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Is it normal for babies to suck their feet

A 9-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing. Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are read ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Peeling skin: Yes normal baby's skin can peel a few days to weeks after birth. This is a normal phenomenon.
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
NO not normal: An infant running a "high temp" should be seen to determine the etiology. I would recommend calling your health care provider and reporting this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Superstition: This is first i heard of it, so i had to look it up! it's a superstition that tickling a babies feet will cause a stutter. Completely preposterous.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Everybody does: Everyone sweats on their feet. Sweat glands are in many parts of the body. Some people may sweat more than others, but everyone sweats! babies typic ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Babies can get fungal infections of the skin, which is what "athlete's foot" is.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If properly diagnosed and treated.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Most likely nothing: To worry about. The circulation to the feet can constrict when cold, giving the blue appearance.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Peeling: Usually seen in overdue babies only.

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