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What Causes Goitre In Four Year Old
My four year old bson has been breaking out in hives for the past week and only at night i have not changed anything what could cause it?
Hydrocortisone 1% cr: Hydrocortisone 1% cream, used twice a day for 4-5 days, is helpful for minor rashes that itch and irritate. This includes rashes from bug bites, from playing on rough grass, from rough carpeting, etc... If a rash doesn't improve quickly, seems to be spreading, or looks infected (with pus, oozing, skin pain, etc...), a primary care doctor needs to examine the rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My four year old's hair is thinning on top of her head and around the edges of her hairline. What causes this?"
Many causes : There are many causes of hair loss. You should visit a dermatologist . causes are :1. Eating disorder 2. Weight loss. 3. Iron deficiency 4. Poor diet. 5. Stress 6. Thyroid imbalance 7. Other hormonal imbalances . 8. During Cancer therapy. 9. Androgenetic Alopecia. A very informative article: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/06/female-hair-loss-causes-treatment ...Read more
Infection usually: Ah, what fun. A small child with vomiting all over the house... Most of the time it's infection, either influenza or a stomach virus of some kind (gastroenteritis). Hydrate and rest, and things will correct in a few days. If there is a lime-green color, excessive lethargy, blood in the stool, or excessive abdominal pain, get the child checked immediately. ...Read more
Is 11.2 hgb in a four year old something to worry about? Could there be any other underlying cause other than iron deficiency?
By itself, no: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is so common in growing kids that it is the default diagnosis in most cases. There are other factors on the blood count that could point to other issues, and these are reviewed by the doc. With IDA they also have smaller red cells and fewer of them. Other expensive lab tests can be ordered but for most, a month or so on iron will bring the level up. If not, test more ...Read more
Can a chipped baby tooth later affect how a permanent tooth comes in? Our four year old daughter tripped and fell, chipping a front tooth pretty badly. She has a dentist appointment in two days, but we're concerned that this might later cause problems for
1 more thing: In addition to dr aronowitz' thorough answer, know that damage to a baby tooth can cause damage or displacement to the underlying permanent tooth. If the 2 upper front permanent teeth do not erupt within a month or two of each other, about age 6-7, see an orthodontist to evaluate growth and development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My four-year-old autistic son had his stool analyzed. There was much yeast in it. Is this a symptom of leaky gut or can it cause brain fog?
No: I have reviewed some lab reports from mega labs that propose a normal value and suggest treatments when this normal component of the poo is found above their normal values.This is pure pseudo-science or snake oil. It does reach the autism community and embraced by some.Of course they will want you to repeat the studies several times to see if treatment worked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?
Myth: Everyone has yeast in their stool. It is ubiquitous in nature and comprises a variable part in the stool within hours of birth.It tends to increase in proportion after antibiotic use kills off good bacteria in the gut, and return to lower levels after the other gut germs rebalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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