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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Call poison control: If you were in my office, I would call Poison Control at 1 800 222-1222 for the best information pertinent to your particular situation. They often need a little more information than what you've provided here to make the best recommendation, and if you call them, they can find out what they need to know. Depending on the details, there may be some concerns about eyes, or breathing. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like skunk?

Why does my urine smell like skunk?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infections can cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options ...Read more

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I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

Asparagus?: Sometimes our urine can smell bad due to an infection or even something we ate. Asparagus can alter the smell of our urine, as can a urinary tract infection. Is the urine cloudy? Any pain or increased frequency/urgency? Any associated discharge? If any or those are positive, see your doctor and get a urinalysis. Also drink plenty of fluids. By diluting the urine it shouldn't smell so bad! ...Read more

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I had partial hysterectomy in june and now I mind the heat and sweat and it smells bad and I was not a sweater and certainly never smelled like skunk?

I had partial hysterectomy in june and now I mind the heat and sweat and it smells bad and I was not a sweater and certainly never smelled like skunk?

Menopausal symptoms: Consult with your physician regarding options. Meanwhile, you may try estrovan for symptom relief for 4 weeks or so until you get seen. ...Read more

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What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

See below: There is a rare genetic disorder called "trimethylaminuria" where an enzyme deficiency is present causes the lack of breakdown of a particular metabolite can cause the accumulation of trimethylamine in sweat, saliva and urine causing a fishy odor. The malodor can be managed by reducing the ingestion of precursors of the compound. See your doc for an eval and referral to genetics. ...Read more

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Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

No: At age of 9 months, the baby can eat anything an adult can eat as long as it is tolerated. The exceptions would be caffeinated drinks & alcoholic products, ...Read more

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the adverse symptoms that babies can suffer after being vaccinated?

Can you please tell me about the adverse symptoms that babies can suffer after being vaccinated?

Usually mild...: Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as: fever, mild crankiness, tiredness, loss of appetite, and tenderness, redness, or swelling in the area where the shot was given, but serious reactions are rare. The cdc has good info on common and rare side effects: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects. Htm. ...Read more

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Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

A: A british study following 14, 000 children linked use of air fresheners and aerosols in the home during pregnancy and after birth to a significant increase in diarrhea and earaches. A number of studies have shown that air fresheners and aerosols increase volatile organic compound levels. ...Read more

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My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

Possibly: As I indicated in my previous post to you, your child has hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. Some patients like your child will have problems with iron overload, even if they are not chronically transfused. For those patients, excess iron in the diet can be harmful. Please see a doctor with knowledge about hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. ...Read more

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Question about constant smell of urine down there. What does it mean in 50 year old who had big babies?

Question about constant smell of urine down there. What does it mean in 50 year old who had big babies?

? Urine leak: Not uncommon at your age. You may have mild stress urinary incontinence. Suggest you see a urologist who specializes in female urology or a uro-gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I gave my 7mnth daughter yogurt, but some ppl told me it's harmful for babies less than 1 year. Is it true? Can I give her yogurt-fruit puree?

I gave my 7mnth daughter yogurt, but some ppl told me it's harmful for babies less than 1 year. Is it true? Can I give her yogurt-fruit puree?

Not harmful: They may have misunderstood the pediatricians recommendation to feed babies either breastmilk or formula for at least a year, and not start whole milk until after a year. An occasional yogurt does not hurt, just don't count on it as a main source of milk protein. Check these articles out:http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/default. Aspx ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will marijuana be harmful to babies?

Need doctor's help! Will marijuana be harmful to babies?

yes: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter the blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby. It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings. ...Read more

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My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease?

My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease?

Consult: 1) http://children.Webmd. Com/tc/hirschsprungs-disease-topic-overview
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2) http://www. Childrenshospital. Org/az/site1040/mainpages1040p0.Html. ...Read more

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What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

Birth: Hearing is developed at birth...Sooner...As we know unborn babies can hear their parents voices! And they respond to music. No one should be listening to music louder than 85 decibels. ...Read more

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Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

Are steroid injections which are given to mature babies lungs. Harmful to unborn?

No: The steroid used is specific to stabilizing membranes & improving lung production of surfactant. It mimics what happens naturally when if mom develops high blood pressure & natural stress steroids speed lung maturity. It is only given at specific gestation's where research shows it will help. No long term negatives are seen for baby. ...Read more

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I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery. Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery. Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

Possibly: The risks to the mother are increased (doubled) with a general anesthetic. Most anesthesiologists will strongly suggest that you have a regional anesthetic for your operation. The risk to your children is that they will be exposed to more chemicals, as well as the increased risk to yourself will affect them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

? lactating babies?: I know of no problems that a calcium supplement would cause during lactation unless the mother had a problem of calcium build up in her kidneys (nephrocalcinosis) as part of a metabolic problem. If so she should discuss the issue with her treating kidney doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe for babies to inhale the smell and smoke of burning incense?

