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What is causing my newborn to have hiccups all the time?

What is causing my newborn to have hiccups all the time?

Unknown!: The cause of hiccups is unknown. Muscular activity of the diaphragm is controlled by nerves and hiccups occur when particular stimuli trigger the nerves to send the diaphragm into spasms. We do not know why this happens. However, they are are common in babies, harmless and usually resolve by themselves after a few minutes. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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My child snores all the time; what is the cause of that?

My child snores all the time; what is the cause of that?

Airway obstruction: Please have your child seen by your pediatrician. Snoring is a red flag for possible obstructive sleep apnea which may deprive your child's brain of oxygen at night. A sleep study may be warranted. ...Read more

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Hey to all the doctors. My mom is having numbness in her hand. All day he is suffering from the same. Please help us ? Is this be because of cervical

Hey to all the doctors. My mom is having numbness in her hand. All day he is suffering from the same. Please help us ? Is this be because of cervical

Differential: The reason for her hand numbness can be anywhere from a stroke, a pinched nerve at the level of her cervical spine or along the way or simply worsening arthritis and swelling of her hand. Let her doc know at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I have a little bit of protein in my urine.What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it?This is the first time this happened.

I have a little bit of protein in my urine.What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it?This is the first time this happened.

Trace may be OK: A trace of protein in the urine may be normal for an active 19 year old. If you do moderately heavy workouts, muscle breaks down and forms rapidly and may lead to some protein in urine. However, if you have significant proteinuria of unknown cause, it must be worked up by an internist/nephrologist. ...Read more

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Hi, my mom complaining that she has a burning sensation in her head all the time. What can be the reason? Related to what ?

Hi, my mom complaining that she has a burning sensation in her head all the time. What can be the reason? Related to what ?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) . GF diet. Relaxation techniques to disipate stress are helpful as well. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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My husband has hay fever and our first two kids suffer from it. What can I do to avoid this happening to the baby in my womb?

My husband has hay fever and our first two kids suffer from it. What can I do to avoid this happening to the baby in my womb?

Nothing: Allergy or hay fever depends on two things: genetics and environment. You cannot change the genetics of you baby and there is no evidence that the foods you eat will impact whether or not you baby will have allergies. There is evidence that reducing dust, mold and pollen in the home will reduce the chance of developing allergies to these items so keep the air in your home clean. ...Read more

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My child is in the fourth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

My child is in the fourth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

At this age..: ...The child continues to become more interactive and vocal, rolls over, and begins reaching for things. The head should be steady, and he should look for the source of a sound, and follow you around with his eyes. It's a fun time! ...Read more

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My child is in the fifth month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

Child Development: This question would require a whole text book to answer it. Most of the people i know who are young parents have at least one book on child development so that they can follow along and understand what are the norms for children as they grow. ...Read more

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My child is in the third month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

My child is in the third month infant. What happens to the child now in this time, what action does or can do?

3 month old baby: Your 3 month old baby should be more fun now - ready smile, cooing or making sounds/noises, tracking you with his eyes.Perhaps also starting to reach for objects in front of him or even laugh. You can actually make a conversation with him just by putting your face close to his and start making noise on your own. Start talking to him in real words - this will make him more intelligent. Have fun. ...Read more

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I have this sticky phelm in the back of my throat all the time what can I take over-the-counter to stop this from happening , it happens only in winter?

I have this sticky phelm in the back of my throat all the time what can I take over-the-counter to stop this from happening , it happens only in winter?

Water: Greetings. I've found that many of my patients who have thick bothersome post nasal drainage suffer because they aren't drinking enough water. This s especially true in the Winter months when we dehydrate faster due to the warmer dry air we breathe. A simple formula to use as a gauge for ideal water consumption/day is to divide your weight in pounds2 = fluid ounces/day daily intake. ...Read more

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My new born of 6 weeks is red on the bk of her heard n seems to be having a discomfort from this what can I do to help her?

My new born of 6 weeks is red on the bk of her heard n seems to be having a discomfort from this what can I do to help her?

See Your Doctor: Your 6 wk old is "red on bk of her heard...discomfort". Infants this young who exhibit discomfort need to be checked by a doctor. Infants are especially vulnerable to infections. Often at this age, symptoms are absent, vague, or misleading. Attributing her discomfort to redness that you see can cause you to miss a serious problem. See your pediatrician now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have never been this bad or long so what is the cause in my change of sleeping pattern?

What to do if I have never been this bad or long so what is the cause in my change of sleeping pattern?

Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist. ...Read more

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My sister is vomiting every time from the taste of her eye drop. What can she do to prevent this?

My sister is vomiting every time from the taste of her eye drop. What can she do to prevent this?

Finger compression: Eye drops drain in through the tear duct and get into the nasal passages and throat, and can also be absorbed into the bloodstream. By using your finger to compress the tear duct, this minimizes the amount of the eyedrop that gets into the throat. This is done by using a single finger and compressing the area just below the nasal edge of your lower eyelid, for 3 minutes after placing the eyedrop. ...Read more

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I always have tears coming out of my eyes. What is the disease that causes this and how is it treated?

I always have tears coming out of my eyes. What is the disease that causes this and how is it treated?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of tearing, or epiphora. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more