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Baby Holding Arms Out
4 - 6 months: Usually around 4 to 5 months old, but can be until 6 months & still be normal ...Read more
See the Doctor: There may be a number of reasons.There are a series of birth defects that allow babies to be born with stiffer, less flexible joints.Muscle conditions are possible.Also it may be a normal variation.Best to talk with your pediatrician for the specifics after a good physical examination. ...Read more
Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 15 day old baby had lot of hairs on face , back and arms.. What is the reason ?What should I do to get ride of it?Is it normal with babies
Common finding: Examination of all infants will find some fine villus hair covering many body surfaces at birth that gradually diminishes over time.In some ethnic groups it is much darker than others & thus more noticeable. Ignore it. ...Read more
My son is 8 weeks old, when do babies start crawling? I've been working on it with him during tummy time but he can't pick himself up with his arms.
Keep up the : tummy time. At 2 mos. he'll regard his fists & get his head up to regard & follow a red or yellow toy dangled in front of him. At 4 mos., he'll get his head & chest up. By 5 mos. he'll be able to bear weight on his forearms, shifting from one to the other to reach for & attain objects. Cat-crawling is variable if it happens at all. It used to be ~ 6 mos., now ~ 7-8 mos. since " back to sleep". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.
I noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.
Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?
I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?
Probably: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and even that may not be helpful. You may need to have the lesion removed and the tissue sent to a pathologist for examination. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an infant of 4 weeks had sustained a spiral fracture to the arm, would it be visible on an x-ray?
Should be: A proper xr should pick this up. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does putting your 3 month old baby to sit up in your arms while holding him affect his spine or maybe cause him to grow with hunch back?
My 11 week old baby always wants to be in a sitting position (on our knee, in our arms). Will holding her in a sitting position damage her back/spine?
Stop: How can he get used to sleeping anywhere else if he never has the opportunity. Crying does not equate with pain. Put your baby in crib or bassinet and calm him there instead of your arms. Keep things the same, routine is very important , they get used to things quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My arm started shaking after holding baby or a folder randomly. It usually lasts for a few minutes. ?
Prepare for problems: We find that babies rocked to sleep have a 400% higher rate of sleep disturbance for their first 3-4 years. If you are ready to be at the bedside and re-settle baby in the middle of the night from now on, please continue.If not, rock baby when it is fully awake and place awake in the crib when they tire. Learning to self settle into sleep is one of the building blocks of self sufficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 month old baby boy cries almost all the time to be in my arms i don't want him to get use to this habit what should I do?
Make a list: All mom's need to make a list of what they can do for baby. Feed when hungry, warm when cold, change diaper when soiled, etc. You will find that reading babies mind is not on the list and fixing babies tiredness is not either. When you have gone through the list and baby is still fussy, it's likely tired and nothing you do will fix it. Get the ear plugs and put baby to crib and relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I safely use my 5week baby's arms to pull him from laying down to a sitting position he try to hold his head up my man thinks It can harm him can it?
Baby 8 mos. When excited, or upset flaps both arms in a sorta stiff way in front of him, but at his sides(hope makes sense). Doing since 3 mos. Concer?
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