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Will My Kids Have Prognathism
Not necessarily: An extended (protruding) jaw can be part of the normal facial shape a person is born with. It can also be caused by inherited conditions. It may develop over time in children or adults. It is appropriate to see a dentist or orthodontist to treat abnormal alignment of the jaw and teeth. Your kid's doctor should be involved to check for any underlying medical associatecd with prgnathism. ...Read more
Extended lower jaw: Mandibular prognathism typicaslly refers to a condition in which the lower jaw outgrows the upper jaw. This results in a more forward position of the lower teeth and chin. It can be minor or major. Hapsburg jaw is a reference to the royalty of that name who demonstrated various degrees of this, often with deformity. If you look around, you will see people with this jaw position. ...Read more
Sticks out: The lower jaw sticks out in front of the upper jaw. Google hapsburg jaw for pictures. Requires orthodontic and surgical treatment to correct. ...Read more
It's hard to say.: Prognathism is very difficult to successfully treat with just braces, even over a 6 year period. Prolonged elastic wear might push your lower jaw back, thereby putting pressure on the tm joint. Whether this can be a cause of temporal madibular joint disorder is open for debate. ...Read more
I have mandibular prognathism, and am going hospital tomorrow, will they wire my jaw shut or what is the procedure? I had x-rays 6 months ago?
Ask your surgeon: These are good questions but, they can best be answered by the treating surgeon. If you aren't comfortable asking or don't get good answers, think hard before going for surgery. The operative plan depends on the specifics of your issues and what the treatment goals are. ...Read more
Possibly: You may have no alternative but a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to find comfortable jaw joint relationship, align teeth to the jaws, then reposition the teeth/jaws surgically while maintaining the comfortable joint relationships. Make sure you're seeing an orthodontic specialist and an oral surgical specialist. ...Read more
Please ask a????: Yes there is a children's medical center in dallas. If you have a specific question related to this? Or others please submit a separate question. Questions are not linked. Please read through any question you submit to the site before you send it in. ...Read more
Sunscreen: I will assume you are referring to protection against the sun. A quality, un-expired, SPF 30 sunscreen applied every hour to sun exposed skin will help protect the skin. Better yet, long sleeve clothing, hat and an umbrella would be ideal. One only needs to burn twice in their life to be at increased risk for skin cancer. Help your kids develop this good habit. ...Read more
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
Children's Hospital: One of nation's leading children's hospitals and located in dc. ...Read more
State issue: Vaccination requirements are set by the states and vary in timing and content. Some states require them for entry into any state licensed day care setting. Private and public universities and other institutions also set their own requirements. I will not allow un- vaccinated children into my practice or into my waiting rooms. ...Read more
Hard to find: Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels. The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet. ...Read more
Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=g7ke5d_115e
and here is my take on asperger's. http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Albino vision: Albinism has moderate and severe forms. Refractive needs are common. The eyes as a protective measure commonly develop a dancing motion (nystagmus) which lowers the central acuity. Light sensitivity is of course the rule. There are advances in this know to your ophthalmologist who you should consult when the condition is first detected. ...Read more
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The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines. ...Read more
ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...Read more
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No best place: As the mother of a teen with special needs I know there is no "best place" city or state to raise a child with disabilities. The key is to learn how to network with other families with children with similar conditions. It is important to find a pediatrician who can be your child's medical advocate help you to coordinate medical services. With you on the journey of amazon advocacy:). ...Read more
No: It's not contagious. You are not at risk for getting it. ...Read more
Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?
When should I bring my nine to twelve month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is s
How rare is it for a normal, healthy child to be actually harmed (not just exposed) by lead in the u.S.?
Not so rare: Old houses are often painted on the oufside with lead paint, particularly in the inner city. Kids find that the flakes of peeling paint taste sweet and they get their lead poisoning that way. This causes changes in brain development that is not easy to spot and may easily be ascribed to other causes. ...Read more
What are the odds of having a child with downs syndrome in the u.S., if you do all the appropriate screenings?
One fourth of pregnancies that are affected by downs are either stillborn or miscarried, that said, one of the greatest variables is maternal age at conception.
If you are 20 years old the risk is roughly 1 in 1600, if you are 35 the risk is about 1 in 380 and if you are 40 it is about 1 in 106. ...Read more
How long is a reasonable amount of time between bronchoscopies for a child with a trach? How often should s/he have one?
Bronchoscopies: Routine bronchoscopy at a defined time for a child with a tracheostomy is not defined. In general, these are performed when the child has an issue raising concern for airway obstruction (such as tracheal granuloma), tracheal bleeding, or in certain times when a severe infection is a concern. In addition, prior to tracheal decannulation, this may be performed. ...Read more
Isn't good at all how my kids are doing things without my permission. Tell me how to cope and also do piercing (s) hurt?
Kids: A psychotherapist experienced in working with kids & families is your best bet. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child with a narrow aortar who has been operated on live to an average healthy age mid 70's or 80's?
Aorta: People who have a coarctation of the aorta operated on can live a long normal life ...Read more
Constantly anxious (pan. Attacks) about "breaking rules". I think I make up most of these rules. What are possible reasons? S/abused as a child...
Good insight: You have good insight about your own possibly making up rules, perhaps well-practiced from a young age with your family. This is very common in people with histories of abuse. Working with your own therapist can help you discover more about this, and help you recover. Trying to do it all by yourself is more lonely than you need to be, and can leave you spinning your wheels. Good luck to you. ...Read more
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more
S.A.D. Starting already! I TRY stay active in my home but do sit a lot & take breaks watch TV, go nowhere. HOW I FIX this! I'm Miss out on kids/life?
Psychologist.: Depression in the context of seasonal affective disorder is terrible. Hurts both emotionally and physically. Counseling with a psychologist would be your best bet to find a lasting remedy. Medications can help in the short term, but are not an appropriate replacement for counseling. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm dangerous mental drowned in debilitating pain (s)left not treated and suffer neglect but near bed bound. Budget cuts I now have no mental manager-bad move! I gots no help, help my kid please?
ER: This sounds like an emergency situation. I would get to the local emergency room as soon as possible. If you are not capable of driving yourself, dial 911. To this immediately, do not wait! ...Read more
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