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How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

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

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How do they suspect symptoms of asd in a newborn?

How do they suspect symptoms of asd in a newborn?

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

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What are signs or symptoms of syphilis in a newborn?

What are signs or symptoms of syphilis in a newborn?

Congenital syphilis: A rash, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged liver and spleen occur in the first 3 months. There may be poor weight gain, seizures, or hydrocephalus. Women are usually tested in pregnancy for syphilis, so it is rare to have an unexpected syphilis infection in a newborn. ...Read more

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In newborn what is the main symptom of hydrocephalus?

In newborn what is the main symptom of hydrocephalus?

Usually asymptomatic: Large head or faster than usual growth of head is often the only sign of hydrocephalus noticed in newborn period. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See physician: It could be as simple as depression or be part of an underlying disease. Cancer is less likely at your age, but connective tissue (e.g., lupus) or renal disease have to be considered. Physician evaluation essential - without delay. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn with HSV 2?

Symptoms of newborn with HSV 2?

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

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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

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

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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of transient tachypnea of the newborn?

What are the symptoms of transient tachypnea of the newborn?

Workup/Mgt: 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

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Do HSV 2 symptoms appear on newborn have same stages on adult?

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

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What are the ways to predict the symptoms of newborn pneumonia?

See below: I'm not certain what you mean. The symptoms would probably be a fever, trouble breathing, and a need for oxygen. There is no way to predict the symptoms. Premature infants maybe at an increased risk for developing neonatal pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with hemolytic disease of newborn?

What are the symptoms associated with hemolytic disease of newborn?

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

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My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

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

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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?

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?

Exam: You will require a comprehensive medical examination including a blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic profile (CMP) and a urine analysis as well as liver and pancreatic function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

?? freckle rash??: That's a new one for me. Perhaps u are describing a rash called transient neonatal pustular melanosis that comes up as small pustules without inflammation & leaves brownish pigment as it fades. The pigment will fade over ~3m. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn meningitis and how can you prevent them?

What are the symptoms of newborn meningitis and how can you prevent them?

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

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Can symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn happen a week after birth?

Can symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn happen a week after birth?

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

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How quickly do symptoms of neonatal meningitis due to e. Coli usually show up in a newborn?

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

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Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Are there any other reasons for congestion in newborns besides reflux? Oh, in the absence of cold symptoms.

Yes: Silent aspiration, where the baby, when nippling, has a poor or abnormal swallow and the formula or breastmilk goes down the trachea (windpipe). Also, if there is a heart problem, the first signs can be failure which can present as congestion. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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

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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?

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?

Extremely low: Fatigue has so many possible causes - but cancer in a 22 year old is extremely unlikely. Do you take vitamins? Eat well? Exercise? Other medical problems?
So many possibilities, but cancer is very very unlikely.
Check with your pcp for a checkup.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramps lethargy symtopms of a deficiency, what should it be?

I have muscle cramps lethargy symtopms of a deficiency, what should it be?

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

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Heavy chest, feeling tired and listless. What do these symptoms sound like?

Heavy chest, feeling tired and listless. What do these symptoms sound like?

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

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What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

What are all my options to treat newborn that has gas pain and reflux symptoms.

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

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My newborn was diagnosed with GERD. She breastfeed. What can I do on my end to lessen her symptoms, diet wise?

My newborn was diagnosed with GERD. She breastfeed. What can I do on my end to lessen her symptoms, diet wise?

See below: 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

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Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Not enough info: Sorry - I know you're worried about this person but it's not possible to make an educated guess what might be wrong just based on low grade fever and lethargy. If they're not getting better in a day or so, you should have them seen, IMO. ...Read more

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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more