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What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Im on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

Im on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

Yes, but: Only take either, the theraflu or the nyquil, not both, and if you do, please drop the evening/night dose of the claritin (loratadine) d, till you see your doctor, read the labels carefully, might cause sedation, so don't drive or operate machinery, good luck ...Read more

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Treatment for 4 months baby caugh and best sleeping position for her?

Treatment for 4 months baby caugh and best sleeping position for her?

Find out the cause:: Second hand smoking is one of them, so don't smoke around. Other: cold dry air, common cold/viruses, allergy. Night time cough can be because of postnasal drip/asthma. Viral bronchiolitis is common in younger kids. Make sure her nose is clear, put saline nasal drops, suck mucous with bulb syringe, use a humidifier in room. No cough med. Sleep position: up to 1 yr is on back, keep head up. See doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give infant tyelnol with hylands4kids cold and cough night time?

Is it possible for me to give infant tyelnol with hylands4kids cold and cough night time?

See below: From my point of view as an allopathic physician, i don't recommend any otc meds except tylenol (acetaminophen) for infant. The i don't know if there have been any controlled studies looking at the efficacy and safety of the ingredients in hylands 4 kids cold and cough, therefore, i can't say whether they are safe. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for a newborn baby with scoliosis ?

What  is the best sleeping position for a newborn baby with scoliosis
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Hard to say: It is accepted by most in the health care field that babies should definitely sleep on their back because it is felt to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Long ago, i was taught that babies that slept on their backs had a higher incidence of scoliosis as infants than those that sleep on their stomachs, but it is not really believed anymore. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What do you think is best to use when your 6 year old child has a cold and cough?

What do you think is best to use when your 6 year old child has a cold and cough?

Love and comfort: Even though we often say "it's just a virus, " that doesn't mean your child isn't miserable! for aches, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For sore throat, gargling to clear out mucous and also help the cough. A spoon of honey or mixed in warm tea also good. At this age otc cough meds ok, but i prefer to address mucous, allow them to cough it out. Nasal congestion-try salt water rinse (neti pot). ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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What sleeping position is best to avoid shoulder pain?

What sleeping position is best to avoid shoulder pain?

No best answer: The real question is what is the shoulder pain from? Is it inflammation of a bursa in the shoulder, muscle related or even a tendon tear? The possibility of a referred pain into the shoulder from neck joints(facets) or nerve roots is also possible. Finding the underlying problem is the first task. Then making sure your laying in a position that will not worsen that underlying pathology. ...Read more

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What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

Catheters: Basically, the one that is most comfortable for you. It is best to have the Foley catheter secured to the outside thigh to reduce traction on the catheter which can cause pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a chiropractic adjustment. What is best sleeping position?

What to do if i had a chiropractic adjustment. What is best sleeping position?

Generally avoiding : Sleeping on your stomach and using a relatively single flat pillow. Sleeping on your back with a pillow beneath your knees or on your side with your knees bent and possibly with a pillow between them are several suggestions. ...Read more

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Best sleeping position to correct neck hump.Is it best to sleep without pillow so that my neck isnt being pushed forward?

Best sleeping position to correct neck hump.Is it best to sleep without pillow so that my neck isnt being pushed forward?

Position: Yes, lie flat in bed without a pillow. You can use a hot water bottle or heating pad set on low or an ice pack, whichever you feel more comfortable with ...Read more

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10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

10 month old baby congested from common cold. Won't sleep on flat surface n no swing. Is it safe to use carseat for 1 night next to couch?

It does have risks.: The academy of pediatrics recommends a flat surface to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (sids). A more important aspect of helping the child sleep would be nasal saline drops and suction 2 or 3 times per day, but not more frequently than this. Certainly children can sleep in a car seat for prolonged periods without issue, but there is a higher chance of sids which must be considered. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best sleeping position for your back if you have pain?

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absence of specific health concerns, sleeping on the back is considered optimal. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best position is sleeping on the side. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts >. ...Read more

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Best sleep position(s) to alleviate or avoid waking up with achy neck and back?

Use pillows: Dear JenniScott,

Comfort is paramount when sleeping. Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs and improve neck pain. If you have lower back pain, using a pillow behind your knees to slightly elevate it can help back pain. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it cause lead to unwanted neck discomfort in the am. A firmer bed or memory foam mattress may do the trick. Happy sleeping! ...Read more

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What's the best sleeping position for a 64 year old male who suffers from chronic, but mild lower-back disc pain?

What's the best sleeping position for a 64 year old male who suffers from chronic, but mild lower-back disc pain?

As a 47 year old: ...With chronic back pain, I have found it very helpful to sleep on my side with one pillow between my knees. I find it helps maintain by spines natural curvature. You can also try a "body pillow), which is a longer pillow designed to help people who like to sleep on their sides. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5mnth 3days. What is the best sleep position for her? Should I use a pillow for her or not? If yes, what kind of pillow high or low?

My daughter is 5mnth 3days. What is the best sleep position for her? Should I use a pillow for her or not? If yes, what kind of pillow high or low?

Interesting question: Babies should always start their sleep on their back. There should never be any pillow, blanket, bumper or any other material in the bed after weaning from initial wrapping after birth. Babies die every year that suffocate in pillows or blankets.They should be avoided until they can stand in a crib and prove their ability to move out of a smothering situation. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for hemorrhoids?

What is the best sleeping position for hemorrhoids?

Left side: Lying down on your left side puts less pressure on the portal vein on the right which backs up in the blood vessels causing hemorrhoid. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more