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Doctor insights on: What Is Major Cause Of Attention Problems In 10yo Boys

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What is major cause of attention problems in 10yo boys?

Depends: Many things can cause attention issues, can be sleep issue, hormone issue, social issue, learning issue, and much more. Check with your doctor for treatable causes, work with the teachers to put the pieces of the puzzle together and find the best way to address. Again, i recommend additudemag.Com for many resources. ...Read more

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What causes fainting in 10 year old boys?

What causes fainting in 10 year old boys?

Syncope: Eating and drinking well? Sleeping well? Vasovagal? Normal blood sugar? Blood pressure with position change? Hypovolemic? Anemic? Regular cardiac rhythm / nl ecg? Neurological exam? Etc. All should be checked out, asap. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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10 year-old who from the early age had urinary obstruction, had surgery at age 1 yr to unblock it, but now has 2 weeks of obstruction symptoms.....?

10 year-old who from the early age had urinary obstruction, had surgery at age 1 yr to unblock it, but now has 2 weeks of obstruction symptoms.....?

Needs diagnosis: He was probably born with posterior urethral valves (PUV) which Dr SB resected at age-1-yr. He may have urethral stricture at site of resection & thus requires urethrogram (VCUG) & likely cystoscopy. Might respond to endoscopic urethrotomy. Kidney damage common with PUV. Children's hospitals usually have endowment funds to help with such cases & many Drs. will treat pro bono after treating so long ...Read more

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10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

Food, drug or virus: Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks. Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects. ...Read more

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What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

Many possibilities: Hepatitis=inflammation of the liver. Many viral agents(hep a, b, c, d;mumps, mono or chickenpox can have some evidence of liver irritation. Genetic disorders of metabolism etc. Only a good workup by your physician can point the way to a firm understanding f the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a 10 year old girl to constantly blink. She's always sitting there blinking its not little blinks. Is very noticeable?

What would cause a 10 year old girl to constantly blink. She's always sitting there blinking its not little blinks. Is very noticeable?

Tics vs Tourettes: This is not an uncommon thing for children to do. Sit down and really ask your daughter about her school, bullying, etc. And ask her teachers and principal if things are problematic at school. ...Read more

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My 10 year old can go all day sometimes without drinking and other days he drinks over a litre in one sitting. Is that cause for concern?

My 10 year old can go all day sometimes without drinking and other days he drinks over a litre in one sitting. Is that cause for concern?

Dehydration: you can tell if his urine is very dark or have strong smell that your son is not adequately hydrated, unless he gets his fluids in other forms (juices, sodas, etc). in either case that is not good and not healthy on the long term (kidney problems, mineral deficiencies). try to talk to him on why it is importance and create a log. minimum intake should be around 1.5 liter per day. ...Read more