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Why Is My Child So Pale
My child has had low iron levels for more than 1 year and a pale face. Does this mean she to eat more meat?
Not necessarily.: Green leafy vegetables also have a fair amount of iron. ...Read more
My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. Where will they have come from?
If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?
Hard to say: This is a collection of problems that should be evaluated today by your doc. It could be quite serious and may be contagious. ...Read more
What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old
My child is 8 months and has had diarrhea for three days almost four. Her diarrhea has become a real pale yellow with white spots in it. What is it?
Diarrhea: You child's diarrhea my be in viral in origin white spots may be undigested food. ...Read more
Is it likely a child has leukemia if they have a lot of the symptoms, fatigue, body aches, pale, abdo pains etc but have NO fever?
7 year old child listless yesterday, this morning won't drink anything, & continually vomiting bright yellow. He's pale, still cannot drink.
Vomiting: In a child can be caused by many things: acute infections, toxin from food poisoning, bowel obstruction and appendicitis, to name of few. Most common is a viral gastroenteritis which often starts with vomiting and then may progress to acute diarrhea. If vomiting persists more than 12 hours, he should be evaluated by his doctor or urgent care. ...Read more
Child, blood work, fasting, 4 vials after blood drawn she heard fast pop noise in ears. Got in car she lost color in her lips pale face why this happen?
Child has morning vomits sometimes headaches blurred vision pale nightmares night sweats sleep walks confusion when having episode shaky what is it?
How long for a child to eat again after pot gastroenteritis? Still not after a week, says sick feeling in throat, lethargic and pale, doc gave antacid
Re-evaluation: Please take your daughter to the hospital again, she needs to be re-evaluated given your description, meanwhile push more oral fluids till seen, good luck ...Read more
Child pale with dark circles under eyes everyday and has swollen lymph nodes. Has breathing problems and tired and cranky alot.
Sounds sick: Please ask a specific question. Your comments provide background but with no question, an answer is unlikely to be possible. ...Read more
Child with visible blue veins on legs, chest and feet, pale, dark eye circles, swollen lymph nodes, inflammation on heart, lungs and GI tract, tired, asthma?
Have your child seen: By their pediatrician right away. You don't say the child's age, but something serious sounds likely. I hope it's not serious. ...Read more
Baby's poo has changed colour and is very pale and pasty, should I be worried. She seems ok in herself?
Probably not: Transient change in the color and consistency of infant's stool is hardly a serious event. ...Read more
See your doctor.: This can be caused by many things, some of which can be serious...please call your baby's doctor and have him/her seen. ...Read more
The front of my baby's eyes are fine but the back the nerve is detached they said pale and thin can this be fixed they said a a word but not sure what?
Need evaluation: Your baby needs a thorough evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist in conjunction with a pediatrician. Also you need to talk to the doctors and get a better understanding of this problem. ...Read more
Call his doctor: Typical signs of anemia in babies are pale skin and tiredness as well as irritability and loss of appetite. Many babies have no symptoms. Risks for developing iron-deficiency anemia are premature/low-birth weight babies, formula without iron fortification or breast feeding without iron-fortified foods after 4 months. Call his doctor to discuss; a test may be recommended now. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My 4month baby has a optics nerves detached from both eyes thin and pale they said can this be fixed?
Not possible: I am sorry to say that this is a congenital failure of optic nerve development and cannot be improved. I am sure that the nerve is not detached; it probably is maldeveloped and atrophic. The residual vision depends upon how much of the nerve remains and whether the eye is normally developed at the end of the nerve. ...Read more
What SPF number is best for my very pale 6 week old? Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby SPF 55 ok to use? I've heard if the # is too high it can burn their skin.
I had a baby 4 months ago and have just started excersizing and counting calories. Today I noticed my stool is very pale.
My 8 month old baby keeps getting fevers and cries when he coughs and is refusing his feeds and bottle he looks pale and drowsy panadol (acetaminophen) is helping?
Encourage: You to have him seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more
Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. If whitish, I would have baby checked. ...Read more
My baby had croup 2 weeks ago. She still has cough. Now has mucus in diaper. Is this pale yellow mucus from cthe croup virus or another virus?
My baby throws up violently after eating sweet potatoes and has done it 3 times so far 2 times went to ER for fluids she was weak and pale what is it?
This could represent Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Classic symptoms include profound vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure.
Most often there are specific triggering foods. Do not give sweet potatoes, and I would suggest introducing 1 new food every 5 days to determine if other triggers ...Read more
My 10mth old baby got some sort of a small, pale piece of meat or some sort on the corner of the eye for while & it just start to bleed what should I do?
I have very pale skin, and my greater saphenous vein has always been prominent. After my second baby, it now bulges a bit. Is this a varicose vein?
My baby being tested for a heart murmur soon. But I've noticed recently sweating, paleness and snoring/heavy breathing. Are they connected?
Murmer: Given the information they likely are connected, make sure baby's doctor (s) are aware of the symptoms ...Read more