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Infant has yellowish crust on ear and vomiting. Has become fussy. Cause?

My baby is a 1 month old and for the pass few days has been more fussy and constantly wants to be picked up (usually fussing when he is awake and is lied down). This morning I noticed a yellowish crust in one of his ears and he seems to be pulling or covering them often. After breastfeeding him he threw up approximately 5-6 times in a one to two hour period. What is going on? Also he has red bumps all over his face and throughout his entire scalp . Is that normal as well?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Since your baby is fussy and pulling his ears with yellowish crust one needs to rule out otitis media(ear infection ).Secondly he has bumps on entire scalp and face this could indicate he is suffering from cradle cap or seborhoeic dermatitis ;the ear pulling may also be part and parcel of dermatitis.Vomiting may be because of regurgitation ,burp properly after every feed.Your baby needs to be examined by his pediatrician to rule dermatitis or otitis media and treatment accordingly.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Crying is a common phenomenon in infants around this age due to colic, wetting of clothes, for hungry, and for getting boredom and for picking up the child.
It is easy to find out for the reason of cry for a mother as her interaction increases with the child.
Throwing is due to gastroesophageal reflux, which is common in infants till the age of 6 months.
If weight gain is normal and urine output is adequate, nothing to worry about the reflux.
Burp your child after each feed, hold in upright position for 10 to 15 minutes after feeding.
Give small feeds more frequently.
The bumps on scalp may be due to seborrheic dermatitis, it is a benign condition and will subside within 6 months of age.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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