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What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

See pediatrician: won't stop crying is very different than "cries often" -- either way, a call or visit to the pediatrician is warranted to obtain further information besides crying and to provide you with the best course of action. Pediatricians are used to receiving these calls, you should feel comfortable calling them to ask. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the event in the morning, it might be this. Or maybe the room is cold. In any case, it's not likely to go on very long, and if it does, you should speak to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

It depends.: If your child isn't waking up during these episodes, he may be having night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in his bed he can get hurt on, and keep him on a consistent sleep schedule. If he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as he has no medical cause for this, it's best to see if he can put himself back to sleep. His doctor can advise. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

Likely scraped wall: The ear wax is created in the outer half of the canal and will fall out if left alone. Whatever you can scoop out with your fingernail under direct vision is fine to move. Otherwise, leave the ear alone. Any swab or q-tip placed in the canal can & will scrape the wall & make it bleed occasionally. It will also push the wax in so far it will never pack the ear drum.A visit can confirm the injury. ...Read more

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My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. Ibuprofen usually works much better than acetaminophen. A natural treatment named camilia can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Crying toddler: it is hard for bath water that splashes the face to get into the ear canal that is as small in diameter as a toddler's. With a cry that stopped with quickly, my best guess is it scared her and as soon as she realized there was no pain she stopped crying. ...Read more

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How can I cope better with my child's nonstop crying?

How can I cope better with my child's nonstop crying?

Rest and answers: First, you need to be able to take a break by letting someone else look after your baby for a few hours, at least. Then, work with your pediatrician to see if there is a treatable medical cause, and to learn better coping and soothing skills. ...Read more

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My child has a paralyzed vocal cord, can he damage it even more by crying?

My child has a paralyzed vocal cord, can he damage it even more by crying?

Probably not: And how do you know that it is paralyzed? He should be seen and evaluated by an ENT doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the doctors opinion about a child crying and felling afraid from entering the school class for 3weeks in psychology?

What is the doctors opinion about a child crying and felling afraid from entering the school class for 3weeks in psychology?

Anxiety: While it is not "normal" to feel that way, it certainly does happen.It is a real fear that should not be belittled, punished, or the child should not be forced to go to the class with these fears.This child needs help.There is a reason whether it is real or imagined, it is real to the child. School counselors, parents, physicians must be involved at first.Then likely a physician and therapist. ...Read more

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