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Trying to learn all I can about chilblains. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

Trying to learn all I can about chilblains. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

May need tests: Most cases of chilblains (pernio) in children are idiopathic (no underlying cause). However some cases can be associated with other diseases including lupus, certain forms of anemia, and abnormal proteins in the blood that are cold-sensitive (e.g.: cryglobulinemia). These can be ruled out with blood tests. Speak to your grandchild's pediatrician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Chilblains (Definition)

Are thermal injuries resulting from extended exposure to the cold and humidity in predisposed individuals. The pathology results from freezing of capillaries in the skin. There is erythema, itching, and burring in those parts affected. In severe cases area can become blistered or ulcerated. With proper treatment affected areas can heal in 1-2 weeks. Chilblains are not ...Read more


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Trying to learn all I can about retinoblastoma. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

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Trying to learn all I can about retinoblastoma. My grandchild has it. Please help.?

Retinoblastoma: I am sorry to hear about your grandchild. You can find a lot of information about retinoblastoma at http://retinoblastoma.Com/retinoblastoma/frameset1.Htm it is not a common disease to have. However it is the most common eye cancer-approximately 1 in 15, 000 live births in the United States. If small and early is treated with laser or radioactive . Surgery and chemo for later case/bigger tumor. ...Read more

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How can I talk to my mom about getting help for her alcohol addiction?

How can I talk to my mom about getting help for her alcohol addiction?

W/another family mbr: This would probably best be accomplished with the help of another family member. Try seeking out the help of a local al anon chapter, or perhaps a religious leader that know the family. The family doctor may be able to help. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

Let her know: that you are open to healthy dialogue. Work on your own yelling (if you yell). If things aren't satisfactory after you and your mother address this together then consider family counseling. take care. ...Read more

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Hello, my wife has her first lupus flare up and i need to know how to help her deal with it until it goes away, please.?

Hello, my wife has her first lupus flare up and i need to know how to help her deal with it until it goes away, please.?

Rheumatologist: The pattern and severity of organ involvement determines specific drug therapy, but a number of general issues apply to every patient with sle. Adherence to medication regimens, good sleep hygiene, and compliance with recommended testing are important. Protection from sunlight, a well-balanced diet, exercise, immunizations, mgt of comorbidities are important, too. See your rheumatologist for more. ...Read more

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My 4-month-old stays constipated what can I do to help he himvfrom getting that way? We go to the dr Thursday and I am going to talk to her about it

My 4-month-old stays constipated what can I do to
 help he himvfrom getting that way? We go to the dr Thursday and I am going to talk to her about it

Constipation: Constipation is defined as passage of hard stools or if a person stools very infrequently. Infants may pass a soft stool every 2-3 days but if it is soft/ regular than it is not constipation. Give water/ fruit juice for constipation. Rectal stimulation may be tried but doing it frequently is not recommended ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive for about 2 yrs with no luck. Please tell me what to do first! We are ready for our own family. ?

My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive for about 2 yrs with no luck. Please tell me what to do first! We are ready for our own family. 
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See a specialist: Dear Lashara, Sorry you are having a difficult time. Please see an OB gyn doctor for an exam and lab tests. Your BF should also have a sperm analysis. Also recommend to use ovulation kits and keep track of your cycles. Webmd or bump.com has good resources for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?

What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?

Love him for who he : Is. Spend time with him - encourage him to talk about things he likes (even if it would be boring to an adult). Offer to baby sit once in a while so that his parents get a break. Taking care of children with special needs is exhausting. Think out side the box, in terms of things that would be fun, educational or soothing for him. I am so glad that you asked this question. Take care. ...Read more

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I think mom has depression, what signs can I look for? Shes very difficult to talk to so how can I help her without a professional around?

I think mom has depression, what signs can I look for? Shes very difficult to talk to so how can I help her without a professional around?

Care and Concern: It is sometimes hard to talk to family members about feelings and emotions. I would encourage you to be patient for a time when things are relatively peaceful and calm. Then, just share your conncerns in a simple and gentle way. Remember, you cannot be responsible for how your mother reacts - just stay focused on showing her that you care about her and want to suport her. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has to have chemo and i don't know how to deal with it. Please help?

What can I do if my mom has to have chemo and i don't know how to deal with it. Please help?

You can help/support: You need to be prepared by finding about what chemo and what side effects to expect or not to expect. Her oncologist and or his oncology nurse will provide you guidance and education so that neither you nor your mother is in the dark. Once you know, then the anxiety lessons. Most people take chemo without any side effects these days as there are many good medicines which prevent all side effects. ...Read more

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I want to know what i can do to my daughter to her red blood be good she has 3years?

I want to know what i can do to my daughter to her red blood  be good she has 3years?

Iron rich diet: Have her eat food rich in iron, like green vegetables , cereal and go easy on milk and milk products. ...Read more

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My mom tried to teach us ways to stay healthy, but I got arteritis. Why is that?

My mom tried to teach us ways to stay healthy, but I got arteritis. Why is that?

You did not cause it: Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels. It depends on which ones were invovled. Viral infections can cause certain types of arteritis. You can get viral infections even when keeping as healthy as you can. Other types of arteritis can be associated with medical illnesses that can occur no mater how healthy you try to stay. It happened but not due to anything you did or did not do. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has polymyocitis, and has for over 3 yrs. can anyone help with how I can cope better?

What do you suggest if my husband has polymyocitis, and has for over 3 yrs. can anyone help with how I can cope better?

Therapy/Support: You may benefit from therapy to improve your coping, talking to the therapist will be very helpful. Support groups for spouses of chronic illness patients also may be helpful. Talk to your husbands doctor about groups he/she may know about. ...Read more

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What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

Parents: Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have. He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it. ...Read more

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What to do if not coping well after misscarrige, how can I help my husband understand.?

What to do if not coping well after misscarrige, how can I help my husband understand.?

Consider counseling: I am sorry for your loss. consider grief counseling , individually and as a couple ...Read more

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What to do if I have no idea how to write my introduction for my english essay, please help?

Wrong site: This is a medical website, not a school or English website. Go to the appropriate site for that. ...Read more

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My mom has high cholesterol and i want to help her get it back on track. What are things i can get to help her eat better?

My mom has high cholesterol and i want to help her get it back on track. What are things i can get to help her eat better?

Less simple carbs: I'm glad you're concerned about your mom's health/diet. High cholesterol may not be as big an issue as you believe. More important would be an anti-inflammatory diet, high in fruits & vegies, low in simple carbs, red meat & certain oils. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet. ...Read more

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My husband is 24 and he's been smoking cigarets for many many years. I am very concerned& want to help him. How should I help him quit?

My husband is 24 and he's been smoking cigarets for many many years. I am very concerned& want to help him. How should I help him quit?

Nicotine use: (addiction) is very difficult to change. Quitting smoking can be as difficult as quitting any drug habit, according to statistics. Approach this medically, first, using a product like the "patch" and then treat nicotine use like you would any other addiction. Go to a behavioral specialist in addictions to get a handle on the behaviors that reinforce the habit. Also, be patient. ...Read more

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What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?

What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?

Pen Pal: This a very generous idea. Contact the hospital near you, which has a children's cancer program. Usually affiliated with a university medical program. If none in your area, contact the cleveland clinic, st. Judes hospital or the childrens hospital boston. ...Read more