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Tests For Floppy Baby
Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more
Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
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