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Are cheap shoes (ie. at Payless or target) a bad idea for 5 year old?

Are cheap shoes (ie. at Payless or target) a bad idea for  5 year old?

Not necessarily: A shoe needs to be proper size, with maybe a little room to grow.It needs to be sturdy enough to protect the feet from the terrain it will be used in (differs if indore or climbing mountains).It needs to breathe ( allow foot moisture to escape).It needs to be flexable for the kids foot to be cradled, not restricted. If you find that in an inexpensive shoe, buy it.Expensive shoes can be the worst. ...Read more

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MY nine year old is in a size 9 men's shoe. Is this large for his age? Should I be concerned?

MY nine year old is in a size 9 men's shoe. Is this large for his age? Should I be concerned?

Big feet: this is a big foot size for age but I wouldn't worry as long as he is proportional and growing at a normal rate otherwise.
There are some conditions that can yield excessive growth, so you will want to make sure he is followed regularly. It is important to have a yearly checkup to evaluate his growth and health overall. ...Read more

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My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

Toilet training: There are numerous ways to toilet train your child. Speak to your physician about individual techniques. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye? ...Read more

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Hellow sir , i m a16 6month year old girl my shoe size is 9 inch ehat will be my height please tell?

Hellow sir , i m a16 6month year old girl my shoe size is 9 inch ehat will be my height please tell?

NOT FROM SHOE SZ: The expected final height of women is the average of both parents less 5cm. They generally grow 5-7.5 cm after first menses. I can't predict height from shoe size. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son wears a corset for scoliosis, he has had diarreah for the last three weeks, all results are negative. Could it be the corset?

My 5 year old son wears a corset for scoliosis, he has had diarreah for the  last three weeks, all results are negative. Could it be the corset?

No: He may complain about the brace, it has nothing to do with his digestive problem. Nothing you wear outside the body has anything to do with how the gut absorptive surfaces perform. Prolonged diarrhea in kids is usually related to infections, diet or food intolerance. ...Read more

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What can cause my 5 year old to have very long smooth turds? They are the size of a grown ups

What  can cause my 5 year old to have very long smooth  turds? They are the size of a grown ups

No problem: Bowel function on a daily basis is normal as long as there is no blood, dark stools--instead of brown and not associated with rectal pain. Size of stool is associated with what is eaten and the amount of fiber in the diet. Sounds like no issue of concern. Discuss with your child's physician if you have other questions. ...Read more

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5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked ,dime size not sick?

5 year old turned her neck and I see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do I get it checked ,dime size not sick?

Lymph node rxns: This is likely a normal lymph node which typically swell in response to a stimulation derived from germs, bites or irritation of the skin (or throat)in their region. In most these are benign, with gradual enlargement followed by return to normal. Those in the head & neck are superficial & obvious.Failure to shrink within 3 wks may require add'l workup.Clarify issues with your Dr. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a hard pea sized lump on the right side of her neck that moves. It doesn't seem to cause her any pain when touched.

My 5 year old daughter has a hard pea sized lump on the right side of her neck that moves. It doesn't seem to cause her any pain when touched.

Superficial or Deep?: Have the pediatrician see what he thinks. Children tend to be sick until they are about 10, so lymph glans can be present - good that it is not sensitive. If pediatrician unsure he can refer you for further W/U. From your description a serious problem seems unlikely, but nothing is impossible in medicine. Could be a hair follicle. ...Read more

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Mjy 5 year old son has a pea sized lump on his vein in neck for last 3 years. What could it be and could it get worse?

Mjy 5 year old son has a pea sized lump on his vein in neck for last 3 years. What could it be and could it get worse?

A lymph node: Lymph nodes are part of the immune system. Everyone has them. Generally, if they don't grow, are not red/hot/painful, and your child is well, all you need to do is point it out to your pediatrician at a routine visit. If it is painful/red/hot/growing, then get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a healthy 5 year old. Last night I noticed two or three small , red, pin-point sized dots on her eyelid. After school today, there are at least?

Rash on lids: This may be a contact rash or from rubbing,
You can apply over the counter hydrocortisone for lid area 1% 3x/d until gone. If persistent or spreads, see pedi md in person. ...Read more

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Hello, Dr. I have a question regarding my 5 year old daughter. She just made me aware of a pea sized bump on the side of her neck. She said it doesn't hurt. Do you think it's a stress ball or worse?

Hello, Dr. I have a question regarding my 5 year old daughter. She just made me aware of a pea sized bump on the side of her neck. She said it doesn't hurt. Do you think it's a stress ball or worse?

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks.They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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What causes arch pain in five year olds? Is there a way to alleviate the pain with special shoes or inserts? I believe her feet are flat..

What causes arch pain in five year olds? Is there a way to alleviate the pain with special shoes or inserts? I believe her feet are flat..

Flat foot: Flat feet or bad shoes can cause such pain. Consult a foot doctor. Child may need a custom orthotic to support arch and reduce strain. Proper fitting shoes with arch rich support inside would do child well ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen. about two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen.  about two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

Most likely: she bruised herself while playing. the contusion at that area was mostly hidden except for the pea size lump as the time passed more of it has come to the skin as it resorbs. If it is still there in a week or if other symptoms develop, take her to be seen. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a pea sized ball with a bruise around it on her right forearm, what is it caused from&is it dangerous?

