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Why is my ten month old son waking up crying every hour at night?

Why is my ten month old son waking up crying every hour at night?

Doctor to evaluate: A ten month-old baby who starts crying hourly at night has a problem and should see his doctor. The problem could be ear pain, throat ulcers, head ache, tummy pain, tight clothes, fever, or something else that's preventing him from staying asleep. He may be starting a new viral or bacterial illness. If he is much better in the morning, that is reassuring, but his doctor needs to evaluate him. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Son 3.5 mo. old, every night around 6 he begins crying inconsolably for 2-3 hours. Does not appear to be in pain, is fair tempered during day; colic?

Son 3.5 mo. old, every night around 6 he begins crying inconsolably for 2-3 hours. Does not appear to be in pain, is fair tempered during day; colic?

Possible colic: It could be colic, yes. But it would be a ted old for that. Other possibilities include gas, heartburn, or teething (although a little early for teething). He could also be overtired at that time of day. ...Read more

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My son is 7 month old and has very disturbing sleep.Wakes up with crying few times during night. No fever.What it can be ?

My son is 7 month old and has very disturbing sleep.Wakes up with crying few times during night. No fever.What it can be ?

7mo. with abd pain: Several possibilities. Any change in diet? Was he breast fed and recently switched to cows milk formula or other formula? This could be formula or milk sensitivity causing allergy or irritation. If you are breast feeding then check your diet, as it effects breast milk. ...Read more

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Son waking up every 2 hours screaming/crying & inconsolable for 30-45 min. Becomes more upset when touched or spoken to.

Son waking up every 2 hours screaming/crying & inconsolable for 30-45 min. Becomes more upset when touched or spoken to.

Is he febrile?: If he had fever , many reasons could be responsible for pain and crying , like ear infection . If not , it's also common if a child he having a nightmare during sleep . Check with your doctor . ...Read more

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My son is8 month old he fall from my bed he was crying but stoped really soon like in 3 min or somthing now he is smiling playing . What to do ?

My son  is8 month old he fall from my bed he was crying but stoped really soon like in 3 min or somthing now he is smiling playing . What to do ?

Fall: As long as he is happy and smiling that'sa a good sign.Keep an eye on him to make sure there is no change in his condition such as vomiting, excessive drosiness or character change. Should there be any change head for the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

Breath holding: This a very common phenomenon at children your child's age. It is brought on by the child' frustration in not getting his way. Rest assured, he will start breathing again because of breathing center in his brain. Walk away, although it may be hard. If he doesn' t have an audience he will stop performing. ...Read more

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Why is my 5 month old son crying and screaming and his body is burning but no fever?

Why is my 5 month old son crying and screaming and his body is burning but no fever?

Irritable: The only way to know what's wrong with him, is to have him seen. Especially if he is that irritable. ...Read more

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Why is.my 22 month old son making a very very loud wheezy noise when he's breathing and crying real bad like he's in pain? But only when he's awake?

Why is.my  22 month old son making a very very loud wheezy noise when he's breathing and crying real bad like he's in pain? But only when he's awake?

Sore throat?: If he has upper respiratory symptoms and discomfort, the wheezy & crying might go together. If he is feeding and peeing normally, and alert like usual, then can see Pediatrician if persists. If no to any of those three, call Dr tonight and get further instruction. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
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