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Infant Herpangina Vomitting
Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more
Fatal vomiting: Any mechanical disorder of the digestive track can make a baby vomit and if left untreated can be fatal. Examples are rotated intestines, duodenal atresia, hurshsprung's disease, pyloric stenosis, etc. You may also have metabloic disorders and neurolgic disorders. The list is very long. ...Read more
Where can recommended vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found?Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything
???reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity.Newer meds are more convenient and have less risks. Phenergan (promethazine) was found to occasionally trigger apnea-loss of breathing in infants under 2. ...Read more
See below: Before seeking medical care you may try a period of resting the stomach without feeding for a 1-2 hrs and reintroducing a smaller amount and allowing your infant to digest things more efficiently by keeping him/her upright and allowing the stomach to empty. Reflux can be common. Loose stools is an infant norm-never formed or hard. If fussy and not consolable see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more
Infant vomiting: Causes include: a. Overfeeding - Breast milk production is based upon demand and if the breast is used as pacifier it can produce so much milk a baby will overfeed and vomit. b. GERD - if the baby is fussy and wanting to be fed a lot and vomits more, acid reflux can be the cause. c. Obstruction - yellow vomiting if present requires a doctor visit soon, as something is wrong. d. Normal ...Read more
Baby vomiting: If you baby is really vomiting as opposed to spit up all the time then you should bring him/her to the doctor. If the baby is vomiting so much that she/he isn't gaining weight then that is a problem. If there is spit up and the baby is gaining then that is likely a normal finding. All babies spit up, some more then others. If they are gaining and happy then it is usually fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?
My infant boy has picked up an ugly cough. How can I treat it?
He's 23w (19 corrected) 2nd vaccines done 2 days ago. No fever or vomitting
Treatment varies: There are no cold and cough treatments for infants. All of the over the counter medications have no effect and can be harmful to your baby. First have your baby examined at his Doctor to make sure that he does not have any signs of infection. If symptoms are viral then normal saline for the nose and humidified air can be helpful. If you are breastfeeding that is the best medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see answer: Necrotizing enterocolitis is a bowel disease that typically affects preterm infants, infants less than 37 weeks when born. Full term infants may be affected by this condition but it is rare and very unlikely. If the infant is full term, other diagnoses would include malrotation with volvulus. Regardless, it is important to seek prompt medical attention for this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 wk infant has had runny seedy green poos since weaning him onto formulae. No fever or blood and isn't vomiting. Would it be safe to try soy?
Normal poop: While it is certainly fine to try soy formula, what you are describing is perfectly normal poop for a 6 week old. Their stools are very runny and seedy, and colors range from yellow to green to brown to orange. The colors we don't like are white, red and black. These sound like very healthy, normal poops, so i don't think a formula change is even needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is youngest age you can give infant pedialyte? Newborn? If 2or 3 week old is vomiting few times (no fever) try to see if pedialyte is tolerated?
Can crying trigger asthma attacks in asthmatic infants? My 7mo doesn't sleep on her own and I fear CIO methods due to vomiting and wheezing.
Controller med: Your baby does need to be seen by a specialist. Wheezing at this age may be due to a number of conditions. Crying and increased respiratory effort may be the result of the asthma. If the baby wheezes often, a controller medication such as pulmicort nebulized solution is used. This is an aerosol form of a steroid. Virtual consultation available via HealthTap. ...Read more
Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure. ...Read more
Monitor the situatio: Infant will often have the equivalent of a wet burp in light sleep stages. This can reflect their tendency toward gastoesophageal reflux after a good feeding & is not necessarily a sign of illness. Willingness to stay on a the regular feeding schedule & lack of other worrisome signs gives you time to monitor the situation & see if this progresses to something more involved. ...Read more
Tip and sides of tongue very sore days after watching grand baby with herpangina. Could this be related?
My baby girl has enterovirus. Never turned into anything serious (herpangina, meningitis, HFM). I have caught it, can I assume that mine won't either?
Enterovirus infectio: No way in which to predict, but more severe symptoms are unlikely. ...Read more
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