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Dr. Michael Kelber Dr. Kelber
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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My 3 month baby is keep been sick and she got a cough also she keeps sneezing also she has been crying and winging more than usual?

My 3 month baby is keep been sick and she got a cough also she keeps sneezing also she has been crying and winging more than usual?

How is she eating?: If she is nursing or taking her bottle ok and wetting her diapers normally, you have very little to worry about. Babies with colds are best not treated with cold and cough medications. The side effects can be much worse than what you are treating. If she stops feeding or wetting, she needs to see her doctor.

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Alan Levine Dr. Levine
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Graz Faculty of Medicine
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Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.

Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.

Symptomatic measures: Croup is a viral infection of the upper airway. Antibiotics will not help. Often humidified air--running the shower--or cold air will help. A lot of fluids also. If the stridor is severe or worrisome evaluation by the pediatrician is indicated. Sometimes one dose of a steroid is given to reduce the inflammation/swelling of the airway. Keeping the baby calm until this runs its course will also help

Dr. Curt Stankovic Dr. Stankovic
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
16 years in practice
Universidad Iberoamericana, Santo Domingo
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My 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs I've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?

My 6 month old baby has a cold with a very deep cough he wakes up crying everytime he coughs I've given him neurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) he has no temperature?

URI: Coughing while sleeping is very common in infants. The nasal secretions drip to the back of the throat, causing a cough. As long as there is no persistent difficulty breathing your child should be fine. No over-the-counter medications are recommended for this. You can try to use a bulb suction and nasal saline prior to feeds if your child begins to eat less.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

My15m baby w fever runny nose cough, given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup, wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

Pediatric fever: If the baby is not feeding properly, continuously irritable, sleeping excessively, or behaving quite differently than they do normally it would be prudent to have them seen and re-examined by the pediatrician.

Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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My baby 6 months old with cough, nasal obstruction, low grade fever, she even can not sleep and always crying, does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

My baby 6 months old with cough, nasal obstruction, low grade fever, she even can not sleep and always crying, does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

See your doctor: This could be merely a common cold with the symptoms you are describing. Saline nose drops and suctioning gently with upright positioning and steamy baths may help to weather this illness. The cough may also represent a phenomena known as bronchiolitis-head cold with some wheezing. Some docs may recommend a nebulizer with medication used in asthma care for the deep cough/wheeze.

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Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
Emergency Medicine
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

No: Not sure who is doing the crying, but there is no evidence that human crying will adversely affect an unborn baby. Hope this helps!

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What to do when my 11mos. Old babies turns blue when crying?

What to do when my 11mos. Old babies turns blue when crying?

See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These spells occur in response to pain or anger - always. Some kids will have some blueness around the lips (not the lips themselves) when crying and this can be normal. I would have my child seen to be sure it is a breath holding spell & nothing concerning.

Dr. Scott Katz Dr. Katz
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the parent, and your child needs to learn at an early age that he cannot manipulate you. Trust me, you will be much happier in the long run, and your child will be better able to adapt to different situations.

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Dr. Ira Rubin Dr. Rubin
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Infant Colic: Sounds like infant colic when a bay is inconsolable. You may try motion, like going for a car ride, or basket on top of a washer or secured swing. You may try changing the diet to a digested formula like neutramagen just in case there is a tummy ache, and if you have not already done so, have the baby checked by a doctor just in case there is a medical reason for being unhappy.

Dr. Scott Katz Dr. Katz
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw Dr. Bradshaw
Pediatrics
years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Can babies get sore throats from crying?

Can babies get sore throats from crying?

Absolutely.: If you have ever attended an exciting football game and cheered vociferously for your team, the next morning (if not later that night!) you were probably hoarse and your throat was probably sore. Babies crying use the same basic equipment as your cheering. Obviously it requires rather forceful, red-faced crying (not just a whimper), usually with a waterfall of tears! Resting the voice improves it.

Dr. Alan Mease Dr. Mease
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Can crying hurt a babies throat?

Can crying hurt a babies throat?

Crying alot?: Babies cannot hurt themselves with too much crying. They can become hoarse just as adult can by yelling or too much talking. The more important question is why is the baby crying? Excessive crying can be a sign of a physical or attachment problem and should be discussed with your pediatrician.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Seek counselling: This could just be a symptom of unresolved sadness you have suppressed since early childhood. A few sessions with a therapist could help you understand the issue and get past the frustration. Being raised by parents who refused to acknowledge or validate normal childhood emotions can have this effect. There are other causes. The mind is complex ; life is to short to carry these burdens.

Dr. Sonober Umair Dr. Umair
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
Bahria University, Frontier Medical College
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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories.

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor.

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they have not thrown up. If not, you can actually help your baby learn to get back to sleep by letting them cry and fuss for a short period of time.

Dr. Faysal Saab Dr. Saab
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying every 20 -30 minutes during the night, what problem can they have?

Why some babies at age 12 months don't sleep good and wake up crying every 20 -30 minutes during the night, what problem can they have?

Many things: It could be a number of things. Teething, gas, environmental causes, or more serious things like intussusception. The baby should be checked to make sure his/her physical exam is normal.

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely.

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

Can babies get blood blisters on face from crying?

See below: If you mean a true blood blister with a blood under the blister, then no! If the area looks like little broken blood vessels (called petechiae), this can occur with strong crying. If concerned, get the child seen.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

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