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My Baby Is Teething And Rubbing His Tongue A Lot Could This Be Thrush
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
My 2 month old baby is a little fussy and keeps sucking on his fist and biting on my shoulder, could it be too early to be teething? He is well fed
Sucking/biting: The newborn is endowed with a tremendous drive to suckle, based on the pleasure sensors in their lips. This helps them learn to feed, after 9 months of nutrition via umbilical cord. The sucking,biting, gnawing behavior of infants is more one of self soothing than hunger or teeth.I'm not convinced teeth have much to do with the symptoms of infants,though they take the blame for a lot. ...Read more
Is it possible for my 3 month old to be teething? He's drooling a lot more and is constantly putting his hand in his mouth. Thank you.
Yes: Yes, blisters certainly can be a feeding blister or feeding callous. It could also represent something else. If it persists or the child has other worrisome symptoms (such as fever, lethargy, poor feeding, etc...) then the child should be examined by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant son has a red ring around his circumsized penis. It seems to bother him a little. What could be the cause or treatment for this?
Irritation: Generally some redness around the remaining skin on a circumcised penis is a local irritation, with a local skin infection also a possibility (so many bacteria in the perineum!). The best thing to do is use water to wash the area (no soap or wipes), and put some a and d or even a little antibacterial ointment on the area). ...Read more
My 3 month old baby randomly sucks when nothing is in his mouth?? And is drooling a lot, what can this mean?
Self soothing: Babies are driven to suck as a survival tool. If they didn't, they wouldn't learn to feed as a newborn when they have never experienced hunger-ever. Sucking is rewarded by pleasure sensations in the brain, and an infant with few capabilities can turn to it for pleasure at any time while awake (& partly asleep). It is why nail biting, gum chewing and smoking are difficult habits to break. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 month old baby has been sucking on his hands a lot. This just started yesterday. I noticed this evening that he has what appears to be a blood blister on his lower lip. Is this from the hand sucking? Should I be concerned?
My daughter is teething and seems in good health. But she keeps rubbing her ear. Is it an earache or due to the teething.
Common : This is very common during teething. If there are no other signs of infection such as a fever, just treat this with tylenol (acetaminophen) as you would other pains. If there is a high fever, then you should see the pediatrician. Teething can be hard for some kids, but we all get thru it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son just had a white poopy diaper. he hasn't been eating right the past week either and is kind of fussy. he's teething though so that could be why?
My 18 month d baby has a white coating on his tounge and bad breath he has had s viral infection with a cough and cold what could this be ?
My baby is 11 weeks old and I have noticed he has black spots on side of his tongue he's is also teething could this have an effect ?
My 4 month old sons forehead often feels cold when i kiss him... the skin around his eyes is also often very red is this normal? Could it be SIDS?
Is he acting well?: If your son is eating well, is active and alert for a few hours a day and is developing normally then you can relax. If not, he should be checked by his physician. SIDS is, unfortunately, a diagnosis made after a child has been lost to unexplained crib death, not a diagnosis in a living child. Remember, a worried mother deserves a visit to the doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for my three month old to be teething. She drools a lot, trys to suck on anything that comes near her mouth, and scream a lot more?
My 8 month old has a temp of 100.9 and is teething and has a bit of gunk in his eye can it be from his teething? Is this normal ?
Could be thrush: Thrush is common in babies. It will be white plaques on the inner lips, tongue or cheek. It will be difficult to scrape off; formula or breast milk is easy to remove. If you think it fits the description of thrush (which is an oral yeast infection), take your baby to see his/ her doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding; my C-section incision is infected and has a yeast infection, could this be what is causing my baby to spit up and be extra gassy?
I'm so sorry. It's: Great that you're continuing to breastfeed. If the yeast is on your nipples &/or in baby's mouth, please talk to your pediatrician & OB for treatment for both of you. It can be hard to get rid of. Also, call the birth hospital's nursery for the name of a lactation consultant who can help you. Gas & spitting up may not be related, but it seems both of you are uncomfortable. You're a trooper! ...Read more
My 6 year old has like a small sore behind her two frount teeth on the top of her mouth that is sore should i be concerned? What could this be?
Very common: Often at the onset of breast feeding your nipples can get irritated and cracked and bleed. The baby usually will tolerate this just fine but you may see some blood in his spit up. Alot of swallowed blood often will cause some vomiting but usually the baby does not swallow enough to worry. ...Read more
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
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