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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Is it normal for babies legs to be right red after vaccines?

Local reactions...: Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with dtap can last 7 days. This is ok. If redness starts to spread, is large (>1 in), or begins >48 hours after shot, call doc. For more info see: http://www.Seattlechildrens.Org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/immunization-reactions/. ...Read more

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How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

Too young for crying: A 2-month-old baby is still too young to be left crying. Parents should still do all the things they need to do to console the young baby. They should be sure the baby is not too hungry, not too full, not too cold, not too hot, not sick, not wrapped too tightly, and not too lonely. After the baby turns 3 months, parents can start stricter "bedtime" routines, as by then, most babies can be trained. ...Read more

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Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Breath holding spell: You are describing classical breath holding spell. Although scary, they are seldom serious. All you have to do is to break the crying spell - consoling, and trying not to get in to a situation. ...Read more

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22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

Common enough: Penile erection in any male-esp prolonged erection, called priapism-can be very uncomfortable and painful. Common but not as painful in small children.Try to get child to relax by being closely held for comfort and trying to get child's attention on a toy or something else.Also try not to stimulate penis while cleaning him and while changing clothes. Sometimes use of warm water locally may help. ...Read more

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My nineteen month old has about twenty small red spots on her legs. She is up to date on all her vaccines. What could this be?

My nineteen month old has about twenty small red spots on her legs. She is up to date on all her vaccines. What could this be?

Red spots? : There are so many things that can cause red spots that w/o more info we will never know. Rashes are tricky, especially if they morph with time. Some are classic like varicella or measles. Others that may be are roseola, german measles but there are too many to list here. Look for other symptoms and see. Your pediatrician for a better idea of what the "spots"are. ...Read more

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I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! anything else i can do? He's crying inconsolably

I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! anything else i can do? He's crying inconsolably

See below: If the child is inconsolable, get him seen. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have had the opposite effect than sedation. About 10% of kids will get wired with benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, due to the rash, i would get the child checked now. ...Read more

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Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Reaction: Could be reaction to vaccine. I would take a picture and not get the next one. If the baby is not engaged in high risk behavior like IV drugs and sex then there is no real reason to get the hepatitis vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a few raised bumps on my inner thigh that turn red when irritated. I've had the hpv vaccine and have never had unprotected sex. What could the?

I have a few raised bumps on my inner thigh that turn red when irritated. I've had the hpv vaccine and have never had unprotected sex.  What could the?

Not HPV: Several kinds of skin rash could cause this problem, but not HPV. Even if you hadn't been vaccinated, HPV would not be a worry for this sort of problem. See your doctor if it continue or you remain concerned about it. But don't worry about HPV. ...Read more

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2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

2 month old baby had her vaccine shot and one of her thighs has a big red bump i tried ice pack and hot pack nothing helped what can I do it's big plz?

Heat: It may take a few days to resolve.I have heat does work, but maybe slowly.If not improving or worsening in size, may be infected.Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby got her 18m shots on her legs 2 days ago and injection site still very red around it and hot is that normal what can I do to help get better?

My baby got her 18m shots on her legs 2 days ago and injection site still very red  around it and hot is that normal what can I do to help get better?

Cold packs and: Ibuprofen if it hurts. Otherwise this a sign the body is building immunity. If there is pus or high fevers i would speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby got his shots today and his leg is very swollen around the shot and really red, and hes been screaming. Please help - i feel so bad for my little man - i don't know what to do.

My 2 month old baby got his shots today and his leg is very swollen around the shot and really red, and hes been screaming. Please help - i feel so bad for my little man - i don't know what to do.

When : When a child (or adult) gets redness swelling and pain in the area of a vaccination, it is called an immunization reaction. It usually begins within 24 hours of the shot and can last 2-3 days (or longer with the dtap which your child most likely received at 2 months). This is not necessarily a bad thing - it is just your child's immune system responding to the vaccine and creating antibodies against the disease. Some people will also get fever with an immunization reaction, but if your child has a fever at his young age, then you need to call his doctor immediately. There are a few other things to look out for such as: - difficulty breathing or swallowing - difficulty awakening or appears very weak - a temperature over 100.4f rectally (38.0c) since he's under 12 weeks of age - an unusual high pitched cry for an hour or continuous crying for 3 hours or more - if the redness started 2 days after the shot or if the redness is larger than an inch in diameter if you see any of the above you should either call your child's doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Otherwise, there are a few things you can do to make him more comfortable. -apply cold pack to area for 20 minutes to help with pain and swelling -give Acetaminophen (tylenol) for pain as long as your child does not have a fever and if it is ok with his doctor if you think your child may be ill or should be seen, give his doctor a call. ...Read more

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What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

List of fixes: It helps if mom/dad make a list of what things they can do something about, for those times they are tired & can't think clearly. Offer feed if not fed within last 2hr. Warm if cold. Cool off if warm. Change if dirty. Console if in need of nurturing. A warm bath can relax them. If nothing works & baby is otherwise well, put on the headphones & let the kid figure it out. ...Read more

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Extreme anger at baby crying. Feelings of detachment too. Is this depression?

