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Doctor insights on: What Symptoms Typically Go Along With Infant Chorioretinitis

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What symptoms typically go along with infant chorioretinitis?

What symptoms typically go along with infant chorioretinitis?

Abnormal eyes: If this is congenital (got the infection while inside of womb), then there are other physical findings: abnormally small baby, small head, enlarged liver, cataracts. The eyes need to be thoroughly checked out by a peds ophthalmologist and treated. ...Read more

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Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Moving soon to another state. Can I get the same treatment everywhere for infant chorioretinitis?

Possibly not easily: Ask your pediatrician/pediatric opthalmologist to recommend a specialist in infant chorioretinitis in the area to which you are moving. In large, more rural states, it may require driving some distance to see the specialist. ...Read more

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How long would RSV typically last in an infant?

How long would RSV typically last in an infant?

Depends: Typically the symptoms of RSV peak after the first few days before getting better. Usually infants improve somewhere between 5-10 days; however this can vary widely, and it is not uncommon for the cough and wheeze to last several weeks after the initial symptoms began. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it. ?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it. 
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Reflux: Most babies spit breast milk or formula at times. Babies with symptomatic reflux will often arch their backs and cry because of pain. If the reflux is persistent it will irritate the swallowing tube and there may be a brownish material or blood contained in the vomitus. Sometimes babies with severe reflux do not grow well. If your baby has any of these problems please be seen for diagnosis/care. ...Read more

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What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

Flu vs. Cold: Both caused by viruses and symptoms can be almost indistinguishable. Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches and pains are common. Infants with flu tend to have higher fevers, febrile seizures, GI issues (vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite) with less prominent respiratory findings. Both usually resolve with symptomatic management but flu can sometimes require hospitalization. ...Read more

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13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms.. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. what else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms.. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial.  what else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

Fever: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause high fevers in a young child. Roseola would come to mind. The fever lasts 4-5 days, then breaks and a rash comes out all over the body. After three days of persistent fever, I would say the baby needs to be examined again. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more