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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. Scott Keith
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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