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what is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Virus: Not sure what you mean by nursing diagnosis but most common causes of acute gastroenteritis are usually a virus. Some bacteria such as salmonella and ecoli can lso be a cause but a virus is more common.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
A/N/V/dizziness: If i understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error.

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Can I smoke marijuana while nursing?

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No: Marijuana is an L5 risk category drug, meaning it has a high risk of causing damage to an infant. There will be marijuana in the breastmilk & infants exposed due to breastmilk will test + in urine drug screens for 2-3 wks. We don't know what that will do to the infant long term. Marijuana can also inhibit breastmilk production so the baby may not get enough milk to grow well.
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My baby has a blister on her lip. Could this be from nursing too often?

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For preventing dehydration with e.Coli infections, which is better water or sports drinks?

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Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea.
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Are lactose free formulas suggested for newborns with gastroenteritis?

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Only temporarily: Since babies produce lactase enzyme, but they can lose a lot of their enzyme during diarrhea, lactose-free formula may be needed for a couple weeks after each illness with diarrhea. When recovered, a baby can be gradually returned to regular formula, while parents watch the baby for excess gassiness, bloating, or loose poops.

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