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Can a one year old child pull a muscle or strain their leg? My daughter is very active and it pains her too walk? Any thoughts?

Can a one year old child pull a muscle or strain their leg?  My daughter is very active and it pains her too walk?  Any thoughts?

Sprain vs. Fracture: If she is not able to put weight on the leg, she needs to have X-rays taken. There are certain fractures, most notably toddlers' fractures of the tibia, that are often diagnosed clinically even if X-rays are normal. These injuries need to be immobilize to ensure proper healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

My one year old graanson stil clenches his fists like an infant. Should I be concerned?

Constant or sometime: If the kid can open the hands at will to touch items with a single finger & explore objects i would worry less . If the hand is held tightly clenched all the time you should have him evaluated.That would suggest neurologic injury. ...Read more

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There is no information about babies under one year old with swine flu and I am very worried.?

There is no information about babies under one year old with swine flu and I am very worried.?

Varies: Infants under a year of age have no immunity to swine flu. They can be vaccinated and the vaccine works about 50-60 percent of the time after 2 doses. Most do well with illness eventually. They can get very ill, need hospitalization or even die from swine flu. They are in the high risk group for complications and would benefit from treatment with the anti-flu medicine tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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My one year old walks all the time but last night he started walking with his right foot and dragging his left foot behind him what could this mean?

My one year old walks all the time but last night he started walking with his right foot and dragging his left foot behind him what could this mean?

A host of things...: your toddler appears to have developed a sudden onset of an abnormal gait and needs a very careful evaluation by a clinician exclude an injury, infection or a neuromuscular event urgently! ...Read more

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My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

Yes: There are two types of bladder cancer in babies but both are very rare: neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma. More common tumors are cysts, ureteroceles, and other congenital problems that usually require less intervention. ...Read more

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Pls help my 1 year old doesnt like standing..she eants to be carried and crawl..im worried she might not learn to walk?

Pls help my 1 year old doesnt like standing..she eants to be carried and crawl..im worried she might not learn to walk?

The normal age for: walking is between 9 months and 18 months. Can she bear weight standing even if she doesn't like it? Does she crawl normally? It is important that she is able to have enough "floor" time to learn how to stand and walk. Please have her checked by her pediatrician to make sure her hips and legs are OK and discuss her development with her doctor. ...Read more

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Can i give my son disudrin? He had his cold this morning only. He is 1 year old. I usually give him disudrin if he has colds since he's an infant.

Can i give my son disudrin? He had his cold this morning only. He is 1 year old. I usually give him disudrin if he has colds since he's an infant.

Phenylpropanolamine: Disudrin contains phenylproanolamine, a drug withdrawn from the US market due to a link to hemorrhagic stroke in women. I would not recommend using this medication. ...Read more

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What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?

Birth: Hearing is developed at birth...Sooner...As we know unborn babies can hear their parents voices! and they respond to music. No one should be listening to music louder than 85 decibels. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold? I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold?  I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

Yes: If the baby truly has a viral illness then antibiotics are unnecessary and also potentially harmful in many ways, not the least of which being thinning of your wallet. ...Read more

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