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Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea is another name for cradle cap. In addition to the scaly places on the scalp there are little red bumps on the trunk and head. The bumps are very fine and reddish. You could check google images for seborrhea to see if it looks like what your child has. Talk to your pediatrician about treatments. Sometimes a mild steroid such as cortisone is used. Sometimes an anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?

3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?

Few days: This type of rash consists of microhemorrhages under the skin, and should resolve within a few days as the body resorbs the leaked blood. Certainly, no NEW petechiae or unusual marks should develop during the healing process. ...Read more

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Can watering down formula lower baby's iron?

Can watering down formula lower baby's iron?

Diluting formula!: It is never good to dilute the formulas because your baby can be lacking in many things because of it. Yes it can cause anemia due to decreased intake of iron but also decrease in calories can also create problems particularly in growth and development . Don't dilute the formula. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My happy 10 months old babys' ankles are very stiff, i can't bend it. She is standing on her toes, never puts her heels down. Will she outgrow this later?

My happy 10 months old babys' ankles are very stiff, i can't bend it. She is standing on her toes, never puts her heels down. Will she outgrow this later?

Toe walker: Toe walking is still within normal development at this point with your child. She is still attempting to develop balance. However, i would advise you to see a podiatrist for a complete foot/ankle evaluation and gait exam. A structural deformity needs to be ruled out in the ankle. Barring no bony block, rest assured, she is within normal development at this point and should outgrow this. ...Read more

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6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

See a dermatologist: Or your family doc. Great plains laboratory does a variety of specialized lab testing for allergy, w/children, and more. You might take a look at their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My son is only ten weeks old. Irritable, blister on foot, acid reflux rash on face, twitching, hiccup sound, clear discharge from eyes. Raised rash on?

My son is only ten weeks old. Irritable, blister on foot, acid reflux rash on face, twitching, hiccup sound, clear discharge from eyes. Raised rash on?

Many things here: At 11 weeks old, your child has several issues going on. Best to see the Pediatrician and get a full exam and attention given to all the issues. ...Read more

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My very happy 10 months old babys' ankles are very stiff. She stands on her toes and never puts her heels down. She cries when i try to bend the ankle?

My very happy 10 months old babys' ankles are very stiff. She stands on her toes and never puts her heels down. She cries when i try to bend the ankle?

See podiatrist: It sounds like there may be a problem, but difficult to tell without examining the baby. I would recommend you see either a podiatrist who has lots of experience with infants or a pediatric orthopedist. There very well could be a growth or congenital abnormality that needs treatment. ...Read more

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10 month old sticking her tongue out, not drinking her milk, weezy when crawling. - help?

10 month old sticking her tongue out, not drinking her milk, weezy when crawling. - help?

Wheezy: If your daughter wheezes when crawling she may allergic to the rug, in w hich case keep her off the floor until you get rid of the carpet. ...Read more

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Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

See below. : Try moisturizing cream to start. If not successful, see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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8mo baby, slight heart murmur, just noticed swelling in both legs below knee. Legs feel hard. Baby seems fine. What might cause this? Dangerous?

8mo baby, slight heart murmur, just noticed swelling in both legs below knee. Legs feel hard. Baby seems fine. What might cause this? Dangerous?

Medical exam needed: Many infants have mild heart murmurs that are of no concern. However, the firm swelling you describe is concerning. It's not likely related to the heart murmur, since heart failure in infants doesn't usually cause leg swelling, but rather poor feeding, lethargy and breathing trouble. But leg swelling should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. cause?

Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. cause?

Irritable nerves: This may be an irritability of superficial nerves in the skin or other tissues and if it persists, it may be advisable to ask your physician to order some blood tests to check for calcium,magnesium,electrolyte,vit B12 deficiencies. ...Read more

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5 week old baby w/baby acne,but presents rash when laying against anything cloth, how to clear rash up?

5 week old baby w/baby acne,but presents rash when laying against anything cloth, how to clear rash up?

Baby skin rash: Only use scent free laundry detergent and no fabric softener or dryer sheets on any clothing that comes in contact with his skin. ...Read more

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10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

Itchy skin rashes: Persistent dry, red and itchy skin rashes are consistent with dermatitis, most commonly it is atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream apply to the area twice a day. Keep using aquaphor. Sometimes you need an antibiotic course if it gets infected. See an allergist or dermatologist if it does not improve by those simple measures so we can look at the rashes. ...Read more