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Signs Of Gumming In Babies
12 month old cutting 7th tooth. Big hole in gum. How many nights in a row is it okay to give infant Advil (ibuprofen) @ night time? Today will be 2nd night.
Call or page the Dr.: A 3 month-old baby who is "unconsolable" is fussy for a reason. If the baby had cold symptoms or has fever, an infection is likely. If truly not able to be consoled, the baby should be seen at the emergency room to rule out meningitis. If just "fussier than usual", parents can check the baby with no clothes on, give tylenol, (acetaminophen) give a warm bath, give a feeding, and if still fussy, go to urgent care. ...Read more
My baby was born with a tooth she's now 3m old and showing signs of teething but has white in the gum where her tooth is what could this be?
Enamel Pearl: Sometimes babies are born with a small calcified nodule on their gums called an enamel pearl. It usually falls off after awhile, especially as the real baby tooth under the gums begins to erupt. To be absolutely sure, ask your dentist to refer you to a qualified pediatric dental specialist. They are the experts in growth and development of the baby teeth. ...Read more
Never.: Bad enough when they pick up the habit on their own; if you start them on it, that's more time for them to develop TMJ -- a painful condition in which an apparent earache is actually a sign of damage to the joint that moves the lower jaw. ...Read more
Fussiness: Best indicator is the fussiness that is out of the ordinary. If she was sleeping through the night and now she is waking up a few times and cries and can 't fall asleep, if she was eating well and now she is not. I would look for anything that is disturbing her routine and chances are he or she is teething, mgiven the md has cleared the obvious reasons. ...Read more
Yes: Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs in about 60 to 80 percent of heroin-exposed infants. Its onset is usually within 72 hours of birth, with a high mortality if the syndrome is severe and untreated. Premature infants have been reported to show a less severe abstinence syndrome following opiate exposure. ...Read more
Behavior change: In any age, parents are known to recognize illness before it is full blown. A child may be more grumpy than normal or eyes may "look sick" or skin color may show a subtle hue change that parents begin to recognize as the onset of an illness. Fever, runny nose, diarrhea, cough, decreased appetite may also be early signs. ...Read more
Just like a cold: Rsv infection can present just like a regular cold with runny nose, mild fever, congestion, cough and in some children, breathing difficulty and wheezing as well. Most infants recover in 5-7 days, but some (especially those born prematurely or those with congenital heart disease) may get very sick requiring hospitalisation. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more
In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more
See below: For young infants younger than 4-6 weeks, RSV infection may produce minimal respiratory symptom. Instead, lethargy, irritability, poor feeding, sometimes accompanied by apneic episodes (brief cessation of breathing), may be the presenting signs. Infants older than 4 weeks often develop noticeable nasal discharge followed by wheezing and chest congestion, usually lasting a week. ...Read more
Pls is it normal for 8month old baby to have dark stain on his upper gum and what can be done to it?
Yes: People who have dark colored skin will have dark stained gums. The only thing you need to make sure about is lead exposure that can do the same kind of staining. ...Read more
Gum Disease: Gum disease will not affect your unborn child, but it can affect your general health. During pregnancy the gums are generally more susceptible to bleeding do to hormonal changes even in the absence of gum disease. The disease is closely associated with poor habits of dental home care. See your dentist for treatment, improve you dental home care and welcome your baby with a healthy smile! ...Read more
Seeing a bit dark near the bottom gums but there is no slackness. Why is the gum around my baby tooth receding?
Occlusion: For young age (your baby), recession usually due to malocclusion, i.e., improper tooth alighment intra and/or interarch relationship. Minor tooth movement can be done with your dentist help to alleviate this problem. Check also if you are using soft bristle brush for brushing, not the hard or medium hard. Brushing with soft toothbrush prevents localized recession (usually occur in adult). ...Read more
When is the right time to start solids for babies. Any signs I should be aware of? My baby girl is 5 and a half months now.
My baby tooth has been loose and it just came out. Some gum came out too in it. Also it was my baby tooth and I hadno bleeding. What should I do?
OK: Deciduous / baby tooth that comes out on its schedule usually does not bleed much or at all. Little bit of tissue can be cleaned off so tooth can be saved for posterity (or at least the tooth fairy). ...Read more