Is it safe for babies to inhale the smell and smoke of burning incense?

Avoid: Minimal exposure to smoke from any source is advisable. An infant's lungs are still growing and it is best to avoid any potential irritants. ...Read more

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Should infant circumcision be banned? Does it have any adverse health effects?

Should infant circumcision be banned? Does it have any adverse health effects?

Why??: It has been practiced as a religious ritual for thousands of years. The proof is out there for those who choose to look at it. For those who scoff at the evidence, nothing will change their minds. At the present time it is an elective procedure. Those who wish can do so, and those who do not can avoid it. Your personal feelings do not trump those who accept the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant, can I use it?

Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant, can I use it?

Don't: When we artificially place an infant upright, we decrease their drive to learn to do so on their own, and may delay walking slightly. Walkers and exercise saucers can also lead to weaker back muscles. ...Read more

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Is the smell of growing unsmoked marijuana bad for a infant?

Is the smell of growing unsmoked marijuana bad for a infant?

Hmmmm: Probably not as bad as having parents who smoke the marijuana around the infant, while they're supposed to be taking care of him/her. Relating with a baby -- sober -- helps him develop emotionally and intellectually. Very important to be clear yourself while parenting. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

Possible infection: If your baby has a very strong odor to the urine, contact your pediatrician. This could be a sign of a urinary tract problem and might be serious. Watch for signs of fever, irritability, or pain. Keep the baby well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can weed be harmful to an infant if second hand smoked?

Can weed be harmful to an infant if second hand smoked?

Yes.: Infants should not be exposed to marijuana smoke. It has been shown that marijuana can impair brain development, and this applies to second-hand marijuana smoke as well. ...Read more

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Is it really harmful for an infant to consume a bit of diaper rash cream?

Is it really harmful for an infant to consume a bit of diaper rash cream?

No: A bit of diaper rash cream should cause no trouble. Wipe off the baby's hands and feet and move on. ...Read more

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Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read more

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Even without any perfume, I smell nice and so does my mother. Even her mother used to smell terrific. My sister always smells like babies. Why is it so?

Even without any perfume, I smell nice and so does my mother. Even her mother used to smell terrific. My sister always smells like babies. Why is it so?

Different scent: People have their own individual scent- pheromones. This is part of what attracts us to certain people. It's good that you like the scent of your family members. ...Read more

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Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Is exposure to someone vaccinated with the shingles vaccine harmful to babies?

Just say no: The shingles vaccine uses a live virus, so it can shed, causing them to possibly get chickenpox from you.

Merck says at http://www. Merck. Com/product/usa/pi_circ… "transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between vacinees and susceptible contacts"

babies are just developing their immunity, so they may be at more risk. The disease is usually better tolerated in kids though. ...Read more

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I came on this site to find out at what age babies put feet in their mouths. The 'crafted' baby shoes from Etsy came and smell so toxic, not safe?

I came on this site to find out at what age babies put feet in their mouths. The 'crafted' baby shoes from Etsy came and smell so toxic, not safe?

At 9-10 month age: Normally babies start putting feet in mouth by 9-10 months of age. Better not to use shoes at very early age, it may hurt the baby. ...Read more

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What to do if I got quite red irritated skin and I just want to get skin like a babies bottom, obviously not the smell and nappy rash, as this wouldit!?

What to do if I got quite red irritated skin and I just want to get skin like a babies bottom, obviously not the smell and nappy rash, as this wouldit!?

Baby skin: No, you probably don't want baby bottom skin!! Haha. Keep your skin clean, avoiding harsh soaps (including antibacterial soaps) and chemical irritants. Use SUNSCREEN!! If your skin is dry and irritated, use a good moisturizer regularly- no perfumes or colors. Don't scratch and pick at your skin. See your doctor for a regular check of your skin, especially for any moles, etc. That change. ...Read more

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My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

GASTROENTERITIS...: Give him sips of pedialyte for each diarrhea and vomiting. Continue, if breast feeding, if on formula, make it 2/3rd diluted, extra fluid, rice cereal, some yogurt, don't force solid food. Make sure he pees at least 4-6 times/day. If any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples, I forgot to wash it off the last time I breast fed... Is it harmful to babies??

I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples, I forgot to wash it off the last time I breast fed... Is it harmful to babies??

Poison control: Your question is a good one. The resource for you is to call your local poison control number. The have countless files on questions like this. They are the experts. We will just be guessing. They are available 24/7 and the service is usually free. Hopefully you will not get to use them often. ...Read more

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Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more