Dear Experts, First thanks for ur continuous support for health related issues. I have a nephew, who has recently completed one year. I am a bit confuse abt his growth. I mean he is physically growing very fast. At the same time, I am not able to understand his mental status. I mean since he is born, he is so smiling and bubbly and I never seen him crying without particular reason. I mean even if when he wakes up and doesnt see his mother, he never cries. However, Now, he suddenly getting maturity of around 5 year kid. I still dont understand the way his baby smile suddenly gone and he seems much quite and bored in his environment. Do suggest me what is their mental status at the age of one year is. It will be helpful to me and my cousin.
My 14 month old son has had a fever almost every month since he was about 5 months old...the doctors keep telling me it viral and im sick of hearing it....my son also is not vaccinated....now I don't want to start a vaccine debate I just want to know why my son has so many fevers...I thought it could be from teething but he wouldn't get them so often!! please if someone can help...I've looked into everything and it all has other symptoms...he is just feverish (99.4-103.0) lethargic and super cuddly for an active little boy. please helpView Thread
This happens as there may be gaps between you and your child, lack of healthy discussion or sharing in between. You must increase those and share your feeling of what you thinking on baby's smoking which will be surly beneficial.View Thread
My 5 year old daughter has had this same thing. It came out of the blue and at first looked like she had eaten something that stained her mouth. I have moisturized it and iced it and it hasn't changed a bit. It's been there for 2 weeks now and I'm very concerned. It doesn't hurt or itch and she hasn't liked or sucked around her face or anything else for that matter. If anybody finds out what this is please comment.View Thread
I'm only asking this because my youngest child is reacting differently to strep than myself and my older children. His fevers have been spiking at 102-103 since Saturday night. Took him to the doc Sunday morning, strep was positive and he's been on azithromycin since yesterday around 11 am. I just took his temp and it's back up to 102.7. Is this common with strep? My other two were usually better the next day after starting meds. Of course they weren't this young either. I'm having a hard time getting him to drink or sleep. He's just been laying inbed but won't sleep much.View Thread
I am wondering if anyone knows if this is normal and if it is okay, when should I start worrying? My 2 1/2 week old son, woke up 2 times in the middle of night to eat and did good, but now it is almost 3 in the afternoon and he has been sleeping all day and not wanting to eat. He has only had about 4oz since his feeding at 6AM. Please help!View Thread
My wife still babies her 10 year old boy going on 11. She dresses him, ties his shoes, cuts his food, blows...
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My wife still babies her 10 year old boy going on 11. She dresses him, ties his shoes, cuts his food, blows his nose, etc. He constantly likes to walk in the room after he showers naked. He only eats chicken strips/nuggets, rice and pizza. refuses to try to eat other foods. I am his step father but i see problems with this issue. His mother knows she babies him but she rarely puts her foot down. He complains constantly when he has to go to the stores with us and is always on the ipad, nintendo dsi or televesion. even when he eats , does homework or even baths.... It seems way too much.. I feel like what I say doesn't work because he listens to her or complains when i set some kind of ground rule.. and my wife would once in a while take my side, but then goes back to baby-ing him.. did i mention he likes squishing or being too touchy feely (like rubbing her stomach or touching her butt, and rubbing her leg.) with her, and inappropriate checks out his mom?? seems really weird to me but please help!!View Thread
My 11 yr old son has had Perthes all his life and also in both hips.He lives on Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.He has had no treatment for this condition as we were told there was nothing could be done until he stops growing.He has also a 4cm difference in his leg length which means he has to wear a built up shoe.He is so very brave and tries to get by on a daily basis, even when he is in pain.He uses a wheelchair for longer distances, but walks when he can.Night time is the worst time, when he is resting he is in pain...He started High School in September and this is proving hard.His teacher in Science is refusing to allow him to sit down.I am so angry.I am already battling to get home to school transport and school to home again and feel i am ignored and not taken seriously.My son cannot fight himself so its up to me...Why dont people understand if a disabled child has needs then they need to be fulfilled without predjudice or judgement?View Thread
I havea 2 1/2 year old son who has been having problems on and off for the past 7 months pooping. They doctors couldnt figure out if he was consitpated or had diahrea. They gave him supositories, enemas, miralax, milk of mag, mineral oil, prune juice, took starches and processed sugars out of his diet. and added fibers, but nothing has seemd to help. After muliple xrays ever 3 weeks or so they all showed no improvement. Well today after an agonizing half hour of screaming and crying he finally was able to push out a golf ball size very hard stool, proceeded by raisin sized stools through out the evening. My question is, Is that last few stools have had blood inside them ( I saw red on the outside so i smushed them open and it was filled with blood) so its not like it was just grazed little on the outside, and no blood on his rectum. Is this okay, any suggestions? I finally was able to get him into a specialist after a long argument with the dr but thats not until Tuesday, is it okay to wait until then? Any advice. Thanks in advance.View Thread
My four year old received her flu shot 10 days ago . The first few days after she had a real raspy voice but no sore throat. Now, for the past four days ,she has a fever and is breaking out with hives. It seems to hit her suddenly . She will be fine then she says she doesn't feel good and within a half hour... her temp spikes and the hives come. This is her third flu shot and has never had a problem before. The kid never has even had a cold before. Is this something that will clear up eventually or should I be taking her to the doctors?View Thread
I have gotten my 9 month old into the habit of needing the bottle to fall asleep, partly because my 20 month old needs her cup of milk as well. But my 9 month old wakes up once, sometimes twice a night needing the bottle to go back to sleep. Tonight I laid them both down without the milk... Is this the route to go? Allowing them to cry themselves to sleep without the milk?View Thread
Please help me my baby girl Christina has to have 4 of her top teeth pulled out and the doctor is going to...
