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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr
User :   Hello Good Afternoon
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   Good afternoon
User :   I have a new born baby who is 10 days old, i am just confused as he has been crying everytime hes going to motion
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this common in new born babies, and he develops a red rash at the place of the motion going area
Doctor :   Since when is this happening?
User :   its just today
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the baby passing hard stools?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   since when is the baby having this rash?
User :   frm today morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the baby having fever?
User :   no his body was very hot as the temparature outside is very hot but now he is ok
Doctor :   Or any other symptoms?
User :   nothing other than this
Doctor :   This is probably an infection of the skin. You need to do a physical examination from
Doctor :   a pediatrician
User :   today his stump has gone, is this any reason for him being not comfortable
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It usually fall around 10th day
User :   I spoke to the pedetrician he has asked me to apply cocunut oil and nycil pricly hear powder
Doctor :   Did it help?
User :   a bit now he is keeping calm, i am worried if i can keep him in an A/C room and if so in what temparature
Doctor :   Did you measure the baby's temperature?
User :   No, i havent done it now.
Doctor :   Measure the temperature now?
User :   ok, what would be the baby boys normal temparature?
Doctor :   It would around 98 to 100 f
User :   its 99
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   It is a probably dipper rash?
User :   can I keep him in an A/C room and if so in what temparature
Doctor :   Baby temperature should not fall below 98 f
User :   ok
Doctor :   That is 98.6f to be precise
User :   ok, normally how many times will the baby go for motion per day
Doctor :   around 4 to 5 times
User :   ok.. If the mother get fever, what precautions do i need to take ?
Doctor :   And as many 8 to 10 times is also normal
Doctor :   since when is she having fever?
User :   she feeling it just now
User :   she is having a shiver in her body and she has a become very weak as it was cesarean
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It would to best consult the doctor treating her to
Doctor :   have a check up on her
User :   ok
Doctor :   tips diaper rash is to keep your baby's diaper area clean, cool and dry.
Doctor :   Change the baby's diaper often
User :   the baby also had some hard stools today.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How many times?
User :   3 to 4 times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the baby crying while passing stool?
User :   hes crying once he has done with his motion
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What are you feeding the baby?
User :   is this a problem ?
User :   Mothers milk
User :   havent fed him anything other than that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is he feeding well?
User :   yeah he is, but was not even taking milk today in the morning and then in the afternoon he took some milk
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it a problem if mother takes leafy vegetables ?
Doctor :   No
User :   how many times will the baby needs to be fed per day, does this vary frm baby to baby ?
Doctor :   See if the baby is passing hard stool again and again
Doctor :   in that case he will probably need a physical examination
Doctor :   Feed the baby when ever he needs
Doctor :   or every 2 hours
User :   ok, when should i take him for a physical examination in case of hard stools in the sense after how many times ?
Doctor :   If it is present every time he goes for motion
Doctor :   Or present more than 2 days
User :   Thanks a lot doctor for your valuable suggestions.
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Yeah, I have understood, thats it. thanks a lot
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