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Death Of An Infant During Sleep Syndrome
SIDS: Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction.aspx ...Read more
Is blowby oxygenation an appropriate intervention to reduce cardiac stress in an infant with febrile induced tachycardia?
Febrile tachycardia: Treatment is to reduce fever, fast heart rate is one of the mechanisms the body adopts to reduce the effects of high temperature, best way to deal with it is try to reduce fever by whatever means, warm bath, fever medicine, etc.., blow-by oxygen isn't the treatment, unless there is heart or lung problem requiring oxygen supplementation, it won't harm but won't help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Resp. distress syndr: Its caused by deficiency of surfactant that lines the airways&lung immaturity. From baby being premature vs genetic protein def. Varies in severity form baby to baby & some may require ventilatory support. Depends on gestational age from about 50% in babies born at 26–28 weeks, to about 25% at 30–31 weeks. Is more frequent in infants of diabetic mothers & in the second born of premature twins. ...Read more
Unexplained death <1: Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. ...Read more
Yes..Back & No Smoke: The studies clearly show there are things that can be done to reduce the incidence of sids. There are 2 essential things to reduce your baby's risk of sids. Sleep them on their backs every time they sleep and do not smoke - not even if you go outside. The chemicals in smoke end up on your clothes and affect baby's breathing pattern. Also, sleeping in separate bed but in parent's room is safest! ...Read more
Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right.Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result.Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes are at increased risk of developing the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, is this true?
Lung development: It is true that high sugars can delay lung development in the developing fetus. ...Read more
Unexplained death : Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. ...Read more
Negative autopsy: Sids is presenty defined as (usually) nocturnal death in an infant between two months (approx) to 1 year. The peak period is 3-4 months, commoner in males and it is unusual after about 6 months. The gross autopsy does not identify the cause but there are microscopic changes in the brainstem where automatic breathing and heart control mechanisms exist. ...Read more
Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?
??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more
What're symptoms of seizures during sleep that leads to poor sleep. What's the treatment. Having sleep study as it's suspected by doc, tomorrow.
Maybe asymptomatic: Can I assume you had a normal EEG? If someone has seizures during sleep, he may never know it. Morning grogginess and daytime sleepiness may be the only symptoms. If the seizure involves abnormal movement, the sleeping partner may notice something. Keep in mind that there are many causes of poor sleep besides seizures. I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft music is fine: Soft music is a nice addition to an infants "comfort place" where you let them nap or sleep for the night. Babies are use to noise in the womb & heartbeats & digestive sounds were their norm so a little music is fine, or the sound of a fan or radio static. Plan to leave it on all night or the baby may startle & cry if they awaken & it is gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more
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I suffer from chronic blocked nose especially during sleep. My ENT suggested turbinectomy but im afraid of empty nose syndrome. Should I do it pls?10x
This is evidence: Of a disturbed action of what is known as the nasal cycle. This is actually controlled by the lower brain and the commonest cause in my experience is poor diet. That may sound weird but the lower brain is in charge of our ability to adapt to environmental change including the light/dark cycle. ...Read more
No good data: But for now i would avoid cell phones near kids brains. Advise using speaker phone when they are using cell phones especially if they do it often. ...Read more
Not Safe Yet: The use of pillows is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years old due to the risks of suffocation and other injuries. Bed pillows can easily entrap and smother an infant or small child. It is also best to wait until child has graduated from crib to toddler bed where movement is not as restricted. A firm and small (airline-sized) pillow is best for a toddler. ...Read more
20 m baby was having minor chokes quite frequently last evening. Has been making funny breath sounds during sleep. Possibly rti or frn body or allegy?
I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?
Worry warts : There are many of us who worry more than we need to. I would strongly suggest that you go to your pediatrician for a needed dose of reassurance. If you feel you will be criticized for going, find someone you feel safe with. Go soon so this issue is put to rest and then you can too! One more thing. Trust your instincts! If you feel your baby has a problem, you will usually be right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?
See Your Doctor: Persistent night bottle feeding in a 1 yr old may be caused by insufficient solid food consumption during the day and/or behavioral issues which include separation anxiety. Arriving at the cause can be complex, more info is needed eg. detailed dietary history, sleep patterns (past and recent), growth/developmental history, & more. See your doctor now for evaluation and intervention strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 week baby breath so hard when she drinks milk , it all happens while she is drinking during sleep?
Confusing question: Babies depend on their open nasal passages to breathe normally. If baby must stop feeding to do some breathing or seems to work harder to breathe during feedings, she needs her nose cleaned of any mucous or irritant debris. Dust, smoke & fragrances, make it hard for babies & saline nose rinse is your best rx. I don't know of any babies that drink during sleep, but many sound bad if congested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 3 weeks old she always has episodes of crying during breast feeding that interfer it also during sleep she never sleep quite, she always nervous, I do not know what i can do?
Check with your Peds: I would advise you to pay a visit to your pediatrician and have her evaluated. If everything alright, check with lactation nurse to be sure if she is latching right, and she left hungry or she might have just colics. Have your baby ever had a history of neonatal abstinence? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a
A full term infant (born 6 days ago) desats to 87 or less only during deep sleep. What could be the issue.
Several conditions: A virtual consultation may be useful in reviewing records and findings. The baby should remain hospitalized. An oxygen saturation study performed at night, day, while sleeping and feeding may provide additional information. Several causes which include cardio-pulmonary, neurologic, metabolic conditions. ...Read more
Good day everyone. I was informed by my infants school today that my child was sleeping more than usual at school and not during normal routine hours. She is turning 2 next week. What could be the cause. Your assistance would be appreciated?
Possibilities: She is either sick or not (likely not). She may not be getting enough restorative sleep at home. She may be going through a growth spurt & need the extra. If her other daily activities are okay I would just monitor it. If she seems really off her routine I would have her evaluated. ...Read more
Nocturnal tingles: More often than not it is innocuous unless it is chronic and if it substantially disrupts sleep. Pressure on nerves like on the ulnar crease or funny bone can cause tingling along the length of the arm from the elbow down. Carpal tunnel syndrome more often affects the palms. Nerve compression in the neck area can prompt shoulder, neck and arm tingling. May be "sleeping wrong" on arm or kinked neck. ...Read more
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