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What does a dengue rash look like in babies?

What does a dengue rash look like in babies?

Scary!: Dengue rash have a petechia looking( one that does not blanch )...My last case of dengue fever was many a presidents ago... In third world countries with mosquitoes infestation! ! i would really be scared.. Please see your md as as soon as possible! ...Read more

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I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

Not recommended: This medication has Diphenhydramine (benadryl), Chloral Hydrate (a strong sedative) and belladona (a poison)! none of these are recommended for parents to give to their babies! just because a medication is labeled as "natural" does not make it safe, especially for kids! many meds do not go through the fda and have never been tested on children. Do not use this without your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What are the little red bumps on the babies scalp, they look like there filled with blood?

What are the little red bumps on the babies scalp, they look like there filled with blood?

Hemangiomas?: It is difficult to tell what your baby has without further detail/exam, but my suspicion is that he/she has some hemangiomas (collection of blood vessels). They often can enlarge/more numerous during the first year or so and slowly subside, often completely gone by 5 yrs of age. If baby has been seen regularly by doc, i would assume that it is hemangioma and no need 2 worry. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do i treat a rash?

What does a heat rash look like on African American  babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face.  How do i treat a rash?

Here is info: Can't diagnosis a rash over the internet, but here is some information about heat rash: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview ...Read more

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Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Why do babies like pacifiers even if they aren't getting any milk from them?

Calming: Sucking is really the only mechanism newborn babies have to calm themselves. Its a built in reflex and helps calm babies, even when not eating. Its one step parents can use to help calm crying babies, but some babies will need us to calm them with holding, wrapping, shushing, etc... ...Read more

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How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

How can they not know the number of babies in women like octamom on ultrasound?

Looking at shadows: An ultrasound is a way to use a sonar probe evaluate a two dimensional field.For multiple pregnancies its like counting potatoes moving around in a sack , only seeing one direction at a time. Unless you can find something distinctive about one of the potatoes, it would be easy to under/over count the total number this way.With 8 not all would be visible @ 1 time. ...Read more

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Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irritated see your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease ?

My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease
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Consult Pediatrician: You did not say how old your baby is.With the symptoms you described i will check with your babies pediatrician, he will be able to tell you what it may be. Hirschsprung disese symptoms usually start after the baby is born and if it is a mild condition it may not show up later. So take your child to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do babies like tags?

Why do babies like tags?

Comfort: Many babies like to drag their blankets around by the tag on the corner. They will often chew on the tags of clothing. It is usually a symbol of comfort such as using a pacifier. It your baby seems to have other unusual behaviors, please see a pediatrician for a good developmental screening test. ...Read more

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What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

What is the pain threshold for an infant like?

It varies: Just like some of us cry with a paper cut and others don't even cry with a broken bone, babies have varying thresholds for pain. We know that babies that have lots of procedures done tend to have greater reactions to pain than those that have never had a shot or blood drawn. ...Read more

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In babies where their soft spot is do you feel like a beating there activity rather?

In babies where their soft spot is do you feel like a beating there activity rather?

Fontanel: A baby's soft spot is covered by a tough leathery membrane. However, at times you can feel or even see the pulse through it. That is normal. ...Read more

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Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Why do babies like to twist and pull out their hair?

Tasty tidbits: Probably due to a nervous habit or stress.As toddlers begin to explore the parts of their body they learn to twist and twirl their hair. The pulled hair eventually gets swallowed and if enough hair accumulates can cause intestinal blockage(bezoars). ...Read more

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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects i would worry less . If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated.That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

Immediately: Studies show a preference for mothers voice by age 3 hours and dads by the end of the day. These are often a subtle like the flicker of an eyelid. ...Read more

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Do babies like being tickled? Obviously not for a long period of time... But in general?

Do babies like being tickled? Obviously not for a long period of time... But in general?

Babies respond : differently to different kinds of touch. A healthy, full-term baby of 3-4 mos. who can giggle & laugh may seem to enjoy light touch on her tummy, but is probably responding to your leaning close & smiling/talking interactively. If she starts to squirm, stop tickling. Ex-premies & babies with atypical social reciprocity & social communication or sensory impairments often dislike being tickled. ...Read more

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