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Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth. I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth. However, the time has come to face facts. Several years ago, I had caps placed on my upper teeth. As tim

Implants I am sixty-nine years old, and still retain most of my own teeth. I have always had a fear of dentistry, but have taken care of my teeth. However, the time has come to face facts. Several years ago, I had caps placed on my upper teeth. As tim

Get opinions + pick: Every dental dilemma has multiple solutions. Do your homework, interview several dental professionals, select a treatment plan and dentist that fits your criteria and then move forward to invest in your oral health. 69 years old is still young and it is not uncommon for me to place dental implants or do orthodontics on people in their 80's. It is not only appearance, but a quality of life issue! ...Read more

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9 year old son hates his life, gets upset, easy, hits his head when upset, but don't no what started it all what could it be?

9 year old son hates his life, gets upset, easy, hits his head when upset, but don't no what started it all what could it be?

Multi possibilities: These are worrisome symptoms and it is important to explore these with his doctor and school. Depression is very real even at age 9 and there is often bullying in the schools which makes it worse. Have your doctor see him and do any necessary investigations and referrals to child psychology and psychiatry. All the best and I hope he feels better soon. Check site healthykids. Org ...Read more

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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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My 9 year old's right shoulder hurts and it hurts when she turn her head. What can it be?

My 9 year old's right shoulder hurts and it hurts when she turn her head. What can it be?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to check for head lice on a 9 year old boy?

How to check for head lice on a 9 year old boy?

Get him to sit still: The biggest problem with 9 y/o boys is getting them to stop moving for a second so you can get a good look. Fortunately, most of them have short hair (justin bieber notwithstanding). Lice don't like short hair, they like to hide, so taking a flat stick (like a clean popsicle stick), go through section by section looking for either lice or small nits attached to the base of the hair follicles. ...Read more

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My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

It's possible: Allergic reaction take on different faces, and can be somewhat delayed. So it is indeed possible that a sting in the past few days could be leading to facial swelling today. Recommend trying benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if having any difficulty breathing, swallowing needs to be seen today. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son wraps his bed sheet completely around his head when sleeping. Any idea why he would do this?

My 9 year old son wraps his bed sheet completely around his head when sleeping. Any idea why he would do this?

Comfortable humidity: Your exhaled-air is perfect in moisture balance thus comfortable to the nose during colder/drier months as in many nights of winter. Covering the head traps moisture and thus more comfortable to breath via nose. The sheets are quite thin and air can pass through with ease, thus not concerning for oxygenation problem. Mine kids do same, as I too at times... ...Read more

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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, I was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son has lumps behind his head and neck, his full blood count came back normal. So what could be causing his lumps.

My 9 year old son has lumps behind his head and neck, his full blood count came back normal. So what could be causing his lumps.

Normal: . As long as he's not having other symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats or fevers, I would give it a bit more. Tell yourself if not smaller by Labor day you'll have it checked out further. Causes can be viral (like mono), ANY scalp irritation such as bug bites, sores, dandruff, infected hair follicles... ...Read more

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9 year old son complains of being dizzy and weak and can't sit up straight. Usually after he does some physical activity. Says his head is gonna burst?

9 year old son complains of being dizzy and weak and can't sit up straight. Usually after he does some physical activity. Says his head is gonna burst?

Check it out: Weakness, dizziness, headache associated w/ activity always needs checking out. Increasing activity raises heart rate &blood pressure (bp)so dizziness shouldn't happen. But shortly after exercise, it's normal for it to fall quickly. If BP is naturally low to start with, it gets even lower then. If you sit then stand again, BP can take a few seconds to catch up & voila! Head rush! But see md 2B sure. ...Read more

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Hi my 9 year old daughter says her tummy hurts and her face feels numb. She thought she was going to be sick but hasn't. This is the second time?

Hi my 9 year old daughter says her tummy hurts and her face feels numb. She thought she was going to be sick but hasn't. This is the second time?

