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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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Flat on back: The safest position/environment for a newborn sleep is flat on their back. Crib death declined 40% when we moved to this position. Any swaddling blanket used in the first days after birth should be loosened regularly until the kid gets use to the free movement & removed. The crib should have a firm mattress, no blankets or bumpers until the kid can stand (they suffocate in them). ...Read more
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
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
If you are a hypertensive person what is the best sleeping position to lower it?
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Sleeping position: will not lower BP.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
On your back: Whatever hurts the least,Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?
Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general i would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more
What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?
Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more
My dr at 11 wk 4 ultrasound said I have a small bleed behind my placenta and said it should go.What is the best sleeping position at night? I'm scared
Depends: It is individual. Only you can find the most comfortable position for you. ...Read more
What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?
What are the best home-care methods for dealing with TMJ pain/soreness? Can symptoms be brought on or aggravated by poor posture or sleeping position?
Yes: The TMJ can be directly affected by posture and the position you sleep in. TMJ disorders may be due to a number of different causes with different treatment modalities. The wrong treatment could do more harm. Without more definitive information regarding your symptoms, a non-chew diet, moist heat, and an OTC anti-inflammatory med might help until you can be properly evaluated. ...Read more
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