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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Floppy Infant

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Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neurology and/or developmentalist). ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Floppy Baby (Definition)

Floppy baby is a clinical finding in which a baby's muscle tone is very weak. This can be due to inherited disorders, ...Read more


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How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

Some Physical Change: These children sometimes have to work harder to acheive good muscle tone and strength which certainly may affect sports and such skills.Also one has to be sure that there are no other associated medical issues. ...Read more

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How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read more

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What is floppy baby syndrome?

What is floppy baby syndrome?

Hypotonia: There are a lot of things that cause this. Try this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003298.htm ...Read more

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Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more

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What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

Motor delay: These babies are hypotonic i.e. They have poor muscle tone they consequently have delayed motor milestones. Intense physical and or occupational therapy is in order. ...Read more

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If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

Shorter is better: In infants, cause of fever is generally infections, which shouldn't take more than 3-5 days to subside with the recommended treatment for the condition. Due to his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. Important thing is to make sure he remains well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more