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Why Do Autistic Children Eat Paper Plastic Etc
My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
Since I was 2 I have eaten paper, lead, plastic, sometimes metal, fabric, and a couple more things on a regularly for 14 years. Am I in danger?
Danger: Probably not but you should stop taking non-edible stuff! ...Read more
How long does ecoli live on paper or plastic? Hard plastic, Not garbage bags. I may have to wash his comforter depending on the answer :(
Wash the comforter!: E-coli can live for many days on surfaces like plastic - even steel. It is just a bad decision to cut corners and end up quite ill. Don't be lazy - or hire someone to do it after telling them the situation and paying their price. Or throw away the comforter in as safe a manner as possible. Smile - it's not the hardest task in the world. And you can feel really proud of yourself afterward. ...Read more
I touched a piece of plastic paper that had contained raw meat. I threw the plastic away and put fingers in mouth. What's my risk of toxo?
Food: Humans touch raw meat all the time. They wash the meat; they prepare the meal. One just washes their hands when this happens with soap and water. ...Read more
I was drinking water and a piece of plastic from the cup got in my mouth like the paper cups what can happen anxious?
Don't worry : It sounds like a very small piece so should pass harmlessly out of your body. ...Read more
Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut.Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes
It : It sounds like a corneal abrasion. It is a very painful condition but fortunately resolves quickly. Corneal abrasion expose your cornea to infection so you should be treated with an antibiotic as a prophylaxis. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to make sure that there is no ruptured globe and to make sure that all foreign material is removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Labeled vitamins with pen on paper and put in plastic bag. Ink seems to have run. 25 weeks pregnant. Problem?
Evidence-based: Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy (aba, the denver model) 25-40 hours/wk works best. A child with autism won't understand why he should follow your agenda; ignore non-compliance & protests. Say, "sit down. Look at me, " tapping your temple, before teaching. Focus on joint attention, a precursor for communication. Ipad autism apps may be useful, but face -to-face time is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sensory Rooms: "A sensory room is a place where children can use multi-sensory experiences to explore, to calm themselves, and to practice important social skills. There are many types of sensory rooms. Some multi-sensory rooms have bright lights, loud sounds, popping colors and fragrances. These rooms are designed to encourage language skills and emotions." ...Read more
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