Extreme anger at baby crying. Feelings of detachment too. Is this depression?

Extreme anger: Could be a mood problem that needs further assessment, both by your pcp to rule out medical causes, & a psychiatrist to determine type of mood disorder if all medical workup comes back normal. ...Read more

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How to stop a crying baby from waking everyone in the house?

How to stop a crying baby from waking everyone in the house?

Soundproofing.: The house, not the baby. There are different techniques to calm a baby, depending on the age and reason for crying, but ultimately, babies cry, and the more frazzled you get, the more the baby cries. First thing to do (not easy, but essential!) is to get yourself unfrazzled. ...Read more

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Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Is it fine to leave my baby crying sometimes if i am driving? 4 months old baby

Crying baby: Yes it is ok to let your baby cry. Just make sure to check on him to make sure there is no chocking or something that would bother your baby ...Read more

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Scratched leg on slightly rusty bench. didn't bleed but scratched/broke skin. do I need a tetanus shot? last vaccine was at 15yo. rubbed alcohol on it

Scratched leg on slightly rusty bench. didn't bleed but scratched/broke skin. do I need a tetanus shot? last vaccine was at 15yo. rubbed alcohol on it

Maybe.......: Having had a tetanus shot 5 years ago, you should be protected. As the nail was rusty, this is considered aa tetanus-prone wound and you should discuss the possible need for a booster with your MD. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for crying baby?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for crying baby?

None: Crying is not a disease, a lot of normal babies cry significant amount of time per day. However one has to ensure that baby is not hungry, does not have wet dirty diaper and does not suffer from any sickness for example: colic, allergies, diaper dermatitis, meningitis and many others. In such instances treating disease will help to decrease crying spells. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

Sounds evoke : Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex. .. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more

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Husband had 3 grand Mal seizures Sunday today (wed) he keeps saying he thinks he hears the baby crying but the baby isn't here. Normal?

Husband had 3 grand Mal seizures Sunday today (wed) he keeps saying he thinks he hears the baby crying but the baby isn't here.  Normal?

Not normal: These two findings are suggestive of two different types of seizures or other neurological process which would never be considered normal. Hopefully he is under the care of a qualified neurologist. If not, find one! Best wishes ...Read more

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Pain in top leg when walking, had flu shot last Thursday is it connected ? Could be beginning of guillian barre syndrome caused by vaccine ?

Pain in top leg when walking, had flu shot last Thursday is it connected ? Could be beginning of guillian barre syndrome caused by vaccine ?

No: guillian barre doesn't cause pain, & what minor sensory symptoms it causes usually occur where weakness begins (almost always in the feet). You've posted before. You weren't joking when you put "hypochondria" in your profile. Reminds me of the old Michael Palin BBC series "Ripping Yarns." In the episode "The Curse of the Claw," the character Uncle Jack had "every known disease." ...Read more

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Loud sound hurts my ears especially my left ear like ( baby crying, the dishes which collides hardly), my ears and nose are filled too, what it is?

Loud sound hurts my ears especially my left ear like ( baby crying, the dishes which collides hardly), my ears and nose are filled too, what it is?

Congestion: You may have fluid behind your ear drum, that can be from a cold or nasal allergies. See your doctor for diagnosis and adequate treatment. ...Read more

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How to stop a baby crying all the time?

How to stop a baby crying all the time?

Know why they cry: Hungry, feed them. Overfed, burp them. Wet, change their diaper. Feed them on a schedule, expect their needs and prepare for it, and meet it, before they cry. ...Read more

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If you have a crying baby should you pick up the baby?

If you have a crying baby should you pick up the baby?

It depends.: If your baby isn't waking up during these episodes, they may be night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in the crib to can get hurt on, and keep him/her on a consistent sleep schedule. If she/he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as there is no medical cause for this, it's best to see if your baby can go back to sleep alone. His/her doctor can advise. ...Read more

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Is my baby crying all the time from colic?

Is my baby crying all the time from colic?

No: Your baby is crying all the time because (s)he is unhappy and maybe in pain. Figuring the cause of the discomfort is important. It could be colic, acid reflux, a reaction to something you are eating if you are breast feeding or to formula if you are bottle feeding. I would suggest a visit to your pediatrician for a more thorough evaluation and more detailed history. ...Read more

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My baby crying to much she is 2 weeks old?

My baby crying to much she is 2 weeks old?

Helpful AAP website:: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/crying-colic/pages/responding-to-your-babys-cries.aspx. If your pediatrician says she's healthy. With normal head & body growth, allow her to self-calm on her back in her crib. Leave the room & go relax once you've tried feeding, burping & changing her diaper.You'll soon learn how much stimulation she can tolerate. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more