Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Shorty | 2008/07/18



Good Day, My son has epilepsy and he is asthmatic. He has been diagnosed with this since her was 9 months old. We believe that he might have ADHD as well. I have read on health 24 all about the symptoms. He does not sit still for long and cannot concentrate for longer that half and hour. We are having a lot of problems with his schoolwork. Can you advise if I can give him something to make him calm that will not have an effect on him?

Expert's Reply



As I am sure you know, ADHD is usually treated with Ritalin or similar medicines. It is important that the diagnosis is confirmed by an expert. I suggest that you consult the same paediatrician who treats your son's epilepsy about his possible ADHD.

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Posted by: laurisa | 2009/04/04

ey every one i have recently been diognoised with adhd and i am under 18 years of age. in classes when i was younger i was told that i wasnot going to make it througt college or high school and i thrive on that to prove them all wrong but some times. learning can be diffiucult understanding is this adhd i didnt wanna ask my parents and is it also adhd cause a person to become very upset and stressed out and very easily angry and aggressive

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Posted by: Thandi | 2009/01/29

My name is Thandi and i have a 16mnth old baby girl and she very active, which i very much love and enjoy during the day after 9pm i wld prefer some sleep and she doesn' t wanna sleep, i have tried everything a bath with the jonson product for bed time, switching off the light she would conitnue playing and calling out all the names she can pronouce at this point.........pls advice

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