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Things To Do With A 2 Year Old Boy
Retractile testicle: By two yrs, testicles should not be retractile any more. See your urologist. ...Read more
It varies: Autism is an incredibly complex problem that manifests itself in many ways. If you are looking for a simple answer like you would get for a simpler disease (eg: chicken pox causes fever and rash), then you will be frustrated. There are books on this subject....Big ones. If you are concerned that your child is autistic, you need to see your pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
I have a two year old boy im potty training him but he freaks out he doesn't want to take off the diaper?
Too early?: Parents are highly motivated to toilet train their children (less mess, less expense). Unfortunately, toddlers frequently are not ready as soon as the parents would like. Boys in particular are later to be ready for this training. I do not think that your son is ready for toilet training developmentally, and would recommend waiting until he is older. ...Read more
My two year old boy is only 31 inches. Hardly eats anything solid., only has 24oz of milk per day. Should I be worried about his diet and height?
Review his diet...: Review his diet with his pediatrician. A 2 year old should have a regular diet, with similar solid foods as a 3 year old. A diet of mainly milk usually is not healthy enough. If it is the texture he doesn't like, the solid foods can be mashed up and/or made into porridge type soups. ...Read more
My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?
Most 2 year olds are very flexible and a broken nose is unlikely but only an xray would tell for sure. A doctor may get an idea from the exam and amount of tenderness on palpation and movement. Make sure he can breath through his nose and there is not undue swelling and look for any devaition.
If in doubt, check it out. Sorry for slow response. ...Read more
My two year old boy, had an MRI which showed what they beleive is a 5x5cm astrocytoma however the only symptom show is left sided hemaplegia is this possible with no other signs of fits or sickness? They have also given the possibility of a stroke but ca
Yes: Unfortunately possible. Without a biopsy hard to tell otherwise. There are specific tests that I am sure will be considered prior to treatment in order to better understand the nature of this lesion. ...Read more
No: She is mimicking behavior that she sees. Perfectly normal. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 2 year old boy to have what feels to be a fast heartbeat? Is it normal for the age
In the range of 115...
Hope that helps ...Read more
I have a 2 year old boy with non stop energy. For bedtime is it safe to give him melatonin? Or is there something else you'd reccomend?
I have a 2 year old boy with an uncircumsised penis the top by the body looks a little red and swoll?
? adhesions: Occasionally the remaining foreskin reattaches to the glans and allows accumulation of debris underneath, causing the redness your doctor can tell, if dr kwok's suggestions do not work. ...Read more
I have a 2 year old boy and he is having congestion in his eyes. Can I give him Claritin (loratadine) d? already giving him reg Claritin (loratadine), singular and nasalnex
No: For a 2 yr old, you do't give any treatment must be seen by his pediatrician, for treatment. ...Read more
Expected.: Low lymphocyte count in a patient with vital infection is expected and does not require any intervention apart from repeating the test a few weeks after the viral infection resolves to assure that the number goes back to normal. No worries.. ...Read more
It is a phase!: Your job as a parent is to buy the right food, prepare it nutritiously and serve it creatively. Leave the rest up to your child. How much they eat, when they eat, and if they eat is their responsibility. After a year of rapid growth (the average one-year-old has tripled birth weight), toddlers gain weight more slowly. Aim for a nutritionally-balanced week, not a balanced day. Offer, don't force. ...Read more
We are adopting a 2 1/2 year old boy who isn't circumsized. Is there anything special I should do to keep his penis clean?
No: While the foreskin of his penis is tightly bound to glans (usually up to 4 years), gentle retraction of foreskin and cleaning off any dust accumulated are all needed. ...Read more
My 2 year old boy does not like healthy food, he goes more for sweet thing and salty what do I do so he can eat healthy?
He is normal: He is also 2 years old and under your direction. Do not offer or have the "unhealthy" foods available. He will eat what you serve if you persevere. Toddlers can be stubborn and he may choose not to eat for a few days while he gets hungry and refuses to eat the healthy food that you provide. He can get his "sweet" fix from natural foods like fruits (grapes, etc). ...Read more
My 2 year old boy has really swollen lymphodes in his neck, he has gone from 13.4kg to 11.4kg in 5 weeks and has just started with hot sweats today.
