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Lips Turn Black In My Toddler
Not necessarily: If the cut is completely within the reddened "vermilion" of the lip, we often let it stay open unless it is gaping too much. The antibacterial action of saliva cleans it and it will often heal ok. If the cut crosses over into regular skin beyond the lip, a stitch is often needed to align the cut edges so the lip does not heal with a jagged border. ...Read more
Time: The best way to prevent a scar is to not get a cut! having said that, the face is very vascular and heals very well with little intervention. Once a scar is healing then shea butter, cocoa butter, vit e or some cream like that is helpful to rub on twice a day. The gentle rubbing helps break down scar tissue and enable reforming while helping the scar minimize. Time is a great healer! ...Read more
I used my chapstick yesterday & woke up with a coldsore this morning.I just realized my toddler got a hold of my chapstick & ate/possibly put it on. Could she catch herpes this way? I am always very careful and never share anything or kiss on the lips, no
It is possible: but less likely. Your toddler is more likely to contract the coldsore virus when you kiss her (even if it is not on the lips). The HSV-1 virus is spread by direct contact: most often lip to lip or lip to skin, but it can live a short amount of time in the saliva on utensils, toothbrushes, lip balm etc. You can be infective before the outbreak, but most infective when there are blisters visible. ...Read more
I wouldn't: That tissue is too absorbent and the HC would likely cause tissue thinning and worsen the issue eventually.Use a barrier lip balm , preferably one that tastes bad so the kid will stop liclikg the lips. ...Read more
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100.4 considered a fever for a 4yr old toddler?? Done rectal due to lip closure issues (autism toddler)
30 weeks pregnant. My toddler hit me in the lip with a poopy wipe while changing her. No visible soil on face. Washed it. Should I be concerned?
My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?
Call your dentist.: You should visit your dentist's office and let them take a look. The tooth may need care immediately, in the future or not at all. It may turn color, and the developing permanent teeth are also at risk from this type of injury. Right now is the time for initial assessment, & an x-ray. Often nothing needs to be done immediately (especially if your child is improving and out of pain). ...Read more
Toddler feverhigh last 2 dys. Better today. Been to doc lots. Noticed white (no red) blisters inside top lip, red throat. What is besides coxsackie?
Wound care: If the cut is superficial, just clean it up with warm soapy water and put a band aid or a steri-strip. For a bump, put on some ice to stop the swelling. ...Read more
Monitor closely: If there was no loss of consciousness, no change in how the child is acting, no vomiting, then it is probably OK. Watch for any change in mental status (confusion, walking or talking differently, just not acting right) as well as persistent vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. ...Read more
Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit. ...Read more
I have a 2 year toddler he gets on the bed every tym i turn my head he has fallen meny tyms how do I now wen to tak him to the hospital or dr?
Change in behavior: If he ever has a loss of consciousness for even a few seconds from a fall, take hi to the hospital. If after a fall he has a change in behavior within 12-24 hours...More aggressive or so lethargic i he is hard to wake up, take him to hospital. Usually a fall from a bed is not a big problem as it is not a far distance....And ultimately take him when ever you are worried. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what kind of sores and how many sores. Basically, provide the child with lots of liquid, preferably cold ones, soft diet like jello, puddings, ice cream, yogurt or frozen yogurt temporary and seek doctor's appointment. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help relieve the pain temporary too. ...Read more
Is it true that if a toddler bumps his head pretty hard and there was some damage or concussion, symptoms would most likey show up within 4 hrs?
Watch for 8 hrs: It would be extremely unlikely to have significant bleeding, but watch for unusual sleepiness, difference in pupil size, nausea/vomitting. Concussions have variable presentation and symptoms can show up even after 12 hours. You know your child best, and can tell if there is anything worrisome going on. ...Read more
My 21m toddler hit his head with a pole in the subway. He didn't cry. He was normal and active after. He vomits that day once then once 4 day later.
ER care: Toddlers often dont show the same concussion symptoms as adults, if there has been vomiting that day and the following it could reflect a more serious concussion - though no individual advice can be given here - these circumstance would sugget not delaying getting medical care even if it means going to an er now. ...Read more
My toddler often gets fevers of 101-ish just on his head. Is it weird that his body is "cool"(98-ish) while the forehead thermometer reads 101?
Not a true fever: When we have a fever, our whole body is hot. It's just easier to measure our temperature on our foreheads, mouths, or armpits. Your little guy is just releasing extra body heat out of the head. This is very normal; this is why we wear hats in the winter to keep the heat in, not lost to the environment. ...Read more
My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?
Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger...Bigger...Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read more
How do u know if a toddler needs glasses? My 2.5 will sometimes tilt his head down & look through his lashes & hold toys/ipad very close to face
Keep out of reach: Toddlers instinctively put everything in their mouths because it might be food. Do a sweep of your house and get everything that isn't nailed down out of his reach. And brace yourself for the next stage, when he starts climbing to reach stuff he can't get to now. That's the reality of rearing children - it gets more and more aggravating 'til they graduate from college. But grandchildren are great! ...Read more
Poison control Cente: Maybe nothing, but call your local poison control center for advice. It depends upon what chemicals are in the capsule. Do asap. ...Read more
Any recommendations prior to urgent care? 6 yeat old toddler fell from a bike hit his head now has a swelling to his frontal foreheaded area.
Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. and cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. what's the real problem?
Sweating at night: Children's heads have a large surface area and they sweat to dissipate heat. If he is an active sleeper and wears a one-piece sleeper, is covered with a blanket, he may be sweating from the heat generated by his moving around. His head would have the most sweat then. If he is completely normal otherwise, it is not a problem. Double check that with your pediatrician next time you see him/her. ...Read more
Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly. Happened 6 hours ago. ?
Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?
Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok.It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well. ...Read more
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