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Hi. When my 20 month baby cries/ screams he holds his head as if he is in pain. Is this just an attention thing or should I take him to the doctors?

Hi. When my 20 month baby cries/ screams he holds his head as if he is in pain. Is this just an attention thing or should I take him to the doctors?

Attention vs pain?: Toddlers around a year will do a variety of odd behaviors to get your attention, however, if you feel like his head positioning is pain related, you are probably right. This could be teething, an ear ache, sore throat, or possibly something more serious. Definitely have him examined to sort it out! Best of luck and thanks for trusting healthtap! ...Read more

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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


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My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?

My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?

Discuss with your pe: This should be easily solved since she can eat the other food which also have particles in them. You can try smaller portions and see if you change consistency more liquid or more solid. You need to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more

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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home.If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (is no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks?

Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks?

PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors. ...Read more

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If babies have blisters on the top of their lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

If babies have blisters on the top of their lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

These are usually: " Sucking blisters, " & they don't hurt the baby. If they are fluid-filled, a pediatrician needs to evaluate the baby to rule out an infectious disease. ...Read more

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When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more

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Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Sort of: Cleft lip is a birth defect, and is always present at birth. It cannot develop later. Not all people are able to get their cleft lip repaired as babies, and so we often repair cleft lips at whatever age the patient comes in. This is commonly done even in adults in developing nations. ...Read more

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Is there a charity for babies born with cleft palate or deformed lip?

Operation smile: Operationsmile. Org is an international charity that helps children with cleft lip and palate. 1-888-677-6453. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if babies with cleft lip/palate need strapping to upper lip?

Can you tell me if babies with cleft lip/palate need strapping to upper lip?

Some do this.: Some surgeons do taping prior to surgery, but most do not. There are other, more effective ways to bring the edges closer together prior to surgery if that is necessary. ...Read more

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Is low folate (folic acid) why babies have cleft lip and palate?

Is low folate (folic acid) why babies have cleft lip and palate?

Not known: There are neural tube defects related to low folate (folic acid) levels during pregnancy but cleft lip and palate is principally felt to be related to environmental toxins and/ or genetic inheritance. Folic acid deficiency is still being investigated as a possible cause. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

Surgery: Only surgery will correct cleft lip or palate. Most surgeons in the u. S will do the lip repair at about 6-10 weeks old, and the palate repair at 10-12 months old. Of course there are variations in this depending on the surgeon, the hospital, and the individual baby's situation. ...Read more

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Gastrocolic reflex in babies causes n treatment

Gastrocolic reflex in babies causes n treatment

Depends-age/severity: Some will need smaller, more frequent feedings. Thickening the formula/breast milk with cereal also can be done. Keeping the baby upright before and after feedings is helpful. H2-blockers like ranitidine (zantac) can be given orally to inhibit stomach acid. Old timers have also use antacids like mylanta and maalox. Many babies may not need treatment. Ger often resolves by itself. ...Read more

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Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, pounding head. Many symptoms please help?

Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, pounding head. Many symptoms please help?

You need to visit a: You need to go to a good doctor who can examine you and treat your worst problems first. Acid reflux is the easiest symptom to manage. All you have to do is pick up an over the counter antacid and use it till acidity does not bother you. You may choose between zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid or Prilosec and take once or twice daily as needed.
Headaches will require more detailed evaluation. It might be migraine? ...Read more

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Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, and a pounding head. What do these symptoms mean?

Sinus, hot flashes, acid reflex, and a pounding head. What do these symptoms mean?

See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more

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If you squeeze the head of your penis and get an erection does that mean you have bulbocavernous reflex?

If you squeeze the head of your penis and get an erection does that mean you have bulbocavernous reflex?

No: Bulbocavernosus reflex is a contraction of the anal sphincter when glans is squeezed. Same if a balloon catheter in bladder is pulled. Reflex is a test of an intact nerve arc from penis or bladder neck to the anal sphincter via the spinal cord at the level of the s2-3 spinal nerves. It is temporarily lost with spinal shock. Absent if the reflex pathway is absent or interrupted, ie with spina bifida. ...Read more

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When do babies Moro reflex goes away?

