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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Fussiness (Overview)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied or hard to please.


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What causes fussiness in newborns?

What causes fussiness in newborns?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for a fussy newborn. Colic starts about a month of age, esophageal reflux can cause this, sometimes they are just fussy. However, there can be some very concerning reasons such as an infection. It is best to see your doctor about this.. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
436 doctors shared insights

Fussiness (Overview)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied or hard to please.


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Can my toddler's fussiness mean she has a food allergy or not?

Can my toddler's fussiness mean she has a food allergy or not?

Possible: Fussiness is not a very specific symptom & is associated with many complaints. When fussiness is related to something in the diet it's more likely an intolerance than an allergy. Your pediatrician or allergist can be of great help here. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat severe irritability and anxiety?

What can I use to treat severe irritability and anxiety?

Manage anxiety : By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...Read more

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My two month gets her first shots in a few days what should I expect? Temperature? Not eating fussy? And why?

My two month gets her first shots in a few days what should I expect? Temperature? Not eating fussy? And why?

See below: Most commonly they have discomfort at the time of injection, which resolves quickly. A fever may happen, but not that common. And you may see some mild fussing. Appetite will not be affected. ...Read more

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Why does my baby get fussy when his caregivers leave his sight?

Why does my baby get fussy when his caregivers leave his sight?

Separation Anxiety: When a baby is 7 to 12 months old, a very important stage in development occurs called "object permanence". What this means is now your baby can remember and recreate images in her mind. She knows you exist even if she does not see you. But when we leave, and since they do not have a sense of time, it is stressful for them as they do not understand we will come back, causing separation anxiety. ...Read more

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Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


Dr. James Mirabile
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Irritability (Definition)

when you're irritable, you might become easily ...Read more