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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Baby Clap His Hands When Hes Frustrated

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My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand.i am frustrated.how can I get rid.help.

My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand.i am frustrated.how can I get rid.help.

Hand pain: hand pain can be many things from arthritis to a nerve compression syndrome like carpal tunnel. First I would seE your primary doctor who may order blood tests to check for arthritis syndrome. Otherwise a referral to a hand surgeon may be needed to evaluate for carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve compression syndromes. ...Read more

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54 yr old female, onset of R. thumb going numb, index, middle and ring tingles. No injury to hand or wrist. Please help, very frustrated?

54 yr old female, onset of R. thumb going numb, index, middle and ring tingles. No injury to hand or wrist. Please help, very frustrated?

Sounds like..: ...carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor to confirm or rule out. Why are you frustrated? It sounds like a relatively straightforward case. ...Read more

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Hi I keep asking this question (sorry just frustrated). Get tachycardia, sob, tingling hands, feel wired 3 or 4 times every night. Go to bed really late now to reduce the frequency. Any ideas? I have see my doctor and they don't know.

Hi I keep asking this question (sorry just frustrated). Get tachycardia, sob, tingling hands, feel wired 3 or 4 times every night. Go to bed really late now to reduce the frequency. Any ideas? I have see my doctor and they don't know.

Possible panic attac: If you had a medical workup that was negative, then it could be anxiety or due to substances like caffeine or nicotine. You may be having panic attacks. See a psychiatrist for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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When i seem to start to get frustrated, i can feel my heartbeat pulsing in my lips. My hands and feet will swell and palms turn red and can feel pulse?

When i seem to start to get frustrated, i can feel my heartbeat pulsing in my lips. My hands and feet will swell and palms turn red and can feel pulse?

Sounds like: Unbalanced activity of the autonomic nervous system. The controls of this nervous system are in the lower part of the brain and are highly sensitive to deficiency of vitamin b, particularly vitamin b1. Commonest cause is poor diet, particularly the sweet stuff. ...Read more

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When should a baby begin to clap?

When should a baby begin to clap?

9 months: Some baby's will start at 6 mo. But average age for clapping is 9 months. ...Read more

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What can cause orange hands in an infant?

What can cause  orange hands in an infant?

See below: I often see some orange tint in the skin of infants that eat a lot of orange and yellow vegetables. It is from the beta carotene. ...Read more

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Are crib bumpers really unsafe for babies? Are the breathable mesh options safer? I'm worried about her getting her hands stuck if i don't use one.

Are crib bumpers really unsafe for babies? Are the breathable mesh options safer? I'm worried about her getting her hands stuck if i don't use one.

Crib safety: Any bumper is unsafe. You want as little as possible in your child's crib to reduce suffocation hazards. Pillows should also be avoided.
Here is a video from the consumer product safety commission about crib safety tips:
http://www.Cpsc.Gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/cribs/. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies.
In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands.
Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read more

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I took my 5 month old to the Dr. today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

I took my 5 month old to the Dr. today. One hand is noticeably swollen. He believes it is from my infant sucking on his hand. Is that possible?

Cause or not: I would suspect the kid may be sucking that hand a bit more because of an un-noticed bug bite.These also can cause a bit of painless swelling. ...Read more

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What month are babies is suppose to find there hands?

What month are babies is suppose to find there hands?

Four months: To mommyoftwokids,

by four months of age babies are beginning to find their hands and become very interested at this new body part. This is also the time when babies begin to bring their hands together. ...Read more

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Can weed be harmful to an infant if second hand smoked?

Can weed be harmful to an infant if second hand smoked?

Yes.: Infants should not be exposed to marijuana smoke. It has been shown that marijuana can impair brain development, and this applies to second-hand marijuana smoke as well. ...Read more

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If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?

If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?

Likely not: Check out the wipes. Most of them are nontoxic and don't contain alcohol. The wipes can be a choking hazard. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are other issues that arise with unborn babies that have congenital hand deformity?

Can you tell me if there are other issues that arise with unborn babies that have congenital hand deformity?

Congenital hand: commonly we think of renal and cardiac anomalies a the hand forms from "limb buds" at the same time that the cardiac and renal tissue develop. Other considerations are anemias, platelet defeciency and many syndromes that can affect many organ systems. Often a genetic counselor is a very good thing to see as well as a pediatric hand surgeon. Most babies though are very healthy !!! ...Read more

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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated.
Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more

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Can babies get blood blisters on their hands?

Can babies get blood blisters on their hands?

Possible, but...: There are many things that mimic "blood blisters" that would appear on a baby's hand. First thing that comes to mind is a developing hemangioma. These are collections of blood vessels under the skin that enlarge over the first months of life. Also, babies can have sucking blisters where they essentially give themselves hickies from sucking on their hands. Ask pediatrician to take a look. ...Read more

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Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Is hand sanitizer safe to use around babies, even getting some on the babies?

Wash your hjands: Besides alcohol, the santizers have other chemicals. Best to wash hands properly. ...Read more

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Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Yes: Second hand smoke can harm anyone's health, and children and infants are particularly sensitive to the effects of second hand smoke (development of asthma, prone to respiratory viruses, etc.). ...Read more

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What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it & run a brief temperature & never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. So fever, loose stools &cramps, amount & location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read more

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Ate asiago cheese. Its a hard cheese but sources say it's not pasteurized. Label didn't say. Infant in the house. What if we didn't wash hands well?

Ate asiago cheese. Its a hard cheese but sources say it's not pasteurized. Label didn't say. Infant in the house. What if we didn't wash hands well?

Cheese: If you or your baby are not ill do not worry. Life vp can be full of what ifs. Sterility around children may be the cause of more asthma and allergies because they are never exposed to anything. My favorite picture of me as a child is sitting out in the yard as a 6 month old eating a dirt clod. Of course life in the late 50's was a lot different. I survived, do the best you can. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal if an infant is running a high temp for their hands n feet to turn ice cold for the duration of the fever? And why

Is it normal if an infant is running a high temp for their hands n feet to turn ice cold for the duration of the fever? And why

NO not normal: An infant running a "high temp" should be seen to determine the etiology.

I would recommend calling your health care provider and reporting this. ...Read more

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Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Used lotion on hands. I have 6 month old daughter. She just licked my hands. I then saw the lotion contains honey. Is she at risk for infant botulism?

Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity ...Read more

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I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?

I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?

Yes, need specialist: Fine motor skills generally involves proper use of fingers in conjunction with the eyes and the brain. The problem described requires a careful history by a knowledgable physician. For example your age, is it new, is it progressive, is it lifelong, is it a problem developed after head trauma etc. You need a fine neurologist. Allow me to refer you to a 'colleague', dr. Arielle kurzweil. ...Read more