When do babies Moro reflex goes away?

Varies: In on time (term) babies it can start to fade when awake at 3 mo and asleep at 4 mo. ...Read more

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When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9-week-old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9-week-old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

Normal: I see it strong up to 3 months awake and 4 months asleep. It begins to fade as babies nervous system begins to mature. The kids are often a bit unhappy when these involuntary movements happen, but they are normal. ...Read more

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When i, and other people I've asked, sneeze, its always through the mouth. This happens naturally, as part of the reflex. This is normal, right?

When i, and other people I've asked, sneeze, its always through the mouth.  This happens naturally, as part of the reflex.  This is normal, right?

Yes: Nose and mouth. One should avoid holding the nose when sneezing as this will force bacteria into the middle ears. The proper way to cough is not to use your hands, rather use the bend of your elbow to avoid spreading germs. ...Read more

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"I had black all over my mouth and tunge it came off with when y was brushing my mouth I did not eat nothing black it was mainly in the tounge I have asid reflex and I had 2 pepteobismol tablest las night, this black in my tunge appear this morning

Medication: The source of the black stain can be from the medication you had been taking. Pepto as well as kapectate is a bismuth s chemical which can become black leading to black on tongue from heartburn(acid reflex) or to your stools. There are better meds for acid reflex. See you md. Don't worry about tongue stain. Brush or scape it to clean it. ...Read more

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Whyat triggers my gag reflex when the dentist takes x rays in my mouth?

Whyat triggers my gag reflex when the dentist takes x rays in my mouth?

Stimuli to brain: A gag reflex is normal to prevent anything, which is not part of the natural eating and swallowing process, from entering the throat in order to keep the person from choking by obstruction of the respiratory tract, the upper part of which is connected to the upper part of the digestive tract. The glossopharyngeal nerve fibers transmit impulses to your brain. Some people are more sensitive. ...Read more

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I have my first tonsil stone. Small mouth, big gag reflex, and I've tried everything. Will it fall out on its own? How long will it take?

I have my first tonsil stone. Small mouth, big gag reflex, and I've tried everything. Will it fall out on its own? How long will it take?

Soon: If you are referring to the whitish material that accumulates in tonsillar crevices, this is what I call tonsillar dandruff. You can gargle with salt water and almost any other mouthwash and this will loosen these accumulations of debris and they can be spit out. These particles will smell badly, because they also are composed of skin cells and bacteria. Keep trying and they will come out. ...Read more

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Insomnia for several days, nausea on and off, dry mouth and gag reflex. No appetite.

Insomnia for several days, nausea on and off, dry mouth and gag reflex. No appetite.

Anxiety: It seems that you have Anxiety due to stresses in your life, aggravated by stress becoming more intense or new stress for several days causing insomnia.

“nausea on and off, dry mouth and gag reflex., no appetite” are anxiety symptoms.

See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Anxiety, discuss medications like Ativan (lorazepam) or Xanax; Therapy.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more

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Every time I eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had an x-ray, ultra sound?

Every time I eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had an x-ray, ultra sound?

Bad taste: Look at your tongue in the mirror. If it is any color but pink (i.e., white, green, yellow or black coating) then you might have a condition called thrush that needs treating. You would need to see your family doctor to get the medicine that treats the condition. The bad taste usually resolves in 3-10 days. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my mouth and idk what it is it is hard and I did use to smoke but I quite I noticed this about 2 1/2 weeks ago I do heartburn and acid reflex?

I have a lump on the back of my mouth and idk what it is it is hard and I did use to smoke but I quite I noticed this about 2 1/2 weeks ago I do heartburn and acid reflex?

Hard lump: What you describe cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Depending upon where the lump is call your own dentist or primary care physician to discuss and for a one on one clinical evaluation. ...Read more