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Constipation, Grumpiness and Veggies/Fruits

My 10 year old won’t have a bowel movement for 4 days. He gets real grumpy. Why? Just think about the physical reasons that put us in bad moods. They are basically the same as those things that make little babies cry. When we don’t eat, we get irritated. When we lack sleep, we get […]

Blood in Stool

Is blood in my 3 year old’s stool a normal problem to encounter? Sometimes. It’s not uncommon for children to get constipated, then “force” themselves to poop. The force and hardness of their stool can cause a crack or “fissure” in the skin lining around the rectum, and cause bleeding. If this happens once or […]

Grunting in Babies

Question My sisters baby is 6 weeks old. He was born four weeks premature, after an at risk pregnancy, many trips with false labor, bed rest and two week stay in the hospital. He now seems to grunt in his sleep along with sweating, sleep apnea, and when he is sleeping he turns very pale […]

Aplastic anemia

Question HELLO!! Dr. MIKE, FIRST OF ALL , I WANT TO INTRODUCE MYSELF MY NAME IS EDEN ,I’M FR. OHIO BUT I’M ORG. FR. PHILIPPINES. MY QUESTION IS ABT. MY NIECE IN THE PHILIPPINES ,SHE IS A DIAGNOSE A ANEMIC AND THEN , THE HER “DR” TOLD TO MY BROTHER SHE NEED A BONE MARROW […]

Bed Bugs and Your Vacation

Bed bugs can be an unwelcome part of your vacation, but hopefully not. They can be picked up in hotels/motels and brought home in your clothes, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, and so on. Bed bugs are wingless insects and measure approximately 1/4 inch long. They suck on blood (yours) for their meal, and then lay […]

Finger Chewing

Question My grand daughter has had a problem with her finger tips for over a year now. It began in the spring, and has continued to be a problem..Her finger tips are so calloused now from the cracking and peeling, which she contributes to, by biting the skin off. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to get […]

GERD and Arching

Question Dr Mike, My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and was diagnosed with GERD at two weeks. Since she was 2 months old she started an odd behavior. She pulls her arm and legs in and locks them, arches her back, holds her breath, face turns red, eyes flutter or get glossy and red, hands get clammy […]

Roseola or not, again

Question My son was diagnosed with Roseola..his symptoms were high fever once it went up to 106 he had a fever for about 6 days then got a rash his only complaint was a bad headache when his fever was high the tylenol and motrin would bring his fever down but on the 5th day […]

Antibacterial soap references

Question In a report on anti-bacterial soap, you mention the following: “in a study done at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, it was found that making a “super” clean environment may predispose children under 6 months of age to the development of asthma in later life.” Can you please point me to this […]

Anti Bacterial Soap

Question Anti bacterial soap Is is true that overuse of antibacterial hand soap or hand sanitizer can cause ill effects. Also, is it true that they are not recommended for children or infants.  Is there any danger in young children using anitbacterial hand soap or gel?  What effects could develop??   Answer Hello, It seems […]

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