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Will nursoy cause consipation in newborn baby?

Will nursoy cause consipation in newborn baby?

Newborn infants: vary in the type of stools they get with different formulas. Usually Nursoy is not a problem. Not all infants will have a BM daily, and it is common to grunt and strain, but if the stools are hard pellets, then a switch to a different, non soy formula may work. Be sure it is mixed right. Occasionally 5 ml of corn syrup in 1 oz of water may help. If infant has not stooled at all, see doctor. ...Read more

Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Teething and fever: I would add that if your baby's temperature is above 101*f, teething is less likely to be the cause. If you have any concerns, see your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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When can babies eat baby food in general?

When can babies eat baby food in general?

4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

The classic stiff: Neck, arched back, lethargy, irritability and high fever, often after a respiratory infection (pneumonia) or especially ear infection. Once started, head ache, vomiting are also part of the symotims from blocked ventricles and elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Unlikely : There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

That's a new one: Having followed kids before/during and after vaccinations for more then 3 decades I can tell you with comfort that there is no relationship between shots and constipation. In infants you don't really need a reason, they do it off and on in spite of everything you do. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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When do babies eat baby food in general?

When do babies eat baby food in general?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign,common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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We were in contact with a boy with rashes vomiting (gastrointestinal virus) most likely. I'm 26 weeks pregnant and have young kids. Dangerous?

We were in contact with a boy with rashes vomiting (gastrointestinal virus) most likely. I'm 26 weeks pregnant and have young kids. Dangerous?

Possibly: The "danger" of a viral gastroenteritis is dehydration. If you do develop nausea, vomiting or diarrhea then you need to be sure you stay hydrated. If you are unable to do that adequately then see a doctor or urgent care for possible prescription and/or i.v. fluids ...Read more

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Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

Varies: You can get many different stool colors with Rotavirus. One more common color, in my experience, has been a distinct "technicolor green". As it progresses you can see clear watery stools, yellow stools, and finally brown. With the advent of the vaccine we hardly ever see Rotavirus these days. ...Read more

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Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Wheezing: Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are at the highest risk and may require hospitalization. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How many newborn babies die each year in the world?

How many newborn babies die each year in the world?

Varies: The infant mortality rate varies by country and social economic class. The numbers are calculated as how many babies die in the first 30 days of life on average for that country per 1000 live births. To check the numbers go to https://www.Cia.Gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.Html. ...Read more

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Abdo pain in child mucous diarrhea?

Abdo pain in child mucous diarrhea?

Mucousy diarrhea: Your child may have eaten something that didn't agree with him and has upset his stomach. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more