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What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do i treat a rash?

What does a heat rash look like on African American  babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face.  How do i treat a rash?

Here is info: Can't diagnosis a rash over the internet, but here is some information about heat rash: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold? I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold?  I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Yes: If the baby truly has a viral illness then antibiotics are unnecessary and also potentially harmful in many ways, not the least of which being thinning of your wallet. ...Read more

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I have infant who is 1 year old whose teeth are crooked/is it because using a pacifier?

I have infant who is 1 year old whose teeth are crooked/is it because using a pacifier?

Doubtful: Usually other causes (crowding) for crooked baby teeth @ age 1. Make sure to take your child for cm-up, evaluation of tooth and jaw growth, hygiene instruction, Fluoride instructions, and so much more. Don't wait 'till 2-3, please go now. Ask dentist to ck tooth alignment. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

Yes: There are two types of bladder cancer in babies but both are very rare: neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma. More common tumors are cysts, ureteroceles, and other congenital problems that usually require less intervention. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects i would worry less . If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated.That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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