bring this to the attention of you pediatrician soon. ...Read more
See below: If the child is in no distress and just coughing occasionally, i would wait on an mdi (metered dose inhaler) as the mechanics of proper use is impossible if the child is asleep. If you mean a nebulizer treatment, that can be done as long as you get the med in the child's face so they can breath it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Support groups: I applaud you for raising your child with autism into adulthood. It must have been difficult, yet I hope you have also benefited from the love you have shown him over the years. Have you looked at the different support groups in your area? Have you checked this site out: http://www.myautism.org/ ? In the Torrance area, I found this site: http://www.myautism.org/. Look for similar orgs. in your area. ...Read more
No: no you shouldn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diarrhea: Immodium is not recommended for a child that young. Pedialyte is the best thing you can give your child. Offer him 2oz of pedialyte for every diarrhea stool he has. You can also give him probiotics, the earlier you give probiotics shortens the duration of diarrhea. Avoid high sugar drinks, they tend to make the diarrhea worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you expect?: Breast milk has many wonderful qualities ascribed to it, but it is not a panacea.It provides great nutrition as you have already known. The tired and true treatment for nasal congestion in infants is the put saline nose drops in the nostril, then suction it out with a rubber bulb syringe or a nosefrida (www.nosefrida.com) to make him comfortable until he gets over his virus on his own.Hydrate also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer