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All Babies Hand Mouth Syndrome 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
3-6 days: Hand, foot, and mouth syndrome is caused by the coxsackie virus. Typically the characteristic lesions appear about 3-6 days after significant exposure. Remember, sometimes the mouth sores may appear before the skin lesions show. However, exposure does not always lead to disease; so you can always hope! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teething: Teething babies often will put their hands in their mouths to make themselves feel better. Other signs of teething include if they are drooling as well, or tugging at their ears (nerves to the jawbone are shared with the ear which can lead babies to tug at their ears). It may be just exploring their environment too. Just make sure her hands are clean! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is almost 4 months old and i still swaddle him but he unswaddled and puts his hands constantly in his mouth, does that mean not to swaddle him?
Don't: Swaddling is a practice that allows the newborn to feel comfort of the confinement of the womb at a time when the random movements of their arms and legs are sometimes startling.It is my goal to have mom's loosen the wrap daily until they can remove it.As the kid gets accustomed to the new feelings, they can settle without it. They should be in a crib, with no blanket/bumper/pillow by 1 month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?
Yes: Teething at 3 months is a normal. You can use teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes to help your child cope with the process of erupting the new teeth. Use the appropriate amount tylenol for severe teething pain. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c it only will last for 10 to 15 minutes and will not provide lasting relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it & run a brief temperature & never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. So fever, loose stools &cramps, amount & location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?
I have a3monthold baby, i don't breastfeed him, i'm a smoker, i never smoke at home, i wash my hands and brush my mouth before contact him, still danger?
Risk: ...Not necessarily danger. You are doing a nice job reducing his exposure. Your best job would be to quit all together as you know. Smoke gets in your clothes and hair as well so there is that little exposure. I am glad you are so concerned and doing your best to reduce exposure.... ...Read more
I use chemical sunscreen on my face daily. Should i be concern if my baby touch or brush across my face briefly and puts his hands in his mouth later?
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