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When can you know if a child is right or left handed?

When can you know if a child is right or left handed?

About two years old: Most children have developed a dominant hand by age two years. It's unusual for them to do this much younger. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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I have took my child to her doctor 4 time for the same thing hand foot an mouth but it has been 2 mnths and aint gettin better? And i was just wanting to know is there something wrong with her why we can't get it to go away?

Hand, : Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral illness usually comprised of fever, painful blisters in the mouth, and rash. It typically affects infants and children under 5 years of age. The symptoms usually clear within 7 to 10 days. If your child has had 2 months of non-stop symptoms, it may not be hand, foot and mouth disease, but another illness depending on what her symptoms are. You should call your doctor to discuss your concerns. Your daughter may need testing to figure out what she has and how to help her. ...Read more

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As a child i lost circulation to my right arm. I have bad circulation in both my hands, they always look red and swollen. Lately i get light headed ?

As a child i lost circulation to my right arm. I have bad circulation in both my hands, they always look red and swollen. Lately i get light headed 

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Rule out vasculitis : I would recommend you get seen immediately. It sounds like you may have vascular symptoms that may or may not be Takayasu's Arteritis. I am concerned that you need to be treated immediately in person because your dizziness may reflect cerebral ischemia. Good luck. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001250.htm ...Read more

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Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?

Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?

Tremors: Could be due to familial essential tremor, unlikely early parkinson's, and possible hyperthyroidism, or even wilson's disease. Just some thoughts, not a final diagnosis, so see a neurologist and get this answered. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

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Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is picking your child up by both hands extremely harmful?

Is picking your child up by both hands extremely harmful?

No: Generally speaking, the answer is "no." there is a condition called nursemaid's elbow that can occur if a child is quickly lifted by the hands. This results in a subluxation of the radial head. This is easily treated by a pediatrician, er physician or orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Why must I teach my child to wash his hands before visiting grandma?

Why must I teach my child to wash his hands before visiting grandma?

Because you do: Your child is not born with an innate understanding of what you or anyone else will expect from him/her. You have to teach them. Communicating with your child is the only way they will understand what you expect. Children are like blank slates, they learn everything about the world by watching their parents. Wash your own hands before visiting grandma and they may start to do it more too. ...Read more

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What can I do if a child gets super glue on his hand?

What can I do if a child gets super glue on his hand?

BE GENTLE !: Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle! ...Read more

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