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What Should I Do If My 8 Month Old Swells From A Flea Bite
Avoid flea exposure: Keep the bite sites clean and apply a small dab of antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin to avoid infection. Decrease itching with after-bite. Rid your home of fleas with the assistance of an exterminator and treat your flea-ridden animals. Then protect them with monthly flea treatment. ...Read more
Likely itch/scratch: The itch scratch cycle is a self perpetuating problem. When you scratch at the area, it actually re-injures it & triggers the release of local chemicals in the skin. Later you scratch/injure it again and so on. A cool compress can stop some of the itch,If you stop scratching, or cover the area so you can't get at it, the issue should disappear. ...Read more
Likely a hydrocele: Hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle which in 8-month-old is likely communicating with the abdominal.Peritoneal cavity. Usually causes no discomfort unless large & tense. Needs to be seen urgently if painful to rule out testis torsion. Suggest you see a pediatric urologist or surgeon as a denovo hydrocele at his age may require minor surgery, i.e. Inguinal hydrocelectomy. ...Read more
My 8 month old has a temp of 100.9 and is teething and has a bit of gunk in his eye can it be from his teething? Is this normal ?
My 8-month-old baby girl seems a bit cross-eyed, and some said it will be back to normal as she grows older, is that right?
Depends on the situa: What appears to be crossed eyes in some kids is just a broad nasal bridge which does grow out & loose its effect over time.A light that strikes the pupil at the same spot on both from a distance would show the eyes can line up normally.Yet any time eyes seem to drift apart or cross frequently, you should have your dr check it.Failure to do so could may impair the success of treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 8 month old baby, 6.5 in corrected age. Shes very healthy she has a cold and she sounds like her throat is a bit raspy can i give her tea ?
What over-the-counter medication can you give to an 8 month old baby for having a runny nose and quite a bit of sneezing?
None: Normal saline nose drops followed by suctioning the mucus is the most effective for young infants. Keep the air humid with a vaporizer. Do not use honey for infants under 1 year; it can cause botulism which can be fatal. If fever, decreased feeding, lethargy, breathing difficulty, wheezing-see your dr. ...Read more
My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.
Could Be, but..: To help you i would need a few more clues. Right now i would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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