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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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My 7 month old baby sweats a lot when eating, crying, or sleeping. Otherwise, he seems all normal.?

My 7 month old baby sweats a lot when eating, crying, or sleeping.  Otherwise, he seems all normal.?

Normal: Some babies and older children sweat more than others so this is not unusual. Nothing needs to be done. If you are concerned talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3month sweats alot crying feeding sleeping is that normal?

My 3month sweats alot crying feeding sleeping is that normal?

Not normal: Three month olds can cry periodically but crying a lot may be a sign of some medical problem. Also sweating is not normal in a 3 month old and may be a sign of infection. Please take the baby to your pediatrician or today. If that is not possible take the baby to an urgent car or to the Emergency Department, ...Read more

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I want to know what are signs of anxiety, my symptoms are rapid breathing and heartbeat especially when meeting someone new, hands sweat, and crying?

I want to know what are signs of anxiety,  my symptoms are rapid breathing and heartbeat especially when meeting someone new, hands sweat, and crying?

Symptoms: During an anxiety attack, some one will feel very uneasy. They might have a rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. They might become very shaky and sweat heavily. In other words, you give a pretty good description of some one dealing with anxiety. ...Read more

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I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

Anxiety attacks: More history is need for better evaluation but sounds like an anxiety related attacks. Due to their severity and frequency, I would recommend that you consult your primary physician at the earliest for a thorough assessment, some needed tests (mainly to rule out remotely possible medical conditions) and medication help as deemed appropriate to relieve symptoms and make you functional. ...Read more

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2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?

2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?

Doctor's exam needed: A 2 month old baby normally does not have bad-smelling poop nor smelly gas. If that is happening, the doctor can examine the baby and look for infectious causes such as viral or bacteria causes. Also, a few babies have trouble digesting what they eat, thus leading to bad-smelling poop and gas. Two months is still very young, so a parent should not wait. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Yes: Sweating is the only way they have of getting rid of excess heat they produce by metabolism. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any evidence proving that babies who are ignored during night time if they wake up crying can develop mental problems?

No there is not.: You should check your baby and make sure that they are not hungry or have a wet or dirty diaper and that they are not hurt in any way and that they have not thrown up. If not, you can actually help your baby learn to get back to sleep by letting them cry and fuss for a short period of time. ...Read more