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Baby Milia Gum
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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, give a warm bath, give a feeding, and if still fussy, go to urgent care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pls is it normal for 8month old baby to have dark stain on his upper gum and what can be done to it?
white baby gums: Depending on the childs age it could be an erupting baby or adult tooth see a pedodontist asap for evaluation. ...Read more
Preterm low weight: Studies show that mothers who have gum disease are more likely to deliver preterm and low birth weight babies. This is due to the chronic inflammation throughout the body. Specifically, increase in prostaglandins ( a chemical responsible for inflammation). After delivery, bacteria are transmissible to babies. Mommies are more prone to gum infection due to hormonal changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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