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What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for me to begin a healthier lifestyle?

What is considered the number one way for me to begin a healthier lifestyle?

Dr Pousti provided : An excellent response. I would say the 2 most important things are food/intake (garbage in = garbage out) and exercise (organism are meant to be active). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a teething baby?

What is the best treatment for a teething baby?

Teething: A wet cold (but not frozen) hand cloth or a chilled teething ring. Do not use orajel or similar products. ...Read more

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How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

Varicocele: Costs varies from hospital to hospital and from doctor to doctor. It is an effective way to treat varicocele but I do not believe there any studies comparing results and outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the average penis size for a 16-year-old?

What is the average penis size for a 16-year-old?

NoSuchThingAsAverage: It depends on where the child is in terms of his sexual development, and his genetics. How long ago did he start puberty? If he's overweight at all, then the extra tummy fat/fat pads can make the penis appear smaller. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271647.php Discuss with his pediatrician if there is concern. ...Read more

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If my baby's head is too large for delivery, is a c-section the only alternative option?

If my baby's head is too large for delivery, is a c-section the only alternative option?

Yes: If it is absolutely determined that the baby's head diameter is too large for a vaginal delivery, then a caesarian section would be the safest choice. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the average weight for a newborn?

Please help! what is the average weight for a newborn?

Average Wt: The average weight of a newborn is about 7 1/2 pounds. That can vary depending on the parents' size, the mother's health, and whether or not the baby is born at term. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read more

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What is the choices for treating 2-3mm diastema in upper incisors , and which one is more recommended?

What is the choices for treating 2-3mm diastema in upper incisors , and which one is more recommended?

Orthodontics: The very best choice would be orthodontics. Next would be porcelain facings. Finally, porcelain crowns best to discuss this with a dentist. It is very hard to recommend to you what is best without an examination. ...Read more

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What is the average age for a child's first dentist visit in the u.S.?

What is the average age for a child's first dentist visit in the u.S.?

By First Birthday: Actually the average age is probably much older than that. By the first birthday is the recommended age of first dental visit by the american academy of pediatrics and the american academy of pediatric dentistry. It is very important to establish the "dental home" early for children. Education an prevention can begin at that time for a lifetime of good dental health. ...Read more

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Is it true that exclusive breast feeding is the best for the first 6months of the baby's life.Best for his /her immunity?

Is it true that exclusive breast feeding is the best for the first 6months of the baby's life.Best for his /her immunity?

Yes: Breast feeding exclusively us the best for the first 6 months. The baby gets some passive immunity from the proteins in the mother's milk. ...Read more

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What is the average penis size for a teenager?

What is the average penis size for a teenager?

Depends: It depends what stage of puberty he is in. If he is 13 and has just started puberty the penis may be about 6.5 cm (2 and 1/2 inches). That measurement is taken with the penis stretched (measuring from the pubic bone at the top of the penis to the tip). If there is a lot of belly fat the penis may appear smaller than it actually is. When puberty is further along at age 14-15 then penis gets longer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for craniosynostosis in a 3 month old?

What is the best treatment for craniosynostosis in a 3 month old?

Separate the bones: With craniosynostosis, the skull bones fused together too soon, causing a strange appearance; and leads to functional problems with the eyes, the jaw, and the brain, depending on the problem's severity. The fused bones must be separated by surgery, so the question is when & where to do the surgery. Parents can get 2-3 opinions from nearby medical centers, and go where they feel most comfortable. ...Read more

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What is the best option for one to straighten their teeth?

What is the best option for one to straighten their teeth?

Braces: The best option for straightening your teeth will depend on your particular teeth and will be different for everyone. Traditional braces, invisalign, crowns or veneers are some options. Start with an evaluation with your general dentist or an orthodontist and discuss your goals and learn what options you have. ...Read more

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What is the average age for females to have a first child in the u.S.?

What is the average age for females to have a first child in the u.S.?

Tricky question: Nowadays you see girls having babies at 11 /13 14 years old.Hard to say.That is really more personal and depends on when you are ready to raise a child. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

Eczema: Hydration is key for treatment and prevention. Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key. ...Read more

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How to reduce the level of creatinine for a patient who is diatebetic for more than 30yrs and what is the normal value ?

How to reduce the level of creatinine for a patient who is diatebetic for more than 30yrs and what is the normal value ?

0.6-1.2 mg/dL: Normal level of creatinine is about 1mg per 100 ml of serum. There is no easy way to reduce increased levels of creatinine, expect if the patient is dehydrated giving fluids helps. There are medications that protect the kidney in diabetics and you should consult your doctor for continued care and managing blood glucose levels to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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