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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause A Child To Become Sick Literally All Of A Sudden

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What causes a child to become sick literally all of a sudden?

What causes 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 more

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Can teething cause my child to become ill?

Can teething cause my child to become ill?

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 more

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What might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

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

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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?

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

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What can cause a child's toes to overlap?

What can cause a child's toes to overlap?

Several possibilits: The most common cause would be compression during the later stages of pregnancy. There is little compression around 12 wks but as the pregnancy progresses, less room is available and the feet and hands are occasionally placed in odd positions that would include overlap.Another would relate to chromosome defects or syndrome features. ...Read more

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What can cause a child to have panic attacks?

What can cause a child to have panic attacks?

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 more

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