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Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Yes: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced infant or red stool with diarrhea or tarry stool needs medical attention. ...Read more

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What is grey baby syndrome ? And what antibiotic cause it !?

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

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What is grey baby syndrome? How can it happens?

What is grey baby syndrome? How can it happens?

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

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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.

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

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My baby is 4 moth old ad I have started him on foods and he pooped gray? Is that normal?

My baby is 4 moth old ad I have started him on foods and he pooped gray? Is that normal?

Please Stop: You fed a four month old child food? Please stop. It is way too early and dangerous for your child's future health. Please go see the pediatrician and be reminded of the feeding schedule that is best for your baby. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?

My babys eyes look like there is pink on the sclera is this normal he is 4mths with gray eyes and it looks like its going arond the outside of iris?

Pink on the eye: May be conjunctivits. Most is viral some is bacteria ( usually have a discharge if bacteria, may also be allergic, Sometimes if the nose is congested there is back up for fluid to the eye and that can cause eye swelling and other issues . F/u and call pediatrician this AM ...Read more