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Lower Crib Mattress Signs
My 4 month old sleeps in her car seat instead of her crib due to cleft palate complications. No blanket. Is she at risk for sids?
Equal: No more or less so than child without cleft. Recommend having your child evaluated by cleft palate team at the closest children's hospital. May be a bit of a trip, but worth it for the expertise and the team (pediatrician, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, speech therapist, plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, psychiatrist, nutritionist, etc) approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic pericarditis. SLE. Sleep sitting up.Overnight trip w no recliner had to prop w pillows at much lower angle. Severe pain x12h. When better?
19 months, low fever for 2 days now, drooling, rubbing the back of his ear and cheeks, crying and whining excessively when lying flat in crib.
4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.
Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...Read more
Slept across 2 seats on bus. 24 hours later severe back pain radiating to side and abdomen. Worse when lying down. Is this related to bus trip? Help!
10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?
Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more
4 month old has head lag but hold head up steady when sitting upright with support and on tummy. Doesn't use arms during tummy time. Is this normal?
Yes: get a copy of the Denver Developmental Screening Test and insstructions on how to use it. It has a bunch of rectangles on it. The key takeaway is that there are a wide range of ages at which perfectly normal children accomplish certain milestones. A child can even be "delayed" in one area and still be considered normal. ...Read more
My 3 mo old baby has puffy red eyes, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing when laying down, even with head elevated, rectal temp of 99.9, can't sleep?
Mom, 58yo, has numb aching legs. diagnosed of bulging disc at her waist. One dr recommended her to rest in bed strictly for 6 weeks. Sounds right?
Cause shin, back of thigh, bum dull pain, on/off area changes with position, worse sitting, driving, could c-sec or carry baby chair partly to blame?
Radiculopathy: This symptom is suggestive of a disc or vertebral spur pressing on a nerve root in the lower spine, in your case causing sciatica. This may resolve in a month or two,but if it doesn't see a neurologist who will most likely order an mri of your lumbosacral spine for diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain inner right thigh, skin sensitive, cannot climb stairs, leg gives at times causing falls. Lower back pain. Mri shows 2 disks not aligned, ?
Woken up with headache , tool BP 131/94 , keep waken up around 3am with high bp. Deep breaths helps, feel creak noises in back of neck , no pain ?
Not known: The exact cause of sids is not known; however, there are risks now known. One of these is body position in bed. The idea behind back sleeping is that neck muscles and trunk muscles are not entirely formed so airway compromise can be more likely to occur and unlike in grown child or adult, babies cannot turn themselves over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic 3-year-old wakes up very early (around 5:30 a.m.) and wanders around the house. How can I keep him safe? He sleeps in a crib but climbs out.
Safeguard all doors: Autistic children often show signs of distraction and high activity levels.Getting out of their beds and walking around the house is very common. Door stop alarms will alert you if the child got out of his crib by producing a loud,shrilling noise when the door is attempted to be opened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?
Diagnosis ?: Are you asking us to give you a firm diagnosis for your son's symptoms over the internet? You need to have your son be seen by your own primary care physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Also need to have your son be seen by a local dentist to evaluate any dental abnormalities. ...Read more