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3 mos baby 3 milia looking bumps in same area on his upper gum only, tooth?

3 mos baby 3 milia looking bumps in same area on his upper gum only, tooth?

Epstein's pearls?: Little white or yellowish bumps on the palate or upper gums of new babies are likely to be "epstein's pearls". They appear sometimes during the formation of the palate, have no purpose, cause no problems, and go away after the first few weeks or months. Parents can ask the doctor to look and see if the bumps are indeed epstein's pearls, at the 3 month or 4 month check-ups. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Benign Baby Skin Bumps (Definition)

Miliaria is a rash on the skin that occurs in some people when they are hot and start to sweat. This "heat rash" occurs because a person's sweat glands don't reach all the way to the surface of the skin, or his sweat glands are blocked, causing some sweat to leak out just under the surface of the skin. The rash is of pink or reddish bumps and can be very ...Read more


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3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

Call or page the Dr.: A 3 month-old baby who is "unconsolable" is fussy for a reason. If the baby had cold symptoms or has fever, an infection is likely. If truly not able to be consoled, the baby should be seen at the emergency room to rule out meningitis. If just "fussier than usual", parents can check the baby with no clothes on, give tylenol, (acetaminophen) give a warm bath, give a feeding, and if still fussy, go to urgent care. ...Read more

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I have dots on my chin that look like milia, but i had heard that milia is only for babys. I also have these dots on my fore head that are only visible in light. What should I use or what should I do?

I have dots on my chin that look like milia, but i had heard that milia is only for babys. I also have these dots on my fore head that are only visible in light. What should I use or what should I do?

Adult milia: You may have adult form of milia. Milia occur when tiny bits of dead skin clog pores. In babies they go away spontaneously, in adults they may need to be removed. They aren't serious just annoying. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001367.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

No: Infants should not be given honey because their young immune systems aren't fully protective against the bacterium that can cause botulism. A sock with an ice cube in it gets cold to the area which can be helpful. ...Read more

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Hard white bumps on 3wk old babies gums... slightly uncomfortable when she eats gor both of us.. what is this?

Hard white bumps on 3wk old babies gums... slightly uncomfortable when she eats gor both of us.. what is this?

Early teething: In some cases, kids have a tooth emerge within the first few weeks of life. It is normal. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?

Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?

Not helpful: Benadryl is an anti-histamine and won't really do anything to relieve teething pain, because histamine release is not involved in that process. Massage with cool wash cloth (wet one, throw it in refrigerator for 10 minutes) and then use to massage gums. If baby really in a lot of discomfort, it is totally ok to use a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen now and then. ...Read more

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Can Gingivostomatitis keep coming back in babies. My 23 mths old daughter keeps having little swelling and bleeding gums after 1 severe attack of it.

Can Gingivostomatitis keep coming back in babies. My 23 mths old daughter keeps having little swelling and bleeding gums after 1 severe attack of it.

Teeth Eruptions!!: Good day; Lightly baby teeth are erupting at present time. To keep your baby comfortable at present time -- rub and massage gum pads where teeth may erupt. Good luck! ...Read more

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12 month old cutting 7th tooth. big hole in gum. how many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time? today will be 2nd night.

12 month old cutting 7th tooth. big hole in gum. how many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time?  today will be 2nd night.

Advil (ibuprofen): With Advil, (ibuprofen) you are allowed to take it every 6 hrs as needed, so if only using it once a day at night, it's not a big deal. There isn't a specific number of days that would make it too long. if really having discomfort, then continue to give it. ...Read more

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How can you treat milia?

How can you treat milia?

Dermatologist: Try using gentle exfoliation products. Avoid harsh skin-care products. Sometimes they go away on their own. A dermatologist can remove them using a scalpel or curette, but this is time-consuming and expensive. Milia are not harmful, but they are a cosmetic nuisance. ...Read more

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Can esthesicians remove milia?

Can esthesicians remove milia?

Some good ones: can, just be careful around the eyes, for those you may want to see a dermatologist ...Read more