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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

Exposure: Exposure therapy is a form of behavior therapy that involves systematically facing your fears in a planned way. Set up a plan to start exposing yourself to the fear without washing and change the way you think about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Tips on dealing with recession? Sooo hard on my kids it breaks my heart

Tips on dealing with recession? Sooo hard on my kids it breaks my heart

Hang in there: This too will pass. Being there for them is the best thing you can do for them right now. Look out for free community events and things you can do together as a family that isn't heavy on the wallet. Your kids want you. Everything else is secondary. ...Read more

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7mth old baby not eating, diarrhoea, very unsettled his eczema has flared up and has white sort of bumps on the inside of his cheeks (mouth)?

7mth old baby not eating, diarrhoea, very unsettled his eczema has flared up and has white sort of bumps on the inside of his cheeks (mouth)?

Dehydration?: Infants can easily become dehydrated, especially if they are not eating and having diarrhea. This can happen quickly, can be very concerning, and warrants a visit to the doctor. Viruses are common in this age group and can cause decreased oral intake, diarrhea and oral sores (among many other symptoms). Fungal infections (candida/oral thrush) can present with white patches on buccal mucosa. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! you may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read more

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My son 3 in july has white spots on his teeth.His diet is varied with not a lot of sweets and drinks milk and water.What can I do about this? Please

My son 3 in july has white spots on his teeth.His diet is varied with not a lot of sweets and drinks milk and water.What can I do about this? Please

White spots: New white spots can signify the beginning stages of a cavity. Help your child brush and be sure not to put them to bed with anything but water. See your dentist for regular visits and have them place Fluoride varnish. There are other causes for white spots, but your child's dentist is the best person to ask for the true reason. ...Read more

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My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more

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Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Very doubtful!: It would be most unusual to contract a parasite from rainwater. Parasites usually happen after international trips in areas where parasites are endemic. Symptoms usually are bloody diarrhea, sometimes anemia. Diagnosis by stool studies and blood tests. Hiccuping not at all related. Vomiting more likely a viral illness -- treat with clear liquids. ...Read more

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What are some tips for managing my baby's constipation?

What are some tips for managing my baby's constipation?

Prune or pear juice: Try undiluted prune or pear juice. Watch here for more info http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ff5l1zwqp8y. ...Read more

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Our teenage daughter keeps crying at dentist , has lots of cavities and fights with the dentist. Sedation is not available in trinidad . Tips to help?

Our teenage daughter keeps crying at dentist , has lots of cavities and fights with the dentist. 
Sedation is not available in trinidad .
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See specialist: Your daughter would probably profit from seeing 2 specialists. See a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist, who is trained and equipped to properly manage your child's apprehensions. Also see a Psychiatrist to help her deal with her irrational fears. A decayed tooth is an infected tooth..immediate care is required. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

My 4 month old baby is bring really fussy and butting on his fingers and crying most of the day is this teething how soon for his first tooth?

Concur: Dr schneider is absolutely correct. 2 other pieces of advice: 1) never put your child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water 2)1st dental check-up age 1. Would advise seeing a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you take your child to a pediatric medical specialist. ...Read more

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My 15 month old fell with his paci in and his top gums have been bleeding on and off throughout the day. Ideas or suggestions of what to do?

My 15 month old fell with his paci in and his top gums have been bleeding on and off throughout the day. Ideas or suggestions of what to do?

Pressure: Anytime there is bleeding after a fall I would suggest to apply pressure to the bleeding area for a few minutes until it stops. Now, if it is still bleeding on and off you should have him checked. ...Read more

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What are some tips for keeping my calm with a new baby?

What are some tips for keeping my calm with a new baby?

Breath deep: Try to understand what's happening and treasure patience, love and understanding, . ...Read more

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How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?

How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?

It's more of a red : flag that she needs a neurological exam by her pediatrician. Depending on prenatal, perinatal & post-natal history, there may have been changes in development of the white matter of her brain on the side opposite the extremities she disregards or doesn't use as well. If deep tendon reflexes & muscle tone/strength are asymmetrical, an MRI & pediatric neurology consult are warranted. ...Read more

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My dad works with lot of cleaning products and he started getting a red rash looking bumps on the back of his hand and his whole upper body. ?

My dad works with lot of cleaning products and he started getting a red rash looking bumps on the back of his hand and his whole upper body. ?

Reaction: He could be experiencing either a primary irritation or an allergic skin reaction to a chemical product. With an allergic reaction itching is common and taking an antihistamine like claritin(nonsedating) or benadryl(causes drowsiness) may help. For further evaluation have a consultation with a dermatologist if the rash persists. ...Read more

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I am doing a paper on how nutrition and the demonization of food.?

I am doing a paper on how nutrition and the demonization of food.?

You have my sympathy: You're being asked to take time in which you could be learning real, marketable skills to write about the politics of how we perceive food choices and obesity. This itself might be worth understanding, but the term "demonization" usually indicates a left-wing and nonscientific political agenda. To be successful, you need to find out the prejudices of your grader. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more