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Prevent Caused Putting Fingers Mouth
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
Indirectly possible: This would really be a 'drool rash' caused by the shield of the binky allowing saliva to stay trapped next to the skin, not something caused by the binky its self. Often when infants are teething they make excess saliva resulting in a drool rash on lips, cheeks and/or necks. This would happen even without the binky if they have lots of excess saliva. ...Read more
Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth?
Very good. Herpes: Simplex 1 is highly contagious. It wouldn't take much fluid from a Cold Sore on the Band -Aid to infect her, because she touched the mucous membranes in her mouth with her contaminated finger. Children between 6 months & 5 years can have herpetic gingivo-stomatitis with the primary infection. That is inflammation & ulcerations of her mouth & gums. See photo. Symptoms may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?
Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare. ...Read more
Can cause corns...: Corns are callouses on the toes and are caused mainly by shoe irritation over a period of time. They can just be trimmed by a podiatrist, but will usually come back. The real cause is bony enlargement or malpositioning of the toe. There is a real simple surgery to smooth off the underlying bone and the corn should go away permanently. You can also have your shoes stretched or wear wider shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks
Sanitizer: Without knowing what product you are using it is impossible to be definitive, but the chances of this doing harm to your baby are infinitessimally small. ...Read more
Possibly: Hfm is a pattern illness that involves various viruses that attack the intestines and produce variable symptoms.This includes abdominal pain and cramps and for some may involve vomiting and diarrhea. Dry heaves fit into this pattern.The pattern is better known for the location of blisters that arise during the illness in hfm locations. ...Read more
Baby: Common for baby to suck lower lip. Habit usually transient. You don't give your child's age, but pernicious habits discontinued before age 4 usually result in no damage. All children should see Dentist @ age 1, Orthodontist @ age 7. If you have any dento-facial developmental concerns, seek examination with Pedodontist, a Zpediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more
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