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6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections.could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?

6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections.could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?

Reevaluate: Sensory stimulus causing your child to try to clear ears. Have Pediatrician take a look. Also, as teeth are erupting, time to schedule with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

NO: Teething does not cause involuntary head movement. Usually child will put fingers or other objects in their mouths when teething. This sounds like something that should be evaluated by your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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When I shake my head strongly it feels as if my teeth are also shaking. Should i be worried?

When I shake my head strongly it feels as if my teeth are also shaking. Should i be worried?

Mobility: Mobility indicates loss of bone support. See your Dentist. Referral to a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, may be in order. ...Read more

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My wife hit her head on the floor 2 weeks ago. She haschattering lips and/or teeth — mostly when in bed. It may change to leg spasms or a hand will shaking. Is it serious?

My wife hit her head on the floor 2 weeks ago. She haschattering lips and/or teeth — mostly when in bed. It may change to leg spasms or a hand will shaking. Is it serious?

See a doc ASAP: Take her to see a general physician as soon as possible. It may or may not be related to the fall but it's not worth taking the risk. The general practioner will be able to lead you to a specialist who can determine if the 2 events are related. ...Read more

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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure.... See your pediatrician soon.... ...Read more

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I have a tremor or shaking when I close my teeth no trouble swallowing and its not visible i just feel my teeth shaking a little and jaw tension?

I have a tremor or shaking when I close my teeth no trouble swallowing and its not visible i just feel my teeth shaking a little and jaw tension?

See a Dr.: You may need to see a Dr. first, whom might refer you to a neurologist. Unsure if this is related to a TMJ/TMD issue, but first need to rule out other underlying nerve problems ...Read more

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more

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9 m old shaking head side to side, stops for a bit and does it again & again. Also, randomly shivers (like a chill) for a sec or 2. Call doc?

9 m old shaking head side to side, stops for a bit and does it again & again.  Also, randomly shivers (like a chill) for a sec or 2.  Call doc?

Video: Take a video and see his/her doctor. Between the video and an exam your doctor will know how to diagnose and manage the problem. If the baby is unconscious during these episodes this may be a type of seizure. Is your baby developing normally? ...Read more

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Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better by 4 months. Older babies often do things because they figured out they can. ...Read more

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I move my jaw side to side, also unknowingly tighten my jaw. And sometimes when I wake up my teeth will be clenched. What's the cause?

I move my jaw side to side, also unknowingly tighten my jaw. And sometimes when I wake up my teeth will be clenched. What's the cause?

TMJ/TMD: Stress and malocclusion are two common contributing factors to TMJ/TMD. See a dentist who has experience and training treating patients with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction for a thorough evaluation and treatment options. Try to reduce stress in your life. ...Read more

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Will shortening of front teeth cause jaw to move side to side if it was previously held in place with long 2 front teeth overlapping bottom teeth. Tmj?

Will shortening of front teeth cause jaw to move side to side if it was previously held in place with long 2 front teeth overlapping bottom teeth. Tmj?

Perhaps: Modifying certain teeth can cause the jaw to shift. Express your concerns to the dentist that did the work. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

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When your baby is teething is their head supposed to sweat?

When your baby is teething is their head supposed to sweat?

Separate issues: While sweating and teething can occur at the same time, teething does not cause sweating. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby's head is not steady yet. It is shaking few times. When does her head become steady?

My 4 month baby's head is not steady yet. It is shaking few times. When does her head become steady?

A typically-develop-: Ing 4-month-old is able to get her head ; chest up in prone position ; look around ; have no head lag when pulled to sit from supine position. Persistent head-lag till 6 months is a concern. If her neck muscles are not controlling her head position steadily, it's prudent to have her pediatrician do a neurological exam ; screen her overall, as well as gross motor, development. See firstsigns. Org. ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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I have got many pains on the sides of my head for every single little thing I do. Just by randomly shaking my head. I have around a month. Why is it??

I have got many pains on the sides of my head for every single little thing I do. Just by randomly shaking my head. I have around a month. Why is it??

Please see your: Doctor. There are many possible causes for this and without an examination it would be impossible to diagnose. Some reasons would not be serious and others could be. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more