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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Limp Baby

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What is a "limp baby"?

What is a "limp baby"?

Same as a floppy bab: The condition refers to an infant with generalized hypotonia ( muscle weakness) presenting at birth or in early life. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Limp Baby (Definition)

A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

Hypotonia: A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be born with limp posture. ...Read more

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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

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New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

New born babies bad reactions to silver nitrate treatment. Had to be hospitalized. What to watch for now that he is home?

Drug Reactipn: Unfortunately, this reaction is seen in rare cases as a one time occurrence. Your baby may be sensitive to Silver Nitrate, so keep in mind when writing drug reactions for his medical chart in the future. ...Read more

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What treatment is given to babies when they get burns?

Prevent infection: Usually something to keep moist and prevent infection.I use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream often which does both. Also providing a soothing agent. ...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

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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead.A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more

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What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

Unknown: Although rare, gallstones and sludge can be seen during routine fetal ultrasounds. This has not been correlated with any diseases associated with gallstones in children or adults. No treatment is needed since they typically resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Diet Rx: The primary treatment is the removal of any phenylalanine in their diet. This is accomplished by a strict diet free of the material in infancy & childhood. Duration of this treatment depends a lot on the situation. Women with pku must be on restricted diet during pregnancy or they risk brain injury & birth defects in their offspring. Adults off diet face various declines in mental performance. ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

None: Urinary tract infection in infants can lead to very serious infections of the blood and spinal fluid and should be treated with IV antibiotics in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

What's treatment for babies with growth of bacteria called citrobacter freundii?

Diagnosis?: What part of the baby is infected with citrobacter? Head, chest, belly, bladder, etc? Knowing which part of the body is infected (diagnosis) is more important than knowing the name of the bacteria causing the infection. Be that as it may, antibiotics in the carbapenem class are the most effective and safe for your wee baby. Ask your doctor to refer you to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist. ...Read more

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

Mosquito bite: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. Local topical cortisone otc would help at the swelling site. If your child develops systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can babies be around patients who have had radiation treatment?

Can babies be around patients who have had radiation treatment?

Usually yes: It depends on the type of radiation treatment. Radiation that is directed at the body from a machine is gone as soon as the machine is turned off. You do not remain "radioactive". Radiation that is put into the body through an iv, an oral liquid, or implanted pellets or seeds stays with the patient, and the patient should avoid babies for a period of time. Ask your doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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How can I remedy my infant's nighttime separation anxiety?

How can I remedy my infant's nighttime separation anxiety?

It's You: It's really, probably your own anxiety, not your infant. How do you know your infant is anxious? Those are your feelings. Behavioral insomnia in infants is quite common and is perpetuated by attending to the infant each and every time they wake up at night. You should not sleep with your infant, he or she needs to be in another room. After 6 months, a full nights sleep will occur if you ignore. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment of veins that pops out in babies head n face?

Whats the treatment of veins that pops out in babies head n face?

May be normal: Baby's skin is very thin and thus veins can be obvious. Veins are normally greenish. If the "veins" you mentioned are of different color, your friendly pediatrician maybe able to help you. ...Read more