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What causes babies to be dehydrated?

What causes babies to be dehydrated?

Vomiting, Diarrhea: Although there are other causes of dehydration, such as poor eating or overheating, most cases in the USA result from vomiting and/or diarrhea. Dehydration results when the baby is losing more fluid than she is taking in. Treatment consists of oral rehydration solutions (i.e. Pedialyte) and sometimes IV fluids. If you feel your baby may be dehydrated, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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What causes newborn to be jittery?

What causes newborn to be jittery?

JITTERINESS;: Newborn are normally jittery for sometime, refluxes are brisk, jark with sound, light, simple movement like taping the bed, etc. This is due to immaturity of nervous system, incomplete myelinization of axons, immaturity of neurotransmitters in brain, etc. Other causes: birth asphyxia (less oxygen), insult/injury to brain, poor feeding with low blood glucose, low calcium, maternal drugs, etc. ...Read more

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What causes babies the need to burp?

What causes babies the need to burp?

Swallowing air: All humans burp. Its a fact of life. We swallow air along with our food and when we swallow a lot, some of it may come back out in the form of a burp. You only notice in a baby because they arent good at it and so it stands out more dramatically than in older kids. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to have jaundice?

What causes a baby to have jaundice?

Work backs up : Before delivery mom's body extracts all waste products from baby & allows babies organs to grow & function at minimal levels. At birth, the work switches to baby who must process & recycle hemoglobin from fetus blood so it can be used in regular blood.If there is extra bruising at delivery or a blood incompatibility, there is more work to do. The backup produces the jaundice. ...Read more

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What can cause children to be born anemic?

What can cause children to be born anemic?

Neonatal anemia: Aside from genetic causes of anemia, babies can be born with low hemoglobin due to blood loss from an incident during pregnancy or delivery, destruction of red blood cells from blood group incompatability or from excessive blood draws. ...Read more

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What causes poop to be green in some babies?

What causes poop to be green in some babies?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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What causes people to be albino?

What causes people to be albino?

Genetic: It is a genetic problem that cause an individual not to produce melanin ( substance that cause the skin to be dark). ...Read more

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What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: Means soft bones and refers to a failure of boney matrix to appropriately ossify, or form healthy calcified bone. Some genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What?: There is absolutely no reason why a deaf child should look any different than a non deaf child. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

Genetics: Genetic predisposition causes babies to be born with teeth. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause you to be constipated?

Can dehydration cause you to be constipated?

Yes: Allowing yourself to be dehydrated, or less than optimally hydrated, can lead to constipation. Also, not getting enough movement or exercise, lack of fiber in diet, fatty foodd and certain meds. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born prematurely?

What can cause babies to be born prematurely?

Lot of things: There is a long list of potential causes for premature births, starting with teenage of mother, poor antenatal care, poor health or maternal medical conditions, drug use and other obstetric issues. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be overdue? Is there a particular reason?

What causes babies to be overdue? Is there a particular reason?

Unknown : The exact trigger is unknown. It is more likely with a first pregnancy, previous overdue pregnancies or if it occurs in your family. The timing of the pregnancy ie summer delivery. Make sure your dates are accurate. If you are over 41 weeks your doctor may want to induce delivery. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be green in baby?

What causes stool to be green in baby?

Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon. ...Read more

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What could cause a young child to cough and be feverish all day?

What could cause a young child to cough and be feverish all day?

Infection: Most often in a child there is a viral infection present when you have these symptoms. However bacterial infections including pneumonia would be a more serious concern. This child should be seen by the doctor for evaluation if fever persists. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to be bloodshot all the time that is related to a breathing problem?

What causes eyes to be bloodshot all the time that is related to a breathing problem?

Interesting: Breathing problem as in my chest is tight or my nose is stuffy? Because eye and nose allergies can occur together and they can be associated with asthma. Best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes you not to be able to sleep?

What causes you not to be able to sleep?

Many many causes: It can be environmental, medical, psychological or side effects from medicine or over the counter products. Always do some good sleep hygiene things like, no smoking or caffeinated drinks before sleep, no external stimuli... If those things don't help than see physician for further help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are leads to of bloody bowel movements in newborn babies?

Could you tell me what are leads to of bloody bowel movements in newborn babies?

Common things...: Many things can cause this including anal fissures, an allergy, or something more complicated. If your baby has a bloody bowel movement, this is definitely a reason to make an appointment with the pediatrician. Bring in the bloody diaper as well. Take note of how baby is eating, acting and if there is a fever (best to not check this rectally since we aren't sure where the blood is coming from). ...Read more

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What causes men to not be able to have children?

What causes men to not be able to have children?

Many causes: Whatever prevents a man from being able to have intercourse and ejaculate semen with normal parameters into vagina can lead to male factor infertility. It includea, but is not limited to, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, low or absent sperm count, low motility, low morphology, endocrine dysfunction, medical comorbidities, meds, drug use, etc. Best to obtain a urological evaluation. ...Read more

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