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Why is my infant acting irritable?

Why is my infant acting irritable?

Lots of answers: Lots and lots of potential answers -- lack of sleep, pain, hunger, change of routine, headache, mom's medicine penetrating into breastmilk and causing side effects, hair or thread wrapped around toe and strangulating it, ear infection, exposure to cigarette smoke, high stress levels in the house, heartburn in a baby with reflux, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Irritability (Definition)

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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Can beer cause irritability in breastfed baby?

Don't!!!!!!!!!: Alcohol passes to your baby though your breast milk. Please don't drink and breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 month old to have a 100.9 fever while teething? My 4 month old baby just got her first 2 teeth in about a week ago. But today she has been acting really irritable and checked her rectal temperature and it was 100.9. Could this be a ca

Is it normal for a 4 month old to have a 100.9 fever while teething? My 4 month old baby just got her first 2 teeth in about a week ago. But today she has been acting really irritable and checked her rectal temperature and it was 100.9. Could this be a ca

A little high: 100.9 is a little high. May be teething, but more probably a cold. Ck w pediatrician. And see a pediatric dentist no later than 1st b'day. 2 or 3 is late. You need to talk to pedodontist about care of baby teeth, diet, hygiene, growth and development of teeth and jaws, Fluoride (remember, permanent teeth are already forming), and so many other things. And your child & the dr can bond. ...Read more

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I have a 15mo old baby boy.i noticed lately he often scrathes his privates.no rash noted but still scratches it with irritability.we use cloth diapers and pampers dry?

I have a 15mo old baby boy.i noticed lately he often scrathes his privates.no rash noted but still scratches it with irritability.we use cloth diapers and pampers dry?

Use scent/dye free: Are you using scent and dye free detergent to wash his cloth diapers? Avoid using fabric softener in the cloth diaper wash. Also use hypoallergenic wipes to clean his diaper area. Sometimes babies will have sensitivity to a brand of disposable diapers. Hopefully these changes will help. ...Read more

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I am 17, but since a year ago, I have been acting like a infant.(movements)What is wrong with me? I knew everything when I was 15.I was normal then.

I am 17, but since a year ago, I have been   acting like a infant.(movements)What is wrong with me? I knew everything when I was 15.I was normal then.

Behavior: I'm not exactly sure what you mean, here I see that you have some psychiatric history. I would see a doctor about these complaints. They may be part of your diagnosis. ...Read more

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How would i know the symptoms of c def in a infant my grandmother has c -def and we have been careful but my child has bad diearha for a little over a week and shes drinking pedialight like crazy and seems a little more irritable lately, i was wondering h

How would i know the symptoms of c def in a infant my grandmother has c -def and we have been careful but my child has bad diearha for a little over a week and shes drinking pedialight like crazy and seems a little more irritable lately, i was wondering h

Actually, : Actually, most infants have c. Difficile bacteria in their gut as part of their normal flora and it does not cause the problems we see in older kids or adults. If your child has diarrhea, you should discuss her symptoms with her doctor. You should also call your child's doctor if you see any signs of dehydration. These signs are: - dry mouth -few or no tears when crying -excessive fussiness -fewer than 3-4 wet diapers/day -no urination in 6-8 hours -sunken soft spot -dry, wrinkled or doughy skin -appears weak or limp -decreased alertness or increased sleepiness -rapid breathing or fast heart rate. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient. The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy. ...Read more

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Can i catch meningitis from the infants i work with? 1 year old i had today is really fussy and warm and irritable but he's sleeping ok. Meningitis?

Can i catch meningitis from the infants i work with? 1 year old i had today is really fussy and warm and irritable but he's sleeping ok. Meningitis?

Can't say if...: ..This child has meningitis or not. It's less likely if he's properly vaccinated. Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain. It has many causes, the most common of which we vaccinate against beginning at age 2 months. Although you can catch many illnesses working with babies, i'd be more concerned that you would give it to him than that he'd give it to you. ...Read more

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What can cause irritability?

Irritability: Numerous causes exist, such as: anxiety, alcohol use, anemia, adhd, bipolar do, depression, diabetes, fatigue, fever, thyroid disease, pain, headache, insomnia, ptsd, pms, pregnancy, schizophrenia, borderline personality, stress, autism. ...Read more

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What can I do for irritability?

Irritability: It is a symptom. Work with your doctor on finding the cause & treating that. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce irritability?

What is the best way to reduce irritability?

Re-group: Occasional irritability is a common experience for people. It is an unpleasant state that suggests that a person feels deprived, offended, or unhappy with one's immediate situation. Taking a break, getting a little exercise, or counting the good things in one's life can help. Irritability can be a symptom of various mental disorders. If it persists a mental health evaluation might be in order. ...Read more

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The most common cause of ventricilar irritability is?

Ask a heart doc: Ventricular irritability means that the heart is susceptible to irregularities in the conduction of electrical rhythm in the heart. Many things can cause arrhythmias such as hypoxia, meds, illicit drugs, toxins, electrolyte imbalances, cold weather and damage to the heart muscle from a previous heart attack. I am not sure what the most common cause is, but you could ask a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Irritability?

What is the definition or description of: Irritability?

See below: when you're irritable, you might become easily become frustrated or upset. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what medication works best for irritability?

It depends: What is causing your irritability? If it is part of depression, you may need medication. However, before looking for a medication, it would be helpful to,talk with a counselor and,figure,out,the source and reasons for your irritability. A good evaluation is the best place to begin. ...Read more

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With irritability affecting my life, what meds should I be taking?

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Irritability: Irritability is a symptom of underlying illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance use, or simply a personality trait. Consult a psychiatrist if this interferes with your daily functioning or causes distress. ...Read more

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Can food intolerance lead to irritability?

Can food intolerance lead to irritability?

Yes: Food intolerance or allergy can definitely cause irritability in an infant. However, an irritable infant should be examined to rule other or more serious explanations. ...Read more

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Reasons for extreme irritability in 2 month old?

Irritability: There are many causes of irritability in a two month old. Things like constipation gas, infection, etc.. In the absence of fever, infection is unlikely. However, persistent irritability is something you will want to discuss with your pediatrician. A consult with your pediatrician will lead to the correct cause, . ...Read more