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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Hypotonia: There are a lot of things that cause this. Try this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003298.htm
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Motor delay: These babies are hypotonic i.e. They have poor muscle tone they consequently have delayed motor milestones. Intense physical and or occupational thera ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
Hypotonia: Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the pres ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some Physical Change: These children sometimes have to work harder to acheive good muscle tone and strength which certainly may affect sports and such skills.Also one has t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Smith
Dr. R Smith answered
25 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: The objective is to try to ascertain the cause.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Doubtful: I have never heard of that. A floppy larynx is because the cartilage is still soft and it hardens with time- appropriately. I have never heard of any ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we do ... Read More

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