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Baby Knee Pads Crawling
I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?
My 3 yr old son has an enlarged knee cap and sometimes crawls when he feels pain, is this okay to let him do?
Pregnancy: The hormonal changes and additional joint stress that occur in your body during and after pregnancy can be some factors that alter the looseness in your joints. This is temporary and your body can recover with time. Be patient, and careful with your joints and talk to your provider about how to guide you according to known risk factors specific to you. ...Read more
My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?
Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eczema in the creases of my elbows and knees. If my baby has eczema, would it be in the same places?
Not necessarily: Eczema typically presents in the flexor surfaces (elbow and knee crease) during childhood, with involvement of the extensor (elbows, knees, ankles) in adults. As you see from your own experience, this trend is not universal. That being said, pattern of eczema is largely individualized, and not necessarily patterned according to familial patterns. ...Read more
I had a baby 6 months ago.About 1 1/2 2months ago i noticed some blue spots behind my knee undernieth where it creases.Should i be concerned?
Varicose Veins: Those blue spots are likely varicosities (varicose veins) that remained after the pregnancy. A big uterus with a baby sometimes compresses on your vena cava and prevents blood from flowing up and out of your legs and so it leads to bulging vessels, unfortunately. Nothing to worry about unless these vessels harden, get red, or get painful. ...Read more
It is possible: Though most healthy fetuses will not be injured, falling may have indirectly affected a baby and pregnancy. A fall can lead to the placenta separating from the wall of the uterus or the bag of waters breaking. Also contractions might occur. Any woman who fell should call her OB or go to labor and delivery immediately for evaluation and extended monitoring. ...Read more
My 1+ month baby was inbetween my laps with head on my knees back of her head hit my knee.Baby cried for 2 mins and stopped could this be a problem?
Prob not: If your child is fine now, there should not be a problem. A slight bump as you are describing should be of no long term consequence. ...Read more
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