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Doctor insights on: Sleep Apnea In A 5 Month Old Baby

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Can right ventricular hypertrophy in an infant be resolved if the underlying condition resolves? Underlying condition is BPD, PH and Sleep Apnea.

Can right ventricular hypertrophy in an infant be resolved if the underlying condition resolves? Underlying condition is BPD, PH and Sleep Apnea.

Yes: It may resolve as the lung disease improves, and if there is no other cause for the pulmonary hypertension such a cardiac disease. Your physician will continue to re assess with cardiac echocardiography which can determine parameters related to pulmonary hypertension. As the lung grows, the effect of premature birth and BPD can be minimized. PRMG/Pediatrics may review records faxed: 8582599689 ...Read more

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Can a 5 month old baby have nightmares? My baby sometimes suddenly cries as if in pain while sleeping.

Can a 5 month old baby have nightmares? My baby sometimes suddenly cries as if in pain while sleeping.

Possible: Nightmares usually occurs after 6 months of age, but if there is nothing else that could have caused the pain, it's possible that your baby has nightmares. Here is an article on it: https://www.evernote.com/l/AAVlj1BX6HBE0IjAymlGtJjgMHWZ-IzOj1A I hope this helped. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby likes to sleep on his side should I be concerned ?

My 5 month old baby likes to sleep on his side should I be concerned ?

Not so much: The frequency of "crib death" or SIDS has dropped off significantly by 5 months. The big sleeping risks at that age are co-sleeping/smothering, and smothering in soft bedding. ...Read more

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My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea.More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more