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My eight months old daughter has dry cold and she is fussy?

My eight months old daughter has dry cold and she is fussy?

Fussy with a cold: At 8 months, especially during the winter time, it is common for infants to be getting upper respiratory infections. They have lost all the immunity they got from you through the placenta and have to develop their own immunity by getting infections. As long as there eating well, you don't have to do much for a cold. Just suck out the excess mucous. If the child remains fussy, have her ears checked. ...Read more

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


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My son is one year old he has flu can I put my milk in his nose?

My son is one year old he has flu can I put my milk in his nose?

What do you expect?: Breast milk has many wonderful qualities ascribed to it, but it is not a panacea.It provides great nutrition as you have already known. The tired and true treatment for nasal congestion in infants is the put saline nose drops in the nostril, then suction it out with a rubber bulb syringe or a nosefrida (www.nosefrida.com) to make him comfortable until he gets over his virus on his own.Hydrate also ...Read more

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My 7 month yr old daughter has started being cold and clammy, her temp is normal or a little under no distress from her at all.

My 7 month yr old daughter has started being cold and clammy, her temp is normal or a little under no distress from her at all.

If she....: .....Begins to have fevers, is not behaving normally, is vomiting/diarrhea/cough/difficulty breathing/not eating/ not making urine, then bring her to her doctor. In the meantime, if she's acting well treat her as being well. ...Read more

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My baby has had a rash since two weeks old she is now drinking alimentum formula and still has a rash.Any sugestions?

My baby has had a rash since two weeks old she is now drinking alimentum formula and still has a rash.Any sugestions?

Other causes: Can be environment exposure from a multitude of causes, can simply be dry skin. Alimentum is very rarely necessary. I would speak to your pediatrician for ideas. ...Read more

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My 2 months baby girl has a bad cough runny nose and she is fussy?

My 2 months baby girl has a bad cough runny nose and she is fussy?

Cold: Probably your child has cold.But you should go to doctor , because you child only 2 m. Old, to r/o more seroius infections. ...Read more

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One year old daughter feels hot but no fever why? Her eyes are drowsy and she has little appetite.

One year old daughter feels hot but no fever why? Her eyes are drowsy and she has little appetite.

Getting sick: Many children "feel"warm before they register a fever. Looking drowsy and loss of appetite can also indicate beginning of illness. Let her rest and drink plenty of fluids. We will see if she fights it off or goes on to develop other symptoms. She could also just be tired and hungry as well. ...Read more

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My one yr old son has a runny nosy a slight fever and is very fussy. Crying tired and just wants to be held.

My one yr old son has a runny nosy a slight fever and is very fussy. Crying tired and just wants to be held.

Viral infection: The typical symptoms of a viral infection are fever, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat and in children can include vomiting or diarrhea. Supportive care includes tylenol (acetaminophen) and keeping child well hydrated. If there are changes in fussiness that is not consolable then evaluation by a physician is important. ...Read more

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My one yr old son has a runny nosy a slight fever and is very fussy. Crying tired and just wants to be held.

My one yr old son has a runny nosy a slight fever and is very fussy. Crying tired and just wants to be held.

May have an illness: You child may have a viral or bacterial infection. When you are sick, you want someone to take care of you (that's at any age). If you can not console him, he needs to be seen. If he is consolable, then treating his fever may make him more comfortable. ...Read more

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1month old son has cold and cough?

1month old son has cold and cough?

Cough: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 year old she has on and off stomachach since one week her poop is greenish what should I do?

My daughter is 6 year old she has on and off stomachach since one week her poop is greenish what should I do?

See her doctor: There are many different things that could be causing symptoms such as these. It would be important for her physician to see how her growth has been tracking on the growth curves, as well as get a thorough history and physical exam. Based on these findings they may decide more testing is needed, or suggest some possible cures. Good luck. ...Read more

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My one year old baby is stooling and has mucus in it.?

My one year old baby is stooling and has mucus in it.?

Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice that the mucus is continuous or it is associated with blood then take your baby to their primary care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has measles shes neally one yr old. Was due her injections in just two wks. She also has a bad throat. How best to keep her comfortab?

My granddaughter has measles shes neally one yr old. Was due her injections in just two wks. She also has a bad throat. How best to keep her comfortab?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever: Measles is caused by a virus and the baby does not need any antibiotics. For fever and pain you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) drops, extra fluids to prevent dehydration , follow up with your pediatrician and if there are complications get them treated. The rash will fade gradually and infant will recover. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has fever we gave her crocin but she is feeling cold its early morning?

Crocin: Crocin is an antipyretic. Since we dont know what the child' temp was, we can only say your child may have responded to the medication. Please send more informstion as to fever, symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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Hi, my 2 week and 3 day old baby boy is very snotty and coughing, my 2 year old daughter is the same and has been since yesterday..... My daughter was?

Hi, my 2 week and 3 day old baby boy is very snotty and coughing, my 2 year old daughter is the same and has been since yesterday..... My daughter was?

