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What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?

Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth — full term with no complications and all vaccines — then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

Losec (omeprazole): Losec (omeprazole) can produce a variety of bowel symptoms ranging from diarrhea to constipation. It can also cause rashes as well as restlessness. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for infant silent reflux?

What's the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more

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Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously. Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read more

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Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more

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My husband smokes and drink a lot so he cannot have kids what medication can he take do we can have babies?

My husband smokes and drink a lot so he cannot have kids what medication can he take do we can have babies?

Nothing: There is no "medication" one can take to create a healthier environment for sperm production. He needs to do it the correct, old-fashioned way — change his lifestyle, his habits and live better. So many people want "pills" that will solve all problems in life, whether it be weight, behavior, sleep patterns. This is not the way to live healthy — pop a pill to fix it. He needs to change his lifestyle. ...Read more

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I and my fiancé both have genotype as. Its really sad but is there any medication that can change the genotype or is there a way to avoid ss babies?

I and my fiancé both have genotype as. Its really sad but is there any medication that can change the genotype or is there a way to avoid ss babies?

IVF: There is no medication to alter the genotype. The only way to avoid having a baby with hemoglobin ss would be in vitro fertilization with preimplantation dna testing. Costly process. ...Read more

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What are some medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

What are some medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which is taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more

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Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Will a babies yellow eyes ever get better or is there a medication I can buy to fix it?

Probably: Most babies develop yellowing of the skin and eyes which should resolve spontaneously by two weeks of age. If severe or persistent, it should be evaluated promptly and potentially treated. Medications should generally be avoided as they, more often than not, potentially exacerbate the problem. ...Read more

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I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls.  Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there. Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more

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My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?

My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?

Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also, important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read more

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I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

I've heard of a medication for babies it's a natural medicine called bebe cal it actually calms your baby to sleep was just interested if any dr knows?

Not recommended: This medication has Diphenhydramine (benadryl), Chloral Hydrate (a strong sedative) and belladona (a poison)! None of these are recommended for parents to give to their babies! Just because a medication is labeled as "natural" does not make it safe, especially for kids! Many meds do not go through the fda and have never been tested on children. Do not use this without your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication (they are 6 months) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?

My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication (they are 6 months) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?

saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage. Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more

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2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more

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My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?

My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days.  Is this connected to the medication?

Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more

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Is baby powder now unsafe for babies? I used it on all my kids.

Is baby powder now unsafe for babies?  I used it on all my kids.

Safe: It no longer has talc which used to lodge in the lungs, so today's products are safe if used in moderation. ...Read more

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How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

How are babies born already addicted to a drug?

It happends: If a babies nervous system has been exposed to addictive substances during the later stages of pregnancy, they will generally undergo a withdrawal process similar to that of an addict after birth. This can be very dramatic, with high-pitched crying & a hyper reactive nervous system for days or weeks after birth. Pediatricians and neonatologists will often medicate the child for comfort during this. ...Read more

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How do babies be born addicted to a drug?

How do babies be born addicted to a drug?

Placental transfer: If the mother uses drugs, the blood flow to her body is the same to the fetus through the placenta/umbilical cord. The babies nervous system and tissues acquire & process the drug in a similar way to that of mom, and the abrupt withdrawal of the drug by delivery will often produce withdrawal symptoms in the baby. ...Read more

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Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Are a lot of infants adopted the babies of drug users?

Some: Children are given for adoptions for many reasons. Some moms have issues with drug abuse. If you mean by "a lot", the majority, I do not think so. ...Read more

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Why do some drugs cause premature babies?

Why do some drugs cause premature babies?

Various reasons: Drugs/medications effect on a pregnancy are always a concern and all should be avoided unless given under an MD's supervision/advise.

http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/preterm-labor-cause ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the drug thalidomide affect babies?

Can you tell me how the drug thalidomide affect babies?

Limb loss: Thalidomide was originally marketed in britain as a nausea drug during pregnancy. It later became evident that about 30% of women who used it during the 4-7 wk (when arms & legs were forming) gave birth to infants with defects. These ranged from absence of one or more limbs to malformation of the limbs that formed. ...Read more

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Had an abortion at 13 years...didn't know it was abortion, I was given the drugs to take.am 24 now and I want to know if I can ever have babies.

Had an abortion at 13 years...didn't know it was abortion, I was given the drugs to take.am 24 now and I want to know if I can ever have babies.

Yes: Medicine induced abortion does not affect pregnancy latter on in life. If it was a surgical abortion there are rare issues that can cause complications in a later pregnancy but not stop you from becoming pregnant ...Read more

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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives .... ...Read more

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Which drug is better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

Which drug is better to treat staphylococcus in a premature infant?

Staphylococcus: If you are talking about a newborn, the treatment is Ampicillin and gentamicin. ...Read more

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Can some premature babies be affected by drugs given their moms?

Can some premature babies be affected by drugs given their moms?

Yes: Fetuses, at any stage of development, can be affected by compounds ingested by the mother. However, not all drugs are harmful to the fetus. For example, if you do go into premature labor, the OB will give you steroids to mature the premature baby's lungs. Also, once babies are born, if mother is breastfeeding, drugs can be transmitted to the infant through the milk. However, not all drugs are bad. ...Read more

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Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Why is enfamil infant ready to feed formula darker and thicker than powder?

Formula: I'm sure it has to do with the manufacture and processing technique. But, you would have to contact the company to find out why. They may have information on their website. ...Read more

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Which is better for a young infant: purified air or "fresh" air with all its pollutants?

Which is better for a young infant: purified air or "fresh" air with all its pollutants?

Ur ? reveals Ur bias: I too prefer clean air to that with dust/pollen/etc. I encourage parents to change their air conditioner filters monthly and buy ionic filters for baby sleeping areas. Efforts to assure proper humidity year round is also important. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Yes!: Drug abuse during pregnancy does increase incidence of sids in infants, causes abstinence symptoms in newborn, and adversely affects cognitive development of offspring. ...Read more

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Is salbutamol and guaifenesin combination drug safe for babies less than 6 months?

Is salbutamol and guaifenesin combination drug safe for babies less than 6 months?

Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to its poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more