Health issues in your babyHHealth issues in your babyHealth issues in your babyEnglishNABaby (1-12 months)BodyNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZDouglas Campbell, MD, FRCPCAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000042.0000000000000402.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about various health concerns including changes in behaviour, fever, respiratory illnesses and other infections, and sudden infant death syndrome.</p><p>One of the first signs of illness in babies is a change in behaviour. Your baby may cry more or have a change in activity level. Generally, if your baby is active when awake, feeding well, and can be comforted when crying, small differences in activity level or crying are normal. However, if your baby becomes lethargic or irritable, it may be time to see a doctor. Lethargy or irritability may be signs that an illness is present. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>One of the first signs of illness in babies is a change in behaviour including lethargy and irritability.</li> <li>Health issues that may arise include fever, respiratory illness, ear infections, sore throat, digestive problems, skin conditions and failure to thrive.</li</li></ul>
Problèmes de santé chez les bébésPProblèmes de santé chez les bébésHealth issues in your babyFrenchNABaby (1-12 months)BodyNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZDouglas Campbell, MD, FRCPCAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000042.0000000000000402.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur divers problèmes de santé, dont les changements comportementaux, la fièvre, les maladies respiratoires et les autres infections, et la mort subite du nourrisson.</p><p>L'un des premiers signes de maladie chez un bébé est un changement dans son comportement. Le bébé pourrait pleurer davantage ou son niveau d'activité pourrait changer. Généralement, si votre bébé est actif lorsqu'il est éveillé, s'il boit bien et si vous réussissez à le calmer lorsqu'il pleure, de petits changements dans son niveau d'activité ou ses pleurs sont normaux. Cependant, si votre bébé devient léthargique ou irritable, il est temps de voir le médecin. La léthargie ou l'irritabilité peuvent signifier que votre bébé est malade. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>L’un des premiers signes de maladies chez les bébés est le changement de comportement, dont la léthargie et l’irritabilité.</li> <li>Des problèmes de santé qui peuvent survenir comprennent de la fièvre, une maladie respiratoire, des otites, des maux de gorge, des problèmes digestifs, des maladies de peau et des retards de croissance.</li</li></ul>

 

 

Health issues in your baby506.000000000000Health issues in your babyHealth issues in your babyHEnglishNABaby (1-12 months)BodyNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZDouglas Campbell, MD, FRCPCAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000042.0000000000000402.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about various health concerns including changes in behaviour, fever, respiratory illnesses and other infections, and sudden infant death syndrome.</p><p>One of the first signs of illness in babies is a change in behaviour. Your baby may cry more or have a change in activity level. Generally, if your baby is active when awake, feeding well, and can be comforted when crying, small differences in activity level or crying are normal. However, if your baby becomes lethargic or irritable, it may be time to see a doctor. Lethargy or irritability may be signs that an illness is present. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>One of the first signs of illness in babies is a change in behaviour including lethargy and irritability.</li> <li>Health issues that may arise include fever, respiratory illness, ear infections, sore throat, digestive problems, skin conditions and failure to thrive.</li</li></ul><p>If your baby is ill, they may have a fever. Fever is usually a sign that your baby’s body is fighting an infection. Bacteria and viruses usually thrive at a temperature near our normal body temperature. When we have a fever, our body temperature is elevated, which makes it harder for bacteria and viruses to survive. Fever also activates the immune system and sets the infection-fighting white blood cells into action. </p><p>Respiratory illnesses are common in infancy. In fact, about one-third of all hospitalizations in the first year of life are due to respiratory problems. Colds, flu, croup, and bronchiolitis are common respiratory illnesses that can occur during the first 12 months of life, and at any time during childhood. Asthma and pneumonia are serious conditions that can also arise during this time. </p><p>Ear infections are very common in children between the ages of six months and two years, and most children will have at least one ear infection. A sore throat is a symptom of an illness such as a cold. Gastrointestinal problems can arise from time to time in infancy, and they are usually caused by a viral infection in the stomach. Other illnesses that may arise in babies include urinary tract infections, skin conditions, eye problems, meningitis, mumps, or pinworm infestations. </p><p>One very important condition that can arise in the first year of life is failure to thrive. Failure to thrive is when a child does not grow adequately over time. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are required in order to prevent malnutrition and developmental problems. </p><p>Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than one year old, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation and autopsy. Although the exact cause of SIDS remains unknown, a number of risk factors have been identified, such as sleeping on the tummy, second hand smoke, overheating, premature birth, low birth weight, and young age of the mother. </p><p>For information about health issues related to the baby's development during pregnancy, or prematurity, see "<a href="/Article?contentid=370&language=English">Problems With the Baby" Birth Defects</a>"& and "<a href="/Article?contentid=462&language=English">Caring for the Very Ill Newborn Baby</a>."</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/health_issues_in_your_baby.jpgHealth issues in your baby

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