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Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Wat to do with baby crying then suddenly stops breathing turn dark red and whole body turns hard for like 5-8 sec.

Breath holding spell: You are describing classical breath holding spell. Although scary, they are seldom serious. All you have to do is to break the crying spell - consoling, and trying not to get in to a situation. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

How long can I leave my 2-month-old baby crying without hurting her vocal cord? When cries her face's all red and looks as if she's suffocating?

Too young for crying: A 2-month-old baby is still too young to be left crying. Parents should still do all the things they need to do to console the young baby. They should be sure the baby is not too hungry, not too full, not too cold, not too hot, not sick, not wrapped too tightly, and not too lonely. After the baby turns 3 months, parents can start stricter "bedtime" routines, as by then, most babies can be trained. ...Read more

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My son is crying in pain with a sore anus but there is no redness or rashes. ?

My son is crying in pain with a sore anus but there is no redness or rashes. ?

Age? : Many common reasons. Constipation with fecal impaction is common in some age groups. Also anal fissures are common in same group of children. Rarely, pinworms may cause pain instead of itch. Take him to the pediatrician to be checked out. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get the redness out of my eyes after i've been crying?

Is there a way I can get the redness out of my eyes after i've been crying?

Eye drops: As long as redness of eyes is related to crying only (and not connected with allergies, glaucoma etc), you may try any of the otc decongestant eye drops on an "as needed" basis. Delve deeper to find out why you are crying and then hiding it frequently :). ...Read more

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22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

22 mo. old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. no redness; normal?

Common enough: Penile erection in any male-esp prolonged erection, called priapism-can be very uncomfortable and painful. Common but not as painful in small children.Try to get child to relax by being closely held for comfort and trying to get child's attention on a toy or something else.Also try not to stimulate penis while cleaning him and while changing clothes. Sometimes use of warm water locally may help. ...Read more

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Daughter 5 yr, woke up crying, seems to have fever, painful swelling from under ear - under jaw start. No trouble swallowing. No redness. No drainage.

Daughter 5 yr, woke up crying, seems to have fever, painful swelling from under ear - under jaw start. No trouble swallowing. No redness. No drainage.

See pediatrician...: Sounds like it would be a good idea to have her see her pediatrician today to have the swelling and cause of the fever evaluated. This is going to require a physical exam. Hope she feels better soon! ...Read more

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Sore throats then high fever now crying due to itchy toes and genitals, 6 days now. no redness or bumps i can see. cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not work. ?

Sore throats then high fever now crying due to itchy toes and genitals, 6 days now. no redness or bumps i can see. cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not work. ?

Itchy toes/genitals: It appears that something is triggering a nerve condition in the lumbar sacral spine of the child. Nerve roots of the lumbar sacral spine innervate the genitals in addition to the feet. Child should be seen As soon as possible. preferably by pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

No: Not sure who is doing the crying, but there is no evidence that human crying will adversely affect an unborn baby. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These spells occur in response to pain or anger - always. Some kids will have some blueness around the lips (not the lips themselves) when crying and this can be normal. I would have my child seen to be sure it is a breath holding spell & nothing concerning. ...Read more