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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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Dr. James Mirabile
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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 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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