Posted by An_255149
Please help me my baby girl Christina has to have 4 of her top teeth pulled out and the doctor is going to give her medicine called "versed" I am a nervous wreck and really need help PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE anyone that knows what im going through PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME!!View Thread
My son went in for his "12" month check up and vaccines yesterday (he was 5 days short of being 13 months)....
Posted by An_255127
My son went in for his "12" month check up and vaccines yesterday (he was 5 days short of being 13 months). He received 4 shots yesterday, 2 in each leg. The last 2 shots were mmr and chickenpox. The last vaccine entered one point and exited another point and the vaccine leaked out of the exit point. The nurse is not 100% which vaccine it was, mmr or chickenpox? Our pediatrician recommended waiting 4 weeks and revaccinating both to ensure he is covered. So one of the vaccines will for sure be a double dose and possibly even a double dose for which ever leaked out, since we are unsure how much of it got into his system! Do you recommend revaccinating? If so how long should we wait? Since we are unsure if it was the mmr that leaked, will it be safe if he gets a 3rd dose at 4 years old assuming he did get it?View Thread
My almost 3 year old has had so many x rays that I am beginning to worry about the amount. I know that X-rays...
Posted by An_255108
My almost 3 year old has had so many x rays that I am beginning to worry about the amount. I know that X-rays can be harmful if a person is pregnant and it can hurt other organs but when do doctors decide that someone has had too many? It is typical for her to be sick for up to a whole month and have 2 xrays a week for 4 weeks at a time. Her first year of life she had close to 100 x rays. The amount has tapered off but she averaged about 50-75 from age 1-2. and since being 2 she has had maybe 25-40. Can there be some long term issues later in life? will she become sterile?View Thread
So, we have been "married" for 17 years including 1.4 years separated. The boys (8, 13) are a handful. One with ADHD, the other with Aspergers & Bipolar. Dad buys their love. Does all kinds of stuff I wouldn't do (such as let 8 year old alone while he rode on a rides at Theme Park, and let both see PG-13 movies, and sugar, sugar, sugar!!!) So, my stress you can see. My question: Do I look the other way? Do I simply "do what I do" and let him "do what he does"? I'm a mess physically, emotionally, healthfully.....PLZ HELP!!!!View Thread
My partner and I have been married for close to 18 years And my relatives do not accept us and my kids who...
Posted by An_254803
My partner and I have been married for close to 18 years And my relatives do not accept us and my kids who are beautiful bright have suffered not having relatives to interact with specialy during Xmas also my wife has suffered emotionally for years. It's not right what have we done to deserve this just because I married my cousin and just wanted a normal family life which most get it's very hurtful and I am feeling this pain enormouslyView Thread
My daughter was in the bathroom with me and grab a used tampon and put it on your mouth and I'm nervous cause...
Posted by An_254753
My daughter was in the bathroom with me and grab a used tampon and put it on your mouth and I'm nervous cause I have genital herpes! What should I do? Can she get it? I'm freaking out really bad!!!View Thread
My son is 29 months old. He fell out of a shopping Cart 2 days ago. No loss of consusness. I brought him directly to the ER. Where he vomited. They did a CT scan that showed some fluid in his sinus cavity and the non displaced frontal skull fracture. They sent him home that night we called the ER doctor because one of his pupils were dilated. We were told to monitor him. The next day our doctor called and said bring him back to ER right away because of his pupils. They did a repeat Ct that came back the same and said continue to monitor him. Since his fall his pupils are still unequal and he is having trouble with his equilibrium. I am not sure what to do or look for. Advice?)View Thread
My son is 2.5 years old. He is healthy and smart in general. He is very adorable at home and also affectionate with people that he is familiar or feel comfortable with. But the only thing is that he always screams at strangers (adults and children) in public places, such as in a department store, restaurant, library, etc. We have tried many different methods but failed to control him. It is getting to the point that we are reluctant to bring him out in order to avoid the embarrassing situation. Added to our concern is that his pediatric has suggested to send him for an evaluation due to the delay in social skill development. Now we start getting worried about the possibility of Autism. Has anyone had similar experience with their toddler? And please share if anyone has advice to deal with the situation. Thank you.View Thread
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