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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?

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?

? Viral infection: Or bed bugs, change bed linens, or sleep location for now, can use OTC antihistamine like cetirizine in the right dose only as needed,. Many acute viral infections can cause such too, if persists, or other symptoms develop see his doctor ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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What can I put on a rash caused by sand and salt water on my four year old?

What can I put on a rash caused by sand and salt water on my four year old?

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 more

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My four year old's hair is thinning on top of her head and around the edges of her hairline. What causes this?"

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

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What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

What might cause projectile vomiting in a four year old?

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

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Is 11.2 hgb in a four year old something to worry about? Could there be any other underlying cause other than iron deficiency?

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

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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

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

Chances : Chances are the chipped baby tooth will not affect the permanent tooth that will come in later. Her dentist will evaluate what treatment is needed, and monitor the tooth at her check up visits. If the nerve in the baby tooth goes bad due to the trauma, the tooth might need a "baby tooth root canal". This will save the tooth and prevent an infection in that area, which could be problematic. But right now, don't worry too much about it, because there is not much you can do. As long as she is comfortable and not in pain, i'm sure she'll be just fine. ...Read more

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What can cause vomiting and eye discharge in a four year old?

What can cause vomiting and eye discharge in a four year old?

Sounds viral: Viruses like adenovirus can cause conjunctivitis (usually clear watery eye discharge), stomach upset, diarrhea, and coughing. Supportive cares with hydration and fever reducers are usually all that is needed. See your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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