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What Toys Would Help A Child With Cystic Fibrosis
What she needs: Sorry for the flip answer, but not every patient with CF needs the same things. What should be addressed is secretion clearance, nutrition, exercise, drugs if any, infections if any, etc. A CF center should give you all these things, so, if you can, a certified CF center is where you should seek care. ...Read more
Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing special: probably no big deal,but make sure that the medicines are given,if necessary.also make sure that the breathing is normal ...Read more
No: Clean helps & dust free helps for any kid.To some extent this ideal is relative and perfection on either point is unrealistic. With a stable hygienic environment, close monitoring by a CF center, & proper nutrition, these kids do well.Your CF center should have guidelines for healthy living they will share with you during your regular followups. ...Read more
Me and my partner both carry cystic fibrosis genes. How do we be sure to have a child without cystic fibrosis?
Genetic disorder: CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births. All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more
Yes: Lung transplantation is a very important treatment option for people with cystic fibrosis that is severely limiting their physical ability. If successful, and it usually is, lung transplantation can offer a person with cystic fibrosis a renewed chance to regain the ability and energy to do many activities that others without this condition take for granted, including some sports. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agitation in autism: People with autism run understandable he easily frustrated due to their difficulty verbalizing their needs wants and desires. They also get frustrated due to misunderstanding social cues or missing the social cues altogether. The two current approved medications for agitation in autism are whispered all, and abilify (aripiprazole). These should be managed by a clinician with a good understanding of both medications and the condition itself. Sometimes an antidepressant can be helpful. If adhd symptoms are present, sometimes the adhd medications can be beneficial making sure that the person with autism gets good sleep is also helpful and melatonin works quite well for that in autism.Best wishes. ...Read more
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