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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Limp Baby (Overview)

A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be born with limp posture.


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What is a "limp baby"?

What is a "limp baby"?

Same as a floppy bab: The condition refers to an infant with generalized hypotonia ( muscle weakness) presenting at birth or in early life. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
2 doctors shared insights

Limp Baby (Overview)

A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be born with limp posture.


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What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

What can you do to get rid if chigger or mosquito bites for babies?

Prevention: The best treatment is prevention. Avoid the area where the chiggers or fleas are. teat animals with fleas. Use netting if need be to avoid insect bites, etc. If they are already there, treat locally with soothing creams and see the Dr. for eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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What is a "limp baby"?

Same as a floppy bab: The condition refers to an infant with generalized hypotonia ( muscle weakness) presenting at birth or in early life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

Hypotonia: A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be born with limp posture. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neurology and/or developmentalist). ...Read more

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During an easy workout, I became very ill, with muffled hearing, confusion, limpness of body, hot sweats, numbness and unresponsive. On 2 occasions ?

During an easy workout, I became very ill, with muffled hearing, confusion, limpness of body, hot sweats, numbness and unresponsive. On 2 occasions ?

Urgent medical : attention is required to investigate the cause of yours symptoms. You Will certainly need a cardiac work up and if all clear from the cardiac perspective will need in depth medical evaluation. Do not delay seeking care for these worrisome events . Identifying a cause will allow treatment that may be life saving . ...Read more

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What are some issues that can look like seizures upon waking but not be. Shallow breathing and limpness and not responsive but then fine once awake ?

What are some issues that can look like seizures upon waking but not be. Shallow breathing and limpness and not responsive but then fine once awake
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Seizures: Your presentation is not classic for any specific disease. Sleep apnea being more commonly recognized now will need to be considered especially if you are overweight, short necked, and snore at night and have low energy throughout the day. If that doesn't fit your case, then next best step would be to talk to a local doc and do appropriate work up. ...Read more

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What could cause high fatigue, nausea, high perspiration and limpness after fasting 8+ hrs in a 16-year-old?

What could cause high fatigue, nausea, high perspiration and limpness after fasting 8+ hrs in a 16-year-old?

Any underlying: medical condition? Why was he/she fasting? On any medications? Various possible causes for this: viral illness, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), dehydration, extreme fatigue, drugs (prescription or other). ...Read more