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Gray Baby Syndrome
See below: It is the side effect sometimes seen in newborn infants given the antibiotic chloramphenicol. It happens because babies lack the functioning enzyme system that detoxifies the chloramphenicol, resulting in the build up of toxic metabolites and an insufficient kidney to excrete the drug. Symptoms: vomiting, grey skin color, limp body tone, low bp, blue color of lips and skin, low temp. ...Read more
Chloramphenacol: The antibiotic chloramphenacol was/ is an effective medication for treatment of many infections.However, administration to infants often led to unpredictable blood levels due to variable liver metabolism and could produce a visible grayish hue to the skin color.A rare but fatal loss of red cell building could also occur. The med has rarely been used since the late 70's for this reason. ...Read more
My 3 months old baby having a dark green poops for almost 2 months, now his having a dark gray sticky poops.I'm not changing his formula since then.
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
What is the best way to pull a baby tooth? Our son has a baby tooth that just won't seem to come out. It's gray and clearly dead, and we've tried twisting it, but it seems surprisingly firmly in place. What is the best to to ensure that he loses this toot
Get help: If a tooth is "firm", it's not ready to come out. The root has not yet dissolved away. Dark color may be due to traumatic damage to pulp, and tooth may still be vital. Please have your dentist examine your son, take x-ray if necessary, and advise you as to timing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it best to let your child's baby teeth fall out on their own, or pull them out? Our son's beginning to lose his baby teeth, and he has one that's beginning to turn gray and just sitting there, not falling out. Is this something we can safely pull out a
Dx with abn. preg. 8w no baby in 5w6d sac. Given cytotec passed several clots, gray tissue, but don't know what a large solid mass was size of 50cp. ?
Tissue: This sounds like normal tissue and, since there was no fetus seen but still a sac, you can expect it to be fairly informed in appearance when the tissue passes. Remember, as unfortunate as this is, it was not due to anything that you did or didn't do and was beyond your power to have changed. So many things have to go just right at just the right time to have a normal baby, each is a true miracle. ...Read more
My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.
Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more
What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.
Baby root canal: I would suggest trying to keep the baby teeth as long as possible. Baby teeth help keep the space for the permanent teeth. However, if the infection cannot be resolved with a pulpotomy "baby root canal". Then i would suggest getting the tooth out to prevent chronic infection and possible damage to the permanent tooth bud underneath the gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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