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Doctor insights on: What Do Down Syndrome Babies Look Like

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What can I do to help babies /kids with down syndrome?

What can I do to help babies /kids with down syndrome?

Help for Downs: There are services such as early intervention to assist children under 3 years of age. Special services are school responsibility after that. There are down syndrome support groups which can be very supportive. Many medical centers have down syndrome clinics to provide comprehensive care. My grandson has down syndrome. His parents find these services to be very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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What does ring worms look like when they are going away?

What does ring worms look like when they are going away?

It just fades: It is important to know that "ringworm" is a misnomer because the rash is not caused by a worm at all, but by a surface fungus called tinea corporis. After the fungus has been treated, the rash slowly becomes flatter and then the hyperpigmentation (dark skin) fades over time. ...Read more

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Why do people with morquio syndrome look the way they do?

Why do people with morquio syndrome look the way they do?

Autosomal recessve: genetic disorder; both parents are carriers of a rare mutation, causing the syndrome in about 1:200,000 children. The two forms prevent cellular "housecleaning" of long sugar molecules normally broken down in our cells, resulting in damage to various organs, particularly bone, stunting growth and deforming facies. Intelligence is normal. see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001 ...Read more

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I have these round red marks showing up on my legs and arms. They don't hurt and they look like a cigarette burn. Do you know what they are and or what causes them?

I have these round red marks showing up on my legs and arms.  They don't hurt and they look like a cigarette burn. Do you know what they are and or what causes them?

That : That sounds like an infectious or allergic cause. Certain infections such as ringworm can cause round marks. Also some allergic reactions can cause round lesions with clear centers. Please have this rash immediately evaluated. If you develop increased rash, fever, vomiting, shortness of breath, or change in rash then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

Internet search: Web search may help. Or you can talk to a geneticist and describe symptoms and see if they recognize a specific syndrome. You can also be seen which is always the most complete. ...Read more

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Ultrasound pictures. kid does not look like me. looks like others and with each visit, picture changes. why would this be happening? I know the kid grows but there are no characteristics and the kid looks like 7 different people. Pulling my hair out with

Ultrasound pictures. kid does not look like me. looks like others and with each visit, picture changes. why would this be happening? I know the kid grows but there are no characteristics and the kid looks like 7 different people. Pulling my hair out with

Man, u need to relax: There is no way one can determine from fetal US pictures if the baby does or doesnt resemble them. The unborn baby is still developing and change their appearance, including facial features right upto and AFTER their birth. Try to appreciate the beauty of human development inside the womb and the miraculous process of birth. There are better ways to handle doubts afterwards. Be supportive now. ...Read more

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What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

Dandy : Dandy walker syndrome is a complex anatomical birth defect that affects about 1 in every 30000 live births. It is named after the doctors who first described it. Symptoms may include delayed motor development (for example, a child that doesn't crawl at the right age or walk at the right age), bulging of the fontanelles, enlargement of the head, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal breathing patterns. The anatomical defect has several features. The first is the impaired development of part of the cerebellum (a part of the brain that seems to coordinate movements, among other things). The second is enlargement of the fourth ventricle (a fluid filled space in the lower, back part of the brain). The third is the enlargement of the posterior fossa (a part of the skull). Dandy walker syndrome is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain that increases pressure inside the head), and other birth defects involving the brain, heart, and other body parts. The dandy walker birth defect probably starts very early in development, possibly as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. Recent scientific research suggests that genetic mutations may contribute. However, it is probably safe to say that no one knows exactly why people get dandy walker malformation. ...Read more

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What do you do if people use the r word around your son with down syndrome?

What do you do if people use the r word around your son with down syndrome?

Not worth your time: The people that matter in the life of your child are sensitive to both your feelings and that of your child. Your attention should focus of the givers in life not the gawkers. This term is a bit archaic & commonplace in the vocabulary of those over 50. ...Read more

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What does diabetes look like in children?

What does diabetes look like in children?

Usually Type 1: Though rates of type 2 dm are rising in this country, by far the most prevalent is type 1 in children, particularly pre-pubertal. Kids present with frequent, large volume urination, thirst, weight loss initially. Then they can start to vomit, get belly pain, and dehydrate. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes in both kids and adults. Treatment is life-saving. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to people with Down syndrome when they get old?

Depends on variables: They have an expected lifespan in excess of 60 yrs. Over their life they have a higher frequency of hypothyroidism, diabetes, scoliosis, foot problems and a variety of other issues. Some can be very limited with their communication skills and some less so.Women can have children, men not. Mental limitations are always present.Lack of medical treatment for any issue can shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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What do stomach worms look like and do they float after they come out during a BM?

What do stomach worms look like and do they float after they come out during a BM?

They can: If you are seeing worms in your stool you need to see your doctor. The most common worms seen in the stool in the US are pinworms or hookworms. Pinworms cause intense anal itching, hookworms usually have fewer symptoms. Both are easily treated with medication. ...Read more

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Why do I seem to have irritable bowel syndrome every time i eat something fattening? What is the mechanism behind what 's causing the freq bowels?

Why do I seem to have irritable bowel syndrome every time i eat something fattening?  What is the mechanism behind what 's causing the freq bowels?

It depends on what: Symptoms are you having. Remember ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. Youhave to rule out everything else before diagnosing someone. Fatty and greasy food can irritate your gallbladder too which typically causes epigastric pain with nausea/vomiting and sometimes diarrhea. You will need a GI workup to make sure that your symp are related to ibs and then treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be run down or burnt out?

What does it feel like to be run down or burnt out?

Not good: How does it feel to be happy and full of energy and full of hope and joy? Run down is like a broken down car. Exhausted, sad, tired, no energy. Burnt out is like the candle has no flame. Overworked, mentally exhausted . A colleague of mine recommends "WordReference.com" If you are feeling these symptoms go see your doctor for treatment and support ...Read more

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What does ring worms look like on a kiddo?

What does ring worms look like on a kiddo?

Let explain: A ringworm rash usually appears as a scaly patch with an outer edge that is raised and red. As the patch spreads, the inside of the circle may appear much paler and actually seem to be healthy again. The patch may be single or actually several overlapping circles. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like for the partner?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like for the partner?

How close are you?: The person who has the issue often feels the need to move the leg or the leg is moving on its own....Hence, i assume if the partner is laying in the same bed....They may be kicked a few extra times.....Or may be awoken if asleep as the leg is making the person restless and hence there can be movement in the bed.... ...Read more

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Does anyone know what's wrong with my eyes? Blister like things all over bottom lids when I turn them out.

Does anyone know what's wrong with my eyes? Blister like things all over bottom lids when I turn them out.

See a Eye Doctor: It depends what other symptoms are associated with you "blisters". It is hard to tell what the findings are from the description. There could be simple cyst in the conjunctiva or symptoms related to an allergy. Or if you are a contact lens wearer they could be related to over wear or an allergy. ...Read more