Lumps and Bumps: Without being able to see the spot, it is impossible to say accurately. In general, if a spot is not changing and not painful, or is going away, it is unlikely to be serious. It would be concerning for an infection if the area were red, swollen or painful. Luckily, children rarely get skin cancer, but it would be wise to have the area seen by your pediatrician if it is slowly enlarging. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has blisters on her bottom , she only wears a nappy at night time and mentioned yesterday she had a sore bum after going to the toilet what could be the cause?

My 2.5 year old daughter has blisters on her bottom , she only wears a nappy at night time and mentioned yesterday she had a sore bum after going to the toilet what could be the cause?

Skin sores: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Feces/urine are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury from friction from the nappy and rubbing her bottom when moving. Change her more frequently and apply good protective skin cream frequently. ...Read more

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10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area.  She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds?  Please advise!

Thelarche: Thelarche is the onset of secondary breast development, usually occurring at the beginning of puberty in girls. Thelarche is usually noticed as a firm, tender lump directly under the center of the nipple (papilla and areola). Thelarche is also referred to as a "breast bud", or your doctor may refer to tanner stage 2. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I have a shoe size 16, 5 us. Is that normal?

I am 17 years old and I have a shoe size 16, 5 us. Is that normal?

High GH level: Are you above 99 percentile of hight? You could be in a normal range of high growth hormone (gh) production or you might be above that level. High level of growth hormone has a direct correlation with skeletal system growth. If your hight is more than 99 percentile a blood test to measure gh level could be helpful. ...Read more

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My sister is 12 and a half years old.. 5'0 feet about 86 pounds and a size 8 shoe do u think they should grow that much more?

My sister is 12 and a half years old.. 5'0 feet about 86 pounds and a size 8 shoe do u think they should grow that much more?

Perhaps a spurt: The growth plates in the metatarsal bones and phalanges in the foot will determine the final shoe size as far as length is concerned. Growth here can continue up to age 20. In girls, the growth plates will close between 14-18. She will most likely grow at least a bit more. ...Read more

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I broke my leg when i was five years old should I be worried about artheritous?

I broke my leg when i was five years old should I be worried about artheritous?

Not to worry: Worrying about things you cannot control or change and that may never appear is a lot of wasted energy. This doctor thinks you would be wise to spend your time on other issues. ...Read more

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My five years old girl looks skiny and loses weight easily too.Is there anyway to improve the situation?

My five years old girl looks skiny and loses weight easily too.Is there anyway  to improve the situation?

Better nutrition: First, check a growth chart. She may be normal. If her weight is too low for her height, improve her calorie intake. She should drink whole milk and avoid low calorie/empty calorie drinks such as soda and juice. There are nutritional supplements but it is best to give her a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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I am forty five years old doing government service I feel anxiety for writing infront of others how can I solve it? Need suggestion

I am forty five years old  doing government service I feel anxiety for writing infront of others how can I solve it? Need suggestion

Therapy: You can see a therapist familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy, who can work with you on decreasing this anxiety. Same therapist may also know eft (tapping), because it's possible this could help also. Good luck. ...Read more

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How come doctors recommend people over forty-five years old to drink milk?

How come doctors recommend people over forty-five years old to drink milk?

Calcium and Protein: Many american's have relatively low, if not deficient, calcium levels. This leads to slow leeching of calcium from our bones, making them more brittle in old age. I suspect any doctor's you've spoken with recommend milk for this reason. Milk is also a good source of protein. Remember the fat though, i always recommend skim milk, and at most 2%, for adults. ...Read more

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I am a male aged 53 years and my wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

I am a male aged 53 years and my  wife is 38 years old. We have a kid which is five years old. We would like to have a another baby. Is it possible?

Absolutely!: You most likely have viable sperm still. You have already proven that you can do it by having your 5yo. The fact that your wife is still in her 30s is great, because the risks of pregnancy and baby-trouble in 40yo mothers is much greater. I would say, "go for it!". ...Read more

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My son has lost five teeth and he is two months from five years old. Is this a problem?

My son has lost five teeth and he is two months from five years old. Is this a problem?

No: Only problem would be if permanent teeth did not replace the primaries. Timing of teething is exceedingly variable. ...Read more

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My son has a blood pressure of 150/111, he is twenty five years old. What can we do to help with his headache? His height is 5'6, his weighs 218lbs.

My son has a blood pressure of 150/111, he is twenty five years old. What can we do to help with his headache? His height is 5'6, his weighs 218lbs.

Have : Have you repeated the blood pressure to make sure the value you got was accurate?
If this is a severe headache, i recomend that you take him to the emergency room. I can not tell by reading this if he has chronic hypertension. I don't know if his blood pressure is causing his headache or if his headache is so severe, that it is causing his blood pressure to rise. In general blood pressure reading of 180 or higher for the top number (systolic pressure) and 110 on the bottom or higher (diastolic pressure) is pretty significant. Since there isn't much information here, i recommend a prudent approach and that you take him to the emergency room so that he can be checked out. ...Read more

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Ambah is five years old and has a sore left nipple...No discoloration or marks. Is this just a growing pain?

Sore nipple: "growing pains"do not effect a five year olds nipples. They are usually bone pains. Please take her to the pediatrician. At five she should not have nipple pain, and it may represent an infection. ...Read more