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My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

Have her checked: True fever at her age (rectal temperature over 100.4 f) deserves evaluation. Giving antipyretics without proper evaluation is not wise. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

I have a mole on my arm that my 3 yo has rubbed/picked at since he was an infant. It has changed to a lighter color & scabbed. Should I be concerned?

Probably: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and even that may not be helpful. You may need to have the lesion removed and the tissue sent to a pathologist for examination. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

Me too.: In infants i prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way.It is slightly higher than oral.I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read more

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Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. Is it risky to put on buttocks?

Placement of shots: Actually I prefer the front of the thigh. There is not enough muscle mass in the arm and the buttocks have large vessels and nerves that are difficult to avoid in small babies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Upper arm stiffness and pain in both arms can't carry my baby?

Hmmm?: When both arms are involved i think of either something in your neck like a pinched nerve or simply overuse from lifting too much. Best to get some help with the baby and see if things settle down.... If not get it checked. ...Read more

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What exactly is the small vaccine scar on my upper arm from when I was a baby?

What exactly is the small vaccine scar on my upper arm from when I was a baby?

Snallpox vaccination: This was done to all at one time until the virus for the disease was made extinct wordwide, so it is no longer done. ...Read more

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Why aftr 2 month injection of BCG vaccine, the baby had blister on the left upper arm?Why it took 2 month?

Why aftr 2 month injection of BCG vaccine, the baby had blister on the left upper arm?Why it took 2 month?

Blister after BCG: Thanks for your question. The bcg vaccine contains some preservatives. Sometimes, people can have irritation in their arm from the preservative, and this can be delayed even several months from the vaccine. It's not a dangerous reaction, but i recommend that you take the baby to your primary care physician to have the arm looked at. ...Read more

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My friend's baby has a large growth on his arm. What could it be?

My friend's baby has a large growth on his arm. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Growths on the arm can be a result of many different conditions. Any abnormality should be evaluated immediately by the pediatrician with referral for further testing as warranted. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical definition for a person who has a "baby arm?

Please describe the medical definition for a person who has a "baby arm?

See below: This is street slang for a penis. So the medical definition for the person with this condition would be male. ...Read more

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Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?

Should I be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?

No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either. ...Read more

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Baby has weird, tiny red dots on a part of her arm. What could it be?

Baby has weird, tiny red dots on a part of her arm. What could it be?

Show her provider: Red dots on an arm can be a variety of things--depending on how long it has been there, size, if they are raised, flat, or in areas of friction. Had some that were a sibling's art work with pen! you may want to ask about it at her next checkup. A picture may be worth a thousand words--but seeing and feeling a skin finding in person is worth about ten thousand when it comes to diagnosis. ...Read more

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My arm started shaking after holding baby or a folder randomly. It usually lasts for a few minutes. ?

My arm started shaking after holding baby or a folder randomly. It usually lasts for a few minutes. ?

Arm shaking: This may not be abnormal as your muscles got weaker after being in one position for a while and if you take a load, shaking is the ways to dispose of lactic acid. ...Read more

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I have two smal bumps on arm both with a small hole in them. The first one that i got now have a small cluster of baby bumps around it. Hard to see?

I have two smal bumps on arm both with a small hole in them.  The first one that i got now have a small cluster of baby bumps around it.  Hard to see?

Skin rash: It is always better to have physician look at skin issues to recommend treatment. Based on the information you provided, it could be molluscum contagiosum. Look up pictures of it online and see if it looks similar. ...Read more