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How Can I Tell If What My Baby Has Is Just A Cold
Just a cold?: The best way to tell if it's just a cold is by how long the symptoms last. There should be stuffy, runny nose for anywhere from 3 - 7 days. Eyes may water, a sore throat may follow, but symptoms should clear by seven days. A fever may be part of the illness. If fussiness increases, go see your pediatrician or family doctor to make sure an ear infection is not complicating the cold. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Discomfort with cold: A cold may be accompanied by fever, irritability, poor appetite and of course a running nose.Sometime the secretion produced becomes mucous in character an allergic running nose usually doesn't cause the irritability and fever seen with cold and rarely becomes mucous. ...Read more
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Chill bumps: Babies do some unique and some common things when cold. The common thing is chill bumps, the bump representing a hair that would be raised in a furry animal. The unique thing is shifting blood flow away from the skin in areas we know are lost to frost bite.The pale hands, feet, ears, nose &lips (that pink up in a warm bath) show the process. Mild palor is common in a room at normal ac temperatures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very hard to tell: It is very hard to tell if a baby has a headache. We assume babies and toddlers have headaches because we know older children and adults have headaches. We presume that the symptoms children and adults have during headaches are similar to the symptoms babies would have during headaches, such as: cold symptoms, fevers, vomiting, poor appetite, fussiness, tiredness, restless sleep, etc. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a runny nose. Can u tell me what medicine can I use for it. Also, my baby he is 21 months has the cold like me. What can I do for him?
Several options: The easiest way to treat the symptom of runny nose is over the counter antihistamines (like Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec). For your 21-month old, i would not use these medications (not approved for those less than age 2)--i would recommend having your baby see his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cranky, drooling: I have found that children often get irritable about two weeks before the teeth actually break thorough the skin. I believe this is the most bothersome time, rather than the teeth actually cutting through the skin. Drooling, and increased irritability are signs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Poor urine output: If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated. Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let Doctor Decide: Happens in < 1% of babies w/ reflux & can look like a seizure; very scary for parents. Happens after feeding, baby will arch back, rotate head to one side sharply while making gurgling sounds. Limbs may writhe and eyes may rotate oddly. May seem very quiet and almost unresponsive. May be a pain reaction. Sometimes seizures must be ruled out, some videotape it. Doctor treats underlying acid reflux. ...Read more
Learn babies ques: In early infancy babies love to interact with their caregivers and have a hard time letting go of the aleart state. The drift thru wake and sleep states like an adult drifting off in a boring lecture. If baby is tired, they may fuss to let you know they are tired & want you to fix it. If you reduce stimulation and let them settle in their "tired place" they will often drift off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i want to ask because my daughter is only 3years old but she has already have a bad breath. how could this happen?and what is the treatment thanks
Bad breath: tou need to make sure that she brushes her teeth regularly. You also need to make sure she is not a mouth breather that make her breath bad. Ask your doctor to check her adenoids and tonsils to make sure they are not big. Also make sure about allergies that need to be controlled ...Read more
Healthy?: I would just make sure the snacks available qualify as healthy. Many children reach the age where you can't control when or how much they eat, but you do not need to buy junk food in a quest to make sure the "eat something".I view their day as a feeding debit card, with nibbling until they hit their allotment.If they eat junk, that cancels any room for healthy food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel a cold coming on for my daughter she is 1yr old is there anything i can do to prevent it from coming?
"cold": If i understand it correctly as "cough and runny nose without fever, pain, or other problems, " it represents a child's victory over a virus - limiting the infection to upper airway and not letting it go any further. What prevents a "cold" entirely is presence of immunity to this very virus - which comes from having had it once before. This is why "colds" are more common in children in day care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 5 weeks old i want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will i know if he has a fever?. What will the temp be?
Sometimes not easy: However, if your child has no fever, is acting normally, playing, eating and sleeping normally, these are all good signs. If the rash is due to a serious infection, there are usually other symptoms. Rashes that do not blanch when you press on them are serious, other then that you should call your pediatrician and describe the rash and follow instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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