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How will I know if my child has a milk sensitivity?

How will I know if my child has a milk sensitivity?

Several clues:: Diarrhea (especially bloody), constipation, pain/crying, rash, vomiting, and failure to gain weight are all possible clues to a milk sensitivity. The best test is to stop all dairy and soy (up to 50% cross-reactivity) products; if this takes care of the problem, you have your answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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How will I know if my child has colic?

How will I know if my child has colic?

Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has a hearing problem?

How can I know if my baby has a hearing problem?

Audiogram: Worried about your baby's hearing? Exam by a pediatric ENT is best, followed by audiogram (hearing test) by a pediatric audiologist, will get you the facts. A pediatric audiologist can test the hearing system of any age baby or child. ...Read more

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My son is 5 weeks old i want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will i know if he has a fever?. What will the temp be?

My son is 5 weeks old i want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will i know if he has a fever?. What will the temp be?

Infant temperature: The accepted temperature for newborns who are 2 to 3 months old is below 100.4 f. Any temperature at that level and above is suspicious for a fever more often from overbundling. Anything else is suspect for an infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

How can I know if my child has a cold or if he has a flu?

Is it the Flu ?: Generally, cold symptoms are mild, with a gradual onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Children may not even have a fever. The flu in contrast has an abrupt onset with fever, body aches, headache and few if any nasal symptoms, and makes kids feel and look allot sicker. To avoid the flu, do not forget to protect your family with a yearly flu vaccine! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

How can I tell if my child has a headache?

Very hard to tell: It is very hard to tell if a baby has a headache. We assume babies and toddlers have headaches because we know older children and adults have headaches. We presume that the symptoms children and adults have during headaches are similar to the symptoms babies would have during headaches, such as: cold symptoms, fevers, vomiting, poor appetite, fussiness, tiredness, restless sleep, etc. . ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

How will I know if my child has a developmental delay?

Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read more

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My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?

My seven week old seems to have a cold... The dr gave her an antiboctic...But is there anything i can do she breastfeed and doesn't really want to eat?

?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion &cough.It also produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on their age, children with asthma will have coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath triggered by viral infections, exercise or allergic exposures. Younger children predominantly have colds that always "goes to their chest". If your child is already known to have asthma, mild persistent asthma is defined as symptoms or use of rescue inhaler > 2x per week, but not daily. ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has an ear infection?

How will I know if my child has an ear infection?

Cough, fever, crying: It's really only a diagnosis a doctor can make by looking inside the ear. Pain, . Fever and cough are common symptoms, though, and should prompt a doctor visit. ...Read more

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How will I know if my baby has an ear infection?

How will I know if my baby has an ear infection?

Ear infection: Hello, symptoms of an ear infection include fever, irritability, and possible your child pulling at her ear. The best is to see your pediatrician for confirmation and treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will i know if my toddler has strep?

Will i know if my toddler has strep?

With certainty, no.: Strep throat despite being considered a common disease is not as easy to diagnose as one might imagine. While certain physical findings suggest strep, without proper testing even experienced physicians can be fooled by appearance alone. Common symptoms for a toddler with strep are fever, diminished appetite, vomiting, foul odor to the breath, red throat, or pus on the tonsils or red rash--. ...Read more

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Is chocolate milk a copout? Should I give it to my grandkids if their mom does not?

Is chocolate milk a copout? Should I give it to my grandkids if their mom does not?

Once in a while, ok: Chocolate milk is not a copout... It's great! but the old rule applies, : everything in moderation. If your grandkids are having it every day, that's cause for concern because it packs unnecessary sugar. Once a week is no big deal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son is allergic to milk products?

How can I tell if my son is allergic to milk products?

This is the Way: Either skin test or blood tests are available to prove allergiesalso an elimination of all dairy products for 5-7 days to see if whatever the symptoms are , go away might help. ...Read more

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How do I no if my 6week old baby is allergic to his formula?

How do I no if my 6week old baby is allergic to his formula?

See below: A true allergy would be unlikely. Infants may have a milk or soy protein intolerance, which they will out grow. An allergy may present more with hives. However, the intolerance can present with fussiness, blood in the stool, diarrhea, or poor weight gain. ...Read more

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When will I be able to tell if my baby has allergies?

When will I be able to tell if my baby has allergies?

2 years and up: Most children need at least 2 years of exposure to environmental allergens before becoming allergic to them, especially in the case of seasonal pollens. Therefore, in regards to environmental allergies causing nasal and ocular symptoms these rarely occur in children less than 2. However, food allergies are different and can occur much earlier. ...Read more

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How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

Geet evaluated: Your pediatrician can obtain and deailed history and do laboratory teting which shiul help identify any GI problems. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is spoiled and how do I help if he is?

How can I tell if my child is spoiled and how do I help if he is?

Help child learn: "spoiling" is a term understood but hard to quantify. I like to think of it as a child demanding attention/things/activities which only benefit the child and which are beyond the developmental norms for a particular age. As parents, we need to teach our children respect for others, their time and resources. Teaching new behaviors takes time but is worth it, your doctor can suggest techniques. ...Read more

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