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Baby Head Shaking While Nursing
I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed.
Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago? Started phentermine diet & Alopecia Ariotaon head
Nothing to worry: Sunken veins on forehead may be normal and there is nothing to worry about. But at the next Appontment with your doctors let them look at it to find out if anything needs to be done about it
Evaluate: Mouth sores can be from a virus, bacteria, thrush or due to trauma or teething. No matter the cause, some pain relief is warranted. Simple tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are commonly used and frequently effective. Gentle oral hygiene such as OTC gly-oxide can be helpful. Sucking on a small piece of cloth-covered ice is a nice tip. If the sores worsen or pain relief fails, then a medical exam is required.See 1 more doctor answer
5mo old baby having trouble nursing because of stuffed nose. Will not let me use the bulb surringe, anything else I can do for him?
No: The baby will not like it but you are bigger than he is and he needs the bulb syringe. Get help if you need to but just do it.
Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?
Use if you wish: The topical (skin applied) medicines do not get into your milk and are not a problem for nursing mothers. Use if you wish.See 1 more doctor answer
I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, I'm nursing my baby, what can I do?
Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?
Erythema: The top of a baby's head is where they generate the most heat and has a large body service area compared to an older child. It is certainly appropriate for you to notice redness or warmth when your baby is nursing.
Hi, my 4 mo. Old sometimes has a 5 to 10 sec. Episode where her head/hands shake while nursing to sleep. Stops w/touch. Pedi says not to worry.
Shaking episodes: Hard to answe accurately without more information.
Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff won't cooperate w/ her?
Hand washing: Everyone should be washing hands before and after touching a patient, irrespective of the fact that they may have put on gloves. Using soap is mandatory when washing hands. This is true for staff and visitors. A friendly method of persuasion and education works best.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: There is a growing trend for young people into the nursing home. Financial issues are the key factor due to complex medical and pyschiatric condition. When entering to the nursing home, majority are elderly and there are conflicting issues on how to care for the younger ones such as dietary requirement, activities, level of care, behavioral management and inappropriate interaction with staff.See 1 more doctor answer
Skin irritation: By all means an incontinent patient who may is not changed as often as he/she should be and is not moved has a high likelihood for skin redness or open sores if the site is not attended.
Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck
Yes: You can safely!Get a more detailed answer ›
I work at a nursing home. I was changing a resident's brief and the person farted in my face. Is there any kind of preventative action I should take?
Face masks: If you are going to be working around bodily fluids/waste you need to be wearing gloves, gown, mask with clear plastic eye shield. I have had the privilege of seeing airborne fecal material at work. It really does happen. In the meantime, watch for flu-like or URI symptoms over the next week or so. Viruses and bacteria can infect both sites.
No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) I recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin.See 1 more doctor answer
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