Snotty 2 wk baby: Most infants up to 4 months of age have nasal congestion so that is within normal limits. You have to ask yourself is he in respiratory distress? That involves any of 4 things: 1) Breathing more than 60 times/min;2) Nasal flaring each time he inhales;3) Retracting his chest wall as he inhales;4)Use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If any of those signs then to doc! Happy Mother's Day!! ...Read more

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My 9mo old son is on amoxicillin. He is very congested and has a small weezing since yesterday. He also teething.

My 9mo old son is on amoxicillin.  He is very congested and has a small weezing since yesterday. He also teething.

Not related: Wheezing and congestion may be due to bacteria (which antibiotic will help...Make sure to give the full course of the drug) or virus, which antibiotic will not help. As we're talking about airway, watch child closely. If wheezing and congestion do not get better, or worsen, get him back to pediatrician. The teething will just make him fussier, but will not affect airway. See pedodontist 4 info. ...Read more

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My 3 year old had a dry cough, now wet, 2 days ago. Now her temp has reached 103. Not herself and not eating but she is drinking. Just a cold?

My 3 year old had a dry cough, now wet, 2 days ago. Now her temp has reached 103. Not herself and not eating but she is drinking. Just a cold?

Could be pneumonia: Children can get a "cold" about once a month, especially during the winter months. However, in a 3 yr old who starts with a cold and then has a fever of 103, it is important to take her in to be examined and evaluated for pneumonia, or even influenza- "Flu". The Flu can be treated if it is diagnosed within 48 hrs of developing a fever. In the mean time, make sure she is drinking fluids well. ...Read more

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My eight months old daughter has dry cold and she is fussy?

Fussy with a cold: At 8 months, especially during the winter time, it is common for infants to be getting upper respiratory infections. They have lost all the immunity they got from you through the placenta and have to develop their own immunity by getting infections. As long as there eating well, you don't have to do much for a cold. Just suck out the excess mucous. If the child remains fussy, have her ears checked. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35kg she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35kg she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

Behavioral: Be patient. When she is hungry, she will eat.Do not let her fill up on liquids, junk foods or only what she likes.This age children can not starve or become malnourished if the balanced diet is available.Offer foods and if hungry, she will eat. ...Read more

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3 & half month old daughter has dropped the amount of formula she drinks past 3 days (by about 50%). She is otherwise fine & not fussy. I'm concerned?

Check milk: The question is, how much milk was she drinking before hand? She may. Have been drinking too much or too often also make sure that the formula tastes ok. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35 kg, she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35 kg, she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

Fussy eater: That is a tough question. The first question would be what does she drink? Many times fussy eaters prefer to drink their calories. If she is filling up on juice and milk then she may not be hungry for real food. Also the average child needs to see something 10 times before trying it. Keep offering. Check in with your doctor, i'm sure she will want to know about the light weight. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my almost 4-month old daughter is teething early or just going through a fussy, chew-on-everything phase?

How do I tell if my almost 4-month old  daughter is teething early or just going through a fussy, chew-on-everything phase?

Swollen gums: To determine if your child is teething look inside her mouth on the lower front gums nearest the tongue. At this age these are the first teeth to come in. If she is teething this area will be slightly redened and slightly swollen. You may even see a whitish area. And from the sound of things she seems to be teething. ...Read more

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My 2 months 22 days old daughter is very fussy after taking rotarix oral dose yesterday. ...is that normal. How long she will be like that...

My 2 months 22 days old daughter is  very fussy after taking rotarix oral dose yesterday. ...is that normal. How long she will be like that...

Rotarix: Most vaccines have side effects and they are usually minor and last for 2-3 days. If her fussiness is uncontrollable or if she develops fever or poor intake of fluids, have her seen. Refer to the CDC website for more details. All the best. ...Read more

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Why is my daughter so fussy all of the sudden?  could she be colicky? 9 weeks old and strictly breast feeding.

Why is my daughter so fussy all of the sudden?  could she be colicky? 9 weeks old and strictly breast feeding.

Colic is common: Colic is unexplained crying (not due to pain or hunger) in young babies. The bouts of crying/fussing add up to more than 3 hours per day, is usually more than 3 days/week, and peaks at 3 weeks-3 months old. The child acts happy and content between bouts of crying.The crying usually stops when the baby is held and comforted. Colic is usually gone by 3-4 months old.See your doc if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter is 7 wks old & EBF and has started being very fussy during nursing. She starts crying & is constantly detaching, she also chokes & coughs during nursing. Afterwards, she vomits up a lot of milk & crys a lot. How can I help her?

Hi, my daughter is 7 wks old & EBF and has started being very fussy during nursing. She starts crying & is constantly detaching, she also chokes & coughs during nursing. Afterwards, she vomits up a lot of milk & crys a lot. How can I help her?

