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Baby Sunblock Medication
8mo in sun for ~10 minutes with no sunscreen. Any effects to her skin or health? Also, what is a safe sunscreen for babies?
Not much: For babies 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen. Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses. In Atlanta with rains recently, sunlight exposure would be minimal. Also avoidance of sun needs to be balanced with the need for vit D, for which sun light is the best source ...Read more
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
Yes: The issue is not so much that the sunblock is "unsafe" for the baby but the concern of your perception that this is all she needs. Baby's skin is very sensitive so even though you may use an SPF 50 sunblock you still need to dress the child in long sleeve, light, breathable clothing, wear a hat and avoid being exposed directly to the sun for long periods between 10 am and 5 pm in the summertime. ...Read more
My baby is now 3 months old... Is it ok for him to wear sunblock and if so can you recommend the best ones for infants?
Should my 12 months old child wear sunblock as long as he is not indoors or only when he will be outdoor for a prolonged period of time?
When outdoors: The uv radiation is strongest from about 10am to 4pm so he should have protection if he is going to be outside playing. I'm not sure how you define "prolonged" but the harmful effects of the sun don't take long, depending on skin type. Appropriate clothing or playing in shaded areas are other ways to minimize exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
What are some of 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 if 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
Can I put sunblock on minor scratch not bleed and no scab at all on child face second day of the scratch to protect it from the sun ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I think this is eczema on babies cheeks, hard and scaly rash, please advise on medication or creams to use?
Eczema: Avoid perfume soaps and lotions on his skin. Use a fragrance and perfume free lotion daily ...Read more
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