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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Ronel | 2004/11/08

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Trane by babas

Op watter ouderdom word daar trane gevorm wanneer 'n baba huil? Ek het gelees dat daar dalk 'n verstopping kan wees in die traansakkies as daar nie trane is wanneer 'n baba huil nie - daar was egter nie gemeld van watter ouderdom af nie.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Die verstooping is gewoonlik in die buisies wat die trane dreineer en nie by die traansakkie (wat die trane produseer) nie. Dit varieer heelwat, maar u hoef nie bekommerd te wees indien u kind in die eerste jaar geen sigbare trane produseer nie. Tekens van verstopping in die dreinasie buisie is gewoonlik juis 'n ogie wat traan, met moontlik swelling en rooiheid in die hoek vd oog.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2004/11/09

My son also cried without tears in the beginning, also maybe up to 6 weeks. He is a real moaner and just cries when he is really upset otherwise we try and attend to him in the moaning stage!!! So we don't see the tears that much!

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Posted by: Nuffing | 2004/11/09

My firast child had no tears initially, and I was told that was normal, I can't remember the exact age but I think by 6 months he was crying with tears.

My second son made tears from day 1, still today if you say anything negative to him he immediately get huge tears rolling down his cheeks - it's very heart wrenching.

The older boy only produces tears if he's really crying... so I think it differs from child to child.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/09

My baby had tears when crying from very early days. He never cried very much, but when he did cry (for example when we undressed him to bath him and he got cold), he had tears.

I thought that not having tears was a sign of dehydration.

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