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Each newborn baby is carefully checked at birth for signs of problems or complications. A complete physical assessment will be performed that includes every body system.
Its normal for newborns to lose weight in the first few days after delivery. [4]
-- Lab tests or imaging often required
-- Treatable by a medical professional
Assessment may include Apgar scoring, checking the vital signs (breathing rate and temperature), general appearance, face, mouth, lungs, etc. Gestational assessment and neuromuscular maturity should also be checked.
Ages affected - newborns: Predominant; 1+ years: Very rare


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable:
Malignant symptoms include grunting breathing, turning blue or pale, any skin rashes, etc., all of which are reasons to rush to the child specialist.


People may experience:
Fever - body temperature unusually hot or cold
Bleeding - from the nose
Loss of appetite - refusing feeds or vomiting up feeds



Treatment


Self-care:
If the newborn baby has apnea or heart rate <100, provide positive pressure ventilation.


Medications:
1) If the newborn is breathing with heart rate >100 but is cyanotic, give supplemental oxygen and then provide positive pressure ventilation.
2) If 30 seconds of ventilation followed by 30 seconds of compressions doesnt work, immediately consult a surgeon.


Specialists:
Paediatricians and physicians at mfine are who you should be consulted for the wellbeing of your baby. Reach out to us at www.mfine.co.

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