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Why Does My Baby Itch 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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