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Dry Knee Baby Crawling
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
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
3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?
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
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
My baby is 6 months old.After giving cerelac he get rashes all around the mouth.it disappears after 10 minutes.what is the reason for that rashes? He
Mgt: He may have a contact reaction. Are there any other areas affected? Please follow up with your pediatrician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would 3mth old develop bil. redness/warmth to feet/lower legs when crying looked like sunburn(never in sun) not ill/no fever. Resolved 10 min when calmed down. Left around 5 petechiae each on lower legs after. Vaccines 3 wks ago, reaction?
Petchiae: Which vaccines did 3mo have? Likely a reaction. Send photo if did not go away. ...Read more
Ankle snd foot swollen for 3 weeks joint sticking out not weight bearing toys going numb on crutches but can't keep balance any suggestions please?
6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My 10wk old baby keep freeing her hands lose from the halo swaddle sleepsack. Is it time to stop swaddling and transition her?She still startle reflex
Swaddling: If she prefers not to be swaddled that is fine just do not put any loose clothing or blankets in her bed. ...Read more
5 week old baby w/baby acne,but presents rash when laying against anything cloth, how to clear rash up?
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
6 mo baby sleeps fine on my chest but wakes up scratching eyes, ears and head when i put him in his bed. Is it allergy or reflex? Why does he do this?
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