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What are the reasons for baby holding head and crying?

What are the reasons for baby holding head and crying?

Many.: Most common things are probably ear infections (otitis media) and teething. Depends on the age of the baby and etc. I'd have her looked at by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

See below: If you mean a true blood blister with a blood under the blister, then no! if the area looks like little broken blood vessels (called petechiae), this can occur with strong crying. If concerned, get the child seen. ...Read more

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Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Sounds : Sounds like a blocked tear duct. These generally resolve spontaneously and need to be addressed if it does not resolve after year 1. Seeing, your pedeatrician or ophthalmologist can provide you with guidance and reassurance and follow up care as necessary. ...Read more

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My baby keeps crying and holding her head, is this normal?

My baby keeps crying and holding her head, is this normal?

Self-soothing!: Several of my patients asked me the same question. I find that many babies just do that. If they hold or grab their ears, it might be an ear ache. However, holding the head seems to be a self-soothing act. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby will not sleep or be put down. He's had a cold for 10 days but now he's just holding his head and crying. What could be wrong?

My 9 month old baby will not sleep or be put down. He's had a cold for 10 days but now he's just holding his head and crying. What could be wrong?

?Ear infection: Possible ear infection after 10 days with a cold. Need to followup with child's doctor for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. In the interim can treat pain with infant tylenol or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

Impossible to tell..: Intracranial brain damage, called concussion, such as contact athletes commonly suffer, disrupt neural circuits & may tear the crucial fragile capillaries producing cerebral microhemorrhages/?more bleeding. Likely there is not anything useful that anyone can do after the fact, though the younger people are the more they seem able to recover, partially at least, from injuries. Minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. Stopped crying after 3-5 min. Wanted to sleep 20 min later. Any concern?

7 month old baby fell backwards from sitting & hit head on laminate floor. Stopped crying after 3-5 min. Wanted to sleep 20 min later. Any concern?

Probably OK: I would call your pediatrician to discuss management of this. We really aren't allowed to answer possible emergency calls on Health Tap. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

Cranky: Yor baby is probably teething. You can give him Ibuprofen before bed to help him sleep. Also give him cold things to eat like a frozen bagel half for him to nibble on. He can also suck on a cold damp cloth. As a last resort you can get oragel to put on his gums. ...Read more

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Doctor, i am beyond worried. My 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. The emergency room gave him mupirocin and cephalexin. Is this ok? I can't stop crying. Will my only breast fed baby be ok? Please respond. Please!

Doctor, i am beyond worried. My 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. The emergency room gave him mupirocin and  cephalexin. Is this ok? I can't stop crying. Will my only breast fed baby be ok? Please respond. Please!

Abscess: I am assuming the oozing was from his scalp and not his ear right?So it sounds like your son developed an abscess and it ruptured.The antibiotic and the ointment you were prescribed are absolutely appropriate.I recommend close follow-up with the pediatrician to make sure that all is healing well.Keep the area clean, monitor for increasing redness or swelling.Complete all medicines exactly directed ...Read more

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Can a baby's face get bruised from crying too hard or too much?

Can a baby's face get bruised from crying too hard or too much?

Never seen it: I've been looking at fussy kids professionally for > 3 decades & never seen facial bruising from crying. I've seen a few caused by slapping when a babies crying made the caregiver lose his/her cool. ...Read more