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Betamethasone Shots Amniocentesis Tests Baby Will Lung Problems
Should I get betamethasone shots if my amniocentesis tests showed my baby will have lung problems?
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more
Im 35wks almost & today I drank almost 3-4 litres of water. Had celestone shots 2 days ago. Can thirst be side effect of shot? Can this harm me/baby?
Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?
No…betamethasone is: High potency steroid & could damage baby's skin as well as interfere with growth if used too much. Hydrocortisone is lower potency; use 0.5 or 1.0% (otc) & the smallest amount that puts a thin film on affected area. Face is very sensitive area; so "less is more" applies. If 0.5% insufficient (after 5-7 days' use) may try 1%. Still no response, consult pediatrician. ...Read more
Can paracetamol infant suppositories cause local irritation? Can betamethasone be prescribed for 5 months baby for anal irritation and inflammation?
What can I do about my daughters yeast rash? My 18mo baby was treated for a yeast rash was given ketoconazole cream.Still there after 2weeks but worse. Was persc. Clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and cephalexin .In the morn her left had was ho
A : A rash that has been treated with all these therapies is very difficult to make suggestions for further therapies without seeing the rash. I would have expected a typical diaper dermatitis due to yeast to have cleared with the ketoconazole. I would be hesitant to use a stronger steroid under a diaper. I would suggest making an appointment with your pediatrician or a dermatologist. Emergency room doctors are generally not use to treating diaper rashes. Rashes just have to be seen to diagnose accurately and treat appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?
Not too bad: An ultrasound will ensure a healthy infant & find a good pocket of fluid. Your doc will inform you of the rare risks & obtain consent. Then after a prep, a long thin needle will be placed through the abdomen into the fluid which is removed with a syringe. This part is not too painful. Us ensures a safe procedure & the fluid is sent for tests. Lung maturity tests are accurate to ensure delivery. ...Read more
Im 29 weeks pregnant with twins an just had steroid shots for the babies lungs does the shot cause diarehea?
Probably not: Its not listed as one of the typical side GI side effects of betamethasone. However, i suppose it could be one of the uncommon side effects not listed. I usually tell me patients with diarrhea to hydrate and consider taking some immodium or kaopectate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?
Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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