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Typical Physical Development Of A 5 Year Old Girl
My five years old girl looks skiny and loses weight easily too.Is there anyway to improve the situation?
Better nutrition: First, check a growth chart. She may be normal. If her weight is too low for her height, improve her calorie intake. She should drink whole milk and avoid low calorie/empty calorie drinks such as soda and juice. There are nutritional supplements but it is best to give her a well balanced diet. ...Read more
Foreign material: The most likely cause of a discharge in a 5 yo female is some retained foreign material in the entrance to the vagina.This can be toilet tissue, fecal matter, or other debris. Possibility of retained bathwater, bubble bath salts, etc.External manipulation of the genitals by the child or an abuser must also considered. ...Read more
Social give and take: Social give and take problems: not having good eye contact to not being able to join up with peers ideas for play. Prefer to be alone/not seeking to start social interaction. This is central and it is not situational e.g like a social anxiety. Two other key areas: social communication probs and restricted patterns of behavior. Full criteria at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more
What differential diagnoses should be considered before diagnosing a 5 year old girl with abdominal migraines? Is medication appropriate? What kind?
Juvenile migraine: Migraine is a common disorder in children. When evaluating a patient's any migraine , it is imperative that the clinician first identify and exclude a secondary headache. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. If your child's symptoms are especially severe and persistent, you should see a pediatric neurologist or headache specialist for testing and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Not sure: Lice cause itching and irritation though I have not seen associated hives. Hives are a hypersensitivity reaction to various causes including bug bites, medicine, allergens, stresses both physical and emotional. As long as hives are not associated wtih difficulty breathing, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing, they are not emergency and resolve within 24 hrs typically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could a 5 year old girl who has a loose stool that it is bloody and after urinating it burns and itches be from?
Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more
My 5 year old girl is complaining about her neck hurting she is crying non-stop what can I do for her?
If she were my child: I would speak with her pediatrician or go to an urgent care center. I am not a physician, but 5 year olds do not cry and complain non-stop unless something is very wrong. I hope my answer will get some of the physicians to add their thoughts. It's friday night ; not too many people are online. ...Read more
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