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When Can You Know If A Child Is Right Or Left Handed
At what age can you know whether or not a child will be left or right handed? My child is 1 and so far he uses both hands equally for everything.
Variable: Some researchers think you can spot signs that early but i seldom see it before 2-4y. Early on most kids show equal dexterity with both hands & i worry if a kid shows too much hand preference at 1 or younger as it can be a sign of mild cerebral palsy and associated limits on the affected side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child is 12 months old and can crawl properly and stand up with support. However, she favors one hand/leg(left) over other. Is it curable?
Maybe: This may be a transitional (temporary) pattern as baby moves into this stage of mobility.However, preference of one hand/foot over another at this early age may reflect an injury to the developing nervous system some time in the past. Assessment by a developmental pediatrician, physical or occupational therapist may provide more answers and a plan for treatment. ...Read more
I've had a dime-sized boney bump on the left-hand side of the lower part of my skull since I was a child. It hurts when I press on it. What is it?
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Be patient: Although some researchers suggest an infant may use one hand more than another as early as 6m, most describe true hand dominance as emerging between 2 & 4 yrs. I worry when a child uses one hand more often before a year as it can be an emerging sign of a motor impairment as seen in cerebral palsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a baby is born what in their lifetime makes them a left handed person or right handed person.
NOTHING: in their "LIFETIME" changes the DOMINANT SIDE OF THE BRAIN!! Although parental FORCES have been used toi try to CHANGE dominant sides its a LOUSY IDEA! In other words its HEREDITY not ENVIRONMENT! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Nerve compression: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb ulnar nerve compression at the elbow or wrist can involve the little and ring fingers. ...Read more
Hi my baby now six month he has six fingers on the left hand is it true to remve it now ? And how ? Please helpe me am worry
see orthopedist: He'll tell you proper time for removal extra digit. ...Read more
My mom is 85 years old, she is slurring her words but can raise her hands over her head and the left side of her face droops little when she smiles. She can answers questions with clarity, knows the day and date. She says she feels fine but I am concern
My 5months old baby has imbalance brain, his growth of the left side is lower, and he don't have grip in his hand, is he abnormal?
Problem-yes: Abnormal? I do not know, but it does sound as if there may be a problem. I assume you have discussed this with your pediatrician. If not, you should. ...Read more
6month old baby was left hand erbs palcy.recovered fully at 3 month. Now left hand is more active than right(( Can I stop ROM exercises?
Lots of causes: Can't tell over the computer. See your family physician asap. He may want you to have tests or see specialist. Please call now...If it hasn't gone away in 5 months its way past due to be evaluated. ...Read more
Is it normal that my dominant right hand/arm gets tired faster, but i hold baby and carrier always with my left arm ?
Possible: Usually we try to use our dominant hand and gets tired earlier due to over use. But, if you think its unusually more tiring then you want to see pcp to discuss the possibilities. There will be problem in the muscles, nerves or bone. Hope this helps. ...Read more
4 m.old baby has repaired from erb's palcy.affected/left hand mostly up & more active. Rom exercise are daily 8 movements-20 reps,6 time. Is it a lot?
Left hand palsy: If you are able to do this it will be helpful ...Read more
My baby was born left hand on face. She can move easily hand, slightly elbow & shoulder. Any pain while moving but she doesn't lift hand by herself?
Brachial nerve palsy: I recommend seeing a doctor for a history and physical exam. Perhaps the baby has a brachial plexus nerve palsy (stretch injury) where the nerves were stretched at the neck/shoulder area during birth. It is also called Erb's palsy. Daily physical therapy exercises can sometimes help recover or help recover faster. ...Read more
My 3month old baby looks around follows my hand but doesnt look at me and some times his left eye is watery clear colour. ....
Should i be concerned if my 4yrs old baby got her left hand fractured above elbow & plastered. What remedy to avoid infection & odour?
Ensure the cast does: Not get wet, to avoid maceration of the skin. These are usually close injuries (the skin is broken over the fx site), so chances would be very rare. If she starts to scratch due to itching, give her some phenergan, (promethazine) to avoid scratching. Don't allow her to scratch inside the cast with a pen/pencil or something else, as she can then get infected. I use a posterior splint, so arm can be cleaned/dried. ...Read more
Habit of having my hand/arm on my bump while i sleep on my left side at 33wks pregnant. Can I hurt bub? My mum tells me it can be too heavy for baby?
My 2 month old only latches on my left breast and I hand pump about 2.5 oz out the right. How do I know how much to give him? 10lbs baby
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