Tummy and face...: Touch her face and ask if she can feel your touch. If she can, her face is not numb. "numb" means no feeling. If the stomach pain persists, have her checked by her doctor. If no physical cause can be found, consider that with this combination of symptoms, she might be expressing anxiety. Children often manifest anxiety in a physical way. ...Read more

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My 9 year old have fine bumps on his face, arms, legs, and back of the neck. What could it be if they have whiteheads on them?

My 9 year old have fine bumps on his face, arms, legs, and back of the neck. What could it be if they have whiteheads on them?

Dry skin?: This sounds like a conditioned called keratosis pilaris which is a condition primarily related to dry skin. It is treated with good moisturization and avoiding harsh soaps, etc. However any skin condition that persists for very long should be evaluated by a physician. A dermatology referral may be needed. ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Dr. Can check throat: Infections of the tonsils, throat, neck lymph nodes, or sinuses, can cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. For some people, ear pressure or ear pain can also cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. A primary care doctor can check to see if it is a routine problem such as strep throat, which needs antibiotics. For pain, there is Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin, and other OTC cold medicines. ...Read more

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Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

Sore throat, sore neck, head ache, red glassy eyes but no fever in a 9 year old male child?

See his doctor.: It sounds like he needs to be examined by his doctor. Even though he doesn't have fever, and this may be a viral illness, he should be seen to rule out strep or other treatable illness. Meanwhile you can give him ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain, if he has no medical contraindication to doing so. Also, make sure he is drinking fluids. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has a small red spot on the ring of his penis head wht could it be?

My 9 yr old son has a small red spot on the ring of his penis head wht could it be?

A few possibilities: It could be an insect bite or just an irritation from his clothing rubbing against his penis. Another possibility is that some smegma (skin cells and oil) built up under the edge of the foreskin (if he is circumcised) and caused some irritation. Keep it clean. Apply a triple-antibiotic ointment. See your doctor if it isn't better in a few days. ...Read more

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9 yr old with popping feeling followed by sharp pain on the frontal section left side of head. Should I take her to urgent care or regular dr?

9 yr old with popping feeling followed by sharp pain on the frontal section left side of head. Should I take her to urgent care or regular dr?

Depends: If the child is responding and behaving normally otherwise & is not drowsy &has a normal gait, not having these symptoms for too long then give him Tylenol (acetaminophen) &observe for a few hours. If he continues to get more severe headaches and some of the symptoms written above appear take him to urgent care right away. If the headache persists without the other symptoms) for long have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has severe asthma...I noticed in the past 2months he had some unusal swelling in his face hands and hump between his neck and shoulder?

My 9 yr old son has severe asthma...I noticed in the past 2months he had some unusal swelling in his face hands and hump between his neck and shoulder?

? On oral steroids?: The features you describe sound like the effect of the membrane stabilizer medications often used with severe asthma. The "moon face" and hump can reflect changes in fat deposition under the skin when this med is used at higher doses for an extended period. Please discuss your observations with the dr. ...Read more

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Should I get second opinion. 9 yr old present with nodule behind ear. History of cafe o lait (disease) but also has a cold & rash on face.

Should I get second opinion. 9 yr old present with nodule behind ear. History of cafe o lait (disease) but also has a cold & rash on face.

Second opinion: More information and second medical opinions, it will be necessary for you to request a formal consultation, and we are absolutely here to help. Please request a personal consult with one of our physicians on HealthTap, or with your physician. Thanks! ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! Symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! Symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

See a pediatrician: A child who rolls his eyes, his head, and sniffs off and on may have tics, which are exaggerated habits. Of course he may have allergies and dry eyes, too. The allergies and eye symptoms may "encourage" the tics to continue because the symptoms make him sense that there is some discomfort in the eyes. Some doctors check for strep throat when a child has new tics with cold/allergy/throat symptoms. ...Read more

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