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How to treat my toddler's chapped lips?

How to treat my toddler's chapped lips?

Lip balm: You can use various things, chpsrtick, lip balm veseline etc.
Ore important may be why they are chapped. Mouth breathing can do this and there are multiple other cause. May want to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does my toddler needs stiches if he has a hole in his lip?

Does my toddler needs stiches if he has a hole in his lip?

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

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My toddler has chapped lips with bump, should I be concerned?

No: Usually a bump on the lips would be a cold sore or fever blister. In a toddler, it could also be from hitting the lip in a fall or accident. If you want to know what it is for sure, you should see the doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent a scar on a toddler's lip?

What is the best way to prevent a scar on a toddler's lip?

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

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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

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

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Is it ok to use hydrocortizome cream on toddler lips that are dry, cracked and bleeding?

Is it ok to use hydrocortizome cream on toddler lips that are dry, cracked and bleeding?

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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My toddler lips turns purplish blue. she's had loose stools. no fever eating fine?

My toddler lips turns purplish blue. she's had loose stools. no fever eating fine?

Be seen now: Have infant seen as soon as you read this. May be an emergency with lips turning blue. To ER or call 911 if lips are blue or any breathing distress. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

What are the causes of a toddler to get swollen gums and lips and white sores in their mouth?

Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your child. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Mouth ulcers: Other than coxsackie virus, hsv virus is another important cause of ulcers in the mouth. There are other non-infectious causes of ulcers as well but presence of fever/ resolution of symptoms makes it most likely a viral illness. ...Read more

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My toddler got a bump and cut on his head. How should I treat it?

My toddler got a bump and cut on his head. How should I treat it?

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

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My toddler bumped his head pretty hard. Should I worry?

My toddler bumped his head pretty hard. Should I worry?

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

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What must I do if my toddler falls and hits his head?

What must I  do if my  toddler falls and hits his head?

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

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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?

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

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What can I use for sores in s toddler's mouth?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do I keep my toddler from putting things in his nose and mouth?

How do I keep my toddler from putting things in his nose and mouth?

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

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What will happen if a toddler burst a bold washing liquid capsel in mouth only a little bit?

What will happen if a toddler burst a bold washing liquid capsel in mouth only a little bit?

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

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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.

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.

Observation for now: If he is alert and playful, apply cold compresses to his forehead if he is vomiting ANS is not himself take him to the er. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. and cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. what's the real problem?

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

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Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly. Happened 6 hours ago. ?

Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly.  Happened 6 hours ago. ?

Minimal Impact: This was likely very painful but is a minimal impact injury. If your headache increases, you have problems with nausea or vomiting, or your thoughts are confused go to the ER for an assessment. It is OK to take Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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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?

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