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Answered questions from the past 2 years:
Is it safe for a one-month-old baby to be treated with antibiotics?
My son is a high school senior. What immunizations/boosters should he receive before beginning college in the fall?
My two-year-old daughter has had catarrh for months and finds it hard to breathe. What should I do?
My toddler has frequent constipation problems. I have been giving him milk of magnesia about once a week, according to the directions on the bottle. Is there any risk involved in giving him this over-the-counter medicine?
What is dyspraxia?
My 9-year-old daughter is small for her age and below the growth chart norm. She had a bone test that said the age of her bones was 7 years. How can that be and what does it mean?
My son is 4'7' and weighs 83 pounds. His predicted height is 5'5'. We are a vegetarian family who eat eggs, dairy and soy. Could this affect his growth negatively?
My daughter went swimming – and 4 days later – her ear is still clogged. How can I help her relieve this? How can she prevent this from happening in the future?
My son is a picky eater. He’s a little underweight for his age, and also allergic to milk. He likes hot dogs,
My daughter's 2-month-old baby has watery diarrhea all the time. She is breastfeeding. Is this normal, or should she have him checked out?
My daughter is almost 5 years old, and she already perspires with an odor. She's very active. But I wash her underarm area very well, morning and night. Should she be wearing deodorant? What else can I do?
My 6-year old has a small patch of white hair on his head. He's also grown about 6 white eyelashes. What could this be?
Is there a specific age at which you consider using adult medicine dosing for a child? My daughter is a normal 14-year-old and weighs 114 pounds.
My 11-year-old daughter just got her period. Does this mean she needs to start seeing the gynecologist for exams?
I am concerned that my child has a learning disability. How would you suggest that I proceed to determine if he does?
A few months back, my son had one white eyelash in his dark eyelashes. Now half of his upper eyelashes are white on one eye. Why is this?
Does an adolescent with a family history of arthritis increase his risk of developing arthritis by competing in distance running in high school and college?
My 15-year-old daughter is very athletic but has a size 38 DD bust and is only 5 feet tall. We are considering breast reduction surgery while she is in high school (because she is so athletic).
My daughter and I recently attended the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. It was 35 degrees F and we stood outside for several hours.
My daughter is 10 years old. About a month ago, I noticed that she had had five or six bald spots on her scalp. Some are small, while others are big. What could cause this and what treatment is available? She eats a balanced diet and appears to be...
My son was diagnosed with strep throat last night and he still has a large egg size lymph node on the left side of his neck. Is that a normal symptom? How long should it take to go away?
My son has recently started blinking his eyes many times, especially when it is dark. Why is this happening?
What can I do to make sure my children’s use of texting and Facebook is safe?
My daughter is 4’7”, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help?
I have heard different opinions about whether too much sugar makes a child too active? What is the latest opinion? Does the sugar give them too much energy?
My son is almost 8 years old. He has recently shown some early signs of puberty. Bone x-rays showed advanced bone age of 9 years. Lab results for hormones were normal. Is this true precocious puberty?
My 9-month-old son was accidentally vaccinated twice for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis b, polio and pneumococcal conjugate. Should I be concerned?
Do violent video games cause violent behavior?
My 13-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with a hemangioma. It looks like a wart, and about the size of a pencil eraser. It’s just above her left armpit on her shoulder. What would cause this to happen? Is there anything we should be concerned with? ...
My six-month-old daughter started to have seizures. She had 3 on Thursday, 20-30 on Friday, 2 on Saturday and none since then. All she does is stop, roll her eyes to the back of her head and then cry. We are waiting on the results of an EEG. But can...
I’ve heard about drug education programs for kids. But what are “harm reduction” programs? And what impact do they have on adolescent alcohol and drug use?
When I think of the serving sizes suggested for a healthy diet, I don't think I can eat that much at a meal and be comfortable. What happens if children are encouraged to eat more than they are comfortable with … even healthy foods?
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