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What Is Wrong With My 16yo If He Has Little Body Hair And Is Very Short
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
My grandson is 3yrs old is it normal for him to have a slight mustache and hair on his legs and arms its very much visible is this normal?
PROBABLY NOT..: The short description you gave, doesn't sound normal. Check with his pediatrician. He needs a detail exam and some tests probably. ...Read more
My sister is extremely athletic and a passionate raw vegan and is very in shape, however she still has really bad breakouts. why does she break out?
My 2 year old daughter has a little hair under her arm and gets body odor when she is sweaty is this a problem? Is there a deodorant she can use?
Have her seen by ped: Children should not have body odor or arm pit hair before puberty. This may be a congenital hormonal disease. There have been cases where breastfed children of mothers taking hormones may be absorbing these. Also, if any parent is using topically applied hormones, take care not to let child come in contact with area of application. Have child seen by a pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
My Son is 2 and a half years old, His body is feeling hot but there is no temperature. what should i do ?
Temperature: Feeling has not been proven as a reliable way to diagnose fever. If you think he has a temperature, the most reliable way to diagnose it, is to measure his temperature in his bottom. A temperature over 100.4 is abnormal. Treat any temperature and have him assessed for any concerns. All the best. ...Read more
Most of the times when is a sunny day and my 3 year old is sweating, she says she is cold and asks for a blanket. Whats wrong with her?Or is it normal
My son has been feeling ok but he is not hungry much and throws up the odd time he is usually a good eater what could be the problem ?
My wife is 8 and a half months pregnant she gets the shakes very bad and after the shakes she gets very dizzy what is going on with her?
My daughter is 5 and has pneumonia Shes doing much better and no fever but she's sleeping a lot She never takes naps is this norm or is it the meds?
She needs rest: Recovering from pneumonia is often prolonged. Children and adults may be very fatigued and feel weak for weeks to months after the pneumonia. Read the labels of all the medications she is taking and see if any of these may cause drowsiness. If you find that it the case, consider the potential risks and benefits of the medication and if you are uncertain talk to her doctor. Push fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 14 and is shrinking in hight, and she has been for a while, she is otherwise heathy, what's wrong?
Possible scoliosis: The only thing that at all comes to mind where an adolescent loses height would be that her spine is starting to bend, a condition known as scoliosis. The bend can be side to side or front to back, and either could lead one to measure "shorter" in height. Have her pediatrician do a very thorough back exam and even consider x-rays if there has indeed been true, documented loss of height. ...Read more
My dad is 63 with diabetes and is getting a prostate biopsy this week. His concern is that for the past month he has been feeling very dizzy mostly when he tilts his head. He is also irritated most of the time now? What could this be?
Multiple things: It sounds like that his dizziness is coming from positional variation, called as positional vertigo. This could be related to fluid in the ear, but other reasons are there. His irritation could be multifactorial- diabetes, possible stress of biopsy, dementia ( age related memory loss). If dizziness persists then he should be checked. Also once biopsy is done then get him checked for rest. ...Read more
My mother is 84 and been very tired and sleepy a lot which is very unusual for her. All of her blood work is normal. What could be happening?
Many causes: As we get older there are many possible causes of increased sleepiness and mental status changes. These include infectious etiologies such as urine infections, pneumonia, cellulitis. Other causes include electrolyte abnormalities, renal failure, heart attack, stroke, medication side effects. Call your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 12 in july her friends are 11 and have got it shes is flat has lots hair down there she has no underarm hair can she have it faster?
Not to worry : Cannot compare her to others.Each one develops differently. If concerned or has medical issues , then you need to take her to her pediatrician for complete exam and to run some tests.Referral to a specialist if needed ...Read more
Hi there my son 16 months gets a redness and it very hot on the hole right side of his body what can it be he has heart long and airway prob thanks?
Hair was very thick,fell rapidly and in big clumps, now my hair is very thin and no one in the family is like that, so what causes it for a 19yrs old?
My grandmother is talking like a child and but knows everything that is going on she but doesn't no she is talking weird she also is very fidgety she has a UTI could that cause the symptoms and elderly and if so what should we do?
My cousin gets headaches a lot he is 7 1/2 he is also very hot a lot can not keep his weight up doesn't eat much what is wrong?
Can see a doctor: A 7-8 year old child who complains of headaches often and/or who is not growing well, can see his primary care doctor. A pediatrician can interview the parents, examine the child, and work on diagnosing the problem. Some blood tests or other tests may be needed. ...Read more
My friend jess, has been vomiting, can barely breathe, shaking and is very lethargic. She has no appetite, is dehydrated and has a very high temperature of 42.1. Whatshould i do?
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