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Lethargic Newborn Symptoms
Germ entry, inhaled: An infants transition to air breathing is marked by exposure to some interesting risks. When the bag of waters opens, germs from the moms anus & genitals can travel up & into that fluid & begin to grow. If labor is long, they may get into the mouth or lungs, or enter the lungs with the first breath. If baby passes poo before birth, it can enter the lungs the same way. All can trigger pneumonia. ...Read more
They don't: An atrial communication, a "hole", (pfo- patent foramen ovale) is present in all newborns. An ASD (atrial septal defect), a persistent important atrial communication is generally diagnosed later. The pfo closes soon after birth usually. A heart murmur or other abnormal heart sound is heard by the pediatrician at an office visit, and the child referred to a pediatric cardiologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have been tired, lethargic, apathetic, listless for some time now & I have also been losing a lot of weight. What could cause these symptoms?
What are the symptoms of tobacco withdrawls in a newborn? My girlfriend just had a baby and they say he is going thru withdrawls, she only smokes cigs
See below: Herpes may only appear as a skin infection. Small, fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) may appear. These blisters rupture, crust over, and finally heal, often leaving a mild scar. It can also spread throughout the body (called disseminated herpes). In this type, the herpes virus can affect many different parts of the body-brain, liver, lungs and kidneys... ...Read more
Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more
The symptoms can include rapid respiratory rate, poor feeding and desaturation. If the underlying cause is retained fluid, the neonatal lung has a way to remove the fluid usually within 48 hours. Most infants with a history of TTN do quite well.
The management includes obtaining a chest radiograph and providing supportive care including oxygen. ...Read more
Usually very similar: When a baby is exposed to hsv2 during birth, the symptoms usually include the appearance of tiny vesicles, or blisters, on the baby's body, but the distribution may be different than in adults. The blisters will show up in 2 to 12 days. The pediatrician who is examining the baby may consult an expert in pediatric infectious disease if there is a question about whether it is herpes. ...Read more
Jaundice and anemia: Hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn) may develop when a mother and her unborn baby have different blood types. The mother produces substances called antibodies that attack the developing baby's red blood cells. The most common form of hdn is ABO incompatibility, which is usually not very severe. The least common form is rh incompatibility, which can be very severe, but can be prevented. ...Read more
Take him to good Dr.: These are vague symptoms & most people would say he is depressed. This may be the case, & there are effective treatments for this. But there are other serious conditions that could be causing these symptoms. It takes an astute dr who takes the time to take a good history& do a complete physical exam to make sure this pt. Doesn't have anything more serious, a debilitating chronic dz or even cancer. ...Read more
I've been tired, lethargic and felt sick for 2 weeks with the common symptoms. Lately I've felt a weird shaking feeling in my abdomen (left side) too?
Newborn meningitis: Newborn meningitis symptoms can vary from pt to pt. And include feeding difficulty, irritability, vomiting, rashes, fullnessof hte soft spots on the head. The baby may not nbecessarily have fever. The baby may also be difficult to wake. But the symptoms may not be classic and you should always seek medicla advsie form your pediatrician asap if you have any concerns. ...Read more
HDN: The process of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) starts soon after birth, however the symptoms (mainly jaundice) may not be detected if clinicians do not maintain a high index of suspicion. HDN due to Rh incompatibility is very rare in the US, but ABO incompatibility should be suspected whenever the mother has type O blood and the baby has either type A or B blood and there jaundice. ...Read more
E. Coli meningitis: E. Coli meningitis in the neonate most commonly occurs between 48 hours and one month after delivery, but usually within 3 months overall. Timing of onset depends on a number of factors including prematurity, surgical procedures performed, trauma, immune status, length of hospitalization, etc. ...Read more
Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.
Son has fever above 102 for 3 days, not many other symptoms, just lethargic. Took him to dr, they say viral. Was in hosp 2 wks ago for enterovirus?
Viral infections are common in children. Biggest issue is the continued Fever Phobia we have - belief the fever is harmful. It is not - it is how the body kills infection. Viral treatment is rest, fluids, and as needed Tylenol/motrin for pain/fever discomfort. Most improve by five days - some can break out into rash at end of infection. Keep close eye and tell your MD if any major changes.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/bacterial-and-viral-infections? Page=2 ...Read more
I've been feeling weirdly tired and lethargic recently but I don't have any cold or flu like symptoms and I'm fairly active (exercise 5 times per week?
I don't know why I overreact so much but im 22 and last 2 days I feel lethargic or tired what are the odds of a cancer causing my tiredness with no other symptoms?
One can get:
Muscle cramps from statin medications used to lower cholesterol, from deficiency in potassium or magnesium.
if you are on statins you need to consult your doctor. You can try taking magnesium supplements but I don't advise you playing around with potassium without your doctors knowledge.. ...Read more
Could be one of many: The symptoms you reported could result from a host of conditions including psychological, cardiovascular, endocrinological /hormonal and other factors. An evaluation with your pcp will help determine the actual cause of your symptoms so make plans to see your pcp soon. ...Read more
Depends: All babies can have reflux. Reflux becomes a problem when your baby is not gaining weight and has difficulty feeding. The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician to see if your baby needs any intervention such as a medicine or a reflux formula. As far as treatment of gas pains, usually no medicines are necessary. Some parents believe mylicon drops can help but talk to your doctor first. ...Read more
My newborn was diagnosed with GERD. She breastfeed. What can I do on my end to lessen her symptoms, diet wise?
It's nothing to do with your diet, sorry. It's physiological at this age and will go away as she grows. The newborn's ger relates to their liquid diet, such as bm, the immaturity of the low esophageal sphincter, and positioning (most of the time lying horizontally in the bed).
I bet, you were advised by your pcp to burp her during the feeding, elevate the head of the bed and thickening the feeds. ...Read more