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Doctor insights on: Uneven Rib Cages For Babies

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How long does it take for a rib to heal in a 16 day old infant?

How long does it take for a rib to heal in a 16 day old infant?

Rib FX: Should heal fairly quickly in an infant. The real question is, how did this happen to a 16 day old baby? See a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured rib take to heal on a 1-2 month old infant? And would there be any physical signs such as bruising on the skin?

How long does it take for a fractured rib take to heal on a 1-2 month old infant? And would there be any physical signs such as bruising on the skin?

Red flag: I must know whether this was an injury sustained during birth, and whether the diagnosis is made by a trusted radiologist. A rib fracture in an infant is deeply concerning for inflicted trauma. I would discuss this with a trusted physician / child health care team. Often we do not truly know even those closest to us. For your sake & junior's, address this. ...Read more

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What causes a huge dent in my babies chest?

What causes a huge dent in my babies chest?

Pectus: This may be a common condition called pectus excavatum and usually does not cause any harm. It is a deformaty of the sternum. ...Read more

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I am an FTM Transgender and was wondering if it would be a problem to chest bind having an open VSD repair as an infant?

I am an FTM Transgender and was wondering if it would be a problem to chest bind having an open VSD repair as an infant?

No, unlikely, but...: I would like to congratulate you for having done well after open VSD repair in infancy. Artificial chest binding to forge FTM physical stature itself should not affect existing heart function if it is sound. But in reality, it is for your best interest to ask your doctor who has monitored your transgendering process, which demands a lifelong personal & professional dedication and cooperation. ...Read more

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Two chest infections in an infant; should he get a CF test?

Two chest infections in an infant; should he get a CF test?

CF screen: Recurrent chest infections can be caused by a long list - viruses, bacteria, aspiration and cf. It is a good idea though to consult with your physician to discuss obtaining a test for cf. Problems with the immune system can also lead to recurrent infections. These can be diagnosed by appropriate testing.
Prmg practice can review the records at no charge to you by faxing information to :
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How can i relieve chest congestion in 2 months old infant ? Can i give him something for it ?

How can i relieve chest congestion in 2 months old infant ? Can i give him something for it ?

No medication: Unfortunately there are no medications appropriate for infants when they are sick with cold and congestion. But you can relieve your baby's symptoms by using normal saline with an infant bulb suction to clear the nasal passage. ...Read more

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My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough.doc prescribe me mucum syrup. Is it good for young babies?m giving him

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My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough.doc prescribe me mucum syrup. Is it good for young babies?m giving him

No OTC medication: For common colds The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) does not recommend cough and colds medicine for children younger than 4 years of age. FDA even go further. No cough and cold medicine for children younger 6 years of age. Also no antibiotics too. Expect course of common colds in infant can last up to 14 days. Treatment: supportive care with warm fluid, nasal irrigation, suction, cool mist ...Read more

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What is low lung volume on babies mean? My son is a year old and had a chest X-ray done and this came back on the paper they gave me.

What is low lung volume on babies mean? My son is a year old and had a chest X-ray done and this came back on the paper they gave me.

Usually : Usually this refers to the fact that infants cannot voluntarily take a deep breath and hold it like adults are instructed to do when they have cxrs taken. This is often reported and may reflect that your son was crying at the time the image was taken. Recommend discussing with your pediatrician if your son has any acute symptoms (cough or wheezing). ...Read more

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When babies are born, are they screened for cystic fibrosis? Also, can a chest xray indicate cystic fibrosis in the lungs?

When babies are born, are they screened for cystic fibrosis? Also, can a chest xray indicate cystic fibrosis in the lungs?

Depends: The specifics of newborn screening are defined on a state to state basis. Many states screen for CF, but this was not added to the screening in my state until about 10 years ago. The x-ray changes that may be seen in some older CF patients are not present in early childhood and not specific to the disease when they are seen. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.

Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements! ...Read more

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Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

100/min: For adults, children, and infants, the current recommendations are for compressions to be administered at the rate of 100 per minute.

Source: BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, 2011. ...Read more

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What happens if a kid grts chest x rays as an infant and as a toddler is he at high rick for child hood cancer?

What happens if a kid grts chest x rays as an infant and as a toddler is he at high rick for child hood cancer?

The increased: risk of one chest xray is marginal, but it is true that the radiation risk is cumulative. You can calculate the estimated risk using an interactive tool at xrayrisk.com. ...Read more

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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign.I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished.As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home.If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.

What is the best way to treat my infant chest congestion? No heavy breathing, and she's still eating good. She just coughs a lot.

See Doctor: A vaporizer and the use of saline nose drops may help the symptoms, but if it continues or has been there a week or more-see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

Just watch: Nasal bulb suction is not really of help for chest congestion. Watch for heavy breathing, fever, and feeding difficulties which require medical attention. ...Read more

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My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

Nothing wrong!: You are doing nothing wrong. Bulb syringe will help with nasal congestion and mucous. Chest congestion may be helped by humifier. If labored breathing or persistent fever, get your infant seen by an experienced Pediatrician! ...Read more

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I had asd repair as an infant. I have tricuspid regurgitation, low bp, high pulse, fluid retention and chest heaviness. I have to take a lot of deep breaths, what should I do?

I had asd repair as an infant. I have tricuspid regurgitation, low bp, high pulse, fluid retention and chest heaviness. I have to take a lot of deep breaths, what should I do?

Work-up: You need to touch base with your primary care provider to he/she can get you to see your cardiologist. You need to have a functional assessment of your heart. ...Read more

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Infant with sore throat and chest congestion?

Infant with sore throat and chest congestion?

Child: If the child is not responding to OTC products such as Tylinol or Delsym (dextromethorphan) please take the child to the doctor ...Read more

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Is the RSV virus dangerous in a 10 month old infant? She has been on antibiotics for 6 days. Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Is the RSV virus dangerous in a  10 month old infant?  She has been on antibiotics for 6 days.  Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Take it seriously: Appropiate hydration and support is essential.Any time a child is ill and a fever spikes, a concern arises for a secondary infection ie-ear infection.Antibiotics do not treat RSV so the fact that the child is taking one does not change the outcome.If your infant is more lethargic, drinking or urinating less, working harder to breath , or fever persists call your md right away. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female i weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations . Please help !?

Get Help: Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Could having a baby cause my rib cage to protrude?

Yes: Late in pregnancy your can get the abdominal enlargement which makes your lower ribs protrude. ...Read more

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Uncomfort under the left rib cage, not necessarily pain, feel like I look uneven when I look in the mirror, like the left side is swollen?

Uncomfort under the left rib cage, not necessarily pain, feel like I look uneven when I look in the mirror, like the left side is swollen?

More description pls: It is unclear to us what the exact issues are. If something hurts and it is swollen, then please see your primary care doctor. ...Read more