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please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dangerous: Because infants and adults metabolize substances differently. Small amounts of Atropine can be fatal for infants.
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often.
Dr. Jeffrey Seiden
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Misinformation: Atropine is not contraindicated for administration in certain situations. However, we generally avoid atropine-containing medicines, such as anti-spasmodic medicines, because children are sensitive to the potential side effects of these meds.
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Atropine: I would say we have better medications to use that are safer
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not contrindicated: Atropin is not contraindicated as it is used for bradycardia associated with increased vagal tone like the one produced by intubation or AV Block may be treated with atropine in emergency situation The dose of atropine for pediartic resuscitation is 0.02 mgm/kgm to be administerd rapidly and may be repeated after 5 minutes

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What should I do while interviewing a pediatrician?

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Look for a feeling: My website, mackoulpediatricsfortmyers.Com has a list of questions and things to look for when interviewing a new pediatrician or practice. Go with your gut, if you are uncomfortable, chances are that your child will be as well. Is the office clean? Is there a separate sick and well entrance? Do the hours work with your schedule? Can i call after hours?
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Yes: Certain family docs accept newborns as patients. They may or may not have hospital privileges to visit the baby in the hospital, however they are perfectly capable of office care for the newborns and beyond.
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What is involved exactly in a pediatric renal tract ultrasound?

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Very easy exam: Just as when you were pregnant, they put the gel on the abdomen and ultrasound the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. It is not painful and is tolerated very easily. There is a preparation for the exam. They usually want you to drink quite a bit and not urinate until after the exam. Then they ultrasound the bladder once it is emptied as well.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Would a pediatric doctor check minors for cancer?

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Absolutely: Pediatricians check their patients for all sorts of diseases. Unfortunately they also sometimes find cancer in their young patients. In those cases, they typically refer them to a specialist in pediatric cancers for further treatment.
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Until what age does a person see a pediatrician?

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18: 18 appears to be the most commonly used cut off.

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