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Cause of hyperactivity in a 7 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   dR XXX here , how may i help you?
User :   my nephew is 7 year old... and he is super hyper active
Doctor :   ok
User :   her mom is very worried about his health
Doctor :   can you explain the situation in detail?
User :   every other day his legs aches and he cries a lot
Doctor :   ok
User :   we never see him standing or sitting quietly
Doctor :   Does he break things or keep swearing at ?
User :   no
User :   just hops around the home
User :   is it something normal
User :   should we ignore this
Doctor :   DOES he sleep normally?
Doctor :   A child who has been getting insufficient sleep may begin to experience behavioral problems with hyperactivity, aggressiveness, and their attention span may worsen
User :   yes he sleeps normally
Doctor :   is he able to focus on a thing at hand ? I mean, can he sit and play a game for more than 20 minutes?
Doctor :   does he talk nonstop?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   no he cant sit and play game for more than 20 min
User :   yes he can watch TV but alon with that again he starts inacting the character
Doctor :   from what i understand , the kid needs to be evaluated for hyperactivity disorder, which is very common
Doctor :   I would advice to consult a pediatriciain, whi can evaluate him and rule out ADHD - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
User :   ok...
Doctor :   BUT Rest assured that this is not mental retardation , etc
Doctor :   and once evaluated, he will be fine
User :   yaya he is otherwise very smart and intelligent
Doctor :   probably he is affected by some childhood trauma, or some thing
Doctor :   but he will surely get of it, in a few years
User :   but he is like this since beginning
User :   so chilhood trauma
Doctor :   some kids are hyperactive, but we need to rule out some causes
Doctor :   if it is normal, then well and good
User :   can u suggest a pediatriciain
Doctor :   if he is good at studies, has no problems at school, has lot of friends, etc
Doctor :   i dont think you shd worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   where do you live ?
User :   yes he is good at studies, has no problems at school, has lot of friends, etc
User :   XXX
Doctor :   what i can do, is get our customer care executive give you a call, and try to fix an appointment, with a doctor
User :   is it required?
User :   is this genetic?
Doctor :   It is always better, if a doctor, examines, him, and talks to him, so that ADHd is ruled out and you have peace of mind, ; NO this is not genetic
User :   ok... thanks
Doctor :   So should i get the CCE call you, and inform you?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   Do You have any other query?
User :   yes wait checking with her mother
Doctor :   oh ok
User :   there is one more
User :   for my mother
User :   can i chat with you on this
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   or should i consult another doctor for skin treatment
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   u can proceed with your query
User :   my mothers scalp is itching since 1.5-2 months
User :   she has diabities and it was high earlier
Doctor :   please let me know the age, weight, height, and medical conditoons she may be having
User :   she can feel like scratching a lot and it itchis a lot sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she have hairloss, dandruff?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   u there?
User :   doctor
Doctor :   yes
User :   sorry net connection problem
Doctor :   please asnwer my questions.
User :   she has hair loss but no dandruf
User :   she had done cruriting recently
Doctor :   I would advice here to use a good shampoo with conditioner while taking a hair bath
User :   doctor has suggested one medical shampoo
User :   she is using that but of no use
Doctor :   how long has she had this problem
User :   she gets boils like thing in scalp and it has now spreaded to her neck line
User :   1.5 - 2 mnths
Doctor :   hmm
Doctor :   the boils she gets could be due to infection resulting of her scratching
Doctor :   for the itching , i would usggest her some antihistamines
User :   do you want me to provide you with medicines names
Doctor :   yes
User :   'antihistamines' i didnt get this
User :   hyrax 10
User :   elina
User :   selsun and arcolane are the shampoos
Doctor :   'these are ceterizines available OTC
User :   ?....
User :   what do you suggest next
User :   what could be the resaon
User :   why is this not stopping
Doctor :   it could be assocuated with fungal infection, which takes time for action
Doctor :   I would suggest you see a dermatologist if the situation persists
User :   can you ask doctor to call me for this
User :   does she need to continue with the medication untill this stops
User :   since we have already contacted doctor for this
Doctor :   yes she can continue them
User :   has he prescribed right medicines
Doctor :   yes
User :   so till when she has to cont with medicines
Doctor :   minimuum for 4 weeks
Doctor :   for the itching, ask her to take some antihistamines , available in the pharmacy
User :   will take note of it
User :   what is this? is this cream or something
Doctor :   this is a pill , taken once a day
User :   ok
User :   thank yuo
User :   you
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   for my nephew my bhabhi dont think its required after consulting you
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   good that i was of help
User :   thanks again bye gd nite
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   bye for now
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