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Hyperpigmentation In Babies
Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How are cafe au lait spots linked to autism or neural disorders in toddlers? They recently were noticeable in our 2 year old
Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can: The term "birthmark" is a generic term for any marking or spot that pops up near birth. It could be a mole, a hemangioma, a cafe au lait spot, or any other variety of marking. Unless the mark is changing rapidly, it should be stable until you can show it to your pediatrician. If it is starting to look suspicious, have it looked at now. ...Read more
Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?
Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more
Considerable: Children on the autism spectrum present with considerable variation in communication skills, motor + other developmental delays. Changes may be subtle. The m-chat or modified checklist for autism in toddlers is a screening tool for possible autism. Drs use this tool in toddlers from 12-18 mos of age. If an infant has developmental delays- they need referral to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any differences in how to treat acne in dark skinned versus light skinned people (especially to avoid scarring)?
Varies: The infant mortality rate varies by country and social economic class. The numbers are calculated as how many babies die in the first 30 days of life on average for that country per 1000 live births. To check the numbers go to https://www.Cia.Gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Cataracts in infants are congenital, metabolic, or from infectious causes. Cataract in infants can rapidly lead to amblyopia and permanent vision loss. Also, white appearing eyes in children may not be a cataract, but may actually be a sign of a retinoblastoma. If your child's pupil is white, it needs to be evaluated urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the stimulation of the female's nipples (i.E. Sucking) during teenage years cause nipple discoloration in her early twenties?
Most unlikely its --: Due to that reason. Get yourself checked by your pcp, as you need to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
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