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What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

Possible infection: If your baby has a very strong odor to the urine, contact your pediatrician. This could be a sign of a urinary tract problem and might be serious. Watch for signs of fever, irritability, or pain. Keep the baby well hydrated. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

Urine collection: Just simple soap and water before you apply a urine bag. If the purpose of the urine collection is other than a urinalysis, e.g., to rule out urinary infection, the best procedure should be a bladder catheterization performed by her doctor. ...Read more

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Infant 19 months sodium count in urine. 680 excessive urine?

Infant 19 months sodium count in urine. 680 excessive urine?

Urine and blood test: The amount of sodium in the urine is very variable. It depends on how much sodium you eat and how well hydrated you are. A better way to assess sodium would be to check urine and blood at the same time and do some calculations. ...Read more

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My infant has decreased urine output and is teething. Is the decreased urine output something to be concerned with? He is eating and drinking normal.

My infant has decreased urine output and  is teething. Is the decreased urine output something to be concerned with? He is eating and drinking normal.

Yes: Decrease in urine output may indicate the start of dehydration. It is not often associated with teething. If your child is not having the same number of wet diapers, even though he is a happy child- at no time should it be dismissed as insignificant. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

What is the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www.Msud-support.Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more

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How can I find the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

How can I find the mortality rate of infants with maple syrup urine disease?

Geneticist: You can google it....I found that it has a high mortality rate if untreated but treated people can do well. You can also consult with a geneticist. It seems it would be better to focus on the survival rate with treatment rather than the mortality rate... ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

None: Urinary tract infection in infants can lead to very serious infections of the blood and spinal fluid and should be treated with IV antibiotics in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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Infant son was diagnosed with a UTI using urine collected with a catheter. The results showed e.Coli count of 100, 000 cfus/ml. Is this a lot?

Yes: Girls get uti's more than boys because their urethra is shorter. However, as infants, boys also have shorter urethras. It is important that the infection gets treated and a repeat urine sample shows no bacteria. Also, make sure diapers get changed quickly so bacteria dont get a chance to cause infection. If your son has recurrent uti's then there may be a problem that a specialist could handle. ...Read more

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Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud( maple syrup urine disease)?

Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud( maple syrup urine disease)?

Probably not: This disease is because of a defect in metabolism of leucine, isoleucine and valine, all present in protein. I believe that mead johnosn may be making a diet for this disease but it is a long time since i had the care of a msud patient----- a very difficult disease to treat and only diet can prevent the mental retardation that is otherwise inevitable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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