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Dr. Valerie Hines Dr. Hines
Pediatrics
13 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Floppy baby?

What is the definition or description of: Floppy baby?

Hypotonia: Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the presence of an underlying central nervous system disorder, genetic disorder, or muscle disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Floppy Baby (Definition)

Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the presence of an underlying central nervous system disorder, genetic ...Read more


Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is floppy baby syndrome?

What is floppy baby syndrome?

Hypotonia: There are a lot of things that cause this. Try this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003298.htm ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

Motor delay: These babies are hypotonic i.e. They have poor muscle tone they consequently have delayed motor milestones. Intense physical and or occupational therapy is in order. ...Read more

Dr. R Smith Dr. Smith
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neurology and/or developmentalist). ...Read more

Dr. Sarah Kohl Dr. Kohl
Travel Medicine
31 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

Some Physical Change: These children sometimes have to work harder to acheive good muscle tone and strength which certainly may affect sports and such skills.Also one has to be sure that there are no other associated medical issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry Dr. Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper Dr. Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
25 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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If a 4 week old infant had sustained a spiral fracture what treatment is best?

If a 4 week old infant had sustained a spiral fracture what treatment is best?

Pediatric Ortho: Not knowing which bone was involved in this "spiral fracture", it would be best to have the infant evaluated and treated by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. They can provide you with information re the best treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Irwin Berkowitz Dr. Berkowitz
Pediatrics
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead.A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Following the detection of phenylketonuria or pku in an infant, what is the treatment?

Diet Rx: The primary treatment is the removal of any phenylalanine in their diet. This is accomplished by a strict diet free of the material in infancy & childhood. Duration of this treatment depends a lot on the situation. Women with pku must be on restricted diet during pregnancy or they risk brain injury & birth defects in their offspring. Adults off diet face various declines in mental performance. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Does an encysted hydrocele of the cord in my 6 week old infant require any treatment or pose any risks?

Does an encysted hydrocele of the cord in my 6 week old infant require any treatment or pose any risks?

Hydrocele: Generally speaking we observe those hydroceles for a few months to see if the fluid absorbs on its own. If there is no associated hernia, generally they will resolve. Don't worry. :) ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

Medications: Are you referring to dilated cardiomyopathy? This is generally treated with medications to improve function of the heart, and sometimes pacemakers which are implanted to regulate heart rate and rhythm while waiting for a heart transplant. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read more

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