Patient discussion about pass

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Q. How flu is passing?

I have too small children, and in the class of the older one there’s an outbreak of flu with many sick children. The last time my little son had the flu was like a hell for him, and I really won’t to prevent it. What can I do?
A1The virus (the creature that cause flu is spread in secretions from the nose, mouth etc, and children may be infective even days before they actually have visible disease.
However, simple measures, such as covering the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing and washing hands thoroughly may minimize the transmission of the flu from child to child.
A2well, the flu moves around in saliva. people often think that if you will stay in a room with a sick person you will get infected, that is not true. if he sneezes on you- you can get infected, if he sneezed on his hand then shook your hand and you touched your mouth- you can get infected. just tell him to be aware of need to get panicked... B.T.W- the first time you get the flu is always the worst time. after that the body develop antibodies against it. you will still get sick but much much less.
and you can always get him vaccinated if you are really concerned.

Q. Can hepatitis pass from mother to her baby?

I got hepatitis B when I was given blood in a hospital somewhere in the far east. I’m now pregnant with a baby boy, and I’m a bit worried- Will he also get HBV? I heard that mothers wit HBV must undergo cesarean section instead of regular birth- Is that right? I must add that my liver is fine and I don’t have any active disease at the moment, and so far the pregnancy is OK without any problems. I heard a lot about the importance of breast feeding, and really want to breastfeed him after he’ll be born. Will that be possible? can.but the chance of in utero transmission is oniy 2%.more often it occures at the time of birth.
A2The man is the reservoir and sole source of infection of this virus. this virus is transmitted only through contact with blood (transfusions, needles, syringes, tattoos, insect bites, etc.). It is known that can be transmitted through oral and genital (semen, vaginal secretions, saliva. It can be transmitted from mother to child, carrying the virus who become pregnant, during pregnancy or childbirth.
A3No, generally there’s no need for cesarean section for mothers with HBV, but you should talk to your gynecologist about it before the labor.

Q. My child, who has dypraxia, passed both TOVA & BRC. Help, I don't want to put him on ritalin but feel pres

Since age 4 my child has received OT, ST and Physiotherpy. He is now 81/2 and has difficulties at school. Last year, after years of therapy, we went to a private Neuro Developmental Physiotherapist and she diagnosed him with Dyspraxia. I thought that my son was good at sport, but when she asked him to do the simplest of task like stand on one leg, or walk one foot infront of the other, he had great difficulty. He has diffculty processing information or thoughts and turning them into actions. This is especially evident in copying from the blackboard. His handwriting is extremely poor, even after many years, at much expence, of intense OT. His attention span is very poor, he daydreams and shuts down in class. The slightest noise, knock on the door, ticking clock etc wil break his concentration. He has passed both TOVA and BRC test, yet I am still under pressure from the school to put him on ritalin. I feel his concentration & attention problems are due to his Dyspraxia. Help
A1ritalin is not a sedative,it acts as a sedative in hyperative people.--methylphenidate is the same as ritalin but is cheeper. i know you are a good parent but sometimes you have to listen to the dr an therapist that work with these kinds of disorders.think about how this effects your child now--later on in life it might cause him to not go to college or get a job,not to say anything about his pears at school. there are a lot of other proplems with this disorder.
A2ritalin is not a sedative. it affects people who has an imbalance in Dopamine in the brain. it hardly do something to people who don't. people try avoiding it (and from a good reason- no need to give it if it won't help) but some of the cases it's the best thing that happens to the boy (i've seen it in many cases). he can focus at class and out of it. if 2 professionals told you it might help- i see no reason why you can't even try. try retalin and continue with speech and physio-therapy. if you won't see any change- consult with the Dr. and stop it.
A3Believe me I have asked a professional. I have been to two neuro specialists. Unfortunately, although they think my son's case is "interesting", their only suggestion is to treat the innatentive part of his disorder with ritalin. My son is very bright and does well in exams, he is not hyperactive or impulsive and behaves impecably so I do not see any reason to put him on a sedative. Putting him on ritalin will not help him write any faster, help his recall ability, structural or organizational abilities - that is dyspraxia!
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