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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, (acetaminophen) 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
Hard white bumps on 3wk old babies gums... slightly uncomfortable when she eats gor both of us.. what is this?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer