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how do they text newborn babys for drugs in the hospital

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Tamiflu is approved for 2 wks and older but the risk and frequency of side effects are common in infants. My rule was never to use it in infants that ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
IfExposed/Influenza: Tamiflu is only indicated for treatment of influenza or to prevent if exposed to influenza if not immunized,Babies over the age of two years can be gi ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The flu vaccination and good hand washing are preventive measures. If your baby seems ill, I would advise seeing your PCP. If your family has a viral ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feizel Jassat
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VACCINATION OF BABY: FIRST INJECTION IS USUALLY THE BCG ( FOR TB ). THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SITE OF THE INJECTION. IT HEALS WITHOUT FURTHER TREATMENT, IN AFEW WEEKS. I ... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Immature neutrophils: Bands are a reference to immature neutrophils ( a white blood cell which destroys or ingests bacteria) Increased number occur in response to stress, i ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
It : It would be exceptionally rare for a 2 week old baby to have an ulcer. It is more likely acid reflux disease also known as gastro-esophageal reflux d ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Newborn : Newborn babies are not generally tested for drugs unless there is a suspicion that the mother had ingested some drugs or the baby is showing signs sug ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
At birth: If the mother is suspected of drug use during pregnancy you can test the babies uring and meconium stools for drugs as well as the blood. The meconium ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with center: In some centers this is the neonatal nurse that only deals with the baby. In other centers, mother baby nurses who work with both mom and baby through ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nurse: In some areas the nurses are often referred to as neonatal nurses, mother baby nurses or some similar designation out of convenience. In my hospitals, ... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Need more info: Are you uneasy about having to care for your baby by yourself because it is a new experience for you; or does your baby have some medical problem that ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Hand washing: Your chances of infecting your newborn are slim as long as you wash your hands before handling her. Newborns are resilient.

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