No: Unnecessary radiation exposure should be avoided. All diagnostic xrays slightly increase lifetime risk. Whether to perform a CT is therefore a risk/benefit analysis: if the benefit outweighs the minimal risk, it is appropriate to perform the test. ...Read more
Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more
2 1/2 year old boy has a small bump on his eyeball at the edge of his iris. Looks like a clearish booger on his eye but hasn't moved. Eye is a bit red?
My 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. He has rashes all over his body which irritate him. Can an allergist help with this condition? Is it apt to see one?
Absolutely!: A pediatric asthma & allergy specialist can be very helpful! Asthma & eczema are closely related conditions, and can be miserably severe in younger children. The good news is that there are many newer, very effective treatments, and a good specialist can work with you and your child to find the best solutions now and has he continues to grow. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 22 years old, have a 2 year old little boy, I take birth control pills and prozac (fluoxetine). My vagina is always dry its causing fights for my fiance and me?
Evaluation needed: As family doctors we tackle many issues regarding women's health and this certainly seems to be one of them. May I suggest that you do things in this order: 1. As a 22 year old sexually active woman you need annual pap with hpv determination. While this is not likly the cause of your symptoms, you should really take the screening seriously. Please go an have the evaluation so that the pap is done. ...Read more
Does this sound like a cold or ear infection and should I take him to see a doctor now? 2 year old boy with nasal, and eye drainage and his external ear is completley red with having no injury to his ear. His nose is stopped up but he seems to be playing
It: It is not common for the external ear to be affected with a middle ear infection (the kind of ear infection you get with colds). An outer ear infection (swimmer's ear) can cause redness and drainage, but is fairly painful. Eye drainage, however, can be a sign of middle ear infection. Since he is 2 years old and may not be able to tell you if his ear feels different, you should give his doctor a call and have him checked out. ...Read more
What is the recommended daily water intake for a 12 kilogram 2 year old baby boy? What is regarded as too much water?
1100 ml/day fluids: Is considered maintenance fluid requirement for someone 12 kg when maintained on fluids only, although the body can tolerate morebut excessive may cause diarrhea. Many of the foods that one eats contain significant amounts of water, especially fruits, veggies and milk, so as the body metabolizes food, it provides essential fluid as well. If urine is light yellow, fluid intake is adequate. ...Read more
Hi, my 2 week and 3 day old baby boy is very snotty and coughing, my 2 year old daughter is the same and has been since yesterday..... My daughter was?
Snotty 2 wk baby: Most infants up to 4 months of age have nasal congestion so that is within normal limits. You have to ask yourself is he in respiratory distress? That involves any of 4 things: 1) Breathing more than 60 times/min;2) Nasal flaring each time he inhales;3) Retracting his chest wall as he inhales;4)Use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If any of those signs then to doc! Happy Mother's Day!! ...Read more
2 year old otherwise healthy boy repeatedly complains of pain in belly button. No fever, same appetite, poops daily. Cause for concern?
Experiencing menstrual pains suddenly for the last two months. I have a 2 year old girl. What could be the cause?
See your doctor: If you are noticing a sudden change in your cycle pattern that is recurring, you may want to see your doctor. They will be able to obtain your history and symptoms and determine a cause. You may want to rule out pregnancy. Take careful observation of any changes in the last two months that could cause this, like birth control changes, stress, addition or elimination of medications. ...Read more
Is there too much potassium for a 2 year old? Toddler loves bananas and avocados, has eaten both two days in a row. Half a banana and half an avocado.
Most likely, OK...: As a caring mom, it is nice to think of what you raised and concerned about how she has eaten. Yet, somehow, physiological automation has helped and guarded us to adopt and adapt to how we live well. So, likely, she will be just fine; but for sure, as you have done, just adjust down the amount and diversify the kinds of foods she may consume, in moderation. More? Ask her pediatrician. ...Read more