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How To Tell If A Baby Has A Stiff Neck
Fever and stiff neck, difficulty turning my head. Came on pretty suddenly and haven't had this stiffness before. Thoughts?
what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook
Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago - hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more
Tmj ( no jaw joint damage on X-ray ) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head.Will this go?
Complicated Question: If your baby has already been examined by their pediatrician, and the stiff neck determined to not be related to meningitis, they should still be put to sleep on their back. When awake, there are certain stretching exercises and positioning that can help, but they should be individualized to your baby. Your doctor or a physical therapist will guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More w increasing ag: Daily exercise is key to treatment. Gentle range of motion and walking! pain may be reduced with over-the-counter medications(advil/aleve) ice will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing for upto 45 min, follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. See your doctor for worsening or persistent pain. ...Read more
Stiff neck: Check this stiff neck out further with a pediatric doc; there is a condition called torticollis which is a specific condition that needs to be addressed; while not life threatening, it needs treatment by a competent specialist in the field - you need to understand what is causing the stiff neck before you can have it treated sucessfully. ...Read more
No; not a good idea: Letting your baby sleep on his side shouldn't cause a stiff neck, but this position is not recommended for sleep because of the risk of sids. Babies should sleep on their backs; the incidence of sids is lower than if babies sleep on their sides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encourage activity: Many will improve on their own. If the head is held in a fixed position (turned and tilted to one side, right or left), check with your child's primary provider or a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Same if there is pain, fussiness, delayed improvement. These could be more serious and need evaluation, therapy. ...Read more
I googled 'stiff neck' and pulled up lots on meningitis. I doubt I have that, just bad posture. How can I tell for sure?
Bit on back of neck about weak ago,painful,red ring around,draining some,very stiff neck,had headaches&tired. What should I do? Had do I tell what bit
Maybe infected now: Some bug bites get infected, becoming an abscess in the skin. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see what is going on. There may be more than one thing happening, such as a second problem causing the headaches plus a coincidental bug bite. If there is a skin abscess, it may need to be opened so the infection can drain out (antibiotics may be needed if there is infection). ...Read more
I caught hand foot and mouth disease from my baby and now have had a stiff neck for 5 along with other symptoms. Could I have meningitis?
I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos.Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?
Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. Not likely meningitis without fever, headache, nausea, or dizziness. Try gentle massage, heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help. ...Read more
How can I tell if it's a flu or meningitis severe sore throat sleepless nights fever don't know how high stiff neck extremely tired?
Neck Pain: Arthritic symptoms typically cause stiffness with inactivity that seems to loosen up as the day gets rolling. Don't waste money, but trying a couple different pillows could help. Taking an otc anti-inflammatory at bedtime could also help. Mckenzie pt, nsaid's, are reasonable as a first step. Md eval next. ...Read more
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