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New born baby having some infection. Is this the cause for concern? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Nov-2013
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User:HI Doctor
User:Gm doctor
User:My brother was blessed with baby boy
Doctor:good morning
User:but boy is having some infection
Doctor:that is great news
User:due to which doctors r treating him now but
User:we are not having any info
User:even they are not giving for feeding
User:and we are worried wht actually happening
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:you could discuss with the doctor
User:doctor told platelets are comming down
Doctor:Please request the doctors about what the baby is having
Doctor:Did the baby complete full 9 months or was it born pre-term?
User:just 1week
User:completed 9months
Doctor:was it short of one week
User:sry completed 9 mnths
User:weight is 4kgs
Doctor:ok that is good
Doctor:new borns can have this kind of minor infection
User:they initially told he drunk some liquid
Doctor:However, the treating doctor should explain to you in detail about all that happened
User:due to which infection caused
Doctor:They cannot deny it
User:could you please tell me wht all can we ask for
User:so i can come back again
Doctor:in such case, baby could have drank the amniotic fluid of the mother
Doctor:That might have gone into the lungs
Doctor:And caused infection
Doctor:You can ask the doctor about how is the baby's respiration now?
Doctor:Ask if the baby is breathing normally?
Doctor:Ask if they are giving supplementary oxygen to the baby
Doctor:Also, ask about how is the oxygen saturation of the baby
Doctor:If the oxygen saturation is around 98% is is fine
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:Baby should be taken care for sometime
Doctor:because it is just born
User:but definetly he will become normal right
Doctor:Why not
User:this wont effect him in future right
Doctor:Absolutely, he will be fine in a few days
Doctor:not at all
Doctor:No effects in future
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:This is expected in new born babies
User:ok we were bit tensed because of this
Doctor:please relax
Doctor:this happens commonly
User:i will get info on these points
Doctor:Baby will be fine soon
Doctor:nothing to worry at all
Doctor:all right
Doctor:do you have more queries?
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Doctor:Take care
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