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Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis or asthma:  how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma. ...Read more

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Hemispherectomy on a young child, is this okay?

Hemispherectomy on a young child, is this okay?

Very good question: This type of drastic surgical treatment of intractable epilepy is considered after all other medical treatments fail. Your neurologist/neurosurgeon can give you an answer regarding reasonable expectation of surgical outcome. ...Read more

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Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Either: All vaporizers put moisture into the air and that can be comforting when the air is dry. Air can be naturally dry due to the climate or weather or dried by indoor heat or air conditioning. Pediatricians generally prefer cool mist humidifiers for safety reasons-- children can get burned on steam vaporizers. Also additives for steam vaporizers have never been tested for safety or effectiveness. ...Read more

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How to explain to a young child about his erections?

How to explain to a young child about his erections?

Childhood Erections: You only need to provide as much information as is needed based on the age of the child. For a 4-5 year old, it would be sufficient to say that blood from the body goes into the penis in the morning and when the bladder is full caising it to be temporarily "straight"; "this is normal". More complete information can be added later when the child is old enouugh to process more complex ideas. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect could divorce have on a young child?

I'm wondering what effect could divorce have on a young child?

I caused it: There are at least as many answers as there are children affected by divorce. But among the common themes: children usually feel responsible for causing the breakup, and fear that they will be abandoned. They may regress, becoming clingy, or show signs of depression or anxiety. Sleep and eating disturbances are common. Anger, tantrums, aggressiveness with other kids, loss of interest. ...Read more

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How do a young child's diet to an elderly person's diet differ?

How do a young child's diet to an elderly person's diet differ?

A Diet is simply: Food and drink regularly provided or consumed. A wholesome healthy diet is important for everyone regardless of age. Special diet adjustments may be necessary for infants, food allergies or sensitivities, or medical conditions. Otherwise eating should include fresh colorful fruits and vegetables, and socialization. Speak with a nutritionist if there are questions re special needs. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

Unsure of ?: Body awareness relating to the child's ability to understand how their body moves can be improved with certain exercises. The negative effect can be where the child's coordination may be more awkward which may lead to clumsiness. http://www.livestrong.com/article/548037-body-awareness-for-kids/ ...Read more

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What kind of cleaning products are best with a young child at home?

What kind of cleaning products are best with a young child at home?

Lots of choices: Generally, almost all of the standard cleaning products that are sold in the grocery store are safe to use in the home where a toddler lives. It is important to have all of the cleaning supplies shut away in cabinets where the toddler cannot get in and drink them or spill them on themselves. Standard usage, though, is generally safe. ...Read more

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I have a young child who suffers from very bad ecezma problem. Do you have good solutions?

Many: First we need to make sure that you actually have eczema and not something else. Once we are sure that your child has eczema and it is not infected then we can use emoliants and topical steroids. We may need to evaluate for food and environmental allergies too, so see your doctor to get started on relief. ...Read more

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Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Be practical: Today's harnesses are often disguised as a cute back pack but the doberman setup is fine. No matter what looks you get, I'd rather control a darter around traffic or the busy mall than face a traffic fatality or abduction. I saw my first one 3 decades ago and was surprised and concerned. Years later, I have watched a darter die in the ICU that a harness would have saved. ...Read more

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