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Pediatricians Starkville MS

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Starkville that give access to eating disorder treatments, infectious disease control, children's growth tracking, immunizations, and common childhood ailment treatment, as well as advice and content on child development.

Columbus Neurology Care PC
(662) 323-4477
302 Hospital Road
Starkville, MS
 
Starkville Internal Medicine
(662) 324-1291
107 Brandon Road
Starkville, MS
 
Boggess Joseph S Dr
(662) 323-8984
2 Professional Plaza
Starkville, MS
 
Neuro Diagnostic Center
(662) 323-4477
302 Hospital Road
Starkville, MS
 
Castleberry G M MD
(662) 324-1097
104 Doctors Park
Starkville, MS
 
Penny Josephine Walsh, MD
(901) 226-3024
311 White Dr
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn

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Deborah Aline Shirley, MD
(601) 323-0999
102 Doctors Park
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Golden Triangle Pediatrics

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Kessler Victor MD
(662) 324-1291
107 Brandon Road
Starkville, MS
 
DeBorah Aline Shirley
(662) 323-0999
102 Doctors Park
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Cosby Walter N MD
(662) 323-8984
2 Professional Plaza
Starkville, MS
 
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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

Most of the ailments your infant may experience are relatively minor, and just a normal part of growing up. In rare cases, it can be the sign of something more serious, but usually, it can be treated easily at home or by your pediatrician. Here are some common infant ailments that many new babies are susceptible to.

Constipation is a common concern for parents, but it's usually nothing to worry about. Babies often cry when they're constipated, so press on your baby's tummy to see if it's causing discomfort. A stool softener can provide relief to a constipated baby. As long as your baby is still having bowel movements the longer a baby goes without one, the larger the stool should be fairly regularly it's probably just gas or abdominal upset.

Colic is one of the most common infant ailments, and causes both parents and child distress. Colicky babies cry frequently, and are fussy for long periods of time. Colic usually starts at about six weeks, and can continue until the baby is around four months old. A colicky baby experiences discomfort that causes the body to become tense, a distended abdomen, and a look of extreme pain. Physicians still aren't sure what exactly causes colic, although it's been linked to allergies, too much milk, or even too small a hole in a bottle nipple. Unfortunately, there's no cure for colic. Parents just have to get through the few months of colic with their baby and cuddling or walking the baby might help.

Another infant ailment that affects a number of babies is jaundice. Jaundice is easily recognizable as the baby's skin and even eyes turn yellow. Although this can be alarming for new parents, jaundice is a very minor condition that will disappear after a few days of breastfeeding. Jaundice is caused by a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which the baby's liver can't filter out. Breastfeeding is the best treatment for jaundice, although in rare cases it may need to be treated with a specia...

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