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Why Does My Infant Have Crysts In Her Diaper
OK unless dehydrated: These crystals are a combination of elements that are normally in the urine, calcium and urate, causing a red/orange stain/crystal formation in the diaper. These are normal and should resolve on their own. If there is any ongoing feeding problem with your baby or if she is not making several wet diapers a day, see her pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oil In Urine: I would consider two things. First, eating certain oily fish can cause oil in urine and in bowel movements. Second, unusual things in urine might not be coming from the urinary tract, especially in female. This latter issue needs the expertise of a gynecologist. Bottom line here is this needs further investigation by either your primary care doctor or a gynecologist. ...Read more
My mother in law gave sips of water to my newborn without my knowledge. It stopped. Could that affect the way my baby poops or how often she poops?
Water in newborns: Plain water is not appropriate for young infants under 6 months. Small sips of water unlikely to change stool pattern. Stool patterns vary depending upon what infant is being fed. Breastmilk stools are more frequent and softer than formula stools. Newborns should be stooling daily with either formula or breastmilk. Followup with your baby's doctor if your newborn isn't stooling daily. ...Read more
My 3yr old daughter is potty trained but sometimes has accidents (poop) when she does she plays in it and smires it into the carpet and all over her dressers why does she do this and what can I do to stop her?
She is mostly....: ...But not completely potty trained. She, like many her age, gets busy. When she's having fun she doesn't like to stop what she's doing. Talk to her about it gently; let her know you don't like it, and that big girls don't do that. Then clean her up, change her clothes, and praise her a lot when she does it right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it blood?: First, is it blood? Newborns especially can pass dark urine that when dried in a diaper can look like blood. Sometimes genuine blood can come from bloody vaginal discharge (normal in a newborn), or from a crack or fissure near the anus. Not sure what's going on? Go see the pediatrician for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby girl 2 year old has fungi in her tongue the doctor gave her antibiotic it helps but it comes back again what should I do ?
Stopping too soon: Fungus can be a slow growing organism and while it appears to be resolving if you stop the medication too soon the fungus will reappear. If the medication is helpful her doctor is probably on the right track, you may need to continue the medication a few days after you notice some resolution. Follow up with her doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: You provided no age or other data to go on, so no clear recommendation is possible.Kids often develop a scratch at the outlet that places a thin layer of bright red blood on the surface of stool.It is more common when they have bulky or dryer stools. This is minor & will self heal.Dark blood mixed well within the stool would come from higher up & be more worrisome. ...Read more
Teething: Teething babies often will put their hands in their mouths to make themselves feel better. Other signs of teething include if they are drooling as well, or tugging at their ears (nerves to the jawbone are shared with the ear which can lead babies to tug at their ears). It may be just exploring their environment too. Just make sure her hands are clean! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a really raw diaper rash. How do I soothe her pain when she has multiple dirty diapers that require her to be wiped often?
After wiping gently,: Front to back once with each unscented moist towelette, use zinc oxide paste, like skiers use on their noses. It's ok on mucus membranes & skin. You can get it without a prescription & it protects the raw areas. Use non-latex disposable gloves so the natural bacteria on your hands don't touch the raw areas & squeeze out some paste onto a sterile gauze square, so you don't contaminate the tube. ...Read more
My 4 wk old wont stop crying unless II let her fall asleep in my arms. Is it bad to leave her be and let her cry, or should I just carry her?
If U plan to forever: A 4wk old does not know when she's sleeping or that sleep would help her fatigue.Parents who rock/cary infants have 3-4x sleep disturbances in kids the first 3 yrs of life. Your goal is to create a comfortable sleep zone/crib where baby feels safe. It should have light so baby can always recognize the place & some comforting sound. Bathe her to relax, place in crib & read to her from a distance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is almost 4 months old and i still swaddle him but he unswaddled and puts his hands constantly in his mouth, does that mean not to swaddle him?
Don't: Swaddling is a practice that allows the newborn to feel comfort of the confinement of the womb at a time when the random movements of their arms and legs are sometimes startling.It is my goal to have mom's loosen the wrap daily until they can remove it.As the kid gets accustomed to the new feelings, they can settle without it. They should be in a crib, with no blanket/bumper/pillow by 1 month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concerned about my 4 month old son. He fusses and cries a lot when his in my room, but does not do this in other rooms. What could be the problem?
Hard to know: What is different about your room? Is there a different temperature, noise level, anything uncomfortable for him? Does he spend time there when he is already tired and fussy? Does he fall sleep in his own crib? See if you can find any common feature. Talk with your doctor if not better. ...Read more
My two year old has small clear spots on the botton of her feet they dont seem to bother her but her dad is a really bad diabetic?
Check blood sugar: There is an easy urine test to check for diabetes. You can even check her blood sugar at home with her dad's tester. It should be less than 100. That said, the symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst and frequent urination with weight loss. Problems with circulation in feet and resulting rash occurs with years of poorly treated diabetes. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Babies learning to cruise and walk fall often, and bump their heads often. The skull is thick and designed to take those types of knocks. Unless she has suffered from serious head injuries causing loss of consciousness or requiring hospitalization, your baby and her iq are absolutely fine. If you fear she falls more than "normal" , mention this at your next well child visit. ...Read more
My 6yr old daughter is complaining everytime she goes to do toilet..Has a little bit of rash in her wee?
Probably hygiene: 6 year olds can be very compulsive or not very good about toilet hygiene. Either way they can get a rash. Usually a lukewarm shallow bath without soap and drying well plus a simple diaper cream (zinc oxide) will suffice. However, she could have a bladder infection, so if she continues to complain, better have her checked. ...Read more
My 9 month old will sometimes randomly stick his hand in my mouth if im talking to him. is that normal?
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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier
Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has some very small bumps on her inner lips, as like children her had is always in her mouth. Should i carry her to the doctor?
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