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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Everyone is right!: Your baby is too young to take medicines without a doctor directly involved. Take your baby to a doctor for Dx and Tx as soon as possible. Till then, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Likely viral illness: It is indeed winter time and colds/flu are everywhere. If baby is not having fever and still feeding, sleeping well, and urinating/stooling normally, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Azithromycin: Azithromycin is the indicated treatment for pertussis. Supportive measures such as hydration, rest and cough suppressants are also helpful but not ma ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not much: Taking a macrolide antibiotic such a azithromicin helps prevent spread of the disease, but only symptomatic relief helps the cough and usually not all ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Vicks rub: Get a kids Vicks rub and rub into baby's chest, back and feet before bedtime, put humidifier into the room, suction nose and use saline drops. If not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Saline: You can add some normal saline infant nose drops with a bulb syringe to clear her nostrils. I am glad to hear the cough and lower respiratory issues a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Hang in there!: We usually try albuterol treatments for RSV in babies. About one third of babies respond. As long as she is not spiking a fever now and her breathing ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: This should only be done in consultation with the babies doc. These oral steroids can mute the bodies natural immune response and interfere with the e ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't, but: You need to discuss this with your specialist who can better assess your radiation status. Babies are quite vulnerable to the effects of radiation an ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Prevent infection: Usually something to keep moist and prevent infection.I use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream often which does both. Also providing a soothing age ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Ask your Neurologist: There is no proven curative tx for ms. Whatever is used has to be classified as category a or b in order to be used in pregnancy ask your neurologist ... Read More
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