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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby will not sleep or be put down. He's had a cold for 10 days but now he's just holding his head and crying. What could be wrong?

My 9 month old baby will not sleep or be put down. He's had a cold for 10 days but now he's just holding his head and crying. What could be wrong?

?Ear infection: Possible ear infection after 10 days with a cold. Need to followup with child's doctor for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. In the interim can treat pain with infant tylenol or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

Cranky: Yor baby is probably teething. You can give him Ibuprofen before bed to help him sleep. Also give him cold things to eat like a frozen bagel half for him to nibble on. He can also suck on a cold damp cloth. As a last resort you can get oragel to put on his gums. ...Read more

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My cousin's nine month old baby's eye whites have turned silver. Should we be worried?

My cousin's nine month old baby's eye whites have turned silver.  Should we be worried?

See eye MD: The baby needs to be evaluated by a pediatric ophthamologist ASAP. It is important to find out exactly what changed the color of the sclerae. ...Read more

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My 9-month old baby girl has stuffy nose for two weeks, what should do?

My 9-month old baby girl has stuffy nose for two weeks, what should do?

Nasal saline: Nasal saline is to me the best single agent if the rx of a stuffy nose. Using liberal amounts you can accomplish 2 goals. Thinning the thickened secretions & washing irritants like dust, smoke particles & pollen away. It also helps to evaluate babies exposures & avoid irritants.Perfumes, dust, cooking & cleaning fumes, scented laundry soaps etc all can prolong a babies stuffiness. ...Read more

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Could eating banana cause a stuffy or runny nose in a 9 month old baby?

Could eating banana cause a stuffy or runny nose in a 9 month old baby?

No: Unless your baby accidentally fed her nose with the banana. Intolerance or allergy to a banana is rare. It is possible that your baby may just starting with a cold. ...Read more

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9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

9 month old baby has nose block. There is white discharge on Jo's eyes. What to do?

Duct not patent : Hi Dorothy. Your 9 month old is healthy but like many other kids that come to see ophthalmologists he has a lacrimal duct that is not patent. Usually hand massage and antiobiotic ointment helps open the distal end of this duct that connects the eye to our nose. So surgery is only recommended after child is one years old. Please visit with an Eye MD for specific instruction and complete exam. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has stuffy nose and phlegm, what is good to give him or make to get rid of the phlegm.?

My 9 month old baby has stuffy nose and phlegm, what is good to give him or make to get rid of the phlegm.?

Stuffy nose: In infants, the use of saline nasal spray and suction of mucus when it loosens is one treatment; also a vaporizor for the steam or sitting in the bathroom running hot water in shower to make steam will help loosen the mucus for suctioning with the white or blue nasal/ear bulbs they sell over the counter. ...Read more

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9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

Yes: Certainly if the rashy area had a unique exposure where the clothing protected the torso. ...Read more

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I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?

I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?

Fine to use : As long as the proper dosage per weight is given, it doesn't matter what preparation you use. The infant drop preparation is more concentrated & helps moms who struggle with kids to get the medicine down. Verify the concentration of the product you bought. Most have 160mg/5ml. The average 9m girl @ ~19lb would get 1/2 tsp every 6-8h. ...Read more

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Is snoring in 9 month old infant normal?

Is snoring in 9 month old infant normal?

Snoring can: Be normal unless your baby is having sleep apnea from enlarged tonsils and adenoids, then they would need to be taken out by ent.We all do snore to a certain degree. It can be very annoying, unhealthy, disrupting .A lot of people suffer from it but, without any respiratory issues. If concerned , please consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food for a 9 month old infant?

Food in infant: After 4 months of age it is safe to introduce all foods into an infant diet, but their are caveats. Only 1-2 new foods per week, and slowly at that to ensure no adverse reactions. Breast feeding is still recommended as 1st for first 4-6 months. If the child has eczema, there is a higher rate of food hypersensitivity. If unsure, speak with an allergist. ...Read more

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Can a 9 month old infant eat tuna?

Can a 9 month old infant eat tuna?

Yes, but...: In a healthy 9-month-old no food, including tuna, needs to be delayed to reduce allergies (in fact, feeding may reduce allergies). Great omega-3s in tuna, but watch out for accumulating mercury, especially during first 3 years. Wild salmon is a better first fish. If choose tuna: small, infrequent portions. And 'light' tuna better than 'white'. Some brands have lower mercury (smaller fish) options. ...Read more

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Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

Average sleeping time of an 9 month old infant?

About 16-18hours: Bed at 6:30pm, up 1 or 2 times to eat, up at about 6:30am. Then 2 naps, 1-2 hours long. Remember, early bedtime helps babies sleep better. ...Read more

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Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Several, no many...: Eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, fungal infection: these are a few of the many! see your pediatrician or go to a dermatologist! ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your 10 month old infant has an ear infection?

How can you tell if your 10 month old infant has an ear infection?

Examination.: The only way to be sure a child has an ear infection is to look at the eardrum. See a doc and have this done, if your child is sick, please. ...Read more

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How can flu in an infant be treated ? Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

How can flu in an infant be treated ?
Hi, my baby 2 month-old has been having flu symptoms for 2 days such as stufy nose and dry coughe?

M.D. visit: At this time of year, it may be due to another viral or bacterial illness. There are certain infection that also can be diagnosed at this age, which actually may have been transmitted earlier in life. Monitor the baby's temperature, and it is advisable to call your physician. If the temperature is elevated, then a work up is indicated.
PRMG/Pediatrics, fax 858 259 9689 for review of records. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured rib take to heal on a 1-2 month old infant? And would there be any physical signs such as bruising on the skin?

How long does it take for a fractured rib take to heal on a 1-2 month old infant? And would there be any physical signs such as bruising on the skin?

Red flag: I must know whether this was an injury sustained during birth, and whether the diagnosis is made by a trusted radiologist. A rib fracture in an infant is deeply concerning for inflicted trauma. I would discuss this with a trusted physician / child health care team. Often we do not truly know even those closest to us. For your sake & junior's, address this. ...Read more

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Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Ate cookie with molasses. Scared I dropped cookie crumbs and my 4 month old possibly got them on hand/ into her mouth. Could she get infant botulism?

Possible: It is possible to get botulism but it is unlikely. Watch out for symptoms 18 - 36hrs after ingestion. Symptoms in infants are lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, weak cry. Constipation is usually the first symptom to occur. There is nothing for you to do now except observation. If your baby seems to be floppy or develops any of the above symptoms, you need to go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Yes: You can use both medications. It is advisable to treat the fever when it is more than 101, and to follow up with your physician. Keeping the baby well hydrated and using the albuterol for hacking cough and wheezing helps to relieve bronchospasm. At this age a spacer device or nebulizer is used to help deliver the medication to the lungs. If the fever or cough/wheezing persists, please see your M.D ...Read more

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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage..how do I know??

My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward.  Worried I did damage..how do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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This is regarding my 3week old infant. Hes developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything i can do or possibly give to him?

This is regarding my 3week old infant. Hes developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything i can do or possibly give to him?

Be patient: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth.Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more

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Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are worth the tiny risk. Plan for your child to have a normal life, teach him/her the social and job skills that tomorrow's competitive world will require, and create a winner rather than a worrier. ...Read more