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What are the reasons for baby holding head and crying?

What are the reasons for baby holding head and crying?

Many.: Most common things are probably ear infections (otitis media) and teething. Depends on the age of the baby and etc. I'd have her looked at by her pediatrician. ...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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My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

My 9 month old baby is very crank his fists and head r warm.And the rest of his body os cool he kept crying the whole night. What could be the reason?

Cranky: Yor baby is probably teething. You can give him Ibuprofen before bed to help him sleep. Also give him cold things to eat like a frozen bagel half for him to nibble on. He can also suck on a cold damp cloth. As a last resort you can get oragel to put on his gums. ...Read more

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Whenever im stressed or something doesn't go right , i will freek out cry, and then bang my head on things or bite myself why? Some nights ill fall asleep crying for no reason, and then wake up happy untill something else happens. But its almost a pshycot

Whenever im stressed or something doesn't go right , i will freek out cry, and then bang my head on things or bite myself why? Some nights ill fall asleep crying for no reason, and then wake up happy untill something else happens. But its almost a pshycot

This : This is not a normal reaction to stress. You should be evaluated by a mental health professional right away. You could be dealing with a psychiatric disorder. If you ever feel like hurting yourself or anyone else go to the emergency room or call 911. Please seek help soon. ...Read more

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My baby keeps crying and holding her head, is this normal?

My baby keeps crying and holding her head, is this normal?

Self-soothing!: Several of my patients asked me the same question. I find that many babies just do that. If they hold or grab their ears, it might be an ear ache. However, holding the head seems to be a self-soothing act. ...Read more

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My baby boy was born yesterday. I'm home now and keep crying fr no reason, and am over worried about everything with him. Help! ?

My baby boy was born yesterday. I'm home now and keep crying fr no reason, and am over worried about everything with him. Help! ?

Post Partum Blues: You are both home from the hospital and healthy! i hope you have support from a partner, friend or family member. Please contact your OB provider and your baby's provider as soon as possible so they can provide additional support. The range of baby blues can last from a few days until you get more sleep and your post delivery hormones stabilize to a more delayed type that may need medication. ...Read more

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My 7 month baby tilts her head, (to both sides) once in a while! she sleeps on her side, is that the reason? How can be stopped?

My 7 month baby tilts her head, (to both sides) once in a while! she sleeps on her side, is that the reason? How can be stopped?

Benign torticollas: There is a poorly understood process called benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy that arises in late infancy.It is transient , recurrent & can be associated with agitation, pallor or vomiting. Some suspect a tie in with the process of vertigo in adults, but this resolves usually before 3. Head tilt can also reflect a problem with eye muscle balance but usually would only involve one side. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

My 4 month old baby fell from couch, flat on his back and hit his head,he was crying for 3-4 minutes then he was smiling and giggling.is he ok?

Impossible to tell..: Intracranial brain damage, called concussion, such as contact athletes commonly suffer, disrupt neural circuits & may tear the crucial fragile capillaries producing cerebral microhemorrhages/?more bleeding. Likely there is not anything useful that anyone can do after the fact, though the younger people are the more they seem able to recover, partially at least, from injuries. Minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read more

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The baby become hot and start to sweat in the head when he drink milk from her mother...What is the main reason of sweating?

The baby become hot and start to sweat in the head when he drink milk from her mother...What is the main  reason of  sweating?

Doctor visit: When a baby sweats excessively during feeding, this may indicate that they have a lung or heart problem. There may be associated vomiting and gray/blue discoloration of the skin or lips. Your doctor will check the baby's heart for a murmur, his liver for enlargement, and an oxygen saturation level. It is important that you seek the advice of his doctor. I hope that this helps. ...Read more