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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?

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.

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago? Started phentermine diet & Alopecia Ariotaon head

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

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What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

What does eyes rolling up and head shaking in babies mean?

Eyes rolling: When the eyes roll up this could be a normal phenomenon, but with the head shaking I am worried about a possible seizure....See your pediatrician soon....

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My baby has a blister on her lip. Could this be from nursing too often?

My baby has a blister on her lip. Could this be from nursing too often?

Yes: Yes, blisters certainly can be a feeding blister or feeding callous. It could also represent something else. If it persists or the child has other worrisome symptoms (such as fever, lethargy, poor feeding, etc...) then the child should be examined by a physician.

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My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

It is self limiting: Cold sore in the mouth do not need any treatment and will go away by itself. As long as you do not kiss the baby there will be no problem nursing the baby and you can continue to breast feed.

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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?

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?

Wait 6-8 weeks after: It is generally recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after completion of delivery and breastfeeding and for your prescription to be stable.

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Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

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.

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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?

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.

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What challenges will a young person in a nursing home face?

What challenges will a young person in a nursing home face?

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.

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Is there risk of skin breakdown for someone in nursing home sitting in pullup pants all day?

Is there risk of skin breakdown for someone in nursing home sitting in pullup pants all day?

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.

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Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Baby sweats w feeds: Babies tend to sweat during a feeding if they are "working hard" to nurse. Some of these babies have an underlying heart problem. It is best to check with your infant's doctor asap for a full exam and weight check.

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Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

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

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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?

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.

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

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.

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