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Why does my baby keep pulling on her ears?

Why does my baby keep pulling on her ears?

Pleasure or pain: Babies pull, rub, scratch, and grab everything they can get their hands on. Most of the time they are exploring and testing new 'toys.' sometimes, though, it can be a sign of discomfort. If she is otherwise happy, playful, and doing her normal things, she may have a little extra wax or just having fun. If she is fussy, she may have ear or jaw pain, so that would be a good reason to see her pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Why does my toddler tap her ear?

Why does my toddler tap her ear?

Ear problem?: It can be earache, water in ear canal, too much wax in ear canal, teething, sores in mouth or just nothing. It can also be just congested nose. ...Read more

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Why does my 6 month old rub her ears?

Why does my 6 month old rub her ears?

Exploring: 6 month olds are all about exploring their bodies. If your child doesn't have a fever, doesn't appear to be in pain, and is otherwise acting/eating/drinking normally, i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Why does my baby wink her eyes?

Why does my baby  wink her eyes?

"Wink" or "Blink" ?: If she winks with one eye, something may be in it or irritating it. If both blink & water when she's outside on sunny days, it could be from congenital cataracts. If she blinks all the time, it could be from other issues. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist if (s)he can't tell if there's a problem or not. I'll also refer your question to our experts in that field. ...Read more

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Why does my ear always itch?

Why does my ear always itch?

Probably your fault: Almost all of my patients with itchy ears clean their ears with qtips or use peroxide or other measures. You need healthy wax in your ear canals. Wax moistens and protects the skin. Remove healthy wax and your skin drys outs and becomes inflamed. This leads to itching. Stop cleaning your ears. Get some1% Hydrocortisone cream. With a clean finger take some cream and rub it into your ears 3xday 1 wk. ...Read more

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Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more

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Why does my baby constantly twitch her head? It sometimes looks like she's trying to touch her ear to her shoulder..

Why does my baby constantly twitch her head? It sometimes looks like she's trying to touch her ear to her shoulder..

Needs to be checked: We need more information as to how old is the baby , what kind of delivery you had etc.And baby needs to be examined and may need some tests. So consult your babies pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry?

Why does my baby cry?

Something to say..: Babies cry to communicate. It may be a need - i'm hungry, cold, wet, gassy. Or it may be to get your attention, especially as they begin to realize there are people who love and hug them when they "communicate" with an attention getting cry. It's their way of sending you a signal, because they haven't mastered the phrase "change my diaper, it's full of poo" or "mommy i love you and i need a hug". ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old daughter have 4 blisters on her head that itch and hurt her?

Why does my 3 year old daughter have 4 blisters on her head that itch and hurt her?

Hard to say: A blistering on the scalp suggests an infectious process. This could have started out as a virus, a fungus (ringworm) or bacteria introduced by scratching.Some heal if kept clean but some will need to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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My baby have red itchy spots on her torso that really bothers her what do I do?

My baby have red itchy spots on her torso that really bothers her what do I do?

See pediatrician: It is important to see your pediatrician when troubling symptoms appear in your child. The doctor will let you know if there is anything serious that requires treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my 4-month-old son scratch his face while sleeping?

Why does my 4-month-old son scratch his face while sleeping?

Reflexive movement: Infants have several automatic body movements - called reflexes. The grasp reflex may be the cause of your child's movements. Keep his nails trimmed and if there is a small scratch apply neosporin twice a day. http://www.whattoexpect.com/baby-behavior/newborn-reflexes.aspx http://www.babymed.com/baby-and-postpartum/how-cut-newborns-nails ...Read more

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Why does my head keep itching?

Why does my head keep itching?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my child have baby acne?

Why does my child have baby acne?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels cause baby acne. This is not dangerous, not permanent, does not need treatment and generally does not scar. It should generally clear up by about 3 months. ...Read more

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My baby doesn’t seem sick, but if she keeps pulling on her ear, does she have an ear infection?

My baby doesn’t seem sick, but if she keeps pulling on her ear, does she have an ear infection?

Not necessarily: Babies / toddlers pull at their ears for many reasons, including ear infections. But unlike the sensory nerves on the outside of our bodies, the pain and sensory nerves on the inside (including the ear) are vague for location. The nerves that go to the ear also go to the teeth, the throat and tonsil area, among other places. The most common cause for ear-pulling is teething. If in doubt, see ped. ...Read more

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Why does my sister's 7-month-old baby cry all the time?

Why does my sister's 7-month-old baby cry all the time?

Hard to say: Not normal for a 7 month old to be crying all the time. Have pt seen by pediatrician to see if he/she can figure out a cause by physical exam. There could be many reasons including infection, behavioral, developmental. Have pt seen by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my nose itch?

Why does my nose itch?

Itchy nose: May be simply a matter of dry air, common with heaters & heating systems. Try running a vaporizer &/or using saline nasal spray/gel to moisten the nasal mucosa. If you're sneezing a lot, allergies may be involved, in which case an air filter may help. ...Read more

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Why does my baby chew on his hands?

Why does my baby chew on his hands?

Exploration: Babies explore their world with their mouths. Also, their hands are the first things they can get to their mouths. The two fit hand in glove to create an important developmental milestone. It can also be a sign of teething, and something infants do to soothe themselves. ...Read more

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