The Doctors: Messy Kids Solution + Nail Streak & Melanoma Sign

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The Doctors: Mom’s Fix For Messy Kids’ Bedrooms

If you’re sick and tired of having to remind your kids to keep their rooms clean, one mom’s solution turned viral sensation, could be the fix you’ve been looking for! Alice explained to The Doctors that she decided to pick up all of her kids’ belongings that were lying around their room and put it into garbage bags exactly as she found it. Meaning one bag could have just one shoe in it as well as a mixture of dirty and clean clothes.

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She then left a note on their bedroom doors for them to find when they got home from school, explaining where all their stuff was. They also had to buy it all back from her for $25 a bag but the money couldn’t come from anything they already had saved. Instead, they had to earn the money by doing chores they were already supposed to have been doing. Alice laughed as she said her children certainly weren’t as amused as she was.

The Doctors: Messy Kids Solution + Nail Streak & Melanoma Sign

The Doctors discussed one technique a mom used to get her kids to clean their rooms, and why it caused some controversy. (ikrichter / Flickr)

Alice then shared that her 9- and 12-year-old boys, instead of making things worse for their sisters, asked what chores they could do to make money to help their sisters, which is adorable! Shockingly, Alice received some backlash over the punishment, with one person even threatening to call child’s services! Psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser applauded Alice, saying the punishment was a creative way of taking back control.

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The Doctors: Nail Streak Melanoma Sign

In another segment of “Stuff My Mom Forwards Me” The Doctors took a closer look at a photo reportedly showing what melanoma looks like on a thumb nail. The picture shows a straight, dark line on a thumb nail from the cuticle to the end of the nail. It turns out that it’s actually true. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it’s much more treatable if you catch it early. Melanoma can still affect areas that get little to no sunlight exposure, like your nails, palms of your hands, and your mouth. If you notice something that doesn’t look right, see your doctor as soon as you can. As always, protect yourself with broad-spectrum sunscreen and use UV-resistant clothing.

Clothing was the word of the day and you can use the word clothing on The Doctors’ website for a chance to win a $125 gift certificate to Summer Skin.

The Doctors: Recent Terror Attacks & PTSD Risk

In The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that 29 people were sent to the hospital following a bomb explosion in NYC. There are many silent victims suffering from PTSD and graphic, constant media coverage of the tragic stories can trigger disturbing flashbacks for victims and those obsessively following the reports. Causing nightmares, PTSD could disrupt your life and make it harder to follow daily activities.

The Doctors: Codeine For Kids Warning

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a warning about the use of codeine to treat children’s cough and throat pain. The report recommended that acetaminophen and ibuprofen for pain and simple remedies like ice or Popsicles after tonsillectomies. Codeine is an opiate that used to be used in over-the-counter cough syrups. The AAP cited a 5-decade FDA review that found 21 codeine-related deaths in children and 64 cases of severe breathing problems related to codeine.

The Doctors: Hand Foot Mouth Disease At Florida State University

Health officials at Florida State University are reporting an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease. The viral infection is normally found in children and toddlers, but has now been seen in more than a dozen students on campus. The virus can spread through close personal contact, coughing, sneezing, or contact with feces. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, reduced appetite, followed by skin rashes and painful sores in the mouth. There’s no vaccine for the virus, but treatment can include over-the-counter pain and fever reducers, as well as mouthwash to numb mouth pain. To best defend yourself, wash your hands with soap and water and practice good hygiene overall.

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