Mgt: I would suggest nursing with the baby held in a more upright position to reduce reflux and possible aspiration. The baby should be burped frequently, and the feeding time extended with allowing her to rest and then resume feeding. This will allow the stomach to empty and reduce reflux. ...Read more

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My daughter is 1w old & has been consipated for 3d and fussy. Is there any natural ways to help relive her constipation?

My daughter is 1w old & has been consipated for 3d and fussy. Is there any natural ways to help relive her constipation?

Constipation: I am sorry your daughter is uncomfortable. This is a very common newborn issue. However, before an answer can be given, more history would be needed. Specifically, what the baby is being fed and how often. These are things you can discuss with your pediatrician who will have plenty of good advice for you. ...Read more

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My 5wk old daughter is breast and formula fed she hasn't pooped in a day and a half and she is really fussy as she pushes and farts what can I do?

My 5wk old daughter is breast and formula fed she hasn't pooped in a day and a half and she is really fussy as she pushes and farts what can I do?

Don't worry: It can be pretty normal for babies to not poop for up to a week. Nurse her exclusively (no formula) as breast milk has more of a laxative effect. If you really think she's uncomfortable, giver her 1/2 a glycerine suppository (inserting it into her bottom). If she still doesn't poop and you are worried, call her doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter is gassy and gets fussy at times. What is the best OTC medication to ease her discomfort?

My 3 month old daughter is gassy and gets fussy at times.  What is the best OTC medication to ease her discomfort?

Risk of Harm: The risk of doing harm by giving an infant a medication for this far outweighs the potential benefit. I recommend f/ u with her primary doc to determine if there any dietary adjustments that should be considered (ie, formula type, lactose sensitivity, etc). Most important is that baby is feeding regularly and continuing to grow despite any flatus. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter is a week old and i noticed that she is having trouble passing stool, she becomes very fussy and cries. What can I do for her?

My daughter is a week old and i noticed that she is having trouble passing stool, she becomes very fussy and cries. What can I do for her?

Normal behavior: I heard this very often. As long as her stool is soft, then it's normal. Baby's cry does not equal to in pain but just a vocalization. ...Read more

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My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 
1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

GI distress: She might have a hard time digesting the cow's milk and her gut might get inflammed. This should be a short term issue if you do not continue to give her cow's milk. She might be fussy, have cramping and diarrhea for about a day. ...Read more

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My 7 month old daughter has been fussy for a week with a slight cough. She is more tired than usual and isn't acting like herself. What could it be?

My 7 month old daughter has been fussy for a week with a slight cough. She is more tired than usual and isn't  acting like herself. What could it be?

Go To the Doctor: Any child under one year of age who is ill and not acting normal needs to be seen urgently by their pediatrician or family doctor. Please call the doctor and take your child in to be seen. ...Read more

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My 13 month old daughter isn't tolerating whole milk or Lactaid 2% well. What do I do? Put her back on formula? She is fussy and throws up a lot

My 13 month old daughter isn't tolerating whole milk or Lactaid 2% well. What do I do? Put her back on formula? She is fussy and throws up a lot

See Your Doctor Now: There can be a number of causes for your child's symptoms including milk intolerance/allergy, significant reflux, and more. A thorough medical history and physical examination is necessary. Your child's nutritional status and weight gain are cause for concern. Immediate attention is required. See your doctor now for prompt assessment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter is almost 4 weeks old. When should I start tummy time & how can I go about it if she gets too fussy?

My daughter is almost 4 weeks old. When should I start tummy time & how can I go about it if she gets too fussy?

Now!: Safest position for your baby is on his or her back. This decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids) there are several ways to provide tummy time : hold baby on your chest while you're reclined or lying flat. Place baby on a firm, safe surface when awake. If the baby gets too fussy, play with the baby, sing, make a face and talk. ...Read more

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My 4 month old daughter didn't poo for 2 days and she is fussy all day. her urine output is over 15 timesa day.i breastfeed her and also give formula.

My 4 month old daughter didn't poo for 2 days and she is fussy all day. her urine output is over 15 timesa day.i breastfeed her and also give formula.

? Blockage: giving formula to a breast-feeding baby is a good way to make the pooh smell bad and to keep your breasts from producing sufficient milk to continue breast-feeding. I don't recommend it. breast milk is far superior to formula. Now, two days is a long time. Call your PCP and suggest an examination. If not possible perhaps the PCB could order an abdominal ultrasound todayto exclude anintesintestinal blockage ...Read more

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My daughter is a week old and is very fussy when trying to have a bowel movement what can I do to help her relieve that pain?

My daughter is a week old and is very fussy when trying to have a bowel movement what can I do to help her relieve that pain?

Use a thermometer: As if you were to take her temperature. Oftern the gentle rectal stimulation will induce a bm. As long as the poops are runny and liquidy its normal. If her poops are hard and pasty consult your pediatrician for help. Also she is at a stage in life where everything "hurts". Cold, sound, light, touch, hunger, poops, peeing even.. And she has to learn what all these feeling mean. ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more