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What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

See pediatrician: won't stop crying is very different than "cries often" -- either way, a call or visit to the pediatrician is warranted to obtain further information besides crying and to provide you with the best course of action. Pediatricians are used to receiving these calls, you should feel comfortable calling them to ask. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the event in the morning, it might be this. Or maybe the room is cold. In any case, it's not likely to go on very long, and if it does, you should speak to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

It depends.: If your child isn't waking up during these episodes, he may be having night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in his bed he can get hurt on, and keep him on a consistent sleep schedule. If he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as he has no medical cause for this, it's best to see if he can put himself back to sleep. His doctor can advise. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

Likely scraped wall: The ear wax is created in the outer half of the canal and will fall out if left alone. Whatever you can scoop out with your fingernail under direct vision is fine to move. Otherwise, leave the ear alone. Any swab or q-tip placed in the canal can & will scrape the wall & make it bleed occasionally. It will also push the wax in so far it will never pack the ear drum.A visit can confirm the injury. ...Read more

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My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. Ibuprofen usually works much better than acetaminophen. A natural treatment named camilia can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Crying toddler: it is hard for bath water that splashes the face to get into the ear canal that is as small in diameter as a toddler's. With a cry that stopped with quickly, my best guess is it scared her and as soon as she realized there was no pain she stopped crying. ...Read more

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3 mth old recently crying when seeing ppl other than parents. Aunt & Grandmom see her every week and she was fine before, but now cries hard. Normal?

3 mth old recently crying when seeing ppl other than parents. Aunt & Grandmom see her every week and she was fine before, but now cries hard. Normal?

Baby crying w others: While most infants develop separation anxiety, between 1-2 yrs, it develops slowly, from 4-7 months, when babies develop a sense of object permanence, learning that things and people exist even when they're out of sight. Either your baby is an early leaner or having crying episodes due to colic which is coinciding with other people's presence. Check his temp and call his PMD if this continues, ...Read more

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What is making my child ill? My child is 2yrs old, she has had off and on fever up to 103 for 6 days, when crying she slavates, sleepless nights, when she tries to get some sleep, she will wakeup 10 to 30 minutes later crying from pain. She cries atles e

What is making my child ill? My child is 2yrs old, she has had  off and on fever up to 103 for 6 days, when crying she slavates, sleepless nights, when she tries to get some sleep, she will wakeup 10 to 30 minutes later crying from pain. She cries atles e

It : It sounds as though you've done everything you can do and it's time for your child to be re-evaluated by a physician for her illness. Even though fever is most commonly caused by infections which are not serious, a fever that continues with an unknown source for longer than 4 or 5 days is concerning and needs to be looked into further for a cause. Sometimes as the illness progresses, signs and symptoms that weren't there before start to appear and can help doctors figure out what is going on and what treatments may be helpful. Another reason to take your child back in for evaluation is that she is not eating or drinking and may be dehydrated. In general, other "red flag" reasons to call your doctor or go to the er when your child has a fever are: your child is under 2 months old, uncontrolable fever, worsening or new symptoms, seizure, purple rash, change in consciousness, difficulty or rapid breathing, persistent headache, vomiting, or any other serious concerns you may have. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old has been crying during his feedings. Almost every feeding time he cries.

See a pediatrician: And do this soon. Babies have no way of voicing complaints of discomfort other than crying or irritability. If you can clearly relate the crying to feeding, something is definitely wrong and needs evaluation and correction. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more