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Why Does My Baby Clap His Hands When Hes Frustrated
Since my stroke i can't hold my hand back enough to clap but when i yarn it does that perfectly can you say why?
Involuntary: Some involuntary reflexes remain intact. Unfortunately voluntary actions are gone. ...Read more
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
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?
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.
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?
What age does a baby point? My 9 month old follows where i point, but doesn't point at objects. He can clap, babble, and wave. Is this normal?
Pointing: Your baby should start pointing soon. Any time between 9 and 12 months is considered normal. ...Read more
My baby just turned 9 months, he is on time for all his milestones and claps and waves. But he does not point or follow a point. Should i be worried?
Milestones : That is too advanced for a nine month old. Your baby is awesome ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?
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
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
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
My baby just turned 12m and doesn't clap or bang objects together. Only words are dada and tata (our dog). Should i be worried?
See below: Have your family doctor perform a more formal developmental test. ...Read more
Peeling: Usually seen in overdue babies only.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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?
Is it normal for newborns hands and feet to peel a few days/weeks after delivery, or is this just seen in overdue babies?
Peeling skin: Yes normal baby's skin can peel a few days to weeks after birth. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more
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
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