- Q Should I be worried if my infant feels limp?
If your infant feels limp when you pick him or her up, your child may have congenital hypothyroidism. One symptom of congenital hypothyroidism is a lack of muscle definition, and in infants, this results in little resistance when you lift or hold your... Full Answer
- Q Should I be worried if my infant's hair feels brittle?
If your infant's hair feels brittle, speak with your pediatrician about the possibility of congenital hypothyroidism. When you treat congenital hypothyroidism early, you can prevent many of its complications from affecting your child. If your infant is... Full Answer
- Q Should I be worried if my infant's face appears swollen?
If your infant's face appears swollen and the eyelids look droopy, speak with your pediatrician about the possibility of congenital hypothyroidism. A swollen face and droopy-looking eyes is a symptom of congenital hypothyroidism. When you treat... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage congenital hypothyroidism on a daily basis?
Be sure your child takes thyroid hormone medication as prescribed by a doctor. Monitor your child's symptoms to be sure the medication is working correctly. If your child's symptoms of hypothyroidism seem to get worse, see a doctor about adjusting the... Full Answer