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is herpes related to deformities in babies?

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Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Herpes and babies: Herpes viruses can cause issues in utero. There are many herpes viruses including: hsv, cmv, vzv, ebv, and hhv6. CMV causes the best described issues with brain abnormalities and hearing issues and could result in cerebral palsy. Hsv tends to be more of a problem after birth but can cause severe brain damage.

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Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

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Dr. Michael Joseph
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No: Baby monitors only help you keep your baby safe. It is your care in not leaving your baby unattended that keeps them safe.
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Is it true that babies with colic are more easygoing later?

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No: I have not heard this, nor is it my professional or personal experience.
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Is it dangerous for babies to be exposed to lead paint?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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Yes: It is dangerous for babies to be exposed to lead paint in a form which can be ingested or breathed in. For instance, if lead paint has peeled from the walls and the baby picks up a piece and eats it or if the paint has crumbled into dust over the years and is in the dirt in the yard, the baby can get it in his/her system. Elevated lead can be very dangerous to a child's brain.
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How can I tell if I have scabie or herpes?

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Dr. Robert Greer
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See Dr.: These lesions look different ;both should be treated asap.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exposure: Waiting simply allows them further exposure to the diseases. And having a current epidemic of whooping cough(pertussis) where i practice, your child has an increased risk of serious disease and even death by waiting.And the shots are a much safer risk than taking a chance on getting the disease!

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