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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Limp Baby

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What is a "limp baby"?

What is a "limp baby"?

Same as a floppy bab: The condition refers to an infant with generalized hypotonia ( muscle weakness) presenting at birth or in early life. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Limp Baby (Definition)

A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

What is the definition or description of: Limp baby?

Hypotonia: A limp baby is used to describe most a baby born with decreased muscle tone. Most full term babies are born with flexed arms and legs toward the center of the body. However, some full term babies are born with infections, brain or muscle abnormalities. These babies may be born with limp posture. ...Read more

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Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neurology and/or developmentalist). ...Read more

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What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

Mild burn: HC cream: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used twice a day for 3-4 days on mild sunburns. Parents should take their infant to the doctor if the infant is under 3 months old, if the sunburn area is more severe than just some redness, if the skin seems quite painful, if the infant is too fussy, if the sunburn covers more than 1/3 of the baby, etc. . ...Read more

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Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more

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Is holding babies safe when on radiation treatment?

Is holding babies safe when on radiation treatment?

Unless there: Is implanted radiotherapy, that remains with you when you finish a daily treatment, there is no hazard. Implanted 125-i seeds in prostate cancer brings radiation home in tiny exposire, but we suggest no baby on the lap. Breast brachy, xoft or mammosite variations, cx/pros hdr leave all the radiation where you get it. You carry none home to anyone. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...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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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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