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Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough , cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough , cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Infant Circulation: Dear mom, as long as your baby doesn't act sick, has normal activity, appetite and sleep then there is nothing to worry about. Infants normally have variable circulation to hands and feet which is the likely reason for your observation of cold hands and feet. Best regards, dr. Mease. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

Might not: It looks like your child might have a viral upper respiratory infection presenting with congestion, runny nose, then loose stool or even diarrhea. Make sure he or she gets plenty of fluid or water and give him/her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if fevers develop. Symptoms might last for a week or so. Bring your child to see a doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

Likely NEITHER: If there was no change in the baby's mental status and they simply were showing the strong emotion of anticipation to eat then, what they demonstrated can be quite understandable. However, if there are doubts or this has happened before then, you should see a pediatric neurologist. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make appointment with me. ...Read more

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Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

It is possible: It is possible, especially if you are taking any medication to battle ibs. Many drugs can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Ask you doctor and see if your dentist has any suggestions to combat the dry mouth. ...Read more

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My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

Giardia: Giardia can be a recurring illness characterized by sulphur odor to gas and breath. Routine stool cultures do not always pick it up. Have his doctor check stool for infection and be sure to have Giardia included. It will likely take three stool samples to be sure. ...Read more

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My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

My friend has fever blisters all over her mouth, could it be hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Probably not: A number of things can cause blisters all over the mouth including a number of viruses (including herpes but also many others) and also stress (causing aphthous ulcers). Hand/foot/mouth disease is much more common in infants and in all people generally resolves on it's own after a few days. ...Read more

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I have been up all night with diarrhea, nausea, leg, feet and hand spasms. Right when I'm fixing to fall asleep, my hands start spasming What's wrong?

I have been up all night with diarrhea, nausea, leg, feet and hand spasms. Right when I'm fixing to fall asleep, my hands start spasming What's wrong?

Spasms and diarrhea: It seems likely that you are fluid depleted and salt depleted and potassium depleted - all from diarrhea and inadequate oral intake of fluid and electrolytes; as able, sip fluid frequently, and replete minerals with a Gatorade like fluid; taking fruit juice and salt will help; if you are not able, and symptoms continue, IV fluid may be valuable. ...Read more

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3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

Early: But yes, could be. See your Pediatrician to make sure it isn't something else. Also, in nine months give your child a wonderful 1st b'day present. Take him/her to a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for initial exam, oral hygiene instructions, dentofacial growth & development evaluation, decay prevention advice, and so much more. ...Read more

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Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Very doubtful!: It would be most unusual to contract a parasite from rainwater. Parasites usually happen after international trips in areas where parasites are endemic. Symptoms usually are bloody diarrhea, sometimes anemia. Diagnosis by stool studies and blood tests. Hiccuping not at all related. Vomiting more likely a viral illness -- treat with clear liquids. ...Read more

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14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

14 month baby has cold hands and feet.  Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot.  No other symptoms.

Well: The cough may be caused by post-nasal drips and the reflux and thus you will need to address this issues with your doctor. At this age, i2 or more hours of sleep is usually needed but if the child is sleeping more than 16 hrs a day, you need to bring him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

Hand Foot and Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon except for dehydration. Hand foot and mouth is contagious roughly for a few days before the symptoms appear untill they start to feel better and the spots and ulcers have healed over, so usually about 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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My moms hands are freezing cold, and the tips of her fingers look like she's been in water, like her fingertips are shriveled up?

My moms hands are freezing cold, and the tips of her fingers look like she's been in water, like her fingertips are shriveled up?

Having cold hands?: Keeping warm, active, don't smoke, and of course a healthy, balanced diet/exercise will help you maintain good health. Is she having cold feet too? I suspect she may have a vasospastic condition called raynaud's phenomenon. When exposed to cold, this can cause significant symptoms--color changes, pain etc..Keep warm, wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs,itchy at time?

I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs,itchy at time?

Primary: Would recommend starting with your primary care physician. Make sure he is aware of all meds you take, including over the counter and supplements. It does sound as possible side effects/ drug interaction. Starting with medication review seems appropriate. ...Read more

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Whole family is sick with the flu. What are the chances of my 2.5 month old breast fed baby getting sick too?

Whole family is sick with the flu. What are the chances of my 2.5 month old breast fed baby getting sick too?

Extremely likely: The seasonal flu is very contagious inside a group of people. Thus, in one family where all are sick, there is almost no way a baby (who requires care by others) will escape it. One can still try, meaning wear masks and wash hands before caring for the baby. ...Read more

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Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

No: As with any exposure to virtually any infection ever, the one exposed does not always get sick, including infants. Many factors come into play, including the degree of exposure and the competence of the immune system of the one exposed. With many infections, symptoms become apparent within 2-4 days of the exposure. If you are concerned about your baby's health, let your pediatrician know. ...Read more

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