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Your baby is learning how to chew and swallow foods. This means your child may choke. By 12 months old, your child is getting better at eating and may even be feeding themselves. Even though your child can now eat most foods, some are still choking hazards. The way food is prepared may increase the risk for choking. For example, some foods that are served uncooked, whole, or in certain shapes or sizes can be choking hazards. Cutting up food into smaller pieces and mashing foods can help prevent choking.

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(2) FDA calculated the reference amounts for an infant or child under 4 years of age to reflect the amount of food customarily consumed per eating occasion by infants up to 12 months of age or by children 1 through 3 years of age, respectively. These reference amounts are based on data set forth in appropriate national food consumption surveys. Such reference amounts are to be used only when the food is specially formulated or processed for use by an infant or by a child under 4 years of age.

Vacations should be a time for fun. Unfortunately this was not the case for one New York family. "J.T." died after choking on a hot dog while on vacation. In response to this preventable death, New York State enacted legislation to help parents, caregivers and providers recognize common choking hazards for children and prevention tips. The choking prevention legislation is known as " J.T.'s Law". The following information is provided to help educate parents, caregivers, and providers about how to prevent choking incidents and possible deaths.

Though all skin picking results in visible damage and distress for the child who struggles with it, the picking itself can serve different purposes and it can be helpful to know why someone engages in the behavior in order to better treat it.

You can help your child stop picking at their skin or scabs through therapy, medication, or both. Medication for anxiety or depression can help with feelings that cause picking. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can teach kids healthier ways to deal with those feelings.

Your child's healthcare provider will likely take a small piece of tissue (biopsy) from a mole or other skin mark that may look like cancer. The tissue is sent to a lab. A doctor called a pathologist looks at the tissue under a microscope. He or she may do other tests to see if cancer cells are in the sample. The biopsy results will likely be ready in a few days or a week. Your child's healthcare provider will tell you the results. He or she will talk with you about other tests that may be needed if cancer is found.

This procedure removes tissue and burns (cauterizes) the area. Your child is given a local anesthetic to numb the area. The doctor then uses a sharp spoon-shaped tool called a curette to remove the cancer. This is called curettage. After curettage, the doctor passes an electric needle over the surface of the scraped area to stop bleeding, and destroy any other cancer cells. After it heals, a flat white scar may remain.

This is done to cut the cancer from the skin, along with some of the healthy tissue around it. Your child is given a local anesthetic. Then, the doctor uses a scalpel to remove the tumor from the skin. The doctor may also remove some of the normal skin around the tumor. This is called a margin. Stitches or a bandage strip may be used to close the wound. The tissue that was removed is sent to a lab for testing. If the report shows that not all the cancer was removed, your child will likely need another procedure to remove the rest of the cancer.

This method is used for cancer that is only in the top layers of the skin. Your child is given a local anesthetic. Then, the doctor uses a small blade to shave off the tumor. The goal is to remove the tumor at its base.

Acne is very common. Most children and young adults between ages 11 and 30 will have acne at some point. Acne most often begins in puberty. But it can happen at any age. There are different types of acne that affect newborns, infants, younger children, and adults.

Carotenemia is a clinical condition characterized by yellow pigmentation of the skin and an increased carotene level in the blood. It usually follows prolonged consumption of carotene-rich food.1-3 The child described had been consuming an excessive amount of carrots, sweet potatoes, and peaches in the form of commercial baby food. Carotenemia is common and benign, and as such it has received little attention in the pediatric literature.2 However, it can be associated with diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism and can occasionally be confused with jaundice. Awareness of carotenemia is important, so that unnecessary diagnostic procedures can be avoided and parental anxiety can be reduced.

Excessive dietary intake of carotene.Consumption of carotene-rich foods is the most common cause of carotenemia.1-4 Children metabolize carotene more slowly than adults, which might account for the increased incidence of carotenemia in children.3

Carotenemia is likely to develop in infants who are fed a homogenized diet of fruit and vegetable baby foods, which are high in carotene, and in children who are habitually fed carotene-rich food. Normally, serum carotene levels remain low in infants until solid foods are introduced into the diet, typically around age 6 months, and are highest in infants aged 7 to 12 months.1-3 The concentration of serum carotene is much lower after age 1 year, perhaps consequent to the change in the diet from pureed to table food.1-3 Carrots and other carrot-rich ingredients are inexpensive and readily available and commonly added to most strained commercial baby foods; this might also contribute to the increased incidence of carotenemia in children. In addition, human milk is a rich source of carotene, especially if the maternal serum carotene level is high.8

Fibromyalgia is never the same from one child to the next. Symptoms may be mild or severe, affect different parts of the body and vary over time. But the main thing that virtually all fibromyalgia sufferers have in common is chronic pain.

Not every child will have these kinds of psychosocial complications, of course. But for those who do, appropriate treatment may include counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people recognize thought patterns and emotional responses that contribute to their symptoms, and gives them practical ways to change their behavior.

If your child has mild symptoms, he may need very little treatment once he understands what fibromyalgia is and how to avoid things that make his symptoms worse. If his symptoms are more severe, however, he may require a comprehensive care program that includes things like a physical therapy regimen and stress reduction techniques. Only a small percentage of children will actually need medication.

Exercise:Low-impact activities like swimming and yoga have been shown to ease reduce and improve mood, as well as boost overall good health. Your child's exercise program may be part of physical therapy, which also encompasses such things as stretching techniques and applying hot or cold packs for pain relief.

Complementary therapies: Some children with fibromyalgia may also get relief from therapies that fall outside the realm of conventional medicine, such as acupuncture, acupressure and massage.

anti-seizure drugs-- namely, gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica), which are relatively new therapies for fibromyalgia. They've been shown to ease muscle tension and improve sleep in adult fibromyalgia patients; however, it remains to be seen how effective they are for children.

We understand that you may have a lot of questions when your child is diagnosed with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia. How will it affect my child's life? What do we do next? We've tried to provide some answers to those questions here, along with the reassurance that many children with fibromyalgia will see their symptoms diminish or disappear with proper treatment. But for those children and families who need additional support in dealing with fibromyalgia, Boston Children's Hospital also offers a number of resources, including:

Parent-to-parent connections: Want to talk with someone whose son or daughter has been treated for fibromyalgia? A number of Children's parents volunteer for special training to help the families of newly diagnosed kids. Alternatively, your child's doctor may be able to put you in touch with a mom or dad of another patient who can share their experiences with you.

Social work: Our Rheumatology Department includes social workers -- in both inpatient and outpatient settings -- who have assisted other families whose children have fibromyalgia. Your social worker can offer counseling and problem-solving advice on issues such as coping with your child's diagnosis; dealing with financial difficulties; and finding temporary housing near the hospital if your family is traveling to Boston from another area.

Coping Clinic: This program has an experienced team of pediatric psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to help children and families deal with any extra stress that a long-term health problem can bring. Offering evaluations, short-term therapy and family counseling, the Coping Clinic staff can teach you ways to prevent or better deal with the challenges of fibromyalgia.

And participation in any clinical trial is completely voluntary: We will take care to fully explain all elements of the treatment plan prior to the start of the trial, and you may remove your child from the medical study at any time.

The Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) at Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham is a day treatment rehabilitative program for children and adolescents between 8 and 17 years of age, who experience ongoing chronic pain and limitations in completing typical daily activities after they have tried outpatient treatments. 041b061a72


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