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9 Month Old Baby Shaking Head
My 6 month old baby was sitting and fell backwards/ hit her head. Her pupils respond to light equally, no vomiting. Should I wake her every two hours?
NOOO!!!: Your infant almost certainly cried immediately upon hitting the back of her head. You cannot be crying and be unconscious simultaneously! So yr infant did NOT lose consciousness (the MOST significant sign post head trauma. Other findings might be seizure, Vomitting. If you want to have an irritable infant don't let them sleep. It is unusual sleepiness for your child that might indicate nastiness. ...Read more
He has tears..: ...When he breast feeds, and when he doesn't breast feed too. Every time he blinks, a tear washes across his eye. If he is actually crying when he is feeding then something is bothering him (maybe throat or ear pain) and you should get him checked out. If it is just eye tearing and he is otherwise well, it might be from a little nasal congestion , so don't worry about it too much. ...Read more
Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more
Sandifer's: Sandifer's syndrome is a reaction to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and the gastrointestinal symptoms -- a burning sensation from the reflux of acidic contents of the stomach -- associated with neurological symptoms such as head positioning, arching, etc. It occurs in less than 1% of children with reflux. ...Read more
My 10 year old son has a tummy ache, vomited, said he's cold, his body feels cool, head is a lil warm.
May be virus: If he looks "good" most of the time, and if he gets any diarrhea, he may have a virus, with his "cold" feeling being due to a fever that makes him warmer than usual so all else seems cold. If can tolerate small portions of flat ginger ale or other clear liquids, can monitor at home for improvement in 18-36 hours. If cannot tolerate po, will need checked by dr sooner. ...Read more
Not OTC: Do not give any child under 2 years old over-the-counter deworming medications. Only give those prescribed by the child's doctor - they know which ones are safe to use in that age group. ...Read more
Serious problem: This suggests that she is ih the autistic spectrum. You strongly need medical advice locally. ...Read more
I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should i worry ?
My 1year and 10 month old baby boy vomits solids since mar 16th. He is active.No loose stools or fever. I feed him very ;less cos of fear of him vomit?
See doctor: He needs an evaluation asap if this is going on for over 4 days, . ...Read more
Nasal or chest?: Nasal congestion in infants is common and dramatic. Their noses are very small and easily obstructed. Although it in and of itself is not dangerous, the infection causing it could be. Sicne medications are not approved and safe for babies, increasing humitidy or using nasal saline drops can help while you are waiting for your pediatrician appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New Problem?: This sounds like a new problem with her? If so, look for associated symptoms like fever, which would make viral infection more likely. If her vomit is dark green in color this is an emergency requiring immediate attention. Are there contacts with illness? Associated diarrhea? Recent history of travel? Has she lost weight? Is her mouth sticky or moist? Is she sleepy? Or usual temperament? ...Read more
Concerning: You should go in and see your OB doctor. You may have very high blood pressure. It could also be lack of sleep-related headaches, which are common in mothers of newborns. You could also be dehydrated, especially if you're breastfeeding (we hope you are). Go see your doctor and get and get some answers. Good luck and congrats on the baby. ...Read more
Room to hot: It may be warm in her bedroom where she sleeps, or she could be overdressed. With her pajamas. Certain foods may also cause her to perspire. ...Read more
When you are ready: As soon as the kid can sit in a high chair near the table, they are easily drawn into sampling what you eat.Be sure to plan meals with at least one item you can mash up and offer to them.Texture is often an issue but the kid will often be willing to sample what it sees others eat. ...Read more
My 6 years old son was hit on the head using his classmate fist. now my son experience severe head ache, high fever and vomiting too.
See Your Doctor Now: 6 yr old "hit on head...severe headache, hi fever & vomiting". Your child has symptoms of a serious nature. Your son's headache could be related to the trauma however, the presence of fever and vomiting suggest he may have a serious infection. Your son should see his doctor IMMEDIATELY to ensure correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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