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Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Why does my toddler wake crying and vibrating all over her body?

Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the event in the morning, it might be this. Or maybe the room is cold. In any case, it's not likely to go on very long, and if it does, you should speak to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

It depends.: If your child isn't waking up during these episodes, he may be having night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in his bed he can get hurt on, and keep him on a consistent sleep schedule. If he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as he has no medical cause for this, it's best to see if he can put himself back to sleep. His doctor can advise. ...Read more

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What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

What to do if my toddler won't stop crying?

See pediatrician: won't stop crying is very different than "cries often" -- either way, a call or visit to the pediatrician is warranted to obtain further information besides crying and to provide you with the best course of action. Pediatricians are used to receiving these calls, you should feel comfortable calling them to ask. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

Likely scraped wall: The ear wax is created in the outer half of the canal and will fall out if left alone. Whatever you can scoop out with your fingernail under direct vision is fine to move. Otherwise, leave the ear alone. Any swab or q-tip placed in the canal can & will scrape the wall & make it bleed occasionally. It will also push the wax in so far it will never pack the ear drum.A visit can confirm the injury. ...Read more

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My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol (acetaminophen) gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. Ibuprofen usually works much better than acetaminophen. A natural treatment named camilia can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Crying toddler: it is hard for bath water that splashes the face to get into the ear canal that is as small in diameter as a toddler's. With a cry that stopped with quickly, my best guess is it scared her and as soon as she realized there was no pain she stopped crying. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with a nervous feeling, struggling to breathe and having to go to the toilet every morning. I also start crying fot no reason..

I have been waking up with a nervous feeling, struggling to breathe and having to go to the toilet every morning. I also start crying fot no reason..

Eval: I do not know your diagnosis. But if these symptoms are chronic i would recommend a medical evaluation to look for an underlying cause. If you come out clean medically then a psychological or psychiatric assessment may shed more light on the cause of these symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I know if my 2 month old is having a reaction to her immunization? My 2 month old had her 1st immunizations this morning and has been crying and fever ever since. We have given her actiminphen every 4 hours to help reduce fever and make her more c

How do I know if my 2 month old is having a reaction to her immunization? My 2 month old had her 1st immunizations this morning and has been crying and fever ever since.  We have given her actiminphen every 4 hours to help reduce fever and make her more c

About : About 10% of children develop fever and fussiness after the infant series' of shots at 2, 4, and 6 months. Typically the fever lasts up to 24-36 hours and the pain and fussiness should resolve in 1 day. That can be treated with acetominophen every 4 hours. Anything beyond that time frame and the baby should be seen again. ...Read more

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What can cause my 4 and a half yr old to wake up every night crying and fighting?

Other features ??: If the kid is fully awake when you check him and calms to your visit, this can arise from many sources.Separation anxiety, changes in living conditions, absence of a parent, all may play a role.A medical condition should be evident during daytime activities.If the kid is not awakeor doesn't immediately waken to your touch, it might be a sleep disorder called a night terror. See your doc for details. ...Read more