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What Shoe Size Does A 5 Year Old Wear
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
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
My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?
Hellow sir , i m a16 6month year old girl my shoe size is 9 inch ehat will be my height please tell?
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 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
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
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
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
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
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..
My 5 year old has 2 small (slightly smaller than pea sized lumps in armpit. They are rubbery painless and roll easily under finger when pressed. ?
Lympadenopathy: Sounds benign but the location is slightly unusual for a 5 year old. please have baby checked by his PCP. More history is needed ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My son is five years old and was recently put on tegretol xr he takes 1 100mg tab for five days then 1 2×a day how long before its starts working ?
When level is right: generally meds like tegretol are slowly increased and then blood levels checked ti ensure the level is in the usually effective range ...Read more
I am forty five years old doing government service I feel anxiety for writing infront of others how can I solve it? Need suggestion
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
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?
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 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
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
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