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Doctor insights on: Moro Reflex

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What to do about infantile spasms vs moro reflex?

What to do about infantile spasms vs moro reflex?

Neurology consult: The Moro Reflex is a normal movement in newborns. Infantile spasms are never normal and require evaluation by a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has started startling (moro reflex) during light sleep. He did this 4x during his nap. Is this normal? He just started rolling too...

My 4 month old has started startling (moro reflex) during light sleep. He did this 4x during his nap.  Is this normal? He just started rolling too...

Yes: The moro reflex is present at birth & persists until about 3 months when fully awake or up to 6 months in mild sleep states. Loud noises, vibrations or movements can set this off. Kids often start to roll as early as 4 m. ...Read more

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My baby has a over exaggerated moro reflex that constantly wakes her leading to little sleep in the day she is 7 weeks old she had a traumatic birth?

My baby has a over exaggerated moro reflex that constantly wakes her leading to little sleep in the  day she is 7 weeks old she had a traumatic birth?

Swaddling: could help. It keeps the arms still so the babe doesn't accidentally activate the reflex. It reproduces the position she had in the womb. You can find YouTube videos demonstrating how to do this successfully. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a \gag reflex?

What is a \gag reflex?

Normal reflex: Gag reflex is a normal reflex where stimulation of the back of the throat will provoke choking and gagging. This reflex is often absent in patients with severe neurological injury (stroke) or head injuries. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more

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How do I stop my gag reflex?

How do I stop my gag reflex?

Not wise: Without a gag reflex you will choke and aspirate things into your airway that can kill you instantly. Watch what you wish for. Let your body's natural defenses take care of you. ...Read more

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What is the babinski reflex ?

What is the babinski reflex ?

Babinski sign: Babinski's reflex occurs when the big toe moves toward the top surface of the foot and the other toes fan out after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked. The reflex is found in infants and disappears by the age 2 as the nervous system develops. The presence of a babinski's reflex after age 2 is a sign of damage to the nerve paths connecting the spinal cord and the brain. ...Read more

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Could everyone have a gag reflex?

Could everyone have a gag reflex?

Come again?: With very few exceptions, everyone DOES have a gag reflex. The afferent limb of the gag reflex is mediated by the glossopharyngeal nerve and the efferent limb by the vagus nerve. The reflex is part of your defense against foreign bodies getting lodged in your throat or airway. Maybe you had a different question in mind, because the one you posted doesn't make much sense. ...Read more