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What Can Cause A Child To Become Sick Literally All Of A Sudden
PATTERN OF ILLNESS: Many childhood illnesses go through an incubation phase.The germs they were exposed to are replicating in their system, but few if any signs are evident. When the germ load reaches a certain point, the germ itself (virus) or chemicals generated by germs enter the blood and fever rises and other signs are seen. Many are not as aware of their body or verbal enough to tell you early when ill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Children experience continuous tooth eruption, on average, between six months and thirty-two months of age. Coincidentally, they lose maternal antibody protection and begin to socialize at this same time. So, it's no wonder that signs of illness, and in particular fever, runny nose, diarrhea and rashes spawned the teething myths of yore. But, don't argue with your grandmother about it ... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Can treating a child as if they were sick cause them to act sick or create symptoms that are not real?
Yes: We all will often act the way someone expects if we want their attention. The answer to your question is yes, especially if repeated exams and tests indicate there is nothing wrong. Adopt a positive attitude and change the outlook by expecting wellness. Depression can also be a clue when someone is acting sick a lot. ...Read more
11 yr old female child i mine has swollen lymph nodes for 2 years. Took tonsils out and didn't help. Stays sick alot. What causes this?
Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering the production of natural antibodies and release of preformed antibodies to germs. Tonsils grow faster than the kids (exposures) until 7-8 when they stabilize & the kids grow more, making the tonsils seem smaller.Many exposures don't make u ill. ...Read more
Self stimulation: Some young children, and it is normal behavior rock back and forth or sit on edges of chairs in order to self stimulate, ie.. Masturbate. It is normal but may be mortifying if he chooses to do it in front of a living room full of guests. If your child is a bit older than a toddler you can let him know where it is acceptable to do, and if he is younger maybe try changing activities. ...Read more
What can cause a child to sit most of the time, watching others, rather than participating with the kids?
Many things: A child could sit on the sidelines because they are shy or introverted, they may not feel they can do as well as the others, or there may be a physical problem (musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary), that might not be apparent but limits their activity. Definitely speak with your pediatrician or gp. ...Read more
Multiple factors: We do not fully understand panic attacks. We believe it is an interplay between a genetic or familial susceptibility to anxiety and some external trigger. The trigger can be a real or imagined event which produces the biologic response of extreme fearfulness. Panic attacks are treatable. Discuss treatment options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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