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Dr. Adam King Dr. King
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
11 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What is the definition or description of: baby arches back?

What is the definition or description of: baby arches back?

Sandifer Sign: It's called sandifer sign. It tend to suggest a child has reflux. Please talk to your doctor to help with reflux. While we used to give a lot of medication for gerd, there are many non-pharmaceutical way to help you child.

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Baby Arches Back (Definition)

It's called sandifer sign. It tend to suggest a child has reflux. Please talk to your doctor to help with reflux. While we used to give a lot of medication for gerd, there are many non-pharmaceutical way ...Read more


Dr. Eric Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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My 4 month baby has been really fussy the last few days and arches her back and cries during feedings. Its like she wants to eat but sonething hurts?

My 4 month baby has been really fussy the last few days and arches her back and cries during feedings. Its like she wants to eat but sonething hurts?

Acid reflux: Your baby could have acid reflux (also called gastroesophageal reflux) when stomach contents refluxes up into esophagus and can cause burning or pain. Reflux can be made worse by formula intolerance, constipation, and illness. A 4 month old with fussiness that persists for a few days should be seen by her primary care provider to rule-out more serious problems.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My 3 month baby has fully recovered from erb's palsy. Can erb's be sign of cerebral palsy? She sometimes archs back while feeding. She has acid reflux

My 3 month baby has fully recovered from erb's palsy. Can erb's be sign of cerebral palsy? She sometimes archs back while feeding. She has acid reflux

Separate issue: CP is an issue that develops after a sometimes unknown assault on the tissue within the brain due to lack of oxygen, blood flow or other injury. Erbs is due to a mechanical injury to the involved nerve roots during labor & delivery. They are totally separate issues. Arching with reflux is common & does not signify CP. With CP you often don't detect the abnormal reflexes or motor activities until later

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Dr. Julan Crane Dr. Crane
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Why is my 7 week old baby crying forth during bottle feed? Sometimes he coughs, arches back and seems like he gets a tummy ache. Reflux?

Reflux: This could be reflux and may be milk protein allergy. With these severe of symptoms I would see your child's healthcare worker soon,

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

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.

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal Dr. Argenal
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Autonomous School of Medical Sciences of Central America
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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible.

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Dr. William Moore Dr. Moore
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?

My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?

Hard to say: Possibilities range from a bug bite reaction to an infection in her foot/ankle. Without an exam, its just to hard to say. Pick up the phone and call her doc, you can discuss all the things you see and decide how soon and where to be seen.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had

I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had

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Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements!

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Sarosh Batlivala Dr. Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
12 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female I weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations. Please help!?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female I weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations. Please help!?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon.

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Dr. Lisa Rankin Dr. Rankin
ADHD & Autism
21 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Baby arches and straightens while feeding? Remedy

Baby arches and straightens while feeding? Remedy

Depends: The age of the baby and the type of food consumed may be playing role. Dietary proteins can aggravate in some children and the diet may need to be adjusted. If only breastfeeding then mother's diet should be reviewed. Reflux, which can be present with any type of diet, can cause pain with each feeding. Work with provider to come up with diagnostic and treatment plan.

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it normal that my child arches her back and thrusts backward when something's upset her?

Is it normal that my child arches her back and thrusts backward when something's upset her?

Yes: In early infancy the first muscles baby controls include those of head lifting & turning. In addition thighs may flex and elbows often come in. Whether this is a reaction of displeasure, response to heartburn, gas or cramps it is more or less what an infant can do. As they mature their muscle control will allow different fittting behavior, although some continue to arch out of habit.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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6 month baby has constant tantrums and arches back. Didn't do that before until now for 2weeks. PD checked and said is not sick and all normal. Tips?

6 month baby has constant tantrums and arches back. Didn't do that before until now for 2weeks. PD checked and said is not sick and all normal. Tips?

Mgt: This may be one indication of reflux. I would suggest discussing thickening feeds with your PCP. It is important to feed at an angle. Does he cough or spit up?

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?

Our 6 week old baby boy always arches his back and looks up. Especially when being held or when we try to sit him up? Why is that?

Muscle control: In the first few months a baby has selective voluntary control of few muscle groups that will increase with age. Early on, the neck extension and turning is one of the strongest. It is necessary early on for feeding and to help clear the airway. When agitated by whatever stimulus they tend to arch. When comfortable they relax.

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Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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My 5 months old baby always sleep on his side with his head arch to his back almost make an alphabeth "U". But he sleeps well. Should I concern?

My 5 months old baby always sleep on his side with his head arch to his back almost make an alphabeth "U". But he sleeps well. Should I concern?

Sleep position: Sometimes just a learned position but have him checked for problems that may cause him to use this position, such as reflux or airway problems. All the best.