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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Reevaluate: Sensory stimulus causing your child to try to clear ears. Have Pediatrician take a look. Also, as teeth are erupting, time to schedule with a Pediat ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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No: Child in distress (teething hurts) may move head to try to relieve pain, but this is voluntary. If you can take video of our child making these movem ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
A Verified Doctor answered
Mobility: Mobility indicates loss of bone support. See your Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, may be in order.
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mayur Nayee
A Verified Doctor answered
See a doc ASAP: Take her to see a general physician as soon as possible. It may or may not be related to the fall but it's not worth taking the risk. The general pr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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No problem at all.: People do a lot worse things to try to stay awake. Hope you get some sleep soon!
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dreaming?: She should be seen, and have a sleep study. It may be just having vivid dreams, even if she does not remember them, but a sleep study will help delin ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
A Verified Doctor answered
Probably migraine: Sinus headache is also a possibility, but it is usually accompanied by yellow or green nasal discharge. Meningitis is a consideration as well, especia ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Lee
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Back is better: It is recommended that babies be put on their backs to sleep because it may decrease the risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome.) allowing infant ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Torticollis: Not yet a concern. Try to rotate head in different positions while sleeping or resting in swing/car seat/etc. If no improvement then have your pediatr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
A Verified Doctor answered
Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
A Verified Doctor answered
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
A Verified Doctor answered
Unlikely: Movement during sleep is normal (REM sleep is named after the rapid eye movement and babies often make sounds at night). If you can pick up the baby ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
A Verified Doctor answered
Evaluation: Hi, sorry to hear about your husband illness, it sounds he needs an evaluation ASAP, please take him to ER for evaluation and treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
A Verified Doctor answered
Normal.: You'll probably notice a lot of weird things when your baby sleeps. The breathing rate can change, he can cry out for no reason, he can move his head ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles. For good health - Have a diet rich in f ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Complex: If this is a rather recent birth, there may be spontaneous resolution within the next 6-8 weeks, but if this has been chronic, likely best to see a pe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Facial pain : You should read about bell'palsy. You describe facial pain with paralysis, and pain about your ear. Generally this is a virus causing swelling of the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Recheck with doctor: Positional plagiocephaly happens when babies sleep in the same head position too much of the time. A baby's skull is "soft" because the bones are stil ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Seizure is Possible: 5 week old, "seizure?" Infants this age exhibit reflex movements of arms/legs when startled, rooting movements (sucking, arching toward breast) which ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Symptoms of IIS: can include blurred vision, diplopia, positional headache, ringing in ears, visual loss. The Diamox (acetazolamide) should help lower the CSF pressure ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Trachea moves : Normally from side to side. Easiest thing to do is go to the hospital, get a chest xray, make sure you don't have a pneumothorax, and come home if you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Kong
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See a dentist: Sounds like it could be a tooth or gingival abscess. He should see a dentist asap.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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C spine problem: It rather seems that you could have problem with the c spine and causing radicular pain with certain head position esp the upper part associated with ... Read More

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