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6 most common health problems in newborns, most notably ear infections

Babies and young children are very sensitive and need care during their first months, they are more susceptible to allergies and infections, and newborns especially under the age of 6 months are not eligible for vaccinations, especially influenza vaccines, which makes them vulnerable to falling prey to seasonal infections and allergies. New mothers with young children pay close attention to anything out of the ordinary for infection, and the following report provides 6 common health problems for newborns and infants, according to website onlymyhealth.

Tear duct obstruction


An infant's tear ducts are very small, and can easily become clogged with small amounts of secretions or even tears, causing watery eyes eventually smells that may go away on their own, but mothers can wash off the sticky substance with a warm pad. A gentle massage on the medial side of the eyelid helps prevent blockage of the duct lacrimal;




Babies tend to throw out their food and this is common. To prevent the baby from spitting up or vomiting the food that is being fed, mothers tend to help the baby burp after feeding him. If you see that your baby is spitting up or vomiting greenish or yellowish, this may indicate To serious problems that need to be shown to the pediatrician.


Fever in the newborn


The common cold may indicate that the child has some infection, he should see the pediatrician if their temperature rises and lasts for more than 24 hours because it can be dangerous.


ear infections


This is also a very common type of problem among infants and young children. This may happen due to a variety of reasons such as any type of viral infection. One may get an indication of this if you see your child pulling his ear frequently or he may complain of pain.

Abdominal distension


Babies' tummy is generally very protruding and very soft. However, if you notice that your child's tummy is protruding but very hard, this could indicate a problem with constipation, gas or excessive air swallowing, you should consult your pediatrician immediately.




This is a common reaction of a child's body to any kind of medication or food that upsets their tummy. There is nothing to worry about. Keep your child hydrated. If one notices a change in stool, you may want to see a doctor to clear up any underlying medical conditions.