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Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

No: Infants should not be given honey because their young immune systems aren't fully protective against the bacterium that can cause botulism. A sock with an ice cube in it gets cold to the area which can be helpful. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Advil (ibuprofen): With Advil, (ibuprofen) you are allowed to take it every 6 hrs as needed, so if only using it once a day at night, it's not a big deal. There isn't a specific number of days that would make it too long. If really having discomfort, then continue to give it. ...Read more

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3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

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

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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?

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

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in twelve to fifteen month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

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

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Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

Babies crawling backwards sign of intelligence?

No: Crawling is not even considered a milestone of development. 50% of babies do not crawl, but go straight from sitting to standing with support. ...Read more

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Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

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

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Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

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

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to three year old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to three year old babies?

Changes in normal: Changed in normal behavior such as lethargy, poor fluids and food intake, fever, decreased activity or increased sleeping. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in six to nine month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in four to six month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in four to six month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to four month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in two to four month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in eighteen to twenty-four month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in eighteen to twenty-four month old babies?

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

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Could you tell me what are signs of RSV in babies?

Could you tell me what are signs of RSV in babies?

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

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What are the signs of autism in babies and toddlers?

What are the signs of autism in babies and toddlers?

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

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Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

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

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Why does my baby have white bumps in her tounge and gum?

Why does my baby have white bumps in her tounge and gum?

Thrush: Sounds like a non serious infection with a yeast called thrush. See your md for a DX and a prescription. ...Read more

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Pls is it normal for 8month old baby to have dark stain on his upper gum and what can be done to it?

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

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and I would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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If you have gum disease while pregnant, willl you deliver a healthy baby?

If you have gum disease while pregnant, willl you deliver a healthy baby?

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

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Seeing a bit dark near the bottom gums but there is no slackness. Why is the gum around my baby tooth receding?

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

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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.

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.

Start of solids: The american academy of pediatrics recommends 6 months. A more flexible schedule is 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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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

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Please settle a debate. Which came first; big babies or diabetes? My understanding was that having large babies was a sign of blood glucose issues.

Please settle a debate. Which came first; big babies or diabetes? My understanding was that having large babies was a sign of blood glucose issues.

Correct: Babys born to a mother with diabetes including gestational diabetes are heavy. In addition, they often develop low glucose after birth. ...Read more