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Why Is My Baby Crawling With One Leg
Yes: Most babies are born "bow-legged" because of their position in the womb. Babies who were in breech position for most of the pregnancy, tend to have straighter legs, but can have problems with their hips. Bow legs are usually not treated, and will straighten as the child walks. If a child becomes more bow legged as they grow, more investigation is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs and tummy are chunky and I really want liposuction. Should I do before babies? Any suggestions?
Yes, anytime.....: Chunky legs and thighs are almost impossible to reduce with exercise and weight loss, especially the lateral thighs or 'saddle bags". The inner thigh with thinner skin has to be done very carefully to avoid divots. The anterior thigh can similarly be a challenge as irregularities develop as the fat is removed. Circumferential reduction of the thigh is best for patients with large thighs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They shouldn't: The vast majority of babies who have bowed legs are normal. Their knees will straighten out as they grow. However, babies should be evaluated by a physician. There are a small number of children who have growth or nutritional deficiencies that need to be treated with nutritional supplements or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Practice/tone: Babies have random movements that are part of the bodies needed tone maintenance. Long before baby will use legs to walk, s/he must flex/extend the muscle groups or they would shrink. Kicking is part of this plan, as are the random movement of arms .Over time the kid begins to enjoy the activity and start to have some control over the movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local reactions...: Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with dtap can last 7 days. This is ok. If redness starts to spread, is large (>1 in), or begins >48 hours after shot, call doc. For more info see: http://www.Seattlechildrens.Org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/immunization-reactions/. ...Read more
My two year old was running along the side of his brother when he fell off of his bike it somehow caught my babies leg and gave him a tire burn? help
Mgt: If the abrasion is superficial it should heal without any complication in one week. I would advise watching for any swelling, signs of infection, such as drainage and for any change in her activity/walking/running pattern. In the meantime, please keep the area clean and dry, and a thin layer of antibiotic ointment can help the healing process, when applied three times daily. ...Read more
What do I do w my babies diaper rash? Its been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!
33 weeks pregnant. Feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. Is this possible? It hurt my ribs.
Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements! ...Read more
What is something I could put on my infant's shot site to soothe his legs? I've heard milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Vicks vapor rub.
Cool compress: Topical applications generally do nothing but make you feel good about doing something. The discomfort is caused by a complex interaction of local and system reactions. Pain relievers help some. A cool compress will decrease the pain messages sent to the brain. I find Vicks is more an air pollutant that can trigger congestion and cough